Do you own a team jersey? Do you own a team jersey that your regret buying?
Have you witnessed a jersey violation in public, at a game?
Two weeks ago Kelly bought me a Mariano Rivera jersey for my birthday. I'm a big fan of Rivera, one of the classiest players MLB has ever seen.
Last week I bought Kelly a Colin Kaepernick jersey for her birthday. She is a huge 49ers fan (Yes, I married her inspite of that). I've been thinking about team jerseys and the "rules" that come with purchasing one. What rules should you follow?
The official guide to jersey buying
Sports On Earth
A favorite team is enough information to go with if you're just buying a hat or a t-shirt, but with a uniform you've got to be more specific. You've got to pick a player's name and number (blank uniforms are for the weak and will not be discussed here). Keep in mind, this player's name and number will be on your uniform forever, and you will be associated with their greatness or lack thereof. Pick wisely and once day you'll be able to smugly tell someone at a sports bar, "Yeah, this was Jerkson's number his rookie year." Pick poorly and you'll be mocked mercilessly… or you'll have to buy another jersey.
Rules for wearing a jersey to support your team
Rick Reilly, 2011: The Jersey Rules
The three fastest-growing diseases in America today are diabetes, Lyme disease, and sports jerseys. Wearing a jersey used to be for kids. You be Tom Brady and I'll be Darrelle Revis. Now people with actual jobs are wearing them. At 6, it's adorable. At 36, deplorable