Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by PonyExpress, Jan 28, 2008.
Well, you can't really blame them for starting to compile this, given that they'd probably want to go to press as soon as the Super Bowl was over.
Believe it or not, they're already making Patriots AND Giants Super Bowl Apparel. Companies do this every year, and it's not any more of a jinx now.
Do not even try to pretend that the posters here would not be flipping out if there was a book titled: "2007 NY Giants: The Team that Stopped Destiny." available for preorder.
What company owns that rag?!?!?!?
It's a freakin' jinx....
You're definately right on here. I wish they could have waited one more week.
The New York Times.
Still, it's just the kind of thing the Gaints can use to pull the disrespect card.
Sure they would, but that wouldn't make it unreasonable. If the Giants Super Bowl apparel leaks out later this week, people here will be up in arms, but that's just how it's done every year. Can't wait until after the game to start printing the t-shirts, or you're going to have big problems.
And yes, someone in New York is probably already getting the quickie book / dvd ready. Can't blame them for it, it's business. If the Pats win, they'll have wasted their time.
It's not a jinx, but it's the kind of easy fodder for Coughlin's pre-game speech. Yeech.
No it isn't. I'm sure the Giants know better than we do that things like books, dvds, and especially clothing/memorabilia are already in production before the game. If they lose, someone will have to find something to do with the "Giants World Champs" T-Shirts and Hats. I believe most end up as charity in 3rd world countries (which is great).
This is hardly unique to this year. If you wanted to, you could track down some Rams/Panthers/Eagles Super Bowl winning stuff. It's not a big deal.
It Sux. They should be shot.
I know...ironic, ain't it?
Reminds me of one of my favorite sports articles from last year. It talks about how all the "championship" gear that is manufactured for the losing team ends up donated to Third World countries. Fascinating read.
IMO this isn't about the Globe or the Patriots, it's about Amazon. By letting customers see/order books not yet published, they give us a look behind the curtain at certain corners of the publishing industry.
The fact is, if you want to be the first to the bookstores IF a perfect season happens, you have to have to have text, photos & layout in place for the first 18 victories before game 19 kicks off. In fact, you lay out every single page so you can just pour in the actual text and photos of the Superbowl game. But in the old world, nobody but bookstore buyers would have known the project existed unless/until 19-0 was a reality. Such is life in the 21st century.
Hedge your bets.....
It's not even about hedging your bets. This kind of thing is standard practice, and the only reason we see it is because Amazon puts books in production up on their site.
Call it what you want but it's all about $.
Reminds me of Belichick reading the Eagles parade route when we faced them four years ago.
Umm...yes, producing a product for sale is all about $. Is that wrong?
Presumably nobody would object to the Globe offering such a book for sale after a perfect season were completed, right? In order to make that possible, they have to get the project started speculatively before hand.
Is anybody up in arms that Reebok is printing Giants Superbowl Champions t-shirts as we speak? It's just a practical necessity.
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