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Redskins Fan Wins Race For First Jersey

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 26, 2012 – 12:50 pm

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In coordination with the 2012 NFL Draft, Nike has announced that the new Elite jerseys are on sale to the public, starting this morning in New York City.  If you’re a Redskins fan living in Giants country, the very first Redskins jerseys went on sale at 10 a.m. at the Official NFL Shop At Bryant Park.

It turns out that the man pictured above is not a buyer of jerseys, but rather a winner of his No. 98 Orakpo jersey.

Throughout the week, Nike has been conducting a game of ultimate hide-and-seek.  Figure out the clue to your favorite team, get there first, and you win the first jersey given to the average fan.  And that’s exactly what Paul F. did.

This was the clue provided to followers of the Nike Football Twitter handle (@USNikeFootball):

“This statue in the Financial District has the same horns as the college mascot that one of the team’s star linebacker attended.”

The answer, of course, is the iconic Charging Bull and Bowling Green Park.  Pretty fitting for Brian Orakpo, wouldn’t you say?

The winner was Paul f. from Brooklyn, and he is clearly a newbie on Twitter.  But it’s still a pretty cool campaign by Nike, and it’s an even better prize.  “Fast is Faster,” but Paul was clearly the fastest.  Wear it with pride!

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