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Chester Taylor jersey joins Sharper, Birk in bargain bin

medium_chester.JPGIn what could be a sign that the Minnesota Vikings don’t plan to bring back running back Chester Talyor for another season, his throwback replica jersey is now listed alongside the jerseys of former Vikings Matt Birk and Darren Sharper in the fan shop’s bargain bin.

As a reader points out, the Taylor jersey that lists for $80.00 can be had for $39.95, the same numbers that apply to replica jerseys bearing the names and former numbers of Birk and Sharper.

The jersey of no other current Viking shows up on that list.  (That said, an Adrian Peterson phone case is available for $14.95, down from $22.  But the reduced price could have something to do with the fact that people kept dropping the thing.)

Though there’s likely a disconnect between the folks who make football decisions and the employees who set the price point for the T-shirts, someone decided it made sense to lump Taylor in with a couple of former Vikings.  As Taylor prepares to hit the free-agent market, it could be that they know he’s destined to be a former Viking, too.

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54 Responses to “Chester Taylor jersey joins Sharper, Birk in bargain bin”
  1. Gautam says: Mar 1, 2010 3:46 PM

    “That said, an Adrian Peterson phone case is available for $14.95, down from $22. But the reduced price could have something to with the fact that people kept dropping the thing”
    a good joke after a while … nice one Florio lol

  2. Nam Huynh says: Mar 1, 2010 3:48 PM

    The Vikings don’t directly run the Team shop. They hired a third party company to sell their products and run their “Official Team Locker” stores.

  3. digg_er says: Mar 1, 2010 3:48 PM

    maybe he just wants a new jersey number with his new contract, sorry chester #69 is taken

  4. KingJoe! says: Mar 1, 2010 3:49 PM

    It is bargin hunting time for back up running backs. I hope the Eagles grabbed Taylor or Jones quickly. THis way they can use the draft for defense defense defense.

  5. SporkdeviI says: Mar 1, 2010 3:49 PM

    I think the most important question should be: Who the hell buys a jersey of a center?
    I can’t imagine a more boring person. Matt Birk won’t wear a Birk jersey outside of a game.

  6. parasonic says: Mar 1, 2010 3:50 PM

    The jersey of no other current Viking shows up on that list. (That said, an Adrian Peterson phone case is available for $14.95, down from $22. But the reduced price could have something to with the fact that people kept dropping the thing.)
    ^ brilliant.

  7. parasonic says: Mar 1, 2010 3:51 PM

    the AP phone case does coincide well with AT&T phones and dropped calls though.

  8. Kevin from Philly says: Mar 1, 2010 3:52 PM

    How much are the # 4’s going for?

  9. Citizen Strange says: Mar 1, 2010 3:53 PM

    The LADIES VIKINGS POLKA DOT THONG is also marked down just because none of the women in Minnesota could really pull it off.

  10. straightup says: Mar 1, 2010 3:54 PM

    The Vikings are dumb if they let Taylor go. If he goes i guarantee Peterson gets hurt and misses some time. I’m not wishing it on him but that’s how things happen.

  11. jimicos says: Mar 1, 2010 3:55 PM

    I gotta believe this is a supply and demand thing. I find it hard to believe that the Vikings front office is calling the fan shop and giving them information about personnel moves in advance of any media leaks. It’s not that I hold the Vikings front office in the highest regard (as many here could attest), but I also don’t think they’re idiots.

  12. JoeyJoeJoeJr.Shabadoooo says: Mar 1, 2010 3:57 PM

    this MUST mean he is not going to be signed.
    This site is pathetic.

  13. Grandmaster Wang says: Mar 1, 2010 3:57 PM

    Anybody know what Tommy Kramer jerseys are going for these days?
    Florio?
    The People wanna know!!!!

  14. fleet10 says: Mar 1, 2010 3:57 PM

    Florio, I usually bust your chops for your usual lame attempts at humor…………………..but, that,………….that was funny……………….

  15. Postman says: Mar 1, 2010 4:00 PM

    No one gives a damn about your Vikings, Mike. Douchebag.

  16. Vikes#28Owns says: Mar 1, 2010 4:02 PM

    The jersey of no other current Viking shows up on that list. (That said, an Adrian Peterson phone case is available for $14.95, down from $22. But the reduced price could have something to do with the fact that people kept dropping the thing.)
    I want to take offense but that is too good.

  17. TheBaySay says: Mar 1, 2010 4:09 PM

    And somewhere in Africa or South America there are probably still a few tattered “Super Bowl Champion Minnesota Vikings” donated shirts to be found…

  18. Ilovefoolsball says: Mar 1, 2010 4:10 PM

    Nice joke there about the Peterson phone case, I like it.
    True too, he can’t hold on to the thing.

  19. phillyeagleschamps says: Mar 1, 2010 4:12 PM

    Wade Wilson and Steve Dils jerseys are going for a 25 cents.
    Sean Salisbury is 75 cents.

