Here’s some photos of the AFL Dallas Texans helmets the Kansas City Chiefs wore today. I grew up in K.C., and always knew about Lamar Hunt’s Texans moving to Kansas City. Damn if they didn’t do this after I moved away to NFL-impaired Los Angeles.
Brilliant merchandising idea by the league and the Chiefs. Obviously the team isn’t selling any Chiefs merch these days, but I can promise you that Texans stuff is selling as well as any NFL gear could in the 816/913 today.
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After John Madden retired from calling games for Monday Night Football, it was generally assumed that he’d keep busy in the sports, because really, what the hell else is he going to do? Cooking shows?* And sure enough, he’s already made inroads with the commissioner’s office, but game days would still have to become a production and institution befitting an icon of the “new” NFL like Madden.
(WANT. Well, except for Siragusa the Enormosaurus. That, DO NOT WANT.)
Sure enough, as you can see in the picture above, Madden is taking full advantage of DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket with a 9-screen masterpiece, all built around a 16′ x 9′ main screen and eight more 63-inch TVs. If you’re wondering how that compares to your home theater, Madden’s main television would qualify as a 221-incher. And the good news is that while Madden still keeps pretty exclusive company, he’s not keeping the setup all to himself.