Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The WTF

Nightmare fuel


The time has come. With so many teams choosing dodgy shirts again and again, eventually I would have to make it back to a team for a second time. Ideally, I would have left Celtic alone until I had exhausted other possibilities, but when this shirt showed up on the ebays, I had to plow ahead. Come inside and feast your eyes on the avalanche of wonder that is the Peoples Ford Celtic shirt.


This beauty comes from the 1991-92 season. Oddly, the club decided against bringing it back for a second go round. Looking at the shirt, it's not hard to understand why. I don't know what is most aesthetically annoying--the (at least) four different greens used on the shirt, the fact that the jagged, mountain-skyline-like lines don't match up, or the fact that "peoples ford" really needs an apostrophe. Any way you choose, it's an appalling shirt.

Which brings me to the ebays. Someone does want to buy this shirt, as there is one bid at the minimum $4.99. If you want to do the same, go here. If you want to stay away, I understand. Even a man who is willing to wear this shirt can tell that this thing an eyesore beyond belief. Besides, it's Celtic, and Old Firm fans are twats. It says so right in the tags below.

10 comments:

Ian said...

This is by far the best ongoing UF series. Have we already done a GBWTF about the old NASL shirts? Because I think some team had leather fringe.

hockalees said...

Dye sublimation is to uniforms as animated gifs are to websites.

strong like bull smart like tractor said...

1991-92. Hypercolor was all the rage back then, wasn't it?

ü75 said...

ian-
http://unprofessionalfoul.blogspot.com/2008/02/good-bad-wtf.html

Ian said...

U75 - clearly my memory ain't what it was. Too much guinness methinks.

Mike Georger said...

doesnt hypercolor cause cancer?

regardless, id rock the shit out of this one

sf2007 said...

OK- Celtic fan here...I agree that strip was a BAD one. But I don't agree with the "Old Firm Fans are Twats" comment, in fact I'm quite offended by it. Celtic fans are and Celtic fc are trying to rid ourselves of the old firm tag, and thus rid ourselves of the constant assumption that we are the same as our city rivals or 'Scotland's Shame' as they are to be known!! I also saw the "Carry on being classy Celtic fans" comment on the other blog post...that was a light-hearted joke waving the money at Gretna players (and they were laughing too). Celtic fans do have some class- some examples here- http://www.lfcvancouver.com/images/CelticDerbyBanner.jpg
here http://www.celtic-mad.co.uk/news/loadnews.asp?cid=TMNW&id=306444 these are just 2 examples but I think you'll find Celtic fans have a very good reputation around the world, if you bother trying to do some research before making such statements.

sf2007 said...

http://www.celtic-mad.co.uk/
news/loadnews.asp?cid=TMNW&id=306444


http://www.celtic-mad.co.uk/news/
loadnews.asp?cid=TMNW&id=333803

ü75 said...

Re-search?

The NY Kid said...

I'm offended by people who take offense to satire.