Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Good, The Bad, The WTF

Animals on soccer jerseys just don't work well. I don't care if you are putting purple dragons on there (NSFW language (sorry)) or if you are dressing in tiger stripes, it just does not work. So, class, what's going to happen when why try another mythical beast? That's right, it's not going to work.

This, for those of you who slept through mythology and book learning in general, is a griffin. Griffins are AWE-SOME! It has the body of a lion, head and front talons of an eagle, and feathered ears. Plus, wings! What's not to like? It looks majestic when you put it on your governmental buildings too. Yay, griffins!

Unfortunately, it doesn't look right printed on a shirt. Now, this is better than the oddly abstract dragon from above. The problem is, if anything, that the griffin is too detailed. I'm sure the image is taken from the same ancient etching that Perugia bases its badge off of, but this would have been a good time to go with a simplified line-drawing of the creature. The fat lines of silver bleed into the red of the shirt.

What's going on with that one white sleeve, anyway? Is it supposed to balance out the two white stripes on the other side? Then you have one red and one maroon-ish stripe on said sleeve. I'm so confused. Why introduce another red-based color on the shirt, if only to use it as a pencil-thin hoop on one sleeve? Too many rhetorical questions.

Of course, Perugia is the current home (on loan) of American Gabriel Ferrari. Ferrari, unlike that turncoat Giuseppe Rossi, has stated that he will play for the US if called. Plus, his middle name is Enzo. How is this kid not a UF favorite? Bob Bradley, give this kid a call up. And put griffins on the US shirt. Just don't make them so detailed. OK?


The Fan's Attic said...

I think those are the Griffindor FC jerseys.

Mike Georger said...


I'm so sorry