Sports and fashion are two explosive worlds that have increasingly embraced one another with each passing week. The budding bond is akin to the unbreakable friendship of Beavis and Butt-Head. They go hand in hand now. It works for the player, it works for the brands, and most of the time it even works for the fans.

What true naturals like Joe Namath thought was simply “lookin’ smooth” has turned 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 Brian Orakpo insisting on becoming the modern day Namath or Nick Young opting to flash more chest hair than WWE great, Giant Gonzalez.

Nick Young hairy chest hair pride

But then there’s all of those reliable fans, who — while always 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.


The MSG Network

Cheers to MSG’s Jill Martin for challenging Clyde Frazier’s shoes. But Crocodile Dundee — and anyone who makes hunting alligators a chief priority — never stood a chance. In the name of healthy feet, please keep challenging yourself.

Helpful Hint: Actually, we ALL win in this rare instance. Keep pushing.


Kevin Weekes

This is beautiful, Kevin. What is that, velvet? Why yes. Yes, it is.

Helpful Hint: Holy crap, that is velvet! You just set the proper tone for the remainder of the season.


Morgan Cox

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.