The NFL is one of the most connected sports when it comes to how closely they are tied to their fans and that’s seen in the fact that thousands of fans each Sunday wear sweaty, game-used jerseys to support their favorite team.
Fans aren’t resigned to just wearing player memorabilia to show off their true fandom as we’ve now begun to see coaches get represented by fans in the whole game-used field with various pieces of memorabilia being sold and then worn by fans to games or just around the house. One such piece was a game-used Bill Belichick hoodie which sold at an auction for over $4,000.
Most expensive sweatshirt ever? This one worn by Bill Belichick was sold for $4,404 this morning pic.twitter.com/cqVJtwTXy6
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) June 19, 2014
The local Boston media had some fun with the whole auction, noting that the hoodie that someone bought for over $4,000 is rather unremarkable all things considered.
The sweatshirt is pretty unremarkable, aside from the “BB” initials above the pouch and the custom-chopped sleeves. A similar sweatshirt, minus the “BB” and minus the musk of Mr. Belichick, sells on the Patriots’ website for about $75.
Of course a $75 sweater that contains the bodily fluids of one Bill Belichick instantly becomes more valuable to Patriots fans, as reflected in the insanely high price this hoodie sold at auction for.
While it’s pretty gross to own a piece of cloth drenched in Belichick DNA, we saw a pair of Jim Harbaugh’s pants get sold by the San Francisco 49ers themselves, so anything other than that can’t be all that bad.
[h/t: CBS Boston]
Tags: New England Patriots