How many team jerseys do you own?

Submitted by victors2000 on September 21st, 2009 at 11:05 AM

My first jersey was the #2, and I followed that by a #80. This year I purchased #55 and considered purchasing #4 but I stopped myself, thinking, wait a minute, your on your way to having the whole team! Shortly after I left the store I started thinking, what's wrong with that? So what if I'll have to build a couple more closets! So how many jerseys do you guys own?



September 21st, 2009 at 11:16 AM ^

- 1997 #2 home authentic
- 2006 #20 Nike alternate maize
- 2008 #2 away authentic

- 1993 #5 maize authentic
- 1993 #5 authentic reversible practice jersey
- 2007 #24 blue authentic

Note: I did not buy the #24 for Ron Coleman. I was hoping for one of our incoming recruits to take his number and it was on sale for $20.


September 21st, 2009 at 11:35 AM ^

I think when you are 5+ years out of UM, you gotta give up the jersey look. Dropping the cargo pants and skateboarder sneakers are good moves as well. Lastly, no more Jagerbombs at Goodtime Charley's.

Slightly OT: I sort of wish Michigan would drop the name on the back ala ND or PSU. A real fan knows the key numbers or can navigate the roster inside a program.

I particularly loathe the jerseys that have a first name abbreviated.

Just the jersey, and a number, should be enough. That way, you buy a Mike Hart 20 and it now looks solid as a Michael Shaw 20.

(I know Michigan has multiple players with the same numbers; but I still would drop the names...)



September 21st, 2009 at 12:48 PM ^

"Lastly, no more Jagerbombs at Goodtime Charley's."


Also I don't own a jersey. I wish I had bought a woodson jersey back in the day, but I'm incredibly cheap and $70 for a jersey I'll wear 4-5 times /year is too much. However if Tate Forcier continues his excellent play I'm going to be tempted. I'm much more than 5 years out of UM too....


September 21st, 2009 at 11:31 AM ^

I too prefer hoodies and T's but I broke down and got the 2009 authentic #5 when I went into the ND game. I would really like a #68 authentic but have yet to find one and quite honestly would do it injustice since my arms are not as big as fire hydrants!


September 21st, 2009 at 11:38 AM ^

Any secrets as to what the best way to wash an authentic jersey to keep it looking its best for years to come?

Thanks, I'll take your comments off the air!


September 21st, 2009 at 11:44 AM ^

There is some debate over the plural form of jersey. It's either "jerseys" or "jersies," but at any rate, it most certainly isn't "jersey's".

That aside, I sadly have to agree that after about age 30, wearing a team jersey starts to look a little odd.


September 21st, 2009 at 11:46 AM ^

I only have 1 "old" school Nike jersey. It's an authentic Stevie Breaston home jersey (Yeah that's right I hopped on the Stevie B bandwagon his Freshman year). I also have an authentic maize hockey jersey (also of the nike persuasion circa 2003 and yes both jerseys were bought the same year and I need to upgrade said jerseys)

So I have to ask if jerseys are not proper attire for older gentlemen then what is?


September 21st, 2009 at 11:49 AM ^

4 jerseys:

#4 blue (Nike authentic)This one is worn exclusively this year so far.
#1 blue (Nike authentic)
#1 maize (my first)
#21 blue (Nike authentic - Howard on back)


September 21st, 2009 at 11:55 AM ^

I actually still have a Tyrone Wheatley Jersey from the early 90's. And yes...even though I'm 41 years old, I still wear it to the sports bar here in Atlanta every saturday in the fall (and switching in my Mike Hart jersy now and then as well).

So yes, i am of course biased (or senile?), but in this context I don't think you are ever too old to sport a jersy as long as a) you are at a sports bar supporting your team or b) you are going to a game. I'll concede that it looks a little silly for a 40+ year old man to wear the jersy out to the grocery store.


September 21st, 2009 at 11:55 AM ^

I am 30 and wear my jersey. Now mind you, it is on gameday when I go to a bar to watch the game or a buddies house. I do not wear it to go out for the night with my wife or anything but I would like to think it is acceptable to wear it to support your team. And if it is not, well I guess I am just a fashion misfit.


