I can’t believe they created a group of people specifically to point out what’s wrong with athletes’ uniforms. Sounds really girly if you ask me. Judging is for girls. We like to point out what’s wrong with each other’s appearance based on what we believe is right…which, of course, there are general rules that apply. And it would be pretty cool to make girls pay me money for dressing like idiots out in public.
But what makes this aspect of sports so interesting is the OUTREAGEOUS fines that these players get for having even the smallest thing wrong with their uniforms.
Take, for example, Bernard Berrian. The Vikings WR was fined $5,000 in 2010 for wearing yellow cleats. Apparently his only options were black or purple cleats. Mind you, their colors are yellow, black & purple. Petty?
Or how about this one… Antoine Winfield, Vikings CB was fined $10,000 in 2010 for a sock violation. And it wasn’t the typical way in which guys violate a sock…it was because his socks were showing TOO much white. The white part of a Viking player’s sock should be worn over the full-length stockings in purple, must extend to the midpoint of the lower leg, and must meet the pants below the knee.
Like, really? How do you even notice that? Who has time to notice these things? How is that going to affect ANYONE? Or more importantly, who is paying these people to point out these things? Can I get a job?
What I would give to be able to point out what’s wrong with what people are wearing in this city and get paid for it. Dream job!
I just found this whole thing to be very comical and had to point it out. I wonder if the people issuing these fines laugh at themselves for finding the smallest mistakes with the player’s wardrobe.
Uniform Inspector: “Oh I think I found one…look at that pinstripe on his sock. It is WAY too thick. That’s going to cost him $5,000. Suckaa!” Clearly these are the people who are responsible for keeping sports fair.