Team Europe, Your 2016 World Cup of Hockey Phantom Champs!

Team Europe, ladies and gentlemen! The team people expected to roll over and die, lose their three round robin games and completely forgotten about. Not so much, eh? A surprise run to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey Finals ended last night for the team of misfit players belonging to European

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Golden St Warriors: Phantom “Back to Back” NBA Champs

The Golden State Warriors just couldn’t quite do it, there will be no “Back to Back” championship for the Bay Area as the Warriors came just a few crucial points short against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight in Oakland… meanwhile the City of Cleveland is enjoying the end of a lengthy

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What If? San Jose Sharks 2016 Stanley Cup Champs Merchandise

Sorry Sharks fans… but where’s the fun in winning it all your first time in the big dance? This just makes it a whole lot sweeter when you come back to win it next year, right? Ask the Kansas City Royals, or the Cleveland Cava… ask the Royals! The Pittsburgh

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Oklahoma City Thunder 2016 West “Phantom” Champs Merchandise

They almost pulled off the impossible, eliminating a team that went 73-9 in the regular season, but the Oklahoma City Thunder couldn’t finish it off despite taking a 3-1 lead in the best of 7 after game four. So it’s back to the NBA Finals for the Golden State Warriors, setting up

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Toronto Raptors 2016 Eastern “Phantom” Champs Gear

  I’ll admit, going into that series against Cleveland, I didn’t have a lot of hope for my Toronto Raptors, but there was a moment after that win in Game Four where I thought, “hey, they might actually win this thing!”. About ten minutes into Game Five I was smacked back to reality.

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Blues, Lightning 2016 NHL Conference “Phantom” Champs Merch

The Pittsburgh Penguins finally took down the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 last night to clinch their first Eastern Conference championship in seven years, in the process ending the Bolts oh-so-close “back-to-back” Cup final appearances. It also sets up our 2016 Stanley Cup Final matchup where for the first

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Phantom Merchandise: NFC, AFC Champs, Super Bowl 50 Matchups

Super Bowl 50 is all set, the Carolina Panthers continued their incredible season with a blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals and Tom Brady’s magic came up just one play short in the Denver Broncos victory over the New England Patriots. It’s Broncos vs. Panthers, the flashy young quarterback against

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Clemson Tigers 2015 Phantom Champs Merchandise

No victory stripes for this tiger… Clemson couldn’t quite pull it out last night, alas Alabama rolled on to their sixteenth NCAA football National Championship. But what if Clemson did it? The game was close, it could have easily gone their way. What would their players wear as they celebrated?

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Ottawa RedBlacks Phantom Grey Cup Champs

  Props to the Ottawa RedBlacks. I mean seriously, making it to the championship in just your second season is nothing to be ashamed of… that’s what the Ottawa RedBlacks and their fans have to take away from this 2015 CFL season on the morning after their loss to the Edmonton Eskimos.

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Not Amazin Enough: NY Mets 2015 World Series Phantom Champs Merch

The New York Mets are not the 2015 World Series Champions. Despite it ending with a Kansas City victory in only 5 games, they put up one heckuva fight… really, a couple of hops here and there, a couple of routine throws and bam, world champs. But that’s what the Royals do,

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Toronto Blue Jays 2015 AL Champs Phantom Merchandise

Oh… OH! Now I understand why some fans don’t like seeing phantom champs merchandise. Up until, oh, 17 hours ago I had never seen a current season phantom championship shirt, cap, bottle opener, whatever for one of my teams. Yeah, it kinda stings a little. Anyways, the Toronto Blue Jays

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Sorry Chicago: The Cubs 2015 NL Champs Merchandise

When you go into the postseason with the third best record in the world and then proceed to eliminate the only two teams who finished higher than you in the standings you’d expect to make it into the World Series, right? Chicago Cubs fans, your one-year-earlier-than-we-expected run to the Fall Classic

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