  20. Supersuckers says: Mar 1, 2010 4:18 PM

    JoeyJoeJoeJr.Shabadoooo says:
    March 1, 2010 3:57 PM
    this MUST mean he is not going to be signed.
    This site is pathetic.
    ————————–
    Mr Florio has been right on some suprising things. One example. On Paul Allen’s KFAN Tuesday show Florio has the stones to bring up the possibility of benching Peterson to drive home the importance of ball security. He said at the time if they don’t fix it now it could cost them in the playoffs. And it did.

  21. JimmySmith says: Mar 1, 2010 4:23 PM

    Let me know when they discount Col Klink’s dunce cap, the one you wear before you put 12 men in the huddle or his chauffer cap for picking up players at the airport, they both will be keepsakes someday.
    Too bad for Taylor, the Vikings don’t have any use for solid citizens that can play football, they would rather throw money at FA’s that have legal problems like Mullet Head or Fred Smoot, the organizer of the Love Boat tour or McKinnie or banned substance takers.
    But look at the bright side Chester, you can now sign with a team that has a chance to go to the Superbowl, something that Brent Favre prevents by throwing the most untimely INT’s in NFL history. How many years has it been? 34 or something close, 2010 doesn’t look good either.

  22. Opie says: Mar 1, 2010 4:23 PM

    just when I’ve given up on you, you, sir, pull a rabbitt out of your arse! Well played, Mr. Florio, well played indeed!

  23. Bob Nelson says: Mar 1, 2010 4:27 PM

    Obviously somebody made too many Birk and Sharper jersey. They haven’t been with that franchise for over a year.
    Why can’t anyone at the NFL understand that vikling gear just doesn’t sell as much as other teams?
    Their low level of support was evident when they could not sell out their 2009 playoff game after several extensions.
    If Taylor cannot beat out the NFL’s most fumble prone running back, his jersey is not going to sell.

  24. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 1, 2010 4:28 PM

    i think Conan is writing jokes for Florio, i highly doubt a lawyer with a dry sense of humor could come up with that one on his own
    now post my comment

  25. Bigbluefan says: Mar 1, 2010 4:28 PM

    This time next year all the Minn vikes gear will be on sale
    As they will be the LA Lowriders

  26. Onthewagonsince90 says: Mar 1, 2010 4:28 PM

    why are people so freggan mean to mike. If you do not like him or his reporting, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!

  27. Swedish Mafia says: Mar 1, 2010 4:30 PM

    Postman…..as a Minnesotan (and Bears fan) I beg to differ. There are a bunch of nut cases up here that give a damn. They just don’t have internet in their ice houses

  28. florioSweatsJETS says: Mar 1, 2010 4:35 PM

    Redskins should jump on it

  29. cheeseweasel says: Mar 1, 2010 4:39 PM

    The only post the “Postman” has is that little kickstand that keeps him from rolling out of bed first thing in the morning. At least its good for something…

  30. PurpleRaid12 says: Mar 1, 2010 4:42 PM

    Gee I wonder how much the other 2nd string player jersey’s are going for too, are you kidding me? he’s not a starter on the Vikings anymore, it’s clearly just supply and demand. I love Chester Taylor and don’t doubt his talent one bit, but to suggest that the Vikings aren’t resigning him because of the jersey price is absurd.

  31. Jimmy Smith and Bob Nelson are IDIOTS says: Mar 1, 2010 4:56 PM

    Jimmy, Maybe you should wipe Col. Klink’s cum from your chin. I’ve never seen such a closet Vikings fan.
    Bob, You should probably check out the facts before you make yourself look more idiotic than usual. Favre’s jersey one one of if not the best seller last year.
    WHAT A COUPLE OF MORONS!!

  32. CapsLockKey says: Mar 1, 2010 5:00 PM

    Or it’s quite possible it’s in the clearance bin because they stopped selling once the Vikings drafted Adrian Peterson a couple years ago.

  33. phillyeagleschamps says: Mar 1, 2010 5:05 PM

    Yo Murphy and Gino Toretta and Steve Bono and Bucky Scribner jerseys are all a nickel.

  34. Osterhouse says: Mar 1, 2010 5:14 PM

    # straightup says: March 1, 2010 3:54 PM
    The Vikings are dumb if they let Taylor go. If he goes i guarantee Peterson gets hurt and misses some time. I’m not wishing it on him but that’s how things happen.
    ————
    Worst logic ever?

  35. RayDaMayor says: Mar 1, 2010 5:19 PM

    AP’s jersey will be available at bargain pricing after 8 more fumbles……

  36. DMACGETLOOSE says: Mar 1, 2010 5:28 PM

    capslockkey… WRONG…
    as for the adrain peterson joke, its not often florio gets support in these responses, but that is a great joke… hilarious

  37. purpleguy says: Mar 1, 2010 5:36 PM

    The Chicago papers are reporting that the Bears are going to go after Taylor pretty hard and offer him the chance to start, something I’m sure Matt Forte will appreciate. Of course, there aren’t any Bears fans commenting on this article, just the usual knobs from the other NFCN also-ran team that finished below Taylor’s team.

