The Captain Patch is a nice touch.
Recently, Eric Weddle joined twitter (@weddlesbeard) and he has yet to disappoint. It’s a little hard to follow because he bounces back and forth between tweeting as Eric, and tweeting as Eric’s beard… as if the beard is doing the talking. Earlier today, he tweeted, “So my agent calls & in typical agent voice says you’re gonna have your own sticker & t-shirt launching soon. So there’s that #beardlife” His agent is David Canter. An hour later, he tweeted the beard silhouette photo you see above. Branding. Gotta strike when the iron is hot.
Question though… yesterday, a Chargers fan tweeted out a photo of her Eric Weddle inspired nails. The logo that came out today looks curiously close to those nails, right? Who gets the royalties there? A girl with the nails or the artist who painted them on. Also, for all I know, Weddle could’ve had this logo for awhile and I just haven’t seen it. Who cares. Either way, it’s awesome, and through the magic of MS Paint, here they are side-by-side.
Limited edition release… from Weddle/Canter (pretty sure David does some of the @WeddlesBeard tweeting as well) – ” We’re gonna do a limited run of my t-shirt I need buyers 1st & last name, address, & CC info emailed to email@example.com — Here’s a look at what the shirts will look like $25 per shirt including a sticker + s&h 10% to charity ”
If you’re wondering how far Weddle’s beard has come this year… here’s a photo of Weddle, me (far left), and a few of my close friends at Chargers Park this preseason.
*T-Shirt update: You can paypal your $25 to firstname.lastname@example.org and 10% goes to a charity that benefits homeless children in San Diego*
Between the bolo tie movement and the beard life t-shirts, Chargers fans are getting geared up for a win in Denver. Do work, Bolts.