Great Moments In Unlicensed Pittsburgh Sports Merch: Thumbs Up!



Thanks to Rob for this. If I didn’t use this shirt here soon, that horrifying yellow giant would eventually punch my face off with that sadistic ring-fist.

Sidenote: If you’ve sent me unlicensed stuff and I haven’t used it yet…I’m getting to it. You guys have just sent in more than I can keep up with. But if you don’t see yours within like 2-3 weeks or so, email me because I probably forgot.

Rob, whose girlfriend loves the mini ponies here at PSAMP (‘sup, Rob’s girlfriend), writes that:

I wanted to send you this oldie but goodie in case you want to use it for Great Moments in Unlicensed Pittsburgh Sports Merchandise.  My parents got this shirt for me a few weeks after Superbowl XL.  Someone had a table set up at an gas station near Jeannette, PA, and I think they picked it up for under $5.  As you can see, this shirt is not trying to be subtle at all.  The front has a puzzled-looking Art Rooney, along with a jacked-up jaundiced football player who is proud to display his five Superbowl rings.  As if that’s not enough, the back has five Lombardi’s and some interesting facts.”

Yeah, that looks nothing like Art. I know it’s an all-around generic shirt, as evidenced by only Pittsburgh being lauded as World Champion, but you can’t just sketch up a cheap Chief and expect to get a pass. And that’s not even mentioning the absurd, non-Steely McBeam yellow dude. Pondering his existence will only rip open the fabric of time and I’m not prepared to go there.

However, I love that on the back they reference beating the #1, #2 and #3 seeds on the road in 1 playoffs, but the Steelers are called the first final seed, not the first #6 seed, to win the world championship. First final?

All in all, if you asked someone to draw up an unlicensed Steelers shirt, 95% would come up with something like this (my own math).

If you have any unlicensed Pittsburgh sports gear, or awesome generic sports gear from any team, send them to me and I’ll post them.

(thanks to Cotter for the banner pic)




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