Monday, January 17, 2011
Jersey Monday: Plaxico Burress
Come on down, Plaxico Burress! Not literally, of course, since you're still in jail, but in jersey form.
Most people remember Burress as a Giant (or a self-shooter), because of his game-winning touchdown against the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, but he started his career with the Steelers. I got this jersey in Pittsburgh the day before a Ravens-Steelers game, though one that didn't go quite as well as Saturday's (it was a 16-0 shutout win for the Ravens in the final season opener at Three Rivers Stadium).
Burress was a rookie that season, and had worn #88 all through training camp and the preseason. But just before the regular season, Burress gave the number back to veteran WR Courtney Hawkins, who'd re-signed with the team back in July, which meant that this jersey was out-of-date within 24 hours of my purchase.
Despite the dated-ness of it, I still wore this jersey enough to wear out the numbers on the front, though somehow the numbers on the back still look as fresh as the day I bought the jersey.
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.