Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Oh Yeah!


My much-anticipated Barca Puyol jersey arrives in the morning and then the Blaugrana knock off tournament favorite AC Milan at the San Siro in the afternoon. Coincidence? Hardly. I'm so excited that I have to try the jersey on with the shorts. Der Wife's caption for this picture: "Biggest Dork in the World." Sadly, she's right.

9 comments:

Jacob said...

I think if you wanted to be cool, our genetic pool/ enviroment was not the place to start.

P.S. the word verification for this post is "raxqs."

Tim said...

And my Bergkamp kit is still in the mail... hopefully not an omen. Congrats for the result.

Fox said...

As I've said on many occasions your wife deserves a medal for marrying you. Ugh, a grown man in someone else's soccer uniform?

Anonymous said...

With the entire outfit, I think you have officialy stepped beyond dork/geekdom into child molestor territory- when are you buying the panneled van

Michael said...

Just so we're clear, I would not wear the full uniform out in public. I had the shorts on hand because I like working out in them and the jersey arrived yesterday so I can wear it to Braves games with khaki shorts and be so much more urbane than the yahoos in creamsicle Tennessee outfits. In fact, I've mocked UT fans for being the only fan base that shows up to the Ted insisting on wearing their hats and t-shirts, thus violating the "you can wear the hat or the t-shirt, but not both" rule. I wonder if they'll be so proud this year?

All that cavilling about how this was a one-time deal aside, my wife is still right. Big dork.

Fox said...

You bring up another good point--why is it that when people go to a ballgame, they feel the need to wear apparel for teams other than the ones playing or from completely different sports? If you're going to put on a jersey, hat, etc., shouldn't it be for one of the teams playing? Otherwise, just dress like a regular people. I am so sick of seeing people in Red Sox caps at the Nats' games.

peacedog said...

Fox, it's a big tradition in SEC country (which you may or may not be aware of).

Mike and I were at a Braves game about 3-4 years ago. At one point, somebody wrang a cowbell quite loudly and obnoxiously, just to our right. Suddenly, about 2 sections to our left, there was a loud "GO TO HELL STATE". A rather, ah, "frontier" looking gentle men was standing, all bowed up, glowering towards the direction of the noise.

The cow bell ringer stood proudly, defiantly, and stared back. Fittingly, he could have been his antagonist's twin, but for his allegiance to a different team.

Mike looked at me and remarked "Only in SEC country can you have a fight nearly break out between fans of two schools at a completely unrelated sporting event".

Truth.

Fox said...

That's a great story!! Sadly I miss out on all that SEC fun up here in DC. Maybe I should limit my complaint to people wearing gear from other teams that play the same sport--like people wearing Iverson jerseys to Wizards games or Yankees caps to Nats and O's games.

Michael said...

Fox, I agree with you about wearing Red Sox hats to Nats games, but mainly because I find Red Sox fans endlessly annoying. At the Hawks-Heat game on Tuesday night, I was strongly tempted to ask everyone in Heat gear "you've been a fan since the Rony Seikaly days, right?" People who wear Heat gear to a Hawks game scream bandwagon to me even more than Red Sox fans because I'll acknowledge that there are a ton of Boston transplants here, but no one in Atlanta is a Miami transplant.

Peace makes a great point about SEC gear at Braves games. It's a veritable convention. My earliest memory of figuring out that pro sports events in Atlanta are, in large part, an opportunity to get into college football fights was a Hawks game in 1987 when some old guy in the front row of the upper deck turned around and, appros pos of nothing, yelled "WAR EAGLE, ALL YOU GEORGIA FANS, WAR EAGLE!!!" and then sat back down.