Modell’s Pats AFC Champ gear to be donated to a third-world country

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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.

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These lucky Nicaraguan children were the recipients of unsellable swag in 2007.

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.

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