Save Your Money: Make Him Wear That Old Sports Jersey

Would you agree with me when I say that most men are pretty passionate about sports? And when it comes to their favorite sports team, they’re even more passionate?

Would it be safe for me to assume that if you have one of these kinds of men living in your house, you have (or he has) purchased any number of ridiculously expensive sports team jerseys?

What do you do when a beloved team member turns traitorous and has the nerve to leave the team, and it’s his jersey that is living in your man’s closet?

After the initial blow up – then the subsequent pouting and tantrum – does that man have the nerve NOT to wear that $200 plus jersey because he refuses to wear the traitor’s name on his back?

Not in my house!

Basketball season is winding down to a close, and the basketball jersey my husband hasn’t worn because of player defect, has seen zero action. I’ll give him all the credit, though: one afternoon, he came to me, asking for the unthinkable – to rip the player’s name off his beloved jersey so he could wear it.

Whaaat?” was my initial reaction. I couldn’t imagine taking a seam ripper to something we paid good money on. What if I messed it up? What if it was ruined? All that money down the tubes. I asked him why he couldn’t just wear it as it was, but he responded with, “I don’t wanna look stupid!” Imagine my face, people…

So, out came the seam ripper and off came the lettering:

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I don’t have a “before” picture because we can’t show this player’s name (‘we’ don’t like him anymore). I also don’t have an “after” picture, because when I finished it (and let me toot my own horn here, I ripped the seams off that sucker like nobody’s business), it was snatched out of my hands very quickly – my husband had it on his back and was out the door in thirty seconds flat.

All in all, I’m just glad that thing is getting some use again. Save that money, baby.

14 thoughts on “Save Your Money: Make Him Wear That Old Sports Jersey”

  1. I am actually married to a non-traditional, not-so-into-sports man; he likes some basketball and usually has a favorite team, but he would never think to commit a day to watching games, or getting hyped up over a season, or ever wearing any sort of jersey, even if it had his own name on it! Except for poker. Or chess. Maybe European soccer. Again, non-traditional…So while I can't relate, I must say in your hubby's sports world, you ROCK!! :)

  2. Wow, you are an awesome wife!! I wouldn't even know what to do if my husband asked me to remove the name of a player from one of his jersies!!

  3. Well, looks like you guys solved that one. Great work with that seam ripper :) I'm trying to thin out the jersey section at our house. He's only one guy, how can he ever wear all of those???

  4. LOL, did we marry the same man? Mine does the same thing! My middle son has too! he was a HUGE Vick fan, until his fateful dog fighting ring came crashing down. He didn't just ask me to rip the name off, he threw the posters and the jerseys away!I didn't much care that I wasted good money on them. I didn't care if he burned them. The stores should have allowed the fans to take the jerseys back and make Mr. Vick pay the fans for them. The jerk!Now, because of that, my hubby and son refuse to buy any jerseys. I had 3 Vick jerseys. NONE now. They're sitting in the dump with the trash, like they belong. LOL.Hateful isn't it? I'm just passionate over Pit Bulls, they have such a bad rap, if you met Bella, you'd change your mind. I look at my beautiful dog, and wonder how people could do that. More so a professional who made MILLIONS, and had MILLIONS. And the money we readily handed over for the jerks jersey. I'll burn it twice! if I could.jerk, jerk, jerk!

  5. This cracks me up – my hubby used to get mad at me because when the boys would ask for sports jerseys I'd go to TJ maxx and buy them cheap and outdated… at the time they had no clue. not so anymore!

  6. Jennifer you rock girl! I have a few of those jerseys here with the not so good player plastered on them. Hubby doesn't wear the jerseys anymore so I have claimed the out casts and use them for night shirts.

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