Alejandro Villanueva NFL Products update

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Alejandro Villanueva NFL Products update

As I said a few weeks ago Ale­jan­dro Villanueva’s T-​shirt has become the new best seller around the NFL and the sto­ries of this kept com­ing. Here was Kerry Picket’s take

Ale­jan­dro Vil­lanueva, the lone foot­ball player on the Pitts­burgh Steel­ers who stood dur­ing the national anthem Sun­day while the rest of his team remained in the locker room, has become more pop­u­lar than ever as sales of his jer­sey have skyrocketed.

Sales of the for­mer Army Ranger’s jer­sey on Fanat​ics​.com shot up to the highest-​seller among Pitts­burgh Steel­ers jer­sey as of just 10 PM East­ern time. (RELATED: For­mer Army Ranger Is Only Steel­ers Player To Stand For National Anthem [VIDEO])

Addi­tion­ally, Villanueva’s jer­sey sales rock­eted into the top sell­ers in the entire league as of 7:45 PM EST behind only Mar­shawn Lynch, Derek Carr, Car­son Wentz, Brown, and Aaron Rodgers, 247 Sports reported.

A few hours later he was doing even better:

A spokesman for Fanat­ics, which runs the NFL’s online store, con­firmed to ESPN that, over the past 24 hours, more Vil­lanueva gear, includ­ing jer­seys and name and num­ber T-​shirts, has been ordered than that of any other NFL player.

Vil­lanueva beat out New Eng­land Patri­ots quar­ter­back Tom Brady for the top spot. Philadel­phia Eaglesquar­ter­back Car­son Wentz, Dal­las Cow­boys quar­ter­back Dak Prescott and Green Bay Pack­ers quar­ter­back Aaron Rodgers rounded out the top five over the past day.

Now remem­ber when this was writ­ten Tom Brady had staged yet another 4th quar­ter come­back to win, Aaron Rogers took the Pack­ers to 30. Car­son Wentz led his team to a vic­tory over Eli Manning’s Giants, Dak Prescott’s team plays tonight but he’s ques­tion­able for the game.

Yet Roger Good­ell was happy and proud

“The way we reacted today, and this week­end, made me proud,” Good­ell told Peter King of TheM​MQB​.com. “I’m proud of our league. … They reflected the frus­tra­tion, the dis­ap­point­ment, of the play­ers over the divi­sive rhetoric we heard [from the President].”

and tweeted this amaz­ing claim

Yet for all that unity Vil­lanueva who stood along beats them all, for­mer Patriot Matt Light pro­vides a clue why:

When 17 New Eng­land Patri­ots play­ers knelt dur­ing the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Hous­ton Tex­ans, it sparked a strong reac­tion from a player who was part of the franchise’s first three Super Bowl championships.

“As a guy that’s been there and helped set up the Patriot Way so they can walk in there and do what they do, it’s beyond dis­heart­en­ing,” offen­sive tackle Matt Light told the Boston Her­ald. “It’s the first time I’ve ever been ashamed to be a Patriot. And I promise you I’m not the only one.”

Well it’s sev­eral weeks later and the day after the VP left a game that he had planned to attend for months to cel­e­brate (as the for­mer gov­er­nor of Indi­ana) Pey­ton Man­ning what is sell­ing at NFL​.com?

How about this:

Salute to ser­vice in fact if you go to the NFL store that’s what it’s appar­ently all about now:

That’s what you see on the front page when you go to the NFL gear page because the NFL is all about ser­vice, not about rich guys feel­ing repressed:

“He knew our team has had the most play­ers protest,” Reid told NBC Sports Bay Area. “He knew that we were prob­a­bly going to do to it again. This is what sys­temic oppres­sion looks like.

Or con­fronting fans

“What you gonna do, b — h ass n — -a,” Penn screamed, with noth­ing between the fans and the offen­sive tackle but a small metal bar­ri­cade and a few secu­rity guards.

Per­haps the NFL should con­sider unity with their fans instead of all this other BS.

As I said a few weeks ago Alejandro Villanueva’s T-shirt has become the new best seller around the NFL and the stories of this kept coming. Here was Kerry Picket’s take

Alejandro Villanueva, the lone football player on the Pittsburgh Steelers who stood during the national anthem Sunday while the rest of his team remained in the locker room, has become more popular than ever as sales of his jersey have skyrocketed.

Sales of the former Army Ranger’s jersey on Fanatics.com shot up to the highest-seller among Pittsburgh Steelers jersey as of just 10 PM Eastern time. (RELATED: Former Army Ranger Is Only Steelers Player To Stand For National Anthem [VIDEO])

Additionally, Villanueva’s jersey sales rocketed into the top sellers in the entire league as of 7:45 PM EST behind only Marshawn LynchDerek CarrCarson WentzBrown, and Aaron Rodgers247 Sports reported.

A few hours later he was doing even better:

A spokesman for Fanatics, which runs the NFL’s online store, confirmed to ESPN that, over the past 24 hours, more Villanueva gear, including jerseys and name and number T-shirts, has been ordered than that of any other NFL player.

Villanueva beat out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for the top spot. Philadelphia Eaglesquarterback Carson WentzDallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers rounded out the top five over the past day.

Now remember when this was written Tom Brady had staged yet another 4th quarter comeback to win, Aaron Rogers took the Packers to 3-0.  Carson Wentz led his team to a victory over Eli Manning’s Giants, Dak Prescott’s team plays tonight but he’s questionable for the game.

Yet Roger Goodell was happy and proud

“The way we reacted today, and this weekend, made me proud,” Goodell told Peter King of TheMMQB.com. “I’m proud of our league. … They reflected the frustration, the disappointment, of the players over the divisive rhetoric we heard [from the President].”

and tweeted this amazing claim

Yet for all that unity Villanueva who stood along beats them all, former Patriot Matt Light provides a clue why:

When 17 New England Patriots players knelt during the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans, it sparked a strong reaction from a player who was part of the franchise’s first three Super Bowl championships.

“As a guy that’s been there and helped set up the Patriot Way so they can walk in there and do what they do, it’s beyond disheartening,” offensive tackle Matt Light told the Boston Herald. “It’s the first time I’ve ever been ashamed to be a Patriot. And I promise you I’m not the only one.”

Well it’s several weeks later and the day after the VP left a game that he had planned to attend for months to celebrate (as the former governor of Indiana) Peyton Manning what is selling at NFL.com?

How about this:

Salute to service in fact if you go to the NFL store that’s what it’s apparently all about now:

That’s what you see on the front page when you go to the NFL gear page because the NFL is all about service, not about rich guys feeling repressed:

“He knew our team has had the most players protest,” Reid told NBC Sports Bay Area. “He knew that we were probably going to do to it again. This is what systemic oppression looks like.

Or confronting fans

“What you gonna do, b—h ass n—-a,” Penn screamed, with nothing between the fans and the offensive tackle but a small metal barricade and a few security guards.

Perhaps the NFL should consider unity with their fans instead of all this other BS.