Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The WTF

Who knew Germany was such fertile ground for these things? Hot on the heels of 1860 Munich and Eintracht Braunschweig comes this gem of a shirt from the club ESV Greifswald. Don't go searching for the team, it no longer exists, having merged with another club. The new club plays in the fifth level of German soccer.

With good reason, too. When you start pulling out shirts like this week's, then you may as well fold.


If it were not right there in front of me, I would have a hard time believing this shirt existed. But then, if it were not right here in front of me, who would try to explain it?

"Well, you see, it's got the red and black stripes, kind of like AC Milan, but running at an angle. But they're not all over. No, they just run from one shoulder to the opposite hip. But the stripes are not solid, either. They are interrupted by a white space for the sponsor, which is bordered above by red, then black, then white again. Oh, and there are polka dots--kind of, they're not really round--on the rib cage opposite the side where the AC Milan stripes end up. Can you picture it now?"

Uh, no.

Then there is the back of the shirt

I'm sure I have many rules for shirts stored away in my head. Every once in a while, one of them pops up. The one that does so here is: whenever you have to put the number at an angle, you have done something greatly wrong. Also, what's up with German clubs and the club names on the backs of shirts? Does that happen anywhere else?

So, if you want to remember the time you took that trip to the Northeast corner of Germany hard up against the Baltic sea, you could buy this shirt. Or you could just drink yourself into a stupor. Your call.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

That is epic. I can't even begin to imagine who would come up with something like that.

Andrew said...

I vote for stupor.

ΓΌ75 said...

Voting was yesterday. Action is today.