Sports fans love wearing jerseys. It comes with the territory. We love the players on the field or court and want to support them, so we proudly wear their jersey.
In some ways it is kind of childish. For similar reasons that a five-year-old might put on Spider-Man pajamas before he goes to bed, we proudly don our newly acquired John Wall jersey or our throwback Bill Russell.
However, in the honorable quest to own the sweetest and most desirable jerseys out there we all sometimes make a few mistakes.
According to Forbes, the best selling jersey of all time belongs to underachieving Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Approximately half a million of them have been sold since he was first drafted in 2003. If that is true, then let’s admit that we are not perfect.
This begs the question, which jerseys are the least desirable? Which ones would you never be caught wearing out at a bar or at a game?
The list could easily be a hundred and a half pages long.
For a variety of reasons notorious notables such as Jayson Williams, Michael Irvin, Bill Buckner, Scott Norwood, Ryan Leaf, Leonard Little, Pacman Jones, Pete Rose, Mark McGuire, OJ Simpson, Lawrence Phillips, Cornell Green, Tank Johnson were all difficult to leave off of the list.
In addition, guys like Lance Rentzel would easily make this list if he were a little more recognizable or popular. After all, who wants to wear a jersey celebrating a guy who exposes himself to little girls at the playground?
Not me, probably not anybody.
For the sake of brevity, let's keep it to the top five exceptionally embarrassing jerseys.
The following is a short list of the top five jerseys that you should never be caught dead wearing out in public.