This took me a few days to write because I was outta town and REALLY had to let this sink in.
Former TV Sports guy, former radio sports guy, John Steigerwald, THE OTHER “STEIGY,” wrote an asinine article for the Washington Observer last week entitled: “Know When You’ve Outgrown the Uniform.” (I am purposely not putting a link to the article because, clicking to the article gets him more views than it deserves.)
The premise of the article is that, if you’re and adult and you STILL wear your fav team’s jersey to the ballpark, stadium or arena, you’re an immature idiot. AND, if you where it in enemy territory like the Giants’ baseball fan did at the Dodgers’ home opener, you should kind of EXPECT to get beat up.
Remember when it was the kids who were wearing the team jerseys to games? It was a common sight to see an adult male coming through the turnstile dressed as a regular human being with a kid dressed in a “real” jersey holding his hand.
Are the 42-year-olds who find it necessary to wear their replica jerseys to a road game, those kids who are now fathers who haven’t grown up?
Hey Steigy the elder, I realize that the older-than-college-aged drunk people that paint their faces, hairy beer bellies and tongues and die their hair are Jagoffs and “crusin’ for a brusin” as my dad would say. But, a team jersey? I thought ya called that kind of thing TEAM SPIRIT? Just like wearing a team jacket, waving a towel, and booing the refs when the call is against MY team!
99% of the fans know the difference between being a player IN UNIFORM on the field and a spectator in my FAVORITE TEAM’s jersey. I guess the next time a Mount Lebanaon High School parent travels to Upper St. Clair for a football game wearin’ their “team jacket” and their 6″ wide lapel photo-button of their kid in a footbal stance, the USC parents have the right to kick the holy crap outta them for being immature?
Steigy, yer outta date for television AND radio these days and this article shows it. And if ya need help getting back up to yer rocking chair let me know. I’ll tell the parmedics to wear their “I LOVE STEIGY” t-shirts when they show up to help ya up from the floor, YA JAGOFF!
NOTE: I’ve seen ya around town and that promo photo of you is from WAAAAY long time ago! Maybe you should be grow up and recognize your maturity and use a CURRENT photo of yerself! Oh wait, maybe you are trying to appear LESS MATURE!