Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The WTF

I have Germany on the brain right now. Like many other hopeful Americans, I can only pray that Landon Donovan does not destroy the Bundesliga with his awesome talents. With the once-great league about to fold under His Hairline's greatness, I am taking a break from the recent run of German shirts in order to go back to that wonderful bastion of crazy: South America. Argentina is our destination for this week's shirt. Happy traveling.

The full name if this week's club is Club Atl├ętico San Lorenzo de Almagro. As you can see from their badge, it's a handful just to compress the initials onto a crest.
So you can imagine how difficult it would be to try to fit the name of the club onto the shirt, even if it is just once. Well, in this case, just once would have been a blessing.

Mere words cannot describe my reaction upon seeing this. Maybe this video can.

My ROFLCopter does all kinds of things.

Alright, I know I've said it before, but it bears a repeat asking here. What the hell were they thinking? Who in their right mind thought it would be good to try to fit the name of the club all over the shirt, place it vertical, interchange the colors, and then never ensure that the club's name can be read bottom to top on any of the columns? The column that came closest to achieving this is interrupted by the badge. Real smart thinking there, fellas.

Beyond that, what else is there to say? The words dominate the shirt in such a way that you can't nitpick anything else. Maybe you can be bothered by the manufacturer's name on both sides of the collar, as well as the sleeves, but that's just small potatoes compared to the body of the shirt. The only other thing that tick me off is that I don't have a picture of the back of the shirt. Would be nice to know if there is anything the least bit redemptive back there.

1 comment:

Bigus Dickus said...

Surely the goal was to send the opponent into a trance "is that a dolphin"?