Eye, on September 10, 2010 - 23:38, said:
BringBackTheVet, on September 10, 2010 - 23:31, said:
Waleslax, on September 10, 2010 - 23:15, said:
LuvTheNats, on September 10, 2010 - 17:11, said:
BringBackTheVet, on September 10, 2010 - 07:54, said:
LuvTheNats, on September 9, 2010 - 19:28, said:
ONUV, on September 8, 2010 - 20:27, said:
grown men shouldnt wear jerseys anyway.
Thanks for the insight Mr. Blackwell.
Wear what you want, but he's got a point. Everytime I see a grown-a$ man in a jersey (especially
a customized one) I just think he's some big kid who is imagining that he's actually on the team by putting on the jersey, like he's fulfilling some childhood fantasy. It's all a big game of pretend. If you're actually at the game, maybe you get a pass, but it's still kind of corny for adults to wear the jerseys of other adults.
I'll partially give you credit for the customized comment...Although, a person using their last name is more acceptable than some stupid nickname or bad attempt at a joke. As for the rest of your comment....It's ridiculous.
By that logic, every time you see a woman with a Coach bag, she must be pretending to be a fashion model. Every time you put on any shirt with a company logo, you must be pretending to work for that company or model for them, right?
That's just silly. I think people wearing jerseys is cool. I actually hate those NFL films (or any sport for that matter) where they show a crowd from the 60's, 70's whatever, and no one is wearing anything regarding the team they are rooting for.
Your comparisons are not even close to being valid. Not even a little bit.
What you said, BBTV, can be true; however, I think that if the grown man who is wearing the jersey is mature enough to relize that a) he is not part of the team,
he does not know the player personally no matter what anyone thinks, and c) he is just supporting the team, I think it would be an exception to what you said.
Oh of course there's exceptions, and I get it's "cool" to be at the game wearing the same thing as the players, but jerseys are cut to go over pads, are long, are made out of mesh or polyester, and just aren't really practical "casual" wear. What's the difference between wearing a jersey and just wearing a shirt? I really think that there's something about putting on a jersey that gives some people a weird feeling. Maybe not consciously (like "maybe today the coach will finally put me in!!) but subconsciously. Maybe it's just my observation, but I generally notice the fattest or most obviously socially-inept people wearing jerseys, and there's just got to be something there.
I get the wearing it to the game thing, but I'll never understand (and I'm not sure that anyone could ever make me understand) the mentality of someone who's getting ready to go grocery shopping, reaches into their closet to find a shirt to wear, and says "I'm going to go with the Vikings jersey today". It's just taking the team pride thing a little too far, IMO.
Then again, I think that big time sports fanatics are pretty silly all together, so what do I know.