A few jerseys that need to make a comeback
Although less popular than they once were, throwback jerseys remain a staple of popular culture. More than just a fashion statement, a retro jersey represents respect for an athlete and respect for greatness. The famed company Mitchell and Ness produced their first throwbacks by hand, but the jerseys were popularized by rap artists such as Outkast and Fabolous. But not all throwbacks are equal. Some catch the eye with their uniqueness or rarity. With this in mind, Silver Chips Online offers a few friendly suggestions for throwbacks to our friends at Mitchell and Ness.
Steve Francis, Blair High School
What better way is there to honor Blair's most famous athlete than to rock his high school uniform? Although he played at Blair for only a short time, Francis has remained connected to Blair simply through his success in The League. Every Blair basketball player knows about his time playing for the Blazers. Blair's past successes on the court are represented in Francis' high school jersey. The golden age of Blair basketball is contained in the jersey of Blair's most athletic alum. Imagine the street cred on Blair Blvd. when you walk down the hallway in a Francis Blazers jersey.
Phillip Gainous, San Diego Chargers
Our principal played in the NFL. How cool is that? I need to see a Phillip Gainous throwback badly. Ever since I heard that he played for the Chargers, I have had new respect for The Man. Sure he makes us wear ID's, but he played in the NFL. The sky blue and yellow with the lightning bolts on the arms make me wish I could have seen the man we call Mr. Gainous lay someone out. Similar to the Francis throwback, this jersey would have special meaning within Blair's walls, not to mention it would get you in good favor with the principal.
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