Wes Welker is having what we call a bad work week.
The New England Patriot dropped a ball, but not just any ball. The speedy receiver dropped a crucial ball during the Super Bowl.
The fact that his team ended up losing has seen his name dragged through the mud, but at least he has some tasty treats to cheer him up.
Rick Chandler of NBC Sports reports that 900 pounds of Butterfinger candy bars were dumped in the middle of Copley Square in Boston.
While that kind of amazing number of candy bars scratches me precisely where I itch, I will assume that Welker thinks it is none too funny.
Chandler reports the candy dump was part of a promotion by a pawn shop. Well, they certainly went outside the box with this one.
The shop is Pawngo, and they told NBC Sports the following:
Boston locals got a 900 pound sweet surprise courtesy of Pawngo in the center of Copley Square in the heart of Boston. 900 pounds, or 8,000 bars of Nestle Butterfingers were piled high with a sign entitled, “Thank you Wes Welker” — making everyone in the area stop to take pictures, grab a bar, and have a laugh.
This is all in good fun. Well, and completely over-the-top marketing.
We are about to see if the little guy has a big-time sense of humor. He shouldn't go down as a Bill Buckner, as Chandler ponders, but he will certainly need a bender of some sort to get over this very public bashing he is receiving.
When he comes down from that hangover, he may notice that we have all tired of Welker bashing. Sure, the ball touched every last part of his hands. Granted, the ball was pretty much hand-delivered as if sent by FedEx, but Deion Branch missed a wide-open pass as well.
Welker is going through a tough time right now. So, please send him all your love. But for the love of God, don't pass it to him. He won't receive it if you do that.