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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

"Peace Pipe Aficionado: What Your Endfeather Says About You."

As a dude, I enjoy wearing sports jerseys. I remember as a kid, running to the tree every Christmas morning, hoping to find a Steelers jersey. And I remember being disappointed year after year. The best I got was a T-shirt that said "Steelers". It was bright yellow and ugly, but I still wore it more days than not.

Then when I was twelve, I finally got my jersey. Not like a real one or anything (it was Sears and Roebuck special), but it looked sort of real. It was number 32, Franco Harris. I loved that thing!

Now that I have the means to buy my own damn clothing, I own several jerseys. I am cheap though, and I've only gotten one that wasn't at least 50% off retail. I'm relaying all this information as a backdrop to my current dilemma...

A couple months ago, we were in a second-hand shop and I came across a baseball jersey. I checked the price tag: $5!!! It was in mint condition and would normally sell for around 60 bucks, so I couldn't pass it up. There is one wee problem...it's a Cleveland Indians jersey...with Chief Wahoo's mug


right there on my chest. Probably the second most racist team monkier in all of American professional sports, after the Redskins.

Now, I'm down with the cause, but I really like my jersey! What to do ....WHAT TO DO??? Maybe if I wear it with my "Kill Whitey" hat?

16 Comments:

  • Happy belated Birthday.

    I hope it was filled with ninjas.

    By Blogger Tayster, at Wed Mar 15, 04:13:00 PM 2006  

  • Oh, it was ninjalicious!

    By Blogger sideshow bob, at Wed Mar 15, 04:14:00 PM 2006  

  • I wouldn't wear the jersey. If you don't agree with it, it's not worth it.

    By Blogger Shannon, at Wed Mar 15, 05:06:00 PM 2006  

  • I am from pittsburgh. if you EVER wear a cleveland indians jersey, or any other item of clothing from cleveland, i will be forced to STOP TALKING TO YOU FOREVER!

    By Blogger evilsciencechick, at Wed Mar 15, 09:10:00 PM 2006  

  • Sell it on eBay!

    By Blogger Sylvana, at Wed Mar 15, 09:17:00 PM 2006  

  • wear it, ya big sissy!

    (happy birthday)

    Look, you gotta have SOME native american heritage in you somewheres...I even claim around 1/16th (fightin') Cherokee...

    By Blogger Derek Knight, at Wed Mar 15, 11:16:00 PM 2006  

  • I'm still unsure. One reason I sort of like it is because I can get it dirty and messy and not care. I compulsively, anal-retentatively keep my others spotless. So it's kind of freeing to wear it to a bowling alley and not care if it smells of cigarettes or I spill beer on it. It's very freeing...but I suppose I should at least not wear it in public where people might mistakenly get the assumption that I wear it in a less than tongue-in-cheek manner...I'll habe to do much meditation on this.

    By Blogger sideshow bob, at Wed Mar 15, 11:53:00 PM 2006  

  • Happy birthday.

    "I suppose I should at least not wear it in public where people might mistakenly get the assumption that I wear it in a less than tongue-in-cheek manner"

    Never underestimate the humourlessness of your fellow man.

    Why don't you deface the Indian, in some way that doesn't look offensive, and which makes it totally clear that while you like the Indians, and you like Indians, you don't like racist mascots?

    You know, like with an iron-on on top of some other kind of chief. Like a Kaiser Chief, or something.

    By Blogger Elizabeth, at Thu Mar 16, 12:49:00 AM 2006  

  • Just take a Sharpie and write "J/K" underneath. They don't call me Heloise for nothing.

    By Blogger "AG", at Thu Mar 16, 03:36:00 AM 2006  

  • Happy late birthday!! For $5, I would wear it and just tell everybody, "Hey! It was $5!"

    By Blogger Heather, at Thu Mar 16, 05:49:00 AM 2006  

  • My hockey jersey has a logo on it of the Fighting Finnigan, instead of fighting he's holding a pint of beer. I'm Irish, and it doesn't bug me.

    Of course my people didn't get the shaft like American Indians did, so what the hell do I know.

    By Blogger Shamus O'Drunkahan, at Thu Mar 16, 07:23:00 AM 2006  

  • I'm Irish too, so I wear my Notre Dame jersey with a clear conscience...I think I may have to go with Heloise on this one.

    By Blogger sideshow bob, at Thu Mar 16, 10:41:00 AM 2006  

  • I'm a big free speech kind a guy SSB, but I might be a little sensitive too if the group of people who stole a country from me insisted on rubbing it in by putting caricatures of my people on their sports teams.

    By Blogger DrMax, at Thu Mar 16, 03:35:00 PM 2006  

  • Wear it and if anyone says anything just say it was a gift from your favorite aunt who is not well. Yank the sympathy chain.

    By Blogger pissed off patricia, at Thu Mar 16, 03:56:00 PM 2006  

  • Hey, you forgot to mention your birthday! Happy Belated Birthday, Sideshow Bob! Now how many presents did you get? It is all about the quantity?

    By Blogger Astrid, at Fri Mar 17, 02:48:00 AM 2006  

  • Happy belated birthday.

    Time to step out into the "limelight " and folow your passion!!

    Become a "Jersey Collector" and allocate say $10-a month to adding to your collections so at the end of the year you might have 20 or so and in ten years perhaps 200.

    Add a few signatures when you have the chance.

    Best wishes

    By Blogger Lindsay Lobe, at Fri Mar 17, 08:39:00 PM 2006  

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