One of the great American pastimes is sports. Truly, the love of all sports is something that only exists in this country. Sure, you’ve got your other countries that are insane about soccer (football, as they would call it), or cricket, or even rugby. But Americans have multiple sports that they follow throughout the entire year: basketball, football, baseball, soccer, golf, tennis… There is a never-ending variety of sports to choose from, lasting from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.
Naturally, people that are this into their teams need a way to express that faithful adoration to the rest of the world in the most obvious of ways. This is usually best accomplished through sports paraphernalia, like jerseys. While some people are willing to spend boo coo bucks on clothes bearing their favorite team’s colors and names and numbers, some people just want cheap sports jerseys they don’t have to worry about spilling ketchup on or shrinking in the dryer.
First of all, there is nothing wrong with cheap sports jerseys. It doesn’t mean that you are a poor fan; it means that you just might not be a rich fan. Do you get what I’m saying? You probably realize you have bills to pay and children to educate but you still want to represent the Ravens or the Dodgers or whomever. If anything, cheap sports jerseys could make you that much more of a fan, if you think about it. You may not have the extra cash to buy a ten-dollar hotdog or twelve-dollar beer, but you can dress the part, doggonit.
When it came time for a friend of ours to move away, the only way he found that he could adequately express how much he would miss us was by giving us his Philly’s jersey. In essence, he was expressing that he was leaving a piece of himself with us. This may seem silly to most people, and our friend even knew that we aren’t much into sports, but we still have that Philly’s jersey to this day.