Game-worn jockstrap auction less popular than anticipated

The Elbow staff

Image source: Financial Times

Image source: Financial Times

EDMONTON, AB – After a successful game-worn jersey auction last week, the Oilers turned their focus to selling other leftover player equipment on Friday.

The team hosted an exclusive jockstrap auction for season ticket holders at Rogers Place, with approximately ten fans in attendance.

"It was a bit underwhelming," team spokesman Richard Coupe told reporters. "We were really hoping to fill the room here with people clawing at every bit of memorabilia they could get."

The auction came three weeks after one of Maurice "Rocket" Richard's bloodied face bandages sold for over $80,000 in Montreal.

"I guess we've found the point that our fans aren't even willing to stoop to. Hard to know where that line is, considering how they kept coming to games over the past ten years, but you live and learn."

According to a source, the team's game-worn contact lenses auction next week has been cancelled.

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