1.30.2011

Which Jersey Should I Wear?

Folks, the big Ginger Classic tournament is coming up next week, and while I don't imagine my meager hockey skills will distinguish me in any way, I'd like to at least look good while I'm playing third wheel on my three-man team. Problem is, I have too many jerseys in the running, and I'm just waaaay too indecisive. So I'm leaving it up to you readers.

To the right of this post you'll find a poll where you can select which jersey I'll wear in the tournament. You'll have 'til midnight Friday, February 4 to make a selection, and then I'll wear whichever sweater gets the most votes the next night in the tournament. To entice you further, everybody who makes a comment to this post will be eligible to win a copy of the Atom-Bomb Bikini book and a few stickers and a few other goodies. I need opinions, people...don't let me down!

And the nominees are:

1. Chicago Blackhawks 2009 Winter Classic


2. 2004 Eastern Conference All-Star


3. 1992 Quebec Nordiques Away


4. 1995 Winnipeg Jets Home


5. 2004 Calgary Flames Alternate

51 comments:

Isaac said...

The Calgary Flames jersey makes me think of Beta Ray Bill. That would surely intimidate your opponents.

Schlepper said...

Love the Winnipeg and Quebec jerseys but as a life-long Blackhawks fan, I have to vote for the winter classic jersey.

Elaine said...

Calgary has the most wicked shirt. It got my vote!

Jon Cendrowski said...

I love the old school Jets and Nordiques. Certainly not the Hawks... but what would I know, Im just a Wings fan :)

Anthony Spotts said...

I gotta go with the Nordiques jersey. Kick it old school.

Killhouse Van Boutin' said...

As a Flames fan, I would go with the Flames jersey usually, but I've never been down with the horse head jersey. Go with the Nords.

Deke said...

No pens jerseys on here. I am disappoint.

Teebz said...

Nords. Hands-down Nords. I like the throwback 'Hawks, the 2004 ASG is a always a classic look, and the Jets brings back good memories, but nothing says hockey like an old-school Nords jersey.

Mike said...

Diques diques diques!

Chastain said...

Nordiques, c'mon who doesn't want to be a French Canadian?

Sean McGurr said...

Chicago Blackhawks. When in doubt, go with an Original 6 team.

David Hagen said...

Old school!
Chicago Black Hawks!

Dustin said...

Anything that's old, such as the Nordiques or the Jets. The ASG would be next in line, though.

Richard.H said...

Not a hockey fan (soccer all the way) but love that Black Hawks jersey.

Jeff said...

Gotta' go with the Jets. Man did they not deserve to lose their team!

Anonymous said...

I'm a Blackhawks STH, and I would still go with the baby blue Nordiques jersey.

Terence said...

Nothin' says 80's hockey like Fleur de Lis!! I agree with Teebz. Nords all the way! RyCo might disagree...he's got a man cruch on Selanne, so...

TK

Robert Ullman said...

As I mighta suspected, everybody love the Nords!

As it happens, I tried to wear the Nordiques sweater last year, but Evie was sick the morning of the tourney so I was a couple hours late to the rink and didn't get to play. I don't like to repeat unis (otherwise my 1996 Whalers would be on the list) but in this case I think an exception is warranted.

Deke: I hear ya. I considered putting my 67-68 Pens on the list, but I figured it'd run away with the contest.

Thanks for the comments, folks!

Johnny B said...

Another Flames fan here, so I had to vote for the horse head (even though I'm not crazy about that graphic, at least front and center)...but that Winter Classic Blackhawks jersey is hell of sweet.

Smail said...

Tough choice! I love the Blackhawks WC jersey, but I also love the Minneapolis All Star Jerseys, and the Nordiques jersey. My vote goes to flip a coin between the Blackhawks and Nordiques.

Steve said...

I would go with the best of all time - The Hartford Whalers, however with the choices given, the classics always win. Chicago Blackhawks!

Peter said...

Nordiques...just classic in any era!!

Tom said...

The Blackhawks jersey is just classic. I tried to pick something else but I couldn't.

Peter said...

