Sports and fashion are two worlds that currently embrace one another with the unbridled passion of Isaiah and Magic. They go hand in hand. It works for the player, it works for the brands, and it even works for the fans.

What the great Clyde Frazier once thought was simply “lookin’ smooth” has turned into a giant publicity spectacle, which often leads to various endorsements from brands looking to make that big splash. And that’s when things begin to snowball into an attention-forced feel, like wearing a jacket made entirely of a 1980s shorts or Paul George’s torso consumed by a sea of diseased Amoebas.

Paul George awful paisley

But then there’s the reliable fans, who — while always clamoring for the camera — never bow to the whims of what’s wanted or expected from 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.


Jeremy Lin

Kobe Bryant obviously said something that sounded pretty funny to Jeremy Lin during Tuesday’s night game in Charlotte, but he clearly wasn’t kidding around. What the hell is up with this? Kobe looks like he’s studying the world’s worst art exhibit and can’t wait to tell the sculptor to change careers.

Helpful Hint: He’s not laughing with you, Jeremy. He’s laughing at you.


Randy Moss

Randy Moss fashion

Randy paying a subtle tribute to his Vikings with a stylish tie that is amazingly not coupled with a polka-dotted jacket. What a concept!

Helpful Hint: To everyone in sports broadcasting, pay attention and LEARN from what Randy did here.


Cris Collinsworth & Al Michaels

You know what? We’d be complaining if this duo instead wore stiff overcoats and suits like they were headed to a fierce sitdown with Randolph and Mortimer, so perhaps we’ll just let this one be. And neither jacket is slapped with a giant NBC logo that ruins the clean look, which is downright stunning in this day and age. My only concern is for Al Michaels, whose neck has heartlessly betrayed him and he damn well knows it.

Al Michaels lost his neck

Helpful Hint: Please equip Cris Collinsworth with some skis and poles. The dude is all bet begging to fly down a black diamond at any given moment.


Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis ditching the regularly seen Dick Tracy look in favor of the cozier Elmer Fudd approach is sadly a major improvement. [Note: This Vine has probably played 65 times since it was placed here and I have not once turned on the volume.]

Helpful Hint: Do Sunday and Monday Night Football in Minnesota or Green Bay every week.


Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw fashion

Did You Know? Terry Bradshaw once stood in for the GEICO Caveman and Hulk Hogan in the same day. Also, the tie he’s wearing here was reportedly bedazzled with pomegranate seeds. There’s not much to make sense of here. That shirt and tie were never meant to be friends.

Helpful Hint: Following the rule of keeping it simple, or simpler, definitely applies in this case.


Raiders Fans

While your initial guess might be that this man drove to stadium on Christmas Eve and then put on his new Star Wars mask for the big game, I can almost guarantee he not only wore it during the drive, he wore it all damn day.

Helpful Hint: Jacket needs at least six more Raider logos.


Tony Dungy & Rodney Harrison

Tony Dungy Rodney Harrison fashion

There’s really nothing wrong with what either guy is doing here. In fact, the paisley tie on Harrison is pretty badass. But these are two guys who spend the majority of their time on screen together, you know, like what we’re seeing here. Way too much going on, boys. You don’t have to wear matching outfits like the Hart Foundation — although that would be hilarious — but there’s always a happy in-between.

Helpful Hint: Throw in a giant pack of Skittles to complete the busyness of this photo.


Panthers Fan

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.