Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Only Slightly Less Cool Than West Ham's New Kits

Now that the Fed has bailed out borderline-insolvent insurer AIG, the giant's sponsorship deal with Man United is set for a makeover.



Pretty sweet, huh? Oh wait, we're Americans... Pretty fuckin' sweet, huh?

Who says truth is stranger than fiction? Because in this case, it's not. The truth here is really fucking boring. Nothing is going to happen to the AIG sponsorship of United, and, if anything, United might be worse off for not having their deal with AIG—4-years and £56.5 million—fall through two years in.

So says someone named Drew Barrand, of something called the Sport Industry Group"

"Because of the global commercial appeal that United have, you could interpret it that they wouldn't have minded if the deal had been terminated half-way through. It would have allowed them to go into the market again and negotiate for a new deal that potentially could have earned them more."


Pricks.

Oh wait. Jokes on them. Ha ha, yeah Ben Bernake hates United. And his bailout of AIG screws them just that much more. Sweet.

As a taxpayer, I fully support the US Govt's undermining of United. And the beauty part of this is that Sir Alex is totally distracted from even seeing this is going on.

7 comments:

ΓΌ75 said...

Worst shirt sales, ever.

Precious Roy said...

I would so buy one.

The Fan's Attic said...

anybody know some enterprising souls in Thailand that could make the shirts for us?

Precious Roy said...

Thailand? We could do them here, we just have to be willing to ignore the Cease and Desist letters.

The NY Kid said...

I always ignore letters from lawyers.

Just ask Jessica Biel.

JT said...

I'm in for some hearty bootlegging. I know exactly where I can sell them too... here's looking at you, Kinsale

strong like bull smart like tractor said...

They'd be funnier if they said IRS...