Richard Sherman gave Seahawks teammates $25,000 Beats by Dre headphones (photos)
Got a little gift for all my teammates from me and @beatsbydre … Stay tuned to see what it is! #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/UinHAPKV7I
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 26, 2014
On Sunday morning, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman took to Twitter (above) to provide a teaser regarding a special surprise he had arranged for his teammates.
Later, Sherman revealed via Instagram exactly what gift would be bestowed upon Seahawks players: A pair of special edition Super Bowl XLVIII headphones from Beats by Dre.
The message attached to the pic acknowledged all parties who made it happen. Sherman wrote: “Thank you to @beatsbydre and @gwpresents for allowing me to give this GREAT gift to my Teammates! #SuperbowlHeadphones.”
Of course, it’s not like Sherman actually dropped $25K per pair of headphones. Membership — or better put, or lucrative endorsement deals — has its privileges.
The particular brand of headphones presented to Seahawks players courtesy of Sherman makes perfect sense given the defensive back’s endorsement arrangement with Beats by Dre. In a marketing coup that couldn’t have been better-timed had it been planned-out completely, a commercial starring Sherman promoting the headphones recently began to air…
…as its release coincided perfectly with how Sherman considerably raised his public profile another several notches due to his histrionic post-game interview with Erin Andrews following the NFC Championship Game.
Sherman’s teammates later took to social media to show off the high-end audiophile gear and thank their teammate for the nifty gift.
The headphones we just got hooked up with worth more than my car. Well damn.. pic.twitter.com/WoasiGdUTD
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) January 26, 2014
Shoutout to @RSherman_25 and @beatsbydre for the 25k #superbowlheadphones!!! pic.twitter.com/5OrJbAEGIa
— Michael Bowie (@73likebo) January 26, 2014
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa … … whoa. $25,000 headphones? Damn!
Thank You @beatsbydre & @RSherman_25 for the new headphones. NYC here we come !!! pic.twitter.com/D7LPRPBjEz
— Breno Giacomini (@68Breno) January 26, 2014
According to FOX Sports, the limited edition, customized headphones were created in a joint effort by Beats by Dre and Graff Diamonds.
And member of the Denver Broncos shouldn’t feel left out in the cold related to Beats by Dre Super Bowl swag: FOX Sports additionally reports that members of the AFC representative in Super Bowl XLVIII also will receive the snazzy headphones.
Between his post-game meltdown and the fanfare it has generated, including kids imitating it and a youngster comparing Sherman to Disney character “Wreck-It Ralph,” the hype machine that surely will be running on all cylinders involving Sherman during Super Bowl Week is sure to be one of the bigger stories leading up to the big game.