What About All The Atlanta Falcon Super Bowl Champions Gear?

February 6, 2017

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It sure looked like the Atlanta Falcons were on their way in making history with their first ever Super Bowl win, leading the New England patriots 28-9 with 15 minutes to play.  However just as store began to put out Atlanta Falcon Super Bowl Champions merchandise, the new England Patriots tied the score 28-28, leading to the first Super Bowl overtime matchup leading to a Pats win.  In our instant gratification world, merchandise vendors have been printing two orders of "winners" for each team, but what happens to the t-shirts, ball caps and flags of the winning team that didn't win?  International humanitarian aid groups gathers the clothing destined for destruction and distributes them to impoverished counties and stores them in the event of a disaster where clothing is needed. For example, in 2010, after the New Orleans Saints defeated Indianapolis, the Colts Super Bowl Championship clothing was sent to earthquake-ravaged Haiti.  Right now it is too early to know where the Falcon Super Bowl Champions gear will be sent.  The NFL has a contract with Good360 for them to distribute the items, which they should receive this week. They’ll be stored until requests are received.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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