Last Sunday night, after Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a knee, putting the cap on one of the more exciting Super Bowls in recent memory, an obligatory commercial flashed across my screen.
t told me that, for a small fee, I too could wear the official Super Bowl Championship hat and t-shirt — just like those XXXL bad boys worn by the players during the post-game celebration. And, bonus: This year’s t-shirt is the first “eco-friendly” commemorative t-shirt ever offered by the NFL.
That’s right, even the Super Bowl — determiner of the “world champion” of a sport only Americans play, home of the $2.6 million 30-second commercial, second only to the Hummer as a symbol of American excess and frivolity — has gone green.
OK, but maybe not.
Let me just state for the record: The NFL, and all major international sporting leagues for that matter, (yes, even my beloved soccer) will never, ever, ever be environmentally-friendly pursuits. Read @ Cool Green Science