Sports and fashion are two worlds that currently embrace one another with the unwavering passion of Muggsy Bogues and Manute Bol. They go hand in hand. It works for the player, it works for the brands, and it even works for the fans.

What true naturals like 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 move that all-important needle. And that’s when things inevitably snowball into an attention-forced abysss, like Danny Kanell impersonating a tragically unconvincing version of a Bond villain or Carmelo Anthony channeling some kind of old-timey war hero in a Tom Cruise movie that earned 17 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Carmelo Anthony war hero

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.

Once again, this week is NFL heavy for very obvious reasons: It was Pey-Pey vs. Tommy XXXIX! Also, expect more Clyde Frazier than usual. He’s in the midst of an amazing stretch run.


Bob Costas

Obviously, not a recent photo. But some spirited soul at the Chicago Sun-Times unearthed this photo of Bob Costas and O.J. Simpson, and it wouldn’t be right to not include it. And good lord, has Costas aged? I’ve ripped  him to shimmery shreds, but I must give this dude props for refusing to fade.

Helpful Hint: Bring back those amazing glasses. TODAY. Brooklyn wants it. Brooklyn needs it.


Russell Westbook

Finally figured it out: Russell Westbrook is constantly playing a different character from In Living Color.

Helpful Hint: A Homey The Clown ensemble might very well inspire or downright force the league to create some sort of NBA Fashio-lete Of The Year award. And even if that didn’t happen, doing so would be well worth the spectacle.


Chris Berman

Free the nip!

Helpful Hint: I’m kidding. Please try and keep your nip to yourself next time, Berman.


Cam Newton’s Shoes

These shoes are absolutely Ric Flair approved. In fact, these might even humble Flair’s entire walk-in closet of $500 shoes.

Helpful Hint: What else can I say, but … WOOOOOOO!

Ric Flair Wooooooo


Nick Saban

Nick Saban in a jacket that is clearly at war with the disruptive tie its paired with goes against everything the Alabama coach stands for, as there is zero synergy here. Saban and a severe lack of preparation just doesn’t add up.

Helpful Hint: Ditch the tie, man. Sure, you’re recruiting. But I’m guessing the recruits are cool with laid back Nick.


Nick Saban, Again

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.