Super Bowl merchandise can be great when a team takes home the Lombardi Trophy, but that merchandise holds considerably less value when your team loses. I was in New Orleans for Super Bowl 47, and given how much merchandise was on sale, I have to think most San Francisco 49ers fans who were there for the game have merchandise they probably have not worn in a while.
Players on the participating teams likely receive a lot of merchandise while in town for the game, and former 49ers quarterback Alex Smith found good use for some of his. He was out paint-balling over the Memorial Day weekend, and a Chiefs fan spotted him.
As you can see in this picture, Smith is sporting a Super Bowl 47 sweatshirt. And man does it look in rough shape. I can already picture Smith having used the sweatshirt for some work around the house, maybe while he's out cleaning his car during a cold Kansas City winter. So why not use it for a round of paintball?
This reader saw Alex paint balling the other day. Which Super Bowl shirt is he wearing? pic.twitter.com/AsRmkmEman— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) May 31, 2016
I actually did not buy any Super Bowl 47 merchandise while I was in New Orleans. I have some 49ers colored beads I got for free somewhere, but I figured I would wait until after the win to potentially buy some gear. So much for that. Did anybody buy merchandise before the Super Bowl? If so, how are you using it?