Zambian children think the Jets are in the Super Bowl

Just about the time that those “19-0” shirts are likely starting to fade and fray, a new crop of gear with inaccurate and thus unsellable messages will be distributed to people in other countries.

This time around, the jerseys and hats bearing the news that the Jets won the AFC title will go to Zambia, Romania, Armenia, and Nicaragua, according to a TMZ report delivered with the kind of urgency that suggests it’s a new revelation.

It isn’t.

In order to satisfy the immediate post-game demand for the stuff, the powers-that-be make it in advance each year, without trying to guess at who’ll win.  It happens with every conference title game and every Super Bowl.  So instead of trying to use the schadenfreude system for selling shirts proclaiming that the Jets finally have advanced to the Super Bowl to Patriots, Dolphins, and Bills fan, the gear goes to the much better cause of clothing kids in less fortunate areas of the globe.

18 responses to “Zambian children think the Jets are in the Super Bowl

  1. Kids in 3rd world countries probably made the shirts and hats. Only fitting they should get to wear them.

  2. I am stunned that anyone would take the time to report this.

    It just shows how out of their element websites like TMZ and others are when they try to delve into the sports world.

    This practice has been going on literally for decades. I remember reading an article in the early 90’s about someone traveling in Central America saying it was like an alternate universe, with all of the championship shirts for losing teams that they saw.

  3. Wonder if they saved some of that stuff for Rex….if you call yourself a champ, and somebody gives you a hat that says you’re a champ, I guess that makes you a champ, right coach?

  4. Rex is sending the shirts and hats to the needy as long as they don’t wear shoes when pictures are taken.

  5. Not only the Zambian children but the Jets fanbase included as everyone knows since last summer the Jets were the SB 45 Champions.

    Guess better than the official Soon To Be Chumps.

    Happy 42nd Anniversary to NY Jets Football !

  6. “So instead of trying to use the schadenfreude system for selling shirts proclaiming that the Jets finally have advanced to the Super Bowl to Patriots, Dolphins, and Bills fan, the gear goes to the much better cause of clothing kids in less fortunate areas of the globe.”

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    Not “finally” – remember they made it to the Super Bowl last year too, at least by Zambian shirt standards.

  7. But the Jets advanced further than any other team in their division. The argument for Schadenfreude shirt-wearing is better for Packers fans, where they could wear either a Packers or Bears NFCCG Champion shirt to p-ss off Bears fans.

  8. You can’t give those shirts to American kids…they already struggle with learning American history.

    I expect that the “Packers are Super Bowl Champs” T’s will be sent to Zambia as well.

  9. As a Bills fan this is the only way I will ever have any merchandise that says “Buffalo Bills Superbowl Champs”

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