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This Day in Deals: 40% off NFL pyjamas to honor the sport’s first professional player

  • Sports are such big business these days, it’s hard to picture a time when they, well, weren’t.
  • These days, NFL players are rockstars.
  • That, friends, is the (sorta) famous William Walter “Pudge” Heffelfinger.
  • He was the first person paid to play American Football.
  • To cut a long story short, after Yale, Pudge played as an amateur footballer for the Chicago Athletic Association.
  • This made him the first ‘professional’ American Football player.
  • So, to celebrate William Walter “Pudge” Heffelfinger’s achievement, we’re giving you 40 percent off a sleep set (read: pyjamas) of your favorite American football team.
  • Don’t they make you want to dream of [INSERT FAMOUS AMERICAN FOOTBALL PLAYER] doing a [INSERT AMERICAN FOOTBALL TERM] against [INSERT RIVAL AMERICAN FOOTBALL TEAM]?
  • So, let’s all give some respect to the magnificent William Walter “Pudge” Heffelfinger 126 years after he was the first person paid to play American Football.

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