Jerseys We Owned
I was thinking the other day about how all the rage in the mid-90s used to be NBA and NFL jerseys. This hype may have been fueled by the Disney Channel sitcom named The Jersey. In this show, the kids would be transformed into the bodies of the athletes whose jersey they were wearing. Terrible acting, but a reasonable kids’ premise. Most every boy in the class owned a few NBA or NFL jerseys, and I think Josh Maynard even had a Colorado Avalanche hockey jersey.
I owned many jerseys, but my all-time fave was definitely the Charles Barkley Suns jersey from 93-94. I think I bought it in sixth grade in Aberdeen for close to $50, and I wore the hell out of it. They just don’t make ’em like they used to! That giant sun shooting across the chest was the coolest logo ever, in my opinion.
Once I tired of Barkley and the Suns, I moved on to my red Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat jersey, which I still own to this day and wear on rare occasions! Grandma Bell bought it for me for my birthday in 1995. To this day, it remains the oldest shirt in my wardrobe.
Other sports jerseys that either Jordan, Alex, or I owned in the 90s…
• Junior Seau, navy Chargers jersey
• Barry Sanders, blue Lions jersey
• Brett Favre, green Packers jersey
• Terrell Davis, navy Broncos jersey
• Dan Marino, teal Dolphins jersey
• Larry Johnson, purple Hornets jersey
• Grant Hill, teal Pistons jersey
• Dennis Rodman, black Bulls jersey
Baseball and hockey jerseys were just too expensive, and the local Minnesota teams just didn’t have cool enough team colors.
Absurdly, I also owned t-shirts featuring the Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers, and New Jersey Nets. I never had any allegiance to any of those teams, although the Lakers’ colors matched our school colors.