November 18, 2011
Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition. If you spot what you think may be a foul in your arena, email a photo to us at email@example.com for inclusion in future installment.
Puck Daddy reader Harrison M. (not this guy) wrote in with these oddities. From Harrison:
"Thought you might get a kick outta these. I had some old sweaters lying around that I didn't know what to do with. Didn't wear them anymore but didn't want to get rid of them either. My girlfriend had the idea of turning them into cushions. We sent them over to her mom and she managed to create these bad boys."
"I don't know if they count as jersey fouls (probably as she had to cut them up) but I think they are one of the best/inventive ways of recycling old sweaters I have seen. They turned out great."
Pass or Fail on the Jersey Pillows. Desecration? Tribute? A handy way to recycle that Comrie jersey you're never, ever, ever, ever (did we mention ever?) wear again?
(Coming Up: Did Tampa taunt Sidney Crosby(notes)?; magic marker on the Preds; nuclear fallout in Carolina; profane tribute to the Los Angeles Kings; temporary fandom; and a Hitchhiker's Guide to Gerbe.)
And here … we … go.
From our pals at The Pensblog comes this Tampa Bay Lightning Foul from Thursday night.
Because if so … bruuuutal.
What the hell is this?
'Big Ben Preds' snapped this Nashville Predators Foul, which appears to swear allegiance to both the Crimson Tide and the Preds in glorious, no-smudge magic marker. It also has several thousand autographs. Extra points for the attempt to create a nameplate, apparently free-hand.
Look, we kid Philly fans because we love them. They're not all nasty creatures of the cheap seats. With that, we bring you reader Mike C. from Pa.:
"Last I checked Bernie Parent was #1 not grandma, and no she doesn't get a pass cause she is old."
Nor should she.
Little did we know he's also "the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything."
Speaking of pop culture references …
Christine H. of North Carolina sent in one from the archives:
I shot the picture while in Helsinki, Finland in October 2010 as part of the Carolina Hurricanes crowd that made the trip over for the NHL Premiere.
There are no words to describe this Jersey Foul. And my husband was mortified since he was a fan of the show as a kid. Not sure if readers of Puck Daddy & Jersey Fouls could give any insight into this...
The show in question was the police drama "Adam 12," in which two LAPD cops patrolled the streets in their car "1-Adam-12."
Adam. Not Atom. No idea what to make of this Foul. Anyone?
This one was spotted by Michal Olszewski on Thursday night's Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks game and … well, it's a tricky one.
You see, it's a tribute jersey for Kings defenseman Jack Johnson(notes), and the initials stand for … uh ... Jack "Mother Loving" Johnson, a nickname that dates back his University of Michigan days. Only the third word isn't "loving."
Nickname jerseys are typically Fouls. Agreed?
The fact that this Calgary Flames Foul is blurry only contributes to "Zig Zag's" 420 glory. Well, we assumed it was a drug reference. Mayhaps he's the world's biggest Jay Bouwmeester(notes) and Curtis Glencross(notes) fan.
Temporary Sens Fan? Who gets that on a jersey. No seriously. Does that mean he's only a fan when we're on a win streak and can claim another team when we lose, or is he just a fan this year and a team free agent after the season? So many questions and so few answers, especially why a grown man still thinks it's cool to have a ponytail.
Imagine our surprise when Sens Town revealed this was a man.