Monday, February 14, 2011

Jersey Monday: Ben Gordon

I was going to use today's Jersey Monday to show off the newest jersey in my collection, which I picked up last week in Georgia, but I'm going to save that for a later date and instead tie in to the game I went to tonight: UConn basketball.

The game I was at tonight was actually a UConn women's game (well, less a game than a beatdown), and this is a UConn men's jersey, but close enough.

I've lived in Connecticut for more than 25 years and somehow this is the only UConn jersey I've picked up. My parents got it for me back in probably '03 or '04, when Gordon was at the school. I can't say I'm much of a UConn fan, but I did pick them in my official NCAA Tournament bracket both times they won the title.

This jersey is in a box somewhere in my basement, which means I won't be wearing it when I go to the UConn men's game on Wednesday against Georgetown.

Interestingly, the Pistons -- Gordon's current NBA team -- are one of the handful of teams for which I don't have a jersey, so I could add a second Gordon jersey to my collection, and I don't even particularly like the guy. It's just easier to find jerseys of UConn players in this area than other guys.

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.

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