Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Too Bad If You're a Giants Fan Named "Smith"

Here's a fun experiment.

Go to the shop on the NFL site and try to order a New York Giants jersey with the number 17 and name "Smith."

You can't. Instead, you'll get the following error:
Your current entry cannot be processed. Some entries are prohibited due to guidelines for past and present player names. Please create a new entry.
Here's why: after accidentally shooting himself in the leg, New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress (no. 17) checked into the hospital under the name of "Harris Smith."

As a result, the league has acted fast to block any clever fans from getting a #17, "Smith" jersey.

Pretty funny.

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