It’s not often that there’s a large amount of hype surrounding a preseason contest. This year, however, there’s one exception — Colts vs. Redskins. Andrew Luck vs. Robert Griffin III; No. 1 overall pick vs. No. 2 overall pick. Battle of the highly-touted quarterbacks.
You get the picture.
Both teams will meet at FedEx Field on August 25, and the home team is doing their best to capitalize on the upcoming tilt.
The Washington Post’s D.C. Sports Bog noted the Redskins store is selling a commemorative T-shirt featuring Luck and RGIII. The shirt, which highlights the apparent “QB Showdown Rivalry,” isn’t exactly cheap, listed for $35 (plus shipping) on the website.
Though it’s unclear how exactly these two are rivals — they’ll play each other once every four years — this is a collector’s item for those who appreciate good marketing … and like to tap into their disposable income.
But, hey, to each their own.