Strictly '80s: The Best Sports Fads from Sports' Weirdest Decade

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Strictly '80s: The Best Sports Fads from Sports' Weirdest Decade
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For those of us old enough to have experienced the 1980s as willing perpetrators of the decade's worst excesses, it's hard to believe that so many (otherwise normal) people spent time and money on inexplicably awful styles, products and ideas.

In 2014, enough space exists between us and the 1980s that we can safely assess the damage from our vantage point, and even find a way to temporarily revive some of those things that can be reborn as "ironically uncool."

One fact about the Jamz Decade that is undisputed is that the sports industry was an influential partner in crime to these crimes of fashion.

Though not all of the most insane '80s sports fads were invented by companies that helped perpetrate fashion atrocities like Zubaz apparel, the sports industry and many, many sports fans embraced them.

Sports effectively made the laughably unhip a much bigger deal in many cases. But, you can't blame anyone involved because we ALL were suffering from collective hysteria at the time.

These are the best sports fads from sports' weirdest decade. 

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