Friday, September 18, 2009

Missing: Jersey

When I was in high school the star of our football team got a full ride to the same Big Ten school as me. My GPA was much higher than his but they made me pay for the education...bastards. Everyone made a big deal about him going and there were posters for my new college all over my high school.

I felt a little left out and was a little bitter about it but eventually got over it. For my 20th birthday day, my evil roommate (who was not so evil at the time) bought me high school football star's Jersey. It was a white and had his 5 on it. It was speciallly made because the kid wasn't a big name at the time and I was the only one who knew who he was.

I wore that jersey to all the games and still have it for when I make my trips up during the fall but now I can't find it. It didn't get burnt in the fire because I remember seeing it afterward while we were cleaning out the house. I'm worried it may have been damaged and my sister got rid of it. I loved that jersey and it really meant a lot to me. This jersey was all about where I was from. It was the only thing that represented my hometown and my college life all in one and that's something that most people don't have.

So, as I'm packing up for my weekend trip I'm still trying to look for my jersey. I'm actually contemplating getting a new one but I'm afraid it won't be ready for the game tomorrow. If not then I guess a t shirt will have to do. Hopefully I don't jinx my old high school chum.



UPDATE: I FOUND THE JERSEY! I'M READY FOR TAILGATING

11 comments:

rxBambi said...

Yay! congrats on finding it! I hate when I misplace things like that.
have a great weekend.

California Girl said...

Happy to hear you found the jersey.

I worked to support my husband and I when he attended grad school @ the University of KY (UK) in the late 70's. It made me crazy because all those stupid basketball players were there on scholarship AND they lived in a custom dorm with custom furniture and decor paid for by the coal industry. They have an anthracite fireplace for God's sake. I wrote editorial after editorial condemning the practice, etc. You can imagine how popular I was in that basketball crazed town.

School is for learning. Sports is a sideline. Unfortunately, they make alot of money (alumni donations) with sports.

Theresa said...

I'm so glad you found your t-shirt. I remember losing a bracelet that meant a lot to me. Have a great time with your visit.

White Rabbit said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU !

otin said...

You are sneaky! I thought you were talking about NJ!!! LOL!

Midtown Girl said...

LOL! I'm glad you left a comment bc I havent checked back here in a while after your house incident - glad you are back & OK!!

You have been missed!!

XOXO MG

BlackSnow said...

lol,I remember losing my lucky T-shirt,I searched after it even in a dumpster,later on I found it at a friend.:))

Eternally Distracted said...

Woop Woop, you found it!! Happy jersey wearing ;0)

Alix said...

You can borrow my Tim Tebow jersey. He was number 5 at Nease High School! Will the green and gold throw you off tho?

PS: What's your favorite college team. In your comment, you didn't say.

Crazy Charm said...

Yay! You found it :)

Hit 40 said...

I have my lucky clothes too! I wear a certain outfit for parents that I have pissed off. It makes me look just adorable like the sweetest little teacher. Who could be mad at me in that outfit??