When you live in a world with Amazon.com and professional sports, you just know that you’re going to end up with some really bad team branded products. Those products get searched out this time of year as potential presents for giant sports fans, no matter how ludicrous. In fact sometimes the more inane they are, the more likely they’re chosen as gifts. With that in mind, I decided to identify these gifts and open them up for commentary by WFNY writers and alumni.
Without further ado, I bring you the next in this series… “Cleveland Browns Steering Wheel cover.”
Craig: I think there’s a moment when every kid turns 16 or has their first car that there’s a desire to “customize” that thing and really make it their own. This is especially the case if you are the kind of person that had a chance to buy Grandma’s old Chevy Cavalier at a discount. So, you might find yourself strolling through Target with the express purpose of going to the automobile doohickey aisle in order to find something that’ll make that car distinctly yours via customization. You know, in as much as you can buy anything at Target and then use it as a way to personally identify yourself in the world.
This also assumes you were able to pass up the Cleveland Browns fuzzy dice. Alas, here’s another great example of NFL branding run amok. The Cleveland Browns steering wheel cover!
Rick: Do they sell the “YOUR TEAM” one?
Jacob: Helping steer Browns fans to depression since ’99.
DP: What’s the point of buying a steering wheel cover when there’s been no one at the wheel for 14 years?
Kirk: This only works if you’re in neutral or reverse…. I have one of these in a Buckeye model. Also, head covers.
Denny: Cathartic for those who punch the steering wheel while driving through Ohio because everyone drives really slow
And we’re getting closer to the finish. Tired of it yet? Anything else to say? Have at it in the comments.