For sale at NFLShop.com, Tomlinson's Vikings jersey

LTjersey.jpgFrom time to time, the folks responsible for selling NFL-related apparel put the cart ahead of the horse.

Or maybe they know more than the rest of us.

Either way, NFLShop.com currently is selling Vikings’ jerseys bearing LaDainian Tomlinson’s last name on the back.  (And, no, he wouldn’t be wearing “0” in Minnesota; his number would be determined later — most likely after Asher Allen gives up No. 21.)

No similar product is being offered in Jets colors.

It most likely means nothing.  But it gives us something to write about while we wait for Tomlinson to decide his next move.

(And thanks to the reader who pointed this out to us.)

59 responses to “For sale at NFLShop.com, Tomlinson's Vikings jersey

  1. And it has the #0 just like the viqueens chances of winning it all with an over the hill QB and Darth Vader backing up the dropsse kid

  2. It most likely means nothing. But it gives us something to write about while we wait for Tomlinson to decide his next move.
    =======================
    What you mean is that it gives you another excuse to type the word “Vikings” in a post, which no matter how lame or useless the actual topic of the post is, will set a wild war of words between the Pack and Viking fans.
    Pavlov rings the bell again, and the dogs go crazy.

  3. Number to be determined? Does he want the number 4?
    Smarty errors aren’t so smart.

  4. I’m gonna say that settles it. Smart move if he wants a ring. Tells me LT talked to #4(01k) and evidently he will be putting a little more playing time into his retirement plan. There is no way LT signs without The Brett telling him “I’ll be back”.

  5. Trying not to get too excited until the deal is announced as “official”, but this bit of news goes a long way towards that. = )

  6. Brett called LaDainian this morning and said “Get out NY” cause I’m coming back to pass you the Rock
    AP, LT, PH, SR, VS & BB – Brett is going to have mre fun than a Kid in Candy Store
    Let’s go to Dallas in Feb 2011 and Go get that Ring

  7. It’ s probably just a mistake, since they had at least one jersey printed for their pitch to LT, it probably sent some auto command to the nflshop website folks.
    Hopefully this won’t be a karma thing that will bite back and cause the Vikes to lose out on LT.
    Oh, well if they do, there is still Westbrook or Willie Parker to fall back on.

  8. This reminds me of when the Vikings posted that they were Super Bowl Champions for nearly a day after losing to the Saints. They choked when it mattered most, and make it to the Super Bowl. AGAIN.
    I know this is an NFL.com mistake but man, that franchise just can’t catch a break. Maybe when they move to L.A. they will have better luck.

  9. Nice, hopefully he sticks with 0, so he can signify how many championships he has, and will end with.

  10. Hey Mike,
    How about an update on Charlie Whitehurst. Is he going to end up with the Cardinals, Seahawks, or back with the Chargers?
    I don’t think the Seahawks have a third round pick.
    Come on man, enough with the where is LT going to end up stuff. There is a lot more going on in the NFL, there has to be.

  11. Actually, not all that far fetched. After your piece on Chester Taylor’s jersey moving to the SALE rack on the Vikes pro shop site, I did some investigating. Several players had their jerseys moved to the SALE rack on respective sites before signing contracts with new teams. Derek Anderson, Julius Peppers, Jamal Lewis and oddly enough, Joseph Addai. Addai’s jersey stood out, because it was the ONLY sale jersey. Writing on the wall?

  12. There is no way LT signs without The Brett telling him “I’ll be back”.
    How do you know that he hasn’t already done that?
    I bet he’s already had a phone call with Favre like he did with AD.

  13. doesnt anyone remember the farve Viking jersey that went on sale right before he got traded to the Jets…Doh

  14. Guess what will be in the bargain bin or donated to charity.
    Just like vikling Sharper and Birk Jerseys.

  15. he should keep that number, adds up to how championships he’ll have by the end of his career. but he sure is a “classy guy” just ask him he’ll tell you.

  16. As a Vikings Fan im not going to get all crazy yet cuz im sure this is just a mistake..

  17. Bigbluefan, Still cring about getting whipped last year by old darth and fumbles???

  18. Getting it pumped up in here….
    Standinng strong forever nothing going to stop the purple now.

  19. @bigbluefan
    The three players you’ve mentioned are better than anything your team can field. Have you forgotten the 44-7 beatdown we put on you last year. You will have another chance this year to score 10 points.

  20. Its pretty simple. It about what LT figures he has left.
    If hes willing to play seconfiddle to AP with no hope of starting or becoming a 1000 yard rusher again, then hes done I dont want him.
    If he chooses the Vikes because of Farve even though farve will only be around 1 more year then hes looking at it as one year and Im out,so I dont want him
    If he doesnt want the chance at a rennasaince with the Jets , then bye bye LT. Youre not in the hall of fame yet..If youre willing to pass up stardom in the biggest stage in the world than you are done.

  21. Coming to the NFL shop tomorrow: Tomlinson’s Jets jersey (with the number 0)…and later next week: Tomlinson’s actual 2010 Jets Jersey with # 21 on it.
    The NFL’s commitment to sell anything for a dollar, even misprints for hopeless fans.

  22. Minneapolis-St. Paul – The Place Where NFL Careers and Dreams of Super Bowl Wins Go To Die.

  23. Who the hell is their web master? He posted the Vikings victory over the Saints and now this. It only means one thing, that LT is going to sign with the Jets.
    To anyone trying to figure out the significance of the number zero, it can be only one of two things, the Vikings chance to win the Superbowl in 2010 or Childress’s IQ.

