Fans eager to buy Sugar Bowl champs T-shirts


by WHAS11

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 10:39 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Hot off the presses…Sugar Bowl Champs 2013. Even if suppliers didn’t expect a Cardinal victory, they had to be ready for one. After the game, they just needed a final score.

“Once we found that out, we came in and we burnt the film. We put the film on press and started the process of getting the shirts printed,” Andy Dabney with Synergism Co said.

After printing since 1 a.m., tons of the university approved shirts are making their way to retailers around town.

“By the end of the day, we will be at about 10,000 shirts. By all accounts, we are going to be needing to print more. Everybody seems to be super excited about the win and everybody that is coming back from New Orleans is going to be super anxious about getting their score shirts,” Dabney said.

At J.D. Becker, the shirts laid out are still warm from the press and they are a hot commodity.

“We’ve had calls all morning non-stop, and callers keep beeping in. People just really want these shirts,” J. D. Becker’s Elizabeth Shenault said.

Today isn’t the only day to score a shirt with that final score.

“Usually we sell out of a bunch of shirts really quickly, but we keep getting them in until we slow down,” said Shenault.

The shirt reads "You Got Carded." Click here to buy online. Several local stores are also Sugar Bowl swag. WHAS11's Michelle Arnold has even more from J.D. Becker Superstore.

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