Skip to comments.Why Grown Men Walk Around Wearing Football Jerseys
Posted on 09/05/2012 1:33:25 PM PDT by mojito
....I have a jersey I wear when my team plays on Sundays. It's not a good jersey. It's a lame-ass replica jersey I bought because I was too cheap to spring for the real deal. But I wear it. And do I feel like a stallion when I wear it? I DO. I totally do, even though I look like every other middle-aged man wearing an NFL jersey he shouldn't be wearing. I feel like I'm part of the team, which is just absurd.
NFL fans walk around in team jerseys all the time, and even though most of them look like schlubs, most of them FEEL better than they do at any other time of the week. In fact, the fatter and more out of shape you are, the more powerful a spell the jersey casts over your ego. Maybe you look like a real player. Maybe the head coach will be in dire need of a running back in the fourth quarter, see you through the TV screen, and summon you out to the field to go rip off the winning 90-yard swing pass. That will never happen, but the jersey is what lets you dream about it, and often the dream is vivid enough to make a decent substitute for reality. Which is good, because in reality you're fat and your team sucks.
So if you have a jersey sitting in your drawer, I beseech you to take it out right now and throw it on. Don't apologize for it. Don't worry about your girlfriend telling you that you look pathetic. She doesn't get it, man. She doesn't understand the POWER of the jersey. But you do. You put that jersey on and you get yourself fired the f**k up, because the NFL season starts TONIGHT....
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NFL? Oh that’s different. I thought they meant my Doug Flutie #22 jersey.
Why do grown men walk around in flip flops, shorts, t-shirts, keds, bizarre facial hair, piercings, tattooes, and fat guts?
Like Mark Steyn said, Adults today look just like they did in 1950, only fatter and dressed exactly like children.
Is that the blimp getting ready for tonight’s coverage?
On a lighter note, it IS finally football season. Channelling John Facenda, “It was a day of punishment in a league of pain...”
At least until that peter-puffin’ little scumbag Roger Goodell came along and started postponing games because of SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve seen my little girl’s SOCCER league play in the snow!!!!!!
“These gods of Autumn.”
I shouldn’t wear shorts or t-shirts?
“They scored the most, allowed the fewest, and dished out such punishment along the way, they came to be known as the Purple Gang.”
“Lombardi—a certain magic still lingers in the very name; it speaks of duels in the snow and cold November mud.”
I never understood why grown men would walk around wearing a jersey with another man’s name on it. Seems kind of childish to me.
Well, Doc Holliday, Indiana Jones, and Chesty Puller never did... :)
gotta think...most of the people/ walking around today are the offspring of the people? of the ‘60s and l8r...and we wonder what happened...
The joke's on me, though, since he doesn't wear a shirt when he competes...
Sigh... now it looks just as old and nasty as I do.
You know how to dig the knife in deep. :)
You should wear an Annie Thorisdottir shirt.
I have no NFL jerseys, but I do like to wear my Red Wings jerseys in the winter. They are called sweaters for a reason. I also like wearing my baseball jerseys. One is a NNOB Cubs jersey. The others are game-worn Negro League throwbacks. They are very comfortable to wear.
Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday is my all time favorite character.
What you don’t want to wear a wool suit in 90 degree, 70% humidity weather, to the store?
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