Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Good, The Bad, The WTF

Good morning, or should I say Góðan morgun? I'm not entirely sure, as Toot & Puddle have not visited the Faroe Islands yet. Once they do, I'll be sure to get it correct. Until then, I'll just have to guess.

One thing I won't have to guess about is why B68 Toftir play in a stadium that holds 7000 people when the town itself only has 1200 inhabitants. Svangaskarð used to be the national stadium for the Faroes until Tórsvøllur opened in Tórshavn in 2000. Confused on how to read any of that? If you are, then good, that was my intention.

B68 are so named, in part, because they formed in 1968. They are a yo-yo team these days, hopping in between the Faroe Premier League (Formuladeildin) and the First Division (1. Deild). That wasn't always the case. B68 won the Premier League title three times in the 80s and 90s, the most recent coming in 1992. They did not, however, win a title in this week's shirt, nor did they deserve to.


The obvious question here is why did Umbro choose to trot out this shirt as a template for anyone else? Making the mistake once is bad enough, but why sell it to anyone else? And who signed off on this for B68? Yucks all around.

As for the shirt, my gripes are the same as they were for Ajax. Triangles, rhombi, and pinstripes. No good can come out of these, and nothing is changed here. I will say that this shirt looks even worse, just because the club crest is so lame and generic. My youth club teams did better than that. Barely, but they did.


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In an attempt to cleanse the palate, I offer you what I think of whenever I see this club's name, the song 68 by Jawbox. This version is inferior to the Savory+3 version, but good nonetheless.



You know what--F**k it. This is now a Jawbox video post.









Now that I've totally done it, I'm going full rip off and saying thank you for your continued support of Unprofessional Foul. I'm such a tool.

8 comments:

epiblast said...

will the next installment feature the hideousness that is the new Chelsea kit?

ü75 said...

Nah. I think we've done enough on that already.

Nathaniel said...

Yes, but which band's videos would you post with the Chelsea kits?

ü75 said...

Dunno. Someone who would be offended by it, no doubt.

JT said...

Elvis Costello

ü75 said...

My orignal thought was of him, but without going back to the (unfinished) FA Cup of Rock, I couldn't remember who he supported.

Lingering Bursitis said...

I just know he don't wanna go to Chelsea, so I'm assuming that means he's a Gooner or a Hammer, right?

Bigus Dickus said...

boomerang boomerang fly away boomerang....