With another slow weekend on tap as far as news about the Green Bay Packers goes, let's get a little diversion from the usual. A discussion among the SBN football bloggers got me thinking about odd or peculiar football jerseys. Hogs Haven, the Redskins blog, had a post looking for obscure Washington jerseys, which produced some rather amusing results.
Therefore, my questions to you are the following:
1. What random, strange, or obscure Packers jerseys do you own?
2. Which jersey are you most proud of?
3. Which jersey do you regret buying the most?
I'll give you my answers to start things off. The answer to questions 1 and 2 for me are the same: my Don Beebe #82. In 1996, my mom was madly in love with Don Beebe. To make a long story short, my dad bought a Beebe jersey and my mom ended up wearing it the entire season. A few years later, teenage Tex made sure to grab it off the rack at our garage sale, after which I sternly scolded my family for even thinking about getting rid of it. I will break that jersey out once in a great while, when the team seems like it really needs some good karma.
As for number three, there is no contest. During the 2005 preseason, I was convinced that Javon Walker was the second coming of Sterling Sharpe. He was awesome in 2004 - big, physical, great hands, and earned a Pro Bowl nod that year. I got his jersey in August, only to see him suffer an ACL tear in the first game of the regular season and then force his way out of Green Bay the following spring. To this day, that jersey only comes out for mud or snow football games, and when it does so, it gets the duct tape treatment with the name "Sharpe" scrawled over it with a Sharpie.
So tell us: what are your most memorable jerseys? And please, please, PLEASE include pictures in the comments below when possible.
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