well-reasoned and well-written.
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
well-reasoned and well-written.
This is why the 'maize out' concept has been so hard to push through -- you're going against millions bajillions of years of blue sweatshirts worn down to the perfect level of comfort and which still smell like hot dogs from 1976.
Very true. I completely understand why they chose maize; it's more visually striking than blue. And I have accepted it and worn maize shirts. But I miss wearing my jersey to home games. I bought it the summer before my freshman year and it's still in reasonably good shape. I do wear it while watching road games on TV, but it's not quite the same.
And yes - the Tigers will not be the Tigers until they go back to the road uniforms with "DETROIT" on them, instead of that Cleveland-esque cursive they're trying to pull off.
The "Cleveland-esque cursive" uniform that has been worn by the team since 1994 was also used by the Tigers from 1930-1959. It worn by some of the greatest players in not only Tigers history, but in the entire history of baseball -- players such as Hank Greenberg and Charlie Gehringer.
As a point of reference or comparison, the script Indians logo did not appear until 1946, sixteen seasons after the Tigers first began using cursive on their uniform. Used for only eleven season, the script Indians logo was put on the shelf after the 1957 season and did not reappear again until 1994, the same year the Tigers reintroduced their script logo.
Given that information, I suppose one could make the case that Cleveland is actually trying to pull of a "Detroit-esque cursive" as opposed to the other way around.
And it's probably what Ilitch grew up watching, so he's attached to it like I am to the block letters. I do think the block letters are more unique, though.
They're both outlining old script uniforms. The late '60s and early '70s teams had block blue letters on a gray uniforms and the blocks we grew up with were just putting orange and white outlines around that.
Between all the away uniforms, I like our current ones best. But when it comes to a Trammell jersey give me what he wore in '87 because that was when I fell down the well.
I had a lot of fun last year modding MLB 2k10 and making Tigers uniforms (and then blogging about them).
Detroit Stars: http://www.mvpmods.com/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=5850
'27-'28-ish with BIG HONKIN TIGER ON THE BACK:
Red Sox Green Alts (funny): http://www.mvpmods.com/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=5697
White Sox '70s: http://www.mvpmods.com/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=5646
Black Sox (wearing White Sox): http://www.mvpmods.com/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=5625
Washington Sens '24: http://www.mvpmods.com/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=5610
KC Alternates: http://www.mvpmods.com/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=5825
Roster updates: http://www.mvpmods.com/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=5857
In '94 we actually did change our uniforms to look more like Cleveland:
I'm 32, and every game day I'll wear my jersey (#37, I presume Irons because that's who wore it when I was in school and purchased it), and my dog Maizey Blue wears hers (see pic). We may also rock the jerseys for a big basketball or hockey game, and I'll wear mine if I'm playing flag football, but that's about it.
I think any age young or old. Supporting your team in any way is a plus. Lets face it !!! Prices on everthing are going up these days! Nothing is cheap anymore! I love watching Grandpa's and Grandma's sporting the jersey's Lol WAY COOL :)
At a game (or possibly at a bar to watch a game), the age limit is 1,000. Wearing a jersey at any other time not related to a game, the age limit is 1 day old.
Totally and completely disagree. You are saying if a twelve year old kid gets his favorite players jersey for christmas he can't wear it to school the first day back and any day it is clean after that? I can understand the arguement that as one gets older it is less appealing to do so (I don't agree but can understand) but who are you to pass judgement on a kids exuberance?
Hockey: No maximum*
*As long as you're at the game; otherwise: 12.
And in the privacy of your own home -- knock yerself out
A little kid walking around the airport with pilot wings on is cute. A grown man, other than a pilot, walking around the airport with pilot wings on is creepy.
Yes, but is anyone at the airport not rooting for the pilots?
Whenever I feel like switching up my gameday wear is when I don't wear it.
I only wear jerseys for games. I have a Maize Hockey jersey in a box under my bed until the season starts up in October. As with football. I have a Home and Road Authentic #2 adidas jersey for football and plan on getting the Legacy Jersey. For the lesser games this season against smaller schools I'll be rocking the new sideline polo and my player warmup pants.
There really is no age limit to me as long as you support the team and represent them in a positive way.
I bought a Denard jersey last season. It was an impulse buy one Friday September afternoon after math class. They had a ton of #5 jerseys and had just gotten the 16's in. I only wear it during away games when I watch with my friends, but sometimes I forget. We're undefeated when I wear it btw. I would only wear it in away game instances (gotta wear maize at home!). I'm an 18 year old female. My friend wanted to wear it to a Mathletes or Athletes party last semester, but I didn't let her because I didn't want to risk it getting spilled on. Haha
Why would anyone care if people wear jerseys or not? I see people every day walking around in ratty t-shirts and shorts. Is a jersey somehow worse than that?
Personally I only wear jerseys on gameday. But, for example, during the playoffs I have no problem wearing a Wings jersey. I even would wear it to work when I lived out of state. Same thing with Michigan jerseys, though I usually had to wear those on Friday unless I was working on Saturday.
I've never understood people being so uptight about what other people are wearing.
I wear mine to mass at ST Augustines every Sunday.
MY RULE IS THAT UNLESS YOU'RE ON THE BASEBALL TEAM, YOU CAN'T WEAR A FITTED HAT!
sound retarded? so do all of the "rules" in this thread.
hockey sweaters are no doubt way cooler than other jerseys, but i still think you can only get away with wearing em on a game day