Bar: Proceeds from selling Penn State Chad Powers T-shirts go to walk-ons

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Chad Powers is the latest quarterback phenomenon to excite fans of the Penn State football program. Sure, he can’t play a snap for the Nittany Lions because he’s Eli Manning’s alter ego, but the program is still cashing in on his popularity.

In the latest episode Places of Rat, Manning used long hair, a mustache and a fake nose to disguise himself as Chad Powers and exercise during his Penn State walk-on tryouts. The video went viral, and Powers became an online sensation.

Now, Penn State is selling T-shirts with Powers’ picture and his now-viral quote, “Think Fast, Run Fast.” Additionally, $15 from each sale will benefit the team’s current players.

Penn State will host a Powers-inspired 40-yard dash before Saturday’s game against Central Michigan. If fans can beat Powers’ time of 5.49 seconds, they’ll get a free “Think Fast, Run Fast” shirt.

Chad Powers’ bit was so successful that some television studios are already trying to make a show based on the character. According to a report by TMZ Sports, Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions Was “Flooded” With Requests To Produce Chad Powers Show.


At least one concept was similar to Ted Lasso, a series about an American football coach hired to manage an English football club. For now, Powers will be a Penn State urban legend.



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