  24. Da Vikes says:
    March 13, 2010 1:06 PM
    Bigbluefan, Still cring about getting whipped last year by old darth and fumbles???
    Never shed a tear as I have memories of 3 SB wins to the viqueens ZERO wins.
    Must kill you viqueen fans to know even your owner is a fan of the Giants.
    He still has his season tickets and live nearby
    And if he could of he would of bought the Giants not the LA Viqueens

  25. Bigbluefan says:
    March 13, 2010 12:25 PM
    And it has the #0 just like the viqueens chances of winning it all with an over the hill QB and Darth Vader backing up the dropsse kid
    ————
    I love how jealous Packer fans are. I LOVE IT!

  26. Hopefully it means LT to the Vikes, cause this Bears fan couldn’t be more happier for them. They’re going to use him as a 3rd-down back, a role he’s never been in. Fantastic.

  27. The jersey is on NFLshop.com not the Vikes’ site, not that anything our second favorite cheeser poster ever notes is correct.

  28. im pretty sure yoou can also make a number 7 falcon jersey with the name”” dog lover” on the back,doesnt mean anything,i could make a ravens jersey with the number 80 and name it rice and that dont mean the legend is coming to baltimore anytime soon to play

  29. JimmySmith says:
    March 13, 2010 2:22 PM
    Who the hell is their web master? He posted the Vikings victory over the Saints and now this. It only means one thing, that LT is going to sign with the Jets.
    To anyone trying to figure out the significance of the number zero, it can be only one of two things, the Vikings chance to win the Superbowl in 2010 or Childress’s IQ.
    ——
    glad to see you still have fear in your heart when it comes to the Vikings. You have every right to be afraid.

  30. Ooooh! A lot of Viking haters on here. Just jealous that the Vikes are a perennial winner. 12 losing seasons in 49 years. 26 playoff appearances. Which is 2nd only to the Cowboys’ 30. And one NFL championship. (yes, we did win the NFL championship in 1969). People want to forget about that. And guess what? We will be right back in the playoffs again next year. LIke it or not! Skol Vikings!!!!

  31. Vike fans
    Put your mind at ease. Favre has not announced his retirement. That’s a pretty good indicator he’ll be back. I hope so because I would hate to se him retire undefeated against the Pack.

  32. Ooooh! A lot of Vikings haters on here. Just jealous that they are perennial winners. Only 12 losing seasons in 49 years. 26 playoffs appearances. 2nd only to the Cowboys’30. One NFL championship. Yes, they did win a championship in 1969. Vikings haters seem to conveniently forget that.

  33. TrentDilferisaDouche says:
    March 13, 2010 1:15 PM
    @bigbluefan
    The three players you’ve mentioned are better than anything your team can field. Have you forgotten the 44-7 beatdown we put on you last year. You will have another chance this year to score 10 points.
    Dude, LT’s not on your team. I’d still take Eli over Favre. Giants don’t have a RB on AD’s level though, nothing close at all.
    Compromise: because yelling is overrated.
    BTW, how the hell did the Vikes get the Giants at home 3 years in a row? Hopefully this year’s isn’t the last week of the season, so that neither team is resting anyone.

  34. Yes, they did win a championship in 1969. Vikings haters seem to conveniently forget that
    No one in conveniently forgetting anything. Yes, they won the NFL championship because there was still an AFL. I believe that was also the year of their first Super Bowl loss. To Kansas City.
    Going by your standards they also won NFL “Championships in 73, 74 & 76 only then they were NFC Championships. Unfortuantely, they went on to lose those SB’s also, to Miami, Pittsburg & Oakland.
    Nice try though, thanks for playing.

  35. They took the jersey down since this post. I hope it works out and LT gets signed. God I pray the Vikings win the SuperBowl this year I’m so sick of these Vikes haters comming onto these forums and throwing the whole Queens dont have a SuperBowl bla bla stuff around. Its funny that you dont see that talk on Chargers, Browns, Lions, or even Eagles posts. The jealousy is hilarious. We have the most talented team in the league next year is SB or bust. Sign on the dotted lign LT so I can go buy your jersey! p.s. the Queen is the most powerful piece on a chess board. Think about that…

  36. That sad part of this is that grown men wear replica jerseys with a player’s name on the back.

  37. Cannon
    Yes the Queen is the most powerful piece on a chess board however, she is only as good as the person that decides where she goes. Ponder that along with 12 men in the huddle (after a timne out) and an ol’ gunslinger tossing a duck across the field when running a few more steps forward would have probably done it. That other old Packer great you guys have is pretty much dead on from the 50. I think he would have given you a better chance at checkmate.

  38. footballrulz says:
    March 13, 2010 5:04 PM
    Yes, they did win a championship in 1969. Vikings haters seem to conveniently forget that
    No one in conveniently forgetting anything. Yes, they won the NFL championship because there was still an AFL. I believe that was also the year of their first Super Bowl loss. To Kansas City.
    Going by your standards they also won NFL “Championships in 73, 74 & 76 only then they were NFC Championships. Unfortuantely, they went on to lose those SB’s also, to Miami, Pittsburg & Oakland.
    Nice try though, thanks for playing.
    ————————–
    Big difference here is they were not in the same league in the 69 season. Can’t look at it the same way as the NFC/AFC Super Bowls.
    Point was that you can’t look at the Vikes as losers because they haven’t won a SB. Vikes fans can always count on their team to be in the mix year in and year out.

  39. Cannon says:
    March 13, 2010 10:30 PM
    p.s. the Queen is the most powerful piece on a chess board. Think about that…
    —————————
    She’s also 2nd best. Game’s still going until the king is captured.

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