Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition. If you spot what you think may be a foul in your arena, e-mail a photo to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in future installments.
Swear to dog, this Minnesota Wild fan has bigger issues than dyslexia if he spent money to personalize this "Dislexic" jersey. From Puck Buddy Jason P.:
Probably the worst jersey I have ever seen... and probably the worst picture quality, but I used my cell to sneak it as I didn't even want to pretend I liked it to get him to pose. I'm sorry to say he's a Wild season ticket holder.
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Coming up, more Sidney Crosby bashing from D.C., Philadelphia's last Lindros fan and did someone actually spend money on a reference to The Fixx?
Subtle. Here's the thing: Eric P. tells us that that this image was taken at Tuesday night's Washington Capitals game against the Philadelphia Flyers, which is two days after the defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins. Eric's quandary:
Pass or Fail? Should your Novelty Jersey be the only Jersey that you own or wear?
Assuming one has other jerseys in the closet, of course not; unless the aim here was to build bridges with Flyers fans over mutual admiration for Sid the Kid. If that's the case, then clearly Obama has changed the city in a very short time.
"Saved by Zero" is a song by The Fixx from 1983, which gained new life when it was used in Toyota commercials. From Puck Buddy Patrick H.:
I saw this jersey at a bar in downtown Nashville after the Preds-Penguins game this year. I talked to him a bit and he drunkenly explained that he "likes that song." Either way, this jersey is chock full of FAIL. He didn't even get it right.... it should be "Saved By" not "Save By." We'll just assume that Saved By is blocked by the NHL shop, right?
Or we can assume this man also has a 1983 Chevrolet Camaro.
Hey, who doesn't like a little education at the game, right? This New York Rangers jersey is quite informative, although plate tectonics promises this jersey could be obsolete in about 3,000 years.
Thanks to Eric from 5-Hole.com for this one. We eagerly await images of the "Oceans 5" and "House of Reps 435."
From Matthew L.:
Saw this at the Calgary Flames games last night. I appreciate his distaste for spills, but is it really worth wearing this thing?
Color us baffled. Any ideas on this one? And can one of our readers snap a photo of the "Brind'Amour -29" jersey that has to be floating around Carolina somewhere?
Finally, what's the bigger foul: Keeping the flame alive for Eric Lindros as a Flyers fan, or doing so with a "Yurgin 88" jersey?