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Postby Drew Corleone on Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:38 am

B&E are discussing "jersey guys" this morning.

First they asked what's worse: a jersey with a player's name, the guy's name who's wearing it, or no name at all.

In that case I have to say: guy's name, player's name, no name.

But then Bucky said a hockey sweater doesn't count as a "jersey," and it's as geeky, though he thinks any other jersey should not be worn, even to games.

So I'm wondering what everyone else thinks. I know it's impossible for threads like this to remain on-topic for more than a few replies, but what the hell...

My take:

Football: Just don't do it. A 25+ year-old white guy in a jersey looks ridiculous, even at football games. At the very worst you come across looking like a wannabe. And please don't combine them with jorts.

Basketball: Even worse than football. I guess if you play a lot of ball then maybe it's okay, but I'll let people that play basketball more than once every few years judge that.

Hockey: I agree with Bucky. I don't mind hockey sweaters (except for the lame-ass minor leagues), so long as they don't hav a player's name on the back.

Baseball: Baseball jerseys are the closest thing to an actual shirt of all the sports jerseys. They don't bother me so much. maybe it's hypocritical... I dont know. But I would consider getting a Biggio replica, whereas I would never even think about a Roy Williams or even VY jersey.
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Postby Blondie on Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:57 am

My opinion is that if the actual players choose to wear street clothes when not playing, then we should, too. The only possible exception is children. Young children. Babies, actually.

It is simply not socially acceptable and also rather tacky.
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Postby SmoothLonghorn on Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:16 am

I think they're pretty on point--wearing them to a game is ok, but wearing them "around town" might be stretching it. I really like my UT #20 Earl throwback and I think I bought a #11 back in the day as an ode to Ricky. I also own a "Jordan" from his first years with the Bulls (cursive "Chicago" on the front) and a couple of baseball (Cubs & Astros All Star).

I'll throw them on when watching one of the teams (or maybe the baseball ones when it gets real close to the season), but not very often. I think they have to be tasteful and not overused (which many people don't adhere to with any fashion trend in today's society). I'm not coming up with a good reason to ever have one with your own name on the back.....Smooth
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Postby TheDean176 on Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:19 am

I only wear my jerseys while I'm filming my rap videos.
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Postby howieman on Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:20 am

i have an Express jersey
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Postby HornFanSweetie on Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:29 am

I think the jerseys belong on the wall with an autograph on them not to be worn. EXCEPT I do agree that hockey sweaters are ok to wear to hockey games but no where else. And if you do wear a hockey sweater you need to make sure you follow whatever superstitious belief you do every time. For example when I go to the Stars games, my sweater does not go on until in the parking lot drinking beer. :D
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Postby Markaholic on Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:00 am

I agree. OK at games. Not OK elsewhere.

I don't own a single jersey. Amy said they look stupid and I do what I'm told.
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Postby txlonghorn47 on Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:01 am

I think Hockey sweaters might be the worst.

I don't think there is any time once you have reached the age of 14 that you should have on any type of jersey.
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Postby TheDean176 on Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:22 am

What about jersey t-shirts? I own like 4 of those. Are those cool enough? I wanna make sure that I get everyone's approval before I ever get dressed again.
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Postby Bucharest on Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:28 am

My thoughts:

No adult male should wear a jersey outside of the house under any circumstances, but that's just my opinion. Personally, I'll bust out my Billy Guerin Devils jersey and my Bagwell Astros jersey during the playoffs.....but again, only at home and only if there aren't any females of even remote interest in a 2-mile radius.

Another thought not related to this particular discussion, more of a general statement, but Bucky is complete dolt and is the single reason I won't listen to that show.
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Postby BevoisaSoxFan on Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:29 am

Jerseys are a stretch, but I think t-shirts with a players name on the back are fine. That's much more applicable for baseball shirts rather than hoops or football.
I'll wear my Ted Williams, Ortiz and Schilling t-shirts around town and to work and don't think anything of it. If they were jerseys, I'd feel a little more weird about it but regular navy blue t-shirts with a name and number on the back are fine IMO.
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Postby MBK271 on Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:32 am

Still the coolest jersey I've ever seen...

Dean and I were at a gam at The Temple and saw a guy with a Texas baseball Clemens jersey.

I haven't worn one since I was 13 or 14. My Dallas Mavs Jason Kidd jersey was the shiznit.
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Postby txlonghorn47 on Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:45 am

The t-shirt style ones are ok.

There is nothing hotter than a chick sporting the Michael Young t-shirt. Ok there prob is.
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Postby BevoisaSoxFan on Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:50 am

Now chicks in a jersey t-shirt works for me as long as they are tight and she has a big rack.

When the girlfriend stays over I usually give her my "Posada is a Little Bitch" t-shirt to wear. That's sexy too.
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Postby txlonghorn47 on Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:02 pm

I got to thinking and the last jersey I had was '95. That was when my older brother was working at the stadium store at Texas Stadium and brought me home one of the official double stared Deion Sanders jereseys the day they came out. It was like the ones they wore in games with everything sown on instead of screenprinted. I thought that thing was sooo bad ass. :lol:
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Postby Drew Corleone on Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:07 pm

I like girls in the female jerseys.
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Postby TheDean176 on Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:22 pm

Drew Corleone wrote:I like girls in the female jerseys.


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Postby Markaholic on Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:25 pm

T-shirt jerseys with names on the back?

That's white trash.
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Postby UTwiz on Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:02 pm

Stace has very small jerseys of Mike Vick and Dirk, and has the Mark Tiexierra tshirt jersey. No complaints.
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Postby TheDean176 on Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:13 pm

Michael Vick?
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Postby LMQueen on Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:25 pm

Markaholic wrote:T-shirt jerseys with names on the back?

That's white trash.


I like the green mavs t-shirt jerseys that Matt and Eric have.

They have the names on the back and don't look white trash.
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Postby Bucharest on Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:28 pm

Markaholic wrote:T-shirt jerseys with names on the back?

That's white trash.


Yeah, I couldn't possibly agree more......and there are no exceptions to this rule. I mean, it's the same concept as a jersey, but says "I'm too cheap to actually buy the jersey itself".

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Postby edavis3 on Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:36 pm

I would wear a Jessica Simpson jersey.
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Postby LMQueen on Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:38 pm

Removed for Drew.
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Postby TheDean176 on Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:39 pm

I don't know I really like my jersey tees. I can afford and do have some authentic jerseys, but those just aren't as comfortable.

Plus, white trash is in these days.
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