For the Green Bay Packers, playing football at a very high level has turned out to be a lot easier than delivering the quid for the $250 quo generated by the team’s money-for-nothing stock sale.
Somehow, we missed the fact that “a few hundred” of the just-in-time-for-Christmas memorabilia items masquerading as wafer-thin slivers of ownership didn’t make it to their purchasers in time for Christmas.
“I can understand errors in the printing process and things that go wrong, but it’s pretty disappointing to spend $525 on a Christmas present and not even have it for Christmas, or be able to find out where it is,” Brooke Messenger of Milwaukee recently told the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
“We were disappointed to learn this. It’s a miss for us,” Packers spokesman Aaron Popkey told the Press-Gazette.
But getting the suitable-for-framing-and-not-much-else stock certificate late arguably is better than getting something that will spark the wrong kind of conversation when hanging on the wall in the office or the den. From SI.com (via Deadspin), at least one person now owns stock in “Green Boy Packers, Inc.”
Yes, the stock certificate issued to at least one purchaser has a fairly significant typo. But maybe that’s how other teams can get around the rule that prohibits every team not named the Green Bay/Boy Packers from selling stock.
The Rooneys, for example, can now create a company named the “Pittsburgh Stealers, Inc.” or some other minor variation of the primary name and sell stock in that entity, which has no actual relationship to the football team.