Olbermann Rips NFL for Marketing Gaffe

On Wednesday’s “Olbermann” on ESPN2, host Keith Olbermann discussed his “Worst Person in the Sports World,” naming the NFL’s marketing department the worst for promoting and selling fans gear that claims the next Super Bowl will be its 50th anniversary, while Super Bowl I was actually played in 1967.

According to Olbermann, the NFL’s marketing department either cannot count, or has chosen not to count in order to sell the 50th anniversary merchandise through 2017.

“It is not the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. It’s the 50th Super Bowl. The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967. If you were born on January 15, 1967 you don’t turn 50 this year. You don’t turn 50 next year. You turn 50 on, come on, do the math, January 15, 2017. If you got married on January 15, 1967 you are not celebrating your 50th anniversary this year. You are not celebrating it next year.”

He went on to say, “The NFL is going to celebrate the 50th anniversary of something that is 48 years old. Why would they do something like this? So they can sell you all this ‘At the 50 junk’ this year and come back in 2016 and 2017 and sell you some ‘50th anniversary junk.’ Duh. The NFL marketing department which can’t, or won’t, count.”

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