My order:
Eastern All Star
Jets
Flames
Nordiques
Black Hawks

No Penguins love, Rob?

BloodyGuts said...

Duhhhhhh...Nordiques!
No question. Best logo ever.

Mark said...

Probably too late, but gotta love the Jets. If nothing else, they had heart. Watching the last Leafs/Jets match up on their home turf was memorable.

Deke said...

Robert - if you're worried about one of the popular pens styles being a runaway, go with a less popular one instead.

Personally my favourite Pens jersey is the 93 Alternate (aka Snoop Dogg) jersey, but of course the robo-penguin has to say hi, as least popular jersey.

Mark K said...

Gotta go with Nords. Love that color blue.

I was never a big fan of the re-done Jets logo.

I don't understand the Flames logo- or their insistence on using black.

Robert Ullman said...

Deke: I'm actually a huge fan of that one as well. One of the first things I ever bought on eBay 10 years ago was an authentic version...just had it customised with (who else) Mario Lemieux last fall. Its almost too nice to wear to play hockey!

Johnny B said...

Mark K: The horse head Flames logo is a reference to the Calgary Stampede, the big rodeo they have up that way. The flames coming out of its nostrils is pretty obvious symbolism.

Patina Perfected said...

Nordiques all the way!!
The Avs fan in me nearly demands it.

XOX

Anonymous said...

The Hawks Winter Classic is the best jersey of the bunch, but screw that. Nords, baby.

Geoff said...

No disrespect intended, but an All-Star jersey? Really? When you have options like the Nordiques and the Blackhawks WC throwback, why even consider it?

Oh yeah, and my vote is for the Nordiques. Gotta represent Quebec.

Jim Hayden said...

Although I'm a fan of diagonal lettering in general - an All-Star jersey is too "generic" - I'd go with the classic look of the Jets.

JTH said...

Hard to say. What color's the rest of your gear? Basic black? If so, go with the Hawks jersey.

Otherwise, if your stuff looks good with the Nords jersey, wear that one.

possum said...

You can't top the Nords jerseys. Unless you wear green gloves I suppose...

skaboss said...

I'm going to go with the nordiques jersey

Anonymous said...

Nordiques away jersey is top notch with a little bit of cheesiness.

Dane said...

Even though I like the Quebec and Calgary jerseys better, I think you need to go with the Winnipeg jersey for playing a game. Hopefully the speed and toughness of the early 90's Jets will be passed on to you.

Ty said...

Gotta go with Calgary. I'm a sucker for suddenly retro, yet post-2000 logos and sweaters.

Gideon said...

Zombie-Avalanche for sure. The Fleur-de-lis hem is one of the coolest in sports

Ryan said...

While I think it is a big mistake to not wear the Whale (have to represent CT), the Nordiques sweater reminds me of the slogan for Campbell's soup - Mm, mm, good!

Aaron said...

I'd go with the All Star. It's a great looking jersey.

punch-drunk said...

I was going to ask, "where's the Whalers option?" but then I read your comment.

Jets is my pick, though I do like the 'Hawks sweater.

Jim BC said...

Well Rob - you know where my vote is going... seeing how you did up the most magnificent commission of my wife wearing my Winnipeg Jets jersey! Go Jets!

mark said...

Rob,

Gotta go Nordiques. There is no second choice!

BurghFan said...

I agree with the many folks who've chosen the Nordiques.

Banky X said...

Rob,

I suggest the Eastern All-Star Jersey...Undoubtedly there will be lots of other players wearing team jerseys...but how many will be rocking the All-Star look? Be the "BEAST FROM THE EAST". Keep your head up and your stick on the ice!!!

Javier said...

If it's style you're going for, I say Quebec.

Michael said...

When I go to the rink for stick time, I make sure not to wear ANY of my replica sweaters - for fear of falling and tearing a hole in one of them. I have a few practice CCM jerseys to throw on that can be replaced if necessary.

I sooooo wish I could be there.

My vote goes to the Eastern Conference jersey. It's red. Gingers are red.

Superbowl Sunday Caps vs Pens and Steelers vs Packers. Awesome day all around!

SirJW said...

Hope you went w/ Quebec.