In an alternate universe — the same one where the Cleveland Indians are the 2007 American League Champions, perhaps — the New England Patriots are the 2008 Super Bowl Champions.
Where is this bizarro world, you ask?
It’s in Nicaragua, Romania, and several other countries around the world.
I received an e-mail press release this morning telling me that all the t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and other stuff that had been printed up before last night’s game that had the Pats as Super Bowl Champs will be donated to a company called World Vision, which will be distributing them to families in extreme poverty around the world.
Apparently, after last year’s Super Bowl game, the Chicago Bears apparel was distributed in Zambia in southern Africa, as well as in Chad, Chile, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Romania, and Zimbabwe.
So, next time you travel around the world, you may come across a place where the Pats did actually win the 2008 Super Bowl, just as they should have.
And, now you know what happens to all that stuff after a big game.