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DOTD: Franco Harris Wants To Smell Your Feet

When Franco Harris isn’t busy jumping out of wedding cakes and surprising soon-to-be newlyweds (but is really a spokesman for, he’s busy smelling your feet — literally.

The Penn State legend and four-time Super Bowl champion is trying to make his name in the athletic apparel business with Silversport, which produces a line of odor-free athletic socks. The sock utilizes the power of silver — which is woven into the fabric — to combat odor-causing bacteria, eliminating all unpleasant foot odors even after a week’s worth of use.

Harris’ claim could’ve been enough, but he went the extra mile to prove the sock’s effectiveness last year on CNBC. He gave host Jane Wells a pair to try for herself; Harris gave her a week to put it through a trial run and agreed to take a whiff after it concluded.

“Franco Harris smelling my sock. This is almost like a fantasy for me.”

Much to the Wells’ excitement, Harris did indeed smell her used sock. As advertised, there wasn’t a single foul odor on the sock. We can tell, because Harris really went all-in on the sniffing portion of the test. Watch the video closely — he gives it a solid “one-Mississippi” before retracting his nose.

It’s highly unlikely Harris will appear out of thin air just to smell your used Silversport sock, but he drives a hard bargain on the sock’s effectiveness. Now if that nose could only lead to the Joe Paterno statue.

About the Author

David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


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