With two weeks of no games, the media’s been forced to dig deep to get any kind of stories even remotely related to the Super Bowl. Well, they’ve officially reached the bottom of the barrel if we’re talking about Franco Harris’s new line of home decor.
It’s earth-shattering in the sense that Keyshawn Johnson is no longer the least likely interior designer. But not surprising that Harris is looking for something to do, when according to Wikipedia his recent career has entailed shilling for Harrah’s and buying a sausage company.
The name for Harris’ line of furniture? You’ve probably already guessed it:
“The Immaculate Collection.” No, not this one.
You might think announcing this just before Pittsburgh plays in the Super Bowl is good timing, but Harris had to rush to beat out A.C. Green’s “Like A Virgin” line of bedspreads. And look for a certain Chicago QB’s coffee table book, entitled simply “Rex,” this spring.
The first piece is a “generously proportioned” chair conceived by Helen Hoey, who partnered with national lifestyle designer Barclay Butera. There will only be 500 chairs made, and they are numbered and autographed by both Harris and Hoey.
So there you go. If you’re susceptible to purchasing anything related to your favorite team, and have a “generously proportioned” ass, Franco Harris has just the chair for you.