But as far as I can tell, the stuff didn't exactly fly off the shelves.
This may shock some of you, but apparently a framed photo of the Meadowlands isn't that enticing.
It seems to me like NFL fans are mainly interested in team-specific products — say, a Marshawn Lynch jersey. And it's not as if any local teams are playing (neither New York team even made the playoffs). A generic tribute to the Super Bowl doesn't fly.
Maybe if the Super Bowl were in a place like Indianapolis (as it was in 2012), local pride would be enough to fuel sales of such products. But this is New York. If you're not a tourist, you're too cool for this.
Sure enough, the markdowns started well before Super Bowl Sunday.