Thursday, May 6, 2010

Brand Tebow: Rhinestone Broncos Jersey?

To her credit, my wife -- the original Gator of the family -- is and has always been adamantly against "feminized" jerseys or sports gear.

If it's a cap, she wants the team colors -- not pink or anything else. If it's a jersey, she wants the authentic cut, not some "ladies' cut." (And, again: The usual colors, not... pink.) She won't wear team-logo'd "baby" T's or T-shirts that say "Gator Gal" or some such thing.

When she buys team gear for our friends with young daughters -- newborns, toddlers, kids, whatever -- she refuses to even think of getting them cheerleader outfits; she buys them team gear -- football shirts, basketball shirts, "Gators" logos -- that is authentic-looking as possible.

Her larger message: Fans are fans, no matter what their gender. Wear the real stuff.

And so I haven't even asked her about this "rhinestone collar" Broncos Tebow jersey "for the ladies" because I already know her response: Blech.

If that's your thing, more power to you. I'm trying really hard not to judge.

But when it comes time for me to get my wife a Broncos Tebow jersey -- for Mother's Day or closer to the season opener in Jacksonville -- it's going to be the real deal.

No rhinestones necessary.

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