Jersey Monday: LaDainian Tomlinson

A couple years ago I was working at a part time job where I only worked on Mondays. I would show up to this job every week wearing some kind of jersey -- usually football or basketball. When I left the job, my co-workers continued the tradition of Jersey Monday, and so now I’m continuing the tradition on this blog.

Every Monday (when I remember), I’ll tell the story of one of my jerseys.

Today, that jersey is my LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers powder blue authentic throwback jersey.

I got this one about four years ago, as part of a 50% off sale at a local sports shop (I bought a Steelers jersey and a John Elway Stanford jersey the same day). It quickly became one of my favorite jerseys in my collection, and even when the Chargers changed their jersey style a couple years ago it remained in my rotation.

I wore the jersey a couple weeks ago, and it might be the last time I wear it. With the Chargers out of the playoffs, I’m not going to wear it again this season, and if Tomlinson retires, I might retire the jersey with it.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.