Two days after the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York, some Houston area sporting goods stores began selling maroon T-shirts superimposed with a depiction of the famous bronze statue.
It seemed like a good holiday gift for the Aggies in my family, but when I returned to my neighborhood store a few days later, the T-shirts were sold out. A clerk called and found that to be the case at other stores as well.
Neither could I find the T-shirt still available online.
So I started wondering where the money went from the purchase of those shirts.
Primarily, I was told by one marketing expert, it went to the Heisman Trust and Texas A&M. I assume the sporting goods stores, the manufacturer, the designer and even the seamstresses in, say, Indonesia, got cuts, however small.
Who didn't earn a cent from the sale of the T-shirts?
Johnny Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback who actually won the Heisman Trophy.