Friday, August 21, 2009

NFL Football Friday -- the season approaches... 

Finally, something worth $39.99 from! For your dog!

The NY Daily News tells us...

What's next, a Donte Stallworth beer koozie?

If you own a dog and a twisted sense of humor, the NFL is ready and willing to help turn your four-legged friend into a Michael Vick fan for the small fee of $39.99 plus tax and shipping.

That's the price you'll pay for the "custom pet jersey" selling on the NFL's Web site at, where a Daily News reporter placed an order Wednesday for a Philadelphia Eagles dog jersey, size large, with the No. 7 and the name "VICK" on the back.

At the NFL, that's business as usual.

"Like any other player, (customers) can obtain that name and that jersey if they wish," league spokesman Greg Aiello said. "As far as putting it on the dog product, he's working with humane societies, working to educate others on this issue, so we don't see a problem."

The NFL keeps a surreal list of more than 1,100 words and names that shoppers cannot use when customizing their jerseys ... an attempt to order an Eagles No. 7 dog jersey with the banned name 'MEXICO' -- as in Ron Mexico, Vick's alias in a 2005 lawsuit alleging that he knowingly infected a woman with herpes (the suit was settled out of court) -- was denied.
As someone who watched Favre play for the Jets last year, maybe Obama's old age commissions have a point...