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5/25/2010

UPDATED: BIG BEN'S WEBSITE SELLING...FLYERS CHAMP GEAR?



I was previously unaware of this, but apparently the Big Ben website has some sort of virtual store that has over 50,000 items offered for sale from all sorts of fields. I'm guessing that these items are shipped by a third party and Ben is not sitting around in a warehouse filled with sporting goods packing boxes this summer; but nonetheless, an emailer named D.J. came up with an interesting find today among the offerings: Philadelphia Flyer Eastern Conference Champions gear


That's right, a wide variety of t-shirts and hats celebrating the team Pittsburgh loves to hate can be found for sale via the website of the quarterback the city will find itself welcoming back at some point in the near future. I'm 99.999% sure that Ben doesn't even realize his site is selling this stuff, but then again, it's not as if he's sensitive to this rivalry.

UPDATE:

*I failed to mention this detail earlier, but the method that our reader (D.J.) found out about this was a direct email sent by the Big Ben website, which means they were pushing this product above and beyond the 50,000 other items they sell. You know, to target the all the Steeler/Roethlisberger fans who want to celebrate the Flyers' victory...or maybe all the Philadelphia fans that buy their gear through a Pittsburgh QB's website. The target audience is kinda lost on me in this instance. Oh, and here's the pic that was sent with the email. After seeing this, I'd have to agree that this would be a pretty bizarre solicitation to receive from Ben's site.

Philadelphia Flyers Pro Gear [BigBen7.com]

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9 comments:

Robert Ullman said...

Pretty sure that stuff is all handled through Fansedge.com...they sell stuff from everyone! You could buy a Ravens jersey if you wanted to!

John said...

Robert is right, the same store is on hundreds of thousands of websites. Doing a quick search will yield literally any team you want, including the Ravens. Hardly a controversy.

Corey said...

more interestingly, the fan forum has been temporarily disabled...

http://www.bigben7.com/Forum.aspx

Deaner said...

I was wondering what was up... I received an email from BenBen7.com this morning advertising for these POS shirts.

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

Possibly raping people and being a general asshole, ok that's one thing.


But supporting the Flyers?!?!


FUCK BIG BEN!!!

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

Ben isn't supporting the Flyers, he's "allegedly" supporting the Flyers.

But hey, allegedly is good enough to get ya 6 gms in a league that allows some1 who killed another human being back after 1 year off and a convicted felon back after 2 games ( sorry jail-time doesn't count as suspension time).

I wonder if Herr Goodell would have held off on suspending Ben until 2011 if he appealed it? Probably not, that's only okay if you are caught red-handed cheating.

BAMAQT said...

Big Ben sent out an email when Duke won the Final 4 and the blackhawks won. I guess it is noticed because of the thugs on the other side of the state.

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