HOUSTON - Hey football fans, do you own a jersey that you wish you could dump in the trash can? Well, in the words of the late great Michael Jackson, you are not alone. Many football fans are stuck with a regrettable jersey purchase from their favorite team. Whether it is a promising draft pick that went bust, or a favorite player who left town before the ink could dry on his contract, most of us have traveled down this road.
Take JeMarcus Russell, former quarterback of the Oakland Raiders who was selected first overall in the 2007 draft. He subsequently struggled through three contemptuous seasons. Next, you have have Albert Haynesworth, who hit the free agent jackpot to the tune of an one-hundred million dollar deal with the Washington Redskins back in 2009 only to flame-out after twenty games. And who can forget Ryan Leaf? He was drafted number two after future hall of fame quarterback Peyton Manning. We all know that scenario did not play out well.
So what to do with all of these unwanted jerseys? Houstonians Paul Brager and Mark Vaughn had some pretty good suggestions.
"I mean you could peel the letters off the back if you want to." says Paul Brager with a chuckle.
"Well they should have them somewhere that they can try to recycle them or something." chimes Mark Vaughn
Maybe next time you can just Tebow your way into some luck.