Monday, September 24, 2007

Been There. Done That. Got the T-Shirt.

Wanna know my favorite thing about the Tribe winning the AL Central? It's the handsome sportswear that I get to add to my wardrobe.

Yes, I'm a 45 year old man who runs around in t-shirts with my teams' names on them, and I can't get enough of the ones that say "champions." It drives my wife nuts, because once I get one of these on my grotesque torso, I wear it until it falls apart.

Seriously, I wore a 1995 Cleveland Indians AL Champions t-shirt until about two years ago. It had so many holes in it that it looked more like a rag than a shirt, but my wife was only able to pry it off my back by reminding me that I would still have a 1997 AL Champions shirt to wear, not to mention all those Divisional Champions t-shirts.

As soon as anybody from this town wins anything, I race out and buy a shirt, or a hat, or probably both, proclaiming their triumph and my undying affection for them for all the world to see. To make matters worse, I'm not just an adult championship t-shirt junkie, I'm one of those sad individuals who owns a Browns jersey that not only has his own name on the back, but also his high school number! Pretty nifty, huh?

When I'm not wearing these, I'm wearing shirts from the various schools I went to, and once it gets cold, I replace these with hoodies. Seriously.

You probably think I'm pretty pathetic. Okay, so I have some issues. But you'll pry my Cavs' Eastern Conference Champions t-shirt from my cold, dead fingers, and the same will be said for this little beauty, one XXL edition of which is currently being packed on the UPS truck and headed for my house.

Let's hope it's the first in a complete set of three. Go Tribe!


Vinny said...

What? No mention of the sporty Canisius ballcap? What gives?

Hornless Rhino said...

I was remiss in not mentioning that. I wear that hat (which Vinny bought me) all the time. It's a nice item.

Joey Peeps said...

Rhino: Please expand your horizons to concert t-shirts. Nothing broadcasts your hometown pride like a Skynyrd 2007 tour shirt boasting the Cleveland, OH stop. Or maybe the upcoming New Year's Eve show of the Trans Siberian Orchestra (which, for the record, is neither tranny, nor Siberian, nor an orchestra).