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Athletes and their Suits (or lack-there of)

9 May

Call me old-fashioned, but there is nothing better than a man in a suit. I love suits, so much that I know the rules of the suit lifestyle. I know what’s appropriate, and how to wear a suit if you want to look like a real pro. If I see a guy not wearing a suit correctly, ohhh I judge. I judge hard. I just love suits.

One of my favorite things to do while watching a sports game is to check out the suits of commentators, coaches and injured players.  Malik Rose’s fabulous tie collection (if you have two hours I can tell you all about it…AMAZING!) and it makes my day when Magic Johnson decides to go with the full three-piece suit. I can even respect Charles Barkley’s humongous neck and lack of tie because he pulls off the look anyway. I’m not crazy about it, but I deal. Why? Because I love and respect a sharp-dressed man in the media. It’s just the way it should be.

So what don’t I love? When a rich and famous athlete is too busy being rich and famous to throw on a suit and look like a professional. Case in point: last night’s 76ers-Bulls game. Now I was already bummed out after the Phillies’ loss and the Flyers’ loss to take them out of the playoffs (seriously…ughhhhhh) in the same night so I was going into that last game of the night feeling pretty grumpy and that’s when I saw Joakim Noah. On the bench for a sprained ankle, Joakim decided he was a little too busy not doing his job (yeah, yeah, yeah sports fanatics I know that’s not exactly the case, just  let me rant) to actually put himself together and dress like an adult. So he parks himself down in nasty, old-looking brown khakis, an over-sized and untucked v-neck, a blazer that looks like it needs a trip to the cleaners, and a gigantic bauble necklace that looks like something my grandmother owns.  My jaw dropped for about a second, which was followed by a nice, long rant to my boyfriend (he deals with a lot of my anger-rants about celebrity clothing, I’m pretty sure I might give him a complex about his own style soon) about what a disgrace this “dude” is.

First of all Joakim, cut your hair. A messy bun isn’t a good look on girls, and you can’t pull it off either. Second of all, ditch the bracelets, you’re not Enrique Iglesias in 2001, wear a shirt with buttons, and put on a damn belt! What is this outfit? You think you look cool? Do you think any woman finds you more attractive because you forgot to do your laundry yesterday? Do you think the “just rolled out of bed and into my professional career where I make a ton of money but don’t care because I have no respect for anyone or anything” look will land you a smart and sensible lady? It won’t!

Listen guys, wearing a suit isn’t that hard to do. Ohhh it hurts my neck ohhh there isn’t a stretchy waist band… enough. Women wear heels every damn day. They stab their heads with a million pins and cover their faces in makeup. They dangle big giant earring from their ears and resist the urge to pull at stockings and strapless dresses and itchy fabrics all in the name of looking good. All you have to do is remember to unbutton your jacket when you sit down and wear a tie. That’s it!

Athletes of the world, it’s time to man  up. You’re representing a team that pays you a lot of money with fans that put a lot of energy and pride into caring about you and your outcome. The least you can do is show a little respect and dress like you care about your job and your fans.

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The Fray Should NOT Be Singing the National Anthem

3 Apr

As excited as I was to watch the NCAA National Championship game last night, (mainly because I knew the team I picked would win… holla Kentucky!) my joy was immediately smushed when The Fray walked out to sing the National Anthem.

If you missed the awfulness, watch here:

…soooo… What?

First of all, is The Fray still a thing? I mean, I can only remember them from that song on “Grey’s Anatomy” like six years ago.

Second of all, seriously? Seriously? I understand, you’re The Fray and you’re above it all and cool and whatever, but it’s the National Anthem. Ditch the scoop neck tees and neck chains, put a smile on, and actually look like you give a crap about it! And what was with the drum guy? Really? You’re thatcool

Insert eye roll here.

dude? How heavy is your little drum you bought straight off the rack from Urban Outfitters and a tambourine that you can’t even stand up straight or lift your arm up for a minute and a half? I played bass drum in parades in high school. I know your little toy isn’t that hard to use, buddy, stop looking like you’re god’s gift to women because you’re the drummer of The Fray.

I understand that I’m old school. I like a nice, solid anthem from a pretty pop star without warbly, gutteral voice junk. But this was almost intolerable. Come on “rock stars” (notice how I put rock stars in quotes because The Fray are not rock stars, they’re stupid), you can stop acting like you’re the most important person on earth for two minutes to sing a song that’s much older and much cooler than you.