For most fans, replica team jerseys are signs of long-time franchise affiliation, or tokens of cherished memories. And then there's this guy, who bought a Matt Schaub replica jersey in the Reliant Stadium parking lot after the Houston Texans lost a 23-20 overtime backbreaker to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The fan purchased the jersey for $200 and, perhaps inspired by Schaub's pick-six to Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, tried to torch it with his own lighter. (Warning -- there is some slightly NSFW language in certain parts of this video.)
That didn't work so well -- it just melted the jersey a bit -- so the fan and a group of other tailgaters introduced lighter fluid into the process. Hey -- if it worked for Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival, why not? At that point, the poor little jersey burned up pretty good and disintegrated into nothingness.
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There is no word on whether the Texans are considering doing something similar with the part of their playbook that had Schaub throwing at a weird angle to perhaps the NFL's best cornerback.