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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Buffalo Sabres, champions of New York

This is too funny to not be true.

The Sabres, by virtue of defeating the Islanders and Rangers in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs, have earned the right to declare themselves "state champs". A line of merchandise celebrating this has been released.
The t-shirt goes for $19.99. The hat also goes for $19.99.

The Lightning were the Florida state champ this year, but they have not issued a celebratory line of clothing.

The Flames were the Alberta provincial champ, and there is no shirt to mark that occasion.

The Ducks, who now have a 3-2 series lead over the RedWings, are the best of three California teams. They aren't celebrating that.

The Blues are the best only team in Missouri, and they aren't running around declaring themselves emperors of the midwestern US.

Folks, I'm not saying that I'm not an asshole. I certainly am. I didn't make this stuff up, though. These hats and shirts are officially licensed merchandise and you can buy them from the NHL's shop.

"State Champs"
What is this? High school?

1 comment:

Kevin said...

I would hope that shirt was meant to be a dig at the Isles and Rags, and that it was planned long before Buffalo got bounced by Ottawa.

If so, funny, a little.

If not, sad. Very sad.


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