Posted by Adam Jacobi
The "grown men wearing jerseys to sporting events" things is a trend that, by and large, doesn't really need to continue. Sure, there were those 2-3 years where throwback jerseys were in, but then Jay-Z said "I don't wear jerseys, I'm 30-plus," and just like that the trend was done. Nowadays, the jersey-wearers are still pretty commonplace at sporting events nationwide, but nobody's going up to these people and saying, "Wow, I really like your replica jersey."
Another particularly odious facet of this trend is the the personalized nameplate, where fans can go the extra step and put their own names and numbers on these jerseys so it's like they're actually on the team (PROTIP: it is not actually like this at all). But if you must buy a jersey and personalize it, at least come correct like this gentleman found in the stands at last week's Northwestern State-LSU tilt:
Now, that's not the son of the O.D.B. In fact, the guy wearing it is probably older than the late Wu-Tang Clan member. As a couple LSU fans have pointed out, the jersey is actually a reference to Odell Beckham Jr., a freshman wide receiver for the Tigers who wears #33, and that means that the man wearing it is probably Odell Beckham Sr., a proud papa and a former LSU running back from the early '90s who wore, yep, #33. At the very least, the wearer is almost certainly some member of the Beckham clan.
That's great news for Tiger Stadium security, because