Thanks to my friend Lindsay for this. She says:
“i <3 finding this shit!“
Best generic merch commentary ever. There is a certain joy is seeing new, weird unlicensed pieces for the first time. Even if they’re the ugliest of the ugly, it’s great to see them for the first time. Which was one of the main reasons for starting and continuing this series.
Referring to the Steelers’ 6 Lombardi Trophies is not a new trend. Neither is using the Super Bowl years as a reference to the officially-licensed football championship. These are two of the most overused tricks up the unlicensed vendor’s sleeve. And they don’t get any better over time.
Look, if you wanna use the same imagery as almost every other unlicensed Steelers shirt, as least don’t suffocate the footballs in an uncut plastic 6-pack ring like they were baby ducks or something. I don’t like to think of horrible stuff when going through unlicensed merch.
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)