Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The WTF

Special thanks to kopper for sending some ideas over. This is one of them. Blame him.

VFL Bochum is a mid-level Bundesliga squad. Sometimes, when you are the Bolton of your country, you have to try some things out. For Bolton, it is wearing a top that looks like a training bra combo. For Bochum, it's a rainbow.


I'll just go ahead and get the "not that there's anything wrong with that" moment out of the way. This shirt should have had a different sponsor. No, not NAMBLA. PFLAG. And they should have made the (already an upside down triangle, more or less) badge pink. Then, if they moved the badge to the sleeve, I could sing Weezer songs to myself. Hey, you know, Loaded used to do a page called "Gay or German". With this shirt, you can't tell.

Digression over.

What the hell were these Germans thinking? It's not like this came from the dank, dark '80s. This was from last year. Who was the mad genius that said to the board:

Hey. I know. We'll copy those awesome Kansas City Wiz jerseys from America. The only problem is I don't know whether to copy this one

or this one

Unless. . . yes, that's it. We'll copy both!

And so it was done. The rainbow ended up on both the sleeves and body, but only on half of the shirt, because they didn't want it to be gaudy.

I do hold out a little hope for this shirt. I suspect it may not be official. As close as I can make out, I see no manufacturer logo on it. This may just fall under the umbrella of crazy Italian knock offs that show up at every street vendor, at least in Venice. Otherwise, this may be the worst jersey that saw field time last season, and that includes the long-sleeved version of Spurs 125th anniversary shirt.

15 comments:

Andrew said...

Why?

ΓΌ75 said...

Because.

Bigus Dickus said...

Did they get that second one from the Stonewall champions 11?

Bigus Dickus said...

Did they get that second one from the Stonewall champions 11?

Bigus Dickus said...

Sorry...They ordered two lots! :)

The NY Kid said...

@Bigus - you know how I know you're gay? You double-post!

Andrew said...

Bochum? I hardly even knew 'um.


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Keith said...

it's not like the current Wizards kits are any better.

Keith said...

it's not like the current Wizards kits are any better.

Keith said...

@ Keith: dammit.

The NY Kid said...

@Keith - You know how...Ah, forget it.

Keith said...

Blogger obviously sourced its IT management to Gawker for the day

Bigus Dickus said...

@ny kid. So it wasn't the fact that I own those jerseys and sent you flowers?

The NY Kid said...

Bigus, those were from you? I thought that LB was making up for his anti-French comments.

They were lovely!

Keith said...

[threadjack]

The manager carousel has begun. Curbs is out.

{/threadjack}