Linsanity Goes Too Far
Well, this is it. I thought the Jeremy Lin tattoo was Linsanity's breaking point, but I was wrong, this is it.
Now, it's worth mentioning that the sale has been taken down for the time being, but for several hours late yesterday and earlier today, a pair of Jeremy Lin's old underpants was for sale on eBay, with the starting bid set at $1,000.
Here's what the seller said about the boxers:
"My brothers [sic] friend went to Harvard and was in the same dorm, got his boxers from the dryer on accident. Got them from him for $100 because hes [sic] stupid. Buy now and these could be worth a lot in the future."
There are a number of problems here. Let's break them down:
- There is absolutely no proof that these are Jeremy Lin's boxers. If, as you say, your brother's friend got the "on accident," why did he keep them and how does he know who they belong to?
- You just called your brother's friend stupid on the Internet.
- You paid $100 for a pair of underpants of questionable provenance. You don't get to call anyone stupid.
- They're someone else's used underpants, and that someone else isn't Hayden Panettiere. That's gnarly.