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Monday, September 23, 2013

The Suck Rule

It may seem minor.  It may seem in consequential.  What is it really?  Stupid.  It's the NHL's new rule on tucking in your jersey and it tucking sucks.


It may seem like a nothing issue.  "Big deal" you say, "They have to have their jerseys untucked. Looks better anyway."  Then you take a look at iconic players throughout history and realize... they tucked their jerseys.









The jersey tuck is absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things.  It's a little bit of flair that makes a player a little more distinctive and unique.  It's a bit of character.  And the NHL is looking to remove that flair.  Why?

Capitalism.

The thought is that the NHL is doing this so they can implement adding advertisements to jerseys.  

They want to turn your NHL jersey from this:



To this:



I'm fine with getting every penny you can but some things remain sacred.  The professional sports jersey should be one of those things.  Abolish the tuck rule, bring back some character, stop NHL jerseys from becoming a NASCAR vehicle.

Besides we only need one stupid tuck rule.


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