The Ins and Outs of Sports Uniforms

Trying to Understand What's Worn on the Field

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The Ins and Outs of Sports Uniforms
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The Ins and Outs of Sports Uniforms

How insane does the world of sports uniforms get?

Last weekend more than 2,000 fans lined up outside Gillette Stadium for a limited time opportunity to swap out their Aaron Hernandez jersey for the jersey of some other New England Patriot. People waited in line for hours in the dreadful heat. Meanwhile, on eBay, Hernandez jerseys were selling for hundreds of dollars, not necessarily because people want the shirt of a guy arrested for murder but because nobody is ever going to make more of them.
 
One of today's guests collects instances of sports merchandise making people do stupid things, like firing somebody for wearing a Packers tie to work or sending a kid home from school for wearing a Steelers jersey on Seahawks Pride Day.  and that's before we even talk about all the crazy redesigns constantly foisted on the actual athletes. That's the theme of our show today.
 
Jules Lefevre helped produce this show.
 
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