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What Happens to the Losing Team’s Championship Shirts?

I’m glad they don’t just end up in the incinerator any more.

[World Vision] collects the unwanted items over the days following the game at their distribution center in Pittsburgh, then ships it overseas to people living in disaster areas and impoverished nations. After losing Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, Arizona Cardinals gear was sent to children and families living in extreme poverty in El Salvador. In 2010, after the New Orleans Saints defeated Indianapolis, the Colts gear printed up for Super Bowl XLIV was sent to earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

It’s great they can be sent to people who really need them. Even so, I think it would be cool if they could hold a few back for Hollywood costume designers to use in speculative-fiction movies about alternate realities.

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