Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The WTF

Every week, a new jersey brings us new questions. The most obvious one is generally, what were they thinking? Sometimes we ask, where can I get one? This week's main question is a little different. Instead of being focused on the jersey's horrible look (and I assure you that it is bad), the shirt begs one question. Why is a second tier club in Scotland taking its badge inspiration from the Albanian flag?

Sadly, I don't have the answer, and can't really be arsed to look. What I do have is this wonderful shirt to look at.
This is the home shirt for St Johnstone from 1994-96. They must have had a bunch of fatties on the team at the time to need all of those slimming vertical stripes. A bunch of fat, former commies (the Albanian connection). It's the only possible answer.

Now, I've been sitting here for the last few minutes giving myself a Rorschach test trying to figure out exactly what I see in this shirt. It speaks to me, but I can't figure it out. After 15 minutes of soul-searching, I bring it together. If I rotate this shirt 90 degrees and blur my eyes, I can make out a Frogger screen. I don't know what this says about me, as I remember nothing of the sort from my Abnormal Psych class.

And, oh, I try so hard for you, the reader. I try to find you the best links to buy the shirt of your dreams. As long as that link is on ebay, of course. Get to it, there are only 7 days left. However, if you miss out on it there, try this Danish site. Not for danishes (or Roses of Prophet Muhammad, if you prefer), but for the shirt, albeit at a much higher price.

2 comments:

The Fan's Attic said...

Are those snaps on the front of the collar/neck part of the shirt?

If so, I understand the albanian influenc. sometimes the enormous amount of chest hair being repressed by the shirt has to get out. hence the snaps.

Mike Georger said...

the famous grouse eh? looks like ive found a new moniker for lil georger