NFL Team Sends 350 Rolls of Toilet Paper to London in Preparation for Upcoming International Game
Most NFL players are used to getting exactly what they want, but one team is taking things to a whole new level in preparation for a game being played overseas.
According to The Telegraph, the New York Jets take the quality of their toilet paper very seriously. To prepare for their upcoming game in London against their division rival the Miami Dolphins, the Jets sent over 350 rolls of toilet paper (two-ply, of course) for the three days they will spend in the UK.
The team says that the British variety is too thin for their powerful posteriors, and are opting to play it safe and bring their own toilet paper.
While serving a practical use, one would find it hard to imagine that Jets players will form a queue outside the bathroom long enough to require so much toilet paper. Then again, those crumpets are known to cause a little stomach-rumbling.
A total of 5,000 items have reportedly been sent to London for use by six different NFL teams that will play in front of a packed house at Wembley Stadium on four separate occasions over the course of the season.
As far as the Jets are concerned, the team’s Senior Manager of Team Operations Aaron Degerness said that they have sent over 263 boxes of food and snacks, 315 power devices and adapters, and over 2,600 pieces of athletic equipment.
“Some may say that’s a little over the top or whatnot, but it didn’t really cost that much, so why not?” Degerness said.
Though 350 rolls of toilet paper may seem like a tad bit much, NFL teams are known to spare no expense when it comes to pampering their players. A leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons of water per day, but a leaky offensive line can waste $20 million worth of a quarterback in his prime.
According to NFL.com, the game is part of the 2015 International Series that the league is using to grow interest in the sport overseas. The Dolphins-Jets matchup will mark the first time a divisional game is played in London.
“To provide UK fans the opportunity to see games on consecutive weekends, to see new teams, and to attend a division game, which feature some of the most passionate rivalries in our sport, are signs of the growth and depth of our UK fan base,” NFL Executive Vice President of International Mark Waller said in a statement.
All players of the traveling teams have been advised on the wide array of electrical, cultural, and culinary differences in the UK. In addition to preparing for the game itself, they’re preparing for the higher voltage of British outlets, alternate laundry procedures, and differences in condiments.
The Jets and Dolphins will kick-off from Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9:30 a.m. EST, which is 2:30 p.m. local time.
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