I live in Dallas, Texas, home of the Cowboys. I grew up half Houston Oiler and half Atlanta Falcon, with a minor Phoenix Cardinals stint. I chose the New York Jets over the Giants when I lived in The Big Apple. Now what in the world do I wear to watch the Super Bowl?
What are you wearing?
I don’t like the Green Bay Packers or the Pittsburgh Steelers. I will not cheer for Roethlisberger. I respect Aaron Rodgers. All of my team options are out. Who do I wave my spirit fingers for in a couple weeks?
I have the answer for all of you out there.
I wrote a blog about NFL Gameday Fashion a bit back. I wrote that Tebow fans should support him in FL gear instead of whichever team colors he currently sports – unless of course they’re already fans of said team. It’s the premise Fantasy Leagues exist upon. You cheer on individual players over an entire team – again, unless of course you’re already a fan of said team.
Since my favorite sport is NCAA College Football, this makes it easy. I’ve spent every Fall since high school wearing red and black for the UGA Bulldawgs! I love me some Matthew Stafford. I don’t care about the Detroit Lions whatsoever. But when he’s lobbing passes, I’m cheering. I met Vince Young on Draft Night at Marquee in NYC, as well as cheered the Longhorns all season. (I grew up with a Father in burnt orange every weekend). He’s a gentleman – with a few minor tantrums - and is a splendid athlete. I’ve cheered for him at Tennessee and may end up cheering for him as a…Viking? Don’t care for either team as a whole.
Think about it. You know you have favorite players that have changed teams over the years. Do you just abandon them? Or do you still kind of follow them throughout the season, albeit, continuing to cheer on your entire favorite team.
In addition to my boys spread across teams from coast to coast I cheer for the Cowboys. Am I bandwagon? Let’s just say I didn’t grow up loving them, but I’ve enjoyed watching them for 12 years now. But even on the team, I have favorite and not-so-favorite players.
All of this brings me back to my initial question – what do I wear on Sunday February 6th? Well, I’ll tell you.
Red and blue.
What?! Yes, red and blue. Two words: Emmanuel Sanders. Pony Up. I’m not cheering for the Packers or the Steelers. Whoever wins, wins. But my boy and fellow SMU alum will get my full support on Gameday. I will be maintaining my player loyalty. I even had a customer come in admitting her son, a Longhorn fan, is cheering for the Packers because of Jermichael Finley. No other reason.
If you want to jump on and support a team, do it. And look good doing so. You should probably stop in Gameday Cloth to make certain you’re looking your sports fashion best; especially since the pressure is on with all the millions of visiting fans to DFW. But otherwise, pick a player and rock out their college colors. We could probably keep you fashionable for that choice too.
Red and blue. Pony Up.