Rodgers, Matthews Lead The NFL In Jersey Sales

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Expect to see plenty of Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews jerseys this season.

The Green Bay Packers stars are the top NFL players in jersey sales from April through August. They knocked off the former No. 1, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.

Three other Packers also made it into the top 25. Cornerback Charles Woodson is No. 12, and receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings are Nos. 23 and 25 respectively.

Not surprisingly, the Super Bowl win helped drive interest in Green Bay jerseys. The Packers led all teams in jersey sales last season, with Rodgers second in individual sales and Matthews eighth.

However, Steelers fans have picked up the pace this season. Pittsburgh is currently the top-selling team in terms of jerseys, with Green Bay second.

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  • TL

    that’ll come in handy on laundry day…or when it comes time to change the oil in the family car…as an expensive oil rag or something I guess but if ‘sconsinites can afford their DUI’s…why not, right?

  • fkrvatg

    far more than monster hats

    I collect these. Inclusions in this list are welcome. Also, observe that in some instances I don’t know the origin of the particular expression. If you have knowledge or theories of origin for anything below, I’d also like to hear of your stuff. I hope you enjoy these.

    Talking Through Your Hat

    To talk nonsense or to lie. c1885. an interview in The World entitled “How About White Shirts”, a reporter asked a brand new York streetcar conductor what he thought about efforts to get the conductors to put on white shirts similar to their counterparts in Chicago. “Dey’re talkin’ tru deir hats” he was quoted as replying.]

    Eating Your Hat

    There is no such thing like a sure thing, but that’s where this expression comes from. If you tell someone you’ll eat your hat when they do something, make sure you’re not wearing your best hat-just just in case. expression goes back at least towards the reign of Charles II of The uk and had something to do with the amorous proclivities of ‘ol Charlie. Apparently they named a goat after him which had his same passion for life which included, within the goat’s case, eating hats.]

    Old Hat

    Old, dull stuff; from fashion. appears to come from the proven fact that hat fashions are never stand still. The very fact from the matter is the fact that hat fashions was not changing extremely fast whatsoever until the turn of the 19th Century. The expression therefore is probably about A century old.]

    Mad As A Hatter

    Totally demented, crazy. did, indeed, go mad. They inhaled fumes from the mercury that was part of the procedure for making felt hats. Not recognizing the violent twitching and derangement as symptoms of a brain disorder, people made fun of affected hat-makers, often treating them as drunkards. In the U.S., the problem was called the “Danbury shakes.” (Danbury, Connecticut, would be a hat-making center.) Mercury is no longer utilized in the felting process: hat-making — and hat-makers — are secure.]

    Hat At hand

    A demonstration of humility. For instance, “I come hat in hand” means that I are available in deference or perhaps in weakness. think that the origins come from feudal times when serfs or any lower members of feudal society were required to take off their hats within the presence of the lord or monarch (recall the Dr. Seuss book “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins”?). A hat is the most prideful adornment.]

    Pass The Hat

    Literally to pass a man’s hat among members of an audience or group as a way for collecting money. Also to beg or request charity. origin is self-evident as a man’s hat turned inverted constitutes a fine container.]

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