Sports and fashion are two explosive worlds that have increasingly embraced one another with each passing year. The blossoming romance is akin to the unbreakable bond between Jerry Seinfeld and the always feisty, Little Jerry Seinfeld. 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 Shawn Bradley blew the lid off of fashionable biking attire, or when Eli Manning did this atop a Manhattan high-rise. Bold and fearless. Or, just incredibly awkward.

Eli Manning Inspector Gadget

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, 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.

This past week happened to be a pretty busy one when it came to NFL free agency, so football is baaaaaack … kinda.


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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.