January 31, 2013 4:30 PM by Smash
We’re going to start doing this weekly, asking “is it ok?” to topics that I ask myself everyday. These are common occurrences that need to be addressed. You may or may not agree with us, but if you’re gonna bitch, at least say why. So to kick it off, we’re tackling this: Is it ok to wear your teams gear to a sporting event they’re not playing in? (I.e. wearing a Redskins jersey to a Raiders vs. Chargers game).
Being from New York, I’ve noticed this my entire life. If you’ve ever been to a Mets game, you’ve seen the assjockeys wearing a Yankees jersey in the stands. He’s usually fat and aggressively rooting for whatever team the Mets are playing. Worst part it’s usually a Babe Ruth jersey with #3 “Ruth” on the back. Vomit inducing.
But this is a problem in every stadium across the country. People roll up to a game with their teams shit on and they’re not even playing in the game. This move has always been baffling to me. Why people can’t just go to a game to enjoy the sport or the teams playing is beyond me. I’ve found most of these people are solely fans of their team, and not the sport…which is fine but come on.
There are a few, very specific instances where I think this is ok:
1. Your team is playing in a big game at the same time.
2. Going to a different sport of another team you’re a fan of (Wearing a Blackhawks jersey to a Bulls game.) Completely acceptable.
3. This is flirting with not ok but a hat can pass. Not a New Era flat brim though, those never pass unless they’re being worn on the field.
Bonus: wearing random sports gear of teams you don’t actually root for.
I’m walking around the office last week and a guy is wearing a Blackhawks shirsey. I start talking to him about the season and the team and gives me a “oh, I’m not actually a fan, I just have the shirt.” What the fuck is that move all about? If you’re a guy wearing any sort of team gear, you better be prepared to talk to a complete stranger about that team. Guy 101. And again, wearing flat brim, sticker still on hats because “you like the colors/they match your outfit” is a one way ticket to getting your penis cut off. Might as well wear a pink hat and call it a day.
Oh and by the way, the Hartford Whalers aren’t a team anymore and they’ll never be back. Don’t think I’ve met one person wearing Whalers gear that used to actually be a fan.
So is it ok? No…no it’s not. If you think it is, I’d really love to hear why.