As I'm sure many of you know, whenever the Super Bowl or the World Series is going on, clothing companies make shirts that proclaim both teams to be champions, that way they don't get caught flatfooted should one team favored to win actually lose.
Naturally, this causes a bit of a problem. What do you do with those New England Super Bowl XLII Champions shirts? Well, as is reported every year, they wind up in third world countries as clothing for kids. So somewhere down in Guatemala, the Patriots are indeed champs.
But here's a different one for you. Have you ever heard of a championship DVD being done BEFORE a team won a championship? I sure as hell haven't, primarily because, you know, the most important part of the video would be the championship - which hasn't happened yet.
But why let rational thought get in the way when there's money to be made, right?
Exactly, and that can be the only reason why there are 2007-2008 NBA Champion Lakers DVDs on sale right now at CBS's Sports Store. Which, I'm not kidding, you can own for the low, low price of $24.99! And here are the hilarious details.
Get an inside look at the Los Angeles Lakers 2007-2008 NBA Champions regular season, triumphant playoff run and NBA Finals victory with this DVD from Warner Brothers®! It provides an all-access pass to exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes action and an unforgettable courtside view of the NBA Finals.I can't wait to see how it ends! And if you buy now, you can have it shipped by July 15th. Awesome!
Obviously the DVD's were made before the Lakers lost the NBA Championship, and CBS just wants to unload them and squeeze some cash out of a handful of idiots. But seriously, where does this video end? Does the screen just go blank after they beat San Antonio? Does it end after Game 5 of the Finals? Does it show the Game 6 beat down the Celtics put on the Lakers, only to have a voice dubbed over that says "The Lakers are the champions"? I'm pretty damn curious. Maybe they cut the video up to make it look like the Lakers beat the Celtics. Or, most likely, the video just trails off at some point. That'll make the fans happy.
Regardless, I'm not exactly about to drop money on the video to find out what happens in it. In fact, CBS would have to pay me $24.99 to get me to watch it.