Remember those 19-0 shirts from 2007? Looks like Modell’s premature stocking of their shelves with New England Patriots 2014 AFC Championship T-shirts and other items will suffer the same fate.
According to the Boston Herald, the Sporting goods chain gambled a whopping $500,000 on New England advancing to the Super Bowl, even putting them for sale in select stores, including New York City.
“We took a tremendous risk, but you know what? People expect us to have the merchandise,” a source told the Herald prior to the game. “We printed up everything: hats, shirts, T-shirts, novelties, pennants — you name it — for men, women, kids.”
The Herald also reports that the swag will be donated to a third-world country.
“We’re not allowed to sell it,” a source told the paper.
Hey, at least it’s a tax write-off.