There still are some loyal people out there. NFL.com posted a story today about a guy named Matt Rowell, who they classify as a “yard-sale enthusiast,” which basically means either a guy that watches a lot of “Storage Wars” looking for loot to sell, or someone who is too lazy to get a job.
Anyway, seems that Rowell found at a recent house selling all their junk a prize – a playbook from the Carolina Panthers from Super Bowl XXXVIII, won by the Patriots 32-29.
The playbook, as NFL.com wrote, had not only the plays, but also “sensitive financial information about the team’s star players.”
Like what – that Jake Delhomme was overpaid?
The 26-year-old “yard-sale enthusiast” also found a pair of Kris Jenkins’ size 16 cleats. I can’t imagine how you just “find” something like that, but whatever.
Rowell, looking for 15 minutes of fame, has decided to GIVE THE PLAYBOOK BACK to the Panthers, probably in hopes that the team will give him an autographed Cam Newton ball or something like that.
“I enjoyed it for a week,” Rowell told WCNC-TV. “I was like, you know what, this really belongs more to the fans than it does to me, or for me selling it, because if I were to sell it on Craigslist or eBay or wherever, then that person may then sell it to the Falcons or to the Saints. It’s just stuff that you can’t, as a die-hard fan. you just can’t do that.”
Interesting sidenote to the ordeal, Rowell also found a pair of 2004 Pro Bowl playbooks, which he plans to keep, and will probably at some point turn up on EBay. That is unless he gets guilty about that too.