On why one shouldn't buy a jersey with one's own name on the back: reason #1409

Greetings, Pension Plan Puppeteers I come to you from the land of Bluebird Banterers. I don't know much about hockey but I do know some things about sports fandom and I figure that I'd share this Public Service Announcement with you.

A couple of weeks ago, Matthew Kory of Sports on Earth wrote "The Official Guide to Jersey Buying" and one of the suggestions (should be a directive, really) is to not ever buy a personalized jersey with one's own name on the back. But, of course, most of us know this already. Purchasing an official Maple Leafs jersey with your own name on the back not only looks stupid and narcissistic, but it is stupid and narcissistic. Especially if you pick the number 69 to go with it.

(The only kind of jerseys that are worst are probably crappy cheap counterfeits and ones that have dumb things on the back.)

Even though it is not an actual crime to wear a jersey with one's own name on the back, one should definitely refrain from committing an actual crime while wearing a jersey with one's own name on the back. This was a lesson that may be helpful to some readers of this blog, a lesson that might of helped Nardeo Samlall.

Nardeo was alleged to have approached several women in the TTC, brushed up against them, and committed "an indecent act," according to a Toronto Police Service release this afternoon. The man was arrested and was promptly identified because of what he was wearing:


via Toronto Police Service release

A "brown" (Toronto Police term) man with a mullet wearing white shorts and a Maple Leafs jersey with his own name on the back charged with committing indecident acts. That's a side of multiculturalism they don't put in textbooks. is a fan community that allows members to post their own thoughts and opinions on the Toronto Maple Leafs and hockey in general. These views and thoughts may not be shared by the editor of