  38. Bigbluefan says: Mar 1, 2010 5:42 PM

    phillyeagleschamps says:
    March 1, 2010 4:12 PM
    Wade Wilson and Steve Dils jerseys are going for a 25 cents.
    Sean Salisbury is 75 cents.
    How can anyone read anything this crack smoker has to say
    Phillyeagleschamps
    The Egals are the champs of Filthy then again if they had to play some of the local Colleges they would get there ass whiped

  39. FlorioFanClubMember says: Mar 1, 2010 6:13 PM

    CapsLockKey says:
    March 1, 2010 5:00 PM
    Or it’s quite possible it’s in the clearance bin because they stopped selling once the Vikings drafted Adrian Peterson a couple years ago.
    Lmao. I think you are exactly right but that wouldn’t be news worthy now would it?

  40. mike says: Mar 1, 2010 6:47 PM

    Oh come on they need to make space available for the ” woulda coulda shoulda superbowl champs jersey”

  41. Jimmysmith. says: Mar 1, 2010 6:54 PM

    What is a Packer fan like you ask?Well think of a hillbilly with buck teeth and zero education who inbreeds and has a masterbation fetish while looking at animals.

  42. PervySharstainharvin says: Mar 1, 2010 6:55 PM

    How much for the souvenir 10 pack of Butterfinger bars at the team store?

  43. JimmyY says: Mar 1, 2010 6:56 PM

    Florio, renowned mouthpiece, professional blogger, and now the new Ace Ventura. Amazing how many hats you wear sir. What next, oh, it has to be politics. You in DC is a match made in heaven.

  44. bucc19 says: Mar 1, 2010 8:00 PM

    What is a Packer fan like you ask?Well think of a hillbilly with buck teeth and zero education who inbreeds and has a masterbation fetish while looking at animals.
    Like a Viking fan looking in the mirror…please take your misery elswhere idiot, no one wants to read how miserable you are about yourself by demeaning ..others, if you want to talk about masterbation go on AOL, I’am sure they have plenty of chat-sitesthere for you , other wise take your immature shit out of here. The rest of us want to read about football..not your misery.

  45. JimmySmith says: Mar 1, 2010 9:15 PM

    Ah, another Viking fan trying to rip off my name by putting a period at the end, for sure, this idiot probably spent a week thinking up that creative difference.
    I would ask if you didn’t have anything better to do but I already know the answer, no. A Viking fan is easy to recognize, they are the ones with their hands clasp around their throat, choking like a little bitch that they are which is an improvent over their previous choking activity, their chicken.

  46. Klytus says: Mar 1, 2010 10:27 PM

    Assuming that Mr. Florio’s tea leaves are correct that would be a big mistake by the Vikings. Chester Taylor is more versatile than Peterson is. Chester Taylor can and will play for a large majority of the other teams in the NFL, if he is released.
    GO STEELERS!

  47. jimicos says: Mar 1, 2010 10:37 PM

    What is an idiot like you may ask? Well think of a dumbshit who posts the same shit twice under two different usernames. That is what an idiot is like. Now go away.

  48. grayduck says: Mar 2, 2010 12:56 AM

    the Vikings may not have a choice in keeping taylor, He wants to be a starter! he is going to make the call, not the Vikings.

  49. packers4life says: Mar 2, 2010 1:17 AM

    “What is a Packer fan like you ask?Well think of a hillbilly with buck teeth and zero education who inbreeds and has a masterbation fetish while looking at animals.”
    You are a sick bastard.

  50. Wiscdave says: Mar 2, 2010 10:56 AM

    Again, we see a post that is the product of shoddy research. The jersey on sale is the Taylor throwback replica. The Taylor regular replica jerseys are still full price. I do know where you can get a Culpepper home replica jersey for $25.

  51. grayduck says: Mar 2, 2010 12:05 PM

    Again, we see a post that is the product of shoddy research. whatever!
    it was just an observation, previous players who have moved on have had their jerseys in the bargain bin, I think the Vikings are trying to get a jump on some additional sales, soon all Taylor jerseys will be on sale!

  52. Supersuckers says: Mar 2, 2010 1:31 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    March 1, 2010 9:15 PM
    Ah, another Viking fan trying to rip off my name by putting a period at the end, for sure, this idiot probably spent a week thinking up that creative difference.
    I would ask if you didn’t have anything better to do but I already know the answer, no. A Viking fan is easy to recognize, they are the ones with their hands clasp around their throat, choking like a little bitch that they are which is an improvent over their previous choking activity, their chicken
    —-
    Well Said Jimmy

  53. shaggytoodle says: Mar 2, 2010 4:12 PM

    Its on sale until they draft someone assign him Taylor’s number and then put a new nameplate over it (ala Kevin Smith). Then will be full price in hopes of an attempt to be able to build a new stadium.

  54. Paul Allen Should Play by Play My Life says: Mar 3, 2010 8:46 AM

    I actually snagged a Chad Greenway jersey before last season for 39.95 from the Vikings pro shop in the Twin Cities. It’s in no way scientific nor does it indicate they’re going to resign Chester, but just saying they do sometimes put jerseys on sale for people who will be there for at least another year.

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