Sports and fashion are two explosive worlds that have increasingly embraced one another with each passing week. The blossoming romance is akin to the unbreakable bond between Kramer and Newman. They go hand in hand. It works for the players, it works for the brands, and most of the time it even works for the fans.

What true naturals like Joe Namath sparked simply by going with their instincts has evolved into a giant publicity spectacle, which often leads to various endorsements from brands looking to move that all-important needle. And that’s when things inevitably snowball into an attention-forced abyss, like the time Rajon Rondo wore whatever the hell this is, or when Allen Iverson threw on a Cookie Monster suit.

Allen Iverson Cookie Monster fir coat

After all, the guy did play with cookie aficionado Dikembe Mutombo.

But then there’s all of those reliable fans, who — while frequently clamoring for the camera — never bow to the whims of snooty, highbrow fashionistas. What they do bring is a unique, expressive element of their own choosing, and one that usually coincides with just how bad or good their team is performing.

And that — coupled with athletes, media personalities, and even spirited mascots — is what this very space is here to embrace.

*****

Prince

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The man walked into Oracle Arena with a cane. Not because he has a bad hip, but because he’s Prince. And you know what? He pulled it off like he were simply wearing a t-shirt and jeans. That, folks, is a gift.

Unreal. The bar has been set high, folks. VERY. HIGH. Best of luck to all other participants.

*****

Steph Curry & Matt Kuchar

Steph Curry looks fashionable for a day of golf at Augusta National, but more importantly: Is that Matt Kucher wearing designer jeans? Holy crap. As Kevin Garnett once screamed, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Damn right, KG.

*****

Flyers Fans

This is the best fan move of the week. A cool looking Flyers hat to go along with the unapologetic devouring of a pizza slice bigger than an official NHL goal net. This is just about as fine as a fan moment can get. And, according to my secret source, that enormous slice allegedly weighs more Muggsy Bogues seated atop Spud Webb’s shoulders.

*****

Tiger Woods & Peyton Manning

I tend to mock khakis quite a bit — mostly since Eli and Peyton can’t get enough of them — so it makes sense that Pey-Pey chose to wear them for his bonding time with Tiger Woods. And really, there’s nothing wrong with the look, especially for a round of golf, but I’m almost positive the only casual pants that Peyton Manning owns are khakis. A giant, walk-in closet filled with khakis and only khakis.

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Clyde Frazier

Fun Fact: Clyde Frazier’s jacket was made entirely of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka’s old trunks. Approximately 235 pair, according to my anonymous wrestling insider.

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Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers, who battled all season long with his fashion identity, has finally found himself in the offseason. And for that, I’m now officially at ease. Casual, but effective. Cheers, buddy.

*****

Johnny Manziel

Matching sweatshirts with Scott Disick in a Vegas nightclub? Words, there are NONE. But I still believe Johnny belongs in the Browns ring of honor; assuming they have one.

*****

Jared Allen

This is one of those moments where a person says “to each, his own.” But a lofty tip of the hat to Jared Allen, who called it quits last week. Great career, awful attire.

*****

Evander Kane

Evander Kaner is a left winder for the Buffalo Sabres and, gasp, actually cares what he looks like. Take notice, NHL. Not that the NHL would ever take notice. Have you seen Gary Bettman? He looks like a man desperately trying to channel The Count from Sesame Street.

*****

Derrick & P.J. Rose

https://twitter.com/_marcusd_/status/706287213386948608?refsrc=email&s=11

P.J. Rose has officially upstaged his famous father Derrick, and — as noted previously — he’s just three years old. Seriously, look at this kid. A fashionable sweater to go along with designer jeans and a pair of sneakers that probably cost $350. As far as I’m concerned, this kid owns Chicago.

*****

Professional Darts?

This photo somehow made its way into my Twitter timeline and I never would’ve guessed that professional dart players (darters?) were so badass in their visual presentation. A+ for effort, D- for mixing 103 different styles into what is essentially supposed to be, one style.

*****

Dwight Howard

https://twitter.com/dekker/status/707007060924358656

I honestly feel like Dwight Howard is the loneliest millionaire in the world, one who has absolutely how unpopular he is among his peers and fans across the board. Ignorance is bliss. And, well, look at that smile. The dude’s happy. Nonetheless, I agree with Dekker in that this is one of the best senior year pictures ever taken of a 30-year-old man.

*****

The Incomparable Virgil

Ted DiBiase’s former bodyguard, Virgil — who has an “interesting” presence on Twitter — hanging out with a little person in a BeetleJuice costume? But of course! We need this kind of accidental art on a weekly basis. (Ed note: that’s Dink the Clown, who played sidekick to Doink the Clown in WWF in the 1990s, Tim. Interestingly, Dink’s real name has another sports connection: Claude Giroux. Maybe HE can score a power play goal.)

*****

Rory McIlroy

About Tim Ryan

Freelance Writer, Editor, Humorist, and Fashion Critic. Currently in heated negotiations over the rights to Jack Sikma's striking perm and an authentic mold of Chris Sabo's goggles.