Monday, January 10, 2011
Jersey Monday: Keyshawn Johnson
So, instead, I'll go into my archives and show off my old Keyshawn Johnson Jets jersey, which at least matches their current jersey style. I bought this one back when I was in college, and it was easily the most polarizing jersey in my collection. Walking across campus wearing it, I was guaranteed to get comments from both Jets fans and non-Jets fans alike.
One of my favorite things about this jersey to this day is that it's a Starter jersey. Remember how cool anything Starter was back in the mid-'90s? That seems like forever ago. The company essentially folded in 1999, and the name was bought from Nike a few years back and now the once-loved Starter logo is slapped on some cheap-ass clothing at Walmart (endorsed by Tony Romo!).
Unlike many of my late '90s and early '00s jerseys, this one isn't in storage but instead is in my bedroom closet, waiting to be framed. Keyshawn signed it a few years back, and once I have a bigger place, I'll be able to give it an appropriate spot in a sports-themed man cave.
Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.