Yesterday, I wrote a post on things Sydney pro teams should sell. I mentioned that they seem to sell things that no one would ever buy. At least, no one I know. It seems like a waste of money. If a club has to choose between these things and the ones I wrote about yesterday, they should ALWAYS choose the ones I wrote about yesterday. Here are the things they should stop selling.
Really, really expensive stuff. Memorabilia is one thing, and I know that die-hard fans will pay any amount for something they love in order to support a team but there has to be a line. The Swans, for instance, have a $190 poster. WHAT?! Nearly two hundred dollars for a sports poster? Insanity. It’s not even signed. Although, it does look like candy canes, so maybe for Christmas?
Massive stuff. No. I do not need a refrigerator. No thank you. Nor do I need an entire bar. Who buys these things?! Even if you have them, do you really have all the matching furnishings? And if you are a man who has something like this, I am willing to bet you are single because if you were married, your wife would make you throw this nonsense out.
Window treatments. This is just in bad taste. That’s all I have to say about that.
Gaudy items. As we have established time and time again, I fully support looking like a supporter (ha ha – that’s a funny sentence) but there are some things that are too much. Like that Adam Goodes shirt I posted yesterday. Or this hat. Or anything pinkified (don’t get me started on sexism and body image in sport and media). Who buys this stuff? I can’t imagine that anyone would buy such… elaborate items.
Bedding in any size other than single. I say this because I think it is perfectly acceptable to be a child and have sports team bedding. That’s adorable and I think it’d make an amazing bedroom. But if you need to buy a queen size doona… I just don’t know. You need to seriously rethink your values because I can’t imagine you will have a family (read: be procreating) in a bed like that.
Okay. That’s my two cents. I just don’t understand some things. Why are you doing it to yourselves? Don’t you think you could be doing so much better?!
Note: I have to commend the Port Adelaide Power and Collingwood Magpies because I scoured their shops looking for ugly stuff and couldn’t find anything. Seriously. Great merch guys. They did have the expensive stuff, but everyone does, so I can’t ding them for that. Oh, and also, they had items from my list yesterday 🙂 And the Hawthorn Hawks? Their shop needs work. Serious work.