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Steve Smith inks deal with Panthers, wears Gizmo the Mogwai shirt to presser (pic)

Carolina Panthers undersized yet dominating, wide receiver Steve Smith agreed to a three-year contract extension with the team on Tuesday. At the press conference, Smith wore a shirt featuring the adorable Gizmo the Mogwai from the classic ’80s film Gremlins. Interesting (and awesome) choice.

I guess it’s safe to say that whatever you do, don’t feed Steve Smith after midnight. Not because he happened to wear a Gizmo the Mogwai t-shirt, but more due to the fact he could have acid reflux and eating some grub so late will keep him up with indigestion all hours of the night.

All those trivialities aside, while the Gizmo shirt is a brilliant nod to some excellent ’80s nostalgia, wearing a shirt bearing Phoebe Cates’ likeness would have served a higher purpose. The gal could use some buzz. I mean, has anyone seen Cates since she co-starred in Gremlins? Other than the disappointing Gremlins 2 and the awful Drop Dead Fred, of course. But let us never speak of those films again.

[H/T @MikeSolarte, by way of The Big Lead]

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