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Field of Links: Enough with the khakis already

Jan 17, 2014, 9:47 AM PDT

Everyone is cashing in on Jim Harbaugh’s $8 pleated khakis. Apparently, this means we’ve all run out of meaningful things to talk about.

Here’s exhibit A: The San Francisco 49ers have authenticated a pair of Harbaugh’s pants and are selling them for $500.

Exhibit B: Walmart is cashing in on the fact the 49ers coach bought his pleated pants on their premises. This ad is on their homepage.

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Exhibit C: Banana Republic is angling to upgrade Harbaugh’s pants game.

Sorry folks, when something fun goes commercial, it’s time to move on. And we shall.

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