September 21st, 2009 at 1:23 PM ^

#18 Nike home replica (Amani Toomer!)
#2 Adidas away game authentic ('08)

#5 knock-off maize replica (Jalen something or other, oh wait he never existed)


September 21st, 2009 at 1:22 PM ^

Michigan Football
Adidas #2 Home
Adidas #1 Home
Nike #7 Away

Michigan Basketball
Nike #54 Blue Authentic

Detroit Tigers
#1 Lou Whitaker Home
#25 Dmitri Young (I need to get around to burning this one)
#9 Carlos Guillen 2004 Houston AS Game

Tons of replica NBA and NFL jersies from my childhood that are nowhere close to fitting.

tn wolverine

September 21st, 2009 at 1:56 PM ^

I'm 42 and have accumulated over the years.
Blue #6 Ty Wheatley at the time I have two if these my (wife) then girlfriend got one too they're both big enough to wear with shoulder pads.
Blue # 10 Guess who. Brady at the time.
White # 37 Sword I believe at the time.
Blue # 32 A. Thomas
White # 15 S. Breaston when I got it, but 15 has always been my fav. number so it was a bonus.
Blue # 4 I got for Christmas this year . B. Minor of course.
I also have a few B-ball, a hockey and a faux baseball jersey.
You can take the boy out of Michigan but you can't take the Maize and Blue out of the boy. GO BLUE !!!!!!!!!!!


September 21st, 2009 at 1:42 PM ^

Irons (blue)
Woodson (white)
G. Watson (blue)

I won't buy another one. I feel like a creeper wearing the jersey of a stranger who's younger than me. Just a personal thing. No offense to the rest of you--by all means, creep away.


September 21st, 2009 at 2:54 PM ^

a Woodson #2 throwback that I occasionally wear for games. Yes, a jersey from '97 is now a throwback. I also can't wear the jersey of a man younger than me for some reason.


September 21st, 2009 at 3:58 PM ^

The one and only jersey I own was a gift from my cousin that attended the university. It's a #33 Leroy Hoard and he gave it to me for Christmas when I was 10 or 11 yrs old. Still looks great. That being said, as I have grown older I personally find it strange to jock a college kid by putting his name on your back. T's and hoodies for me as well.

the_big_house 500th

September 21st, 2009 at 4:05 PM ^


12 Aaron Rodgers
7 Michigan (Blue)


St. Louis
Los Angeles
San Jose
New Jersey
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Tampa Bay


September 21st, 2009 at 4:21 PM ^

#15 away jersey from the Breaston years (present from my dad when I was in middle school)

Eli Manning Superbowl XLII (This one is cursed and can never be worn by me on a Sunday. See 1st half of Superbowl XLII and last year's Browns game.)

Red Wings jersey, women's size, no number (

and none of them are that stupid girly pink. In fact, the first two are men's small and pretty much dress length on me.


September 21st, 2009 at 4:34 PM ^

Michigan Football:

#86 Blue Nike

#10 Tom Brady Nike Throwback

#20 White Nike

#1 White Addidas

#2 1997 Blue

#78 2004 Blue


Tom Brady

Braylon Edwards

Lamarr Woodley

Warren Sapp

New York Yankees:

Mantle Pinstripes

Dimaggio Pinstripes

Sabathia Gray

Jeter Gray


Lebron James White and Blue

Mo Williams Yellow

Daniel Gibson White


September 21st, 2009 at 4:56 PM ^

many of them are practice/game-worn purchased at UM Ath Dept Garage Sales over the years, some are replicas from Moe's or M-Den. Most (50+) are football jerseys, a few basketball (including easier-to-get women's jerseys), and a few hockey. All are Michigan jerseys. Pro sports suck.

I wear them all, esp at games, and will continue to do so.

When the #4 and #5 FB home jerseys go on clearance in Dec, I will probably buy them too.