The Windbreaker of Pwnership
Here's an e-mail I received from DQ reader Tim Hibbetts in reference to the "Madden Championship Ring" post I made earlier this week:
In reference to the championship rings and other elite garb, I can distinctly recall my step-dad with his Windbreaker of Pwnership. It was the early 80's and if you could get a high enough score on the old Activision games (Pitfall, River Raid, et al.), you could send a photo of the game screen as proof to them and they would send you a patch. He did so and soon had a purple nylon covering fit for kings (kings of us geeks, anyway). He wore it with pride.
That's a great story by itself, but then Tim got his mother to send him a picture: