Thanks to Lizzie for this. She says:
So happy this exists.
You know, we've looked at countless pieces of unlicensed or generic Pittsburgh sports merch over the years here. I sometimes truly wonder if other teams have an equal relative amount of bootleg shirts and stuff for their own teams, or if this phenomenon exists mostly in the Steel City. I mean, we've featured several out-of-town bits of paraphernalia here, notably this Red Wings "Dewey Defeats Truman" moment. And this awful Ohio State cup. So they're out there.
Only how many generic Calgary vendors used this same old Will Smith reference while Jarome was there?
Whatever. I'll get way Iggy with it if he gets his name on the Cup as a member of the Pens.
(thanks to Cotter for the banner pic)
Well, Jarome was in Calgary when the Will Smith song was an actual, current hit. So it would have made a lot more sense for them to do it than this store. But I'd still like to see proof. (In all my years in Boston, I don't remember seeing nearly as many bootlegs, nor as creative - mostly just a few standards for the Sox. Any other unlicensed stuff usually seemed more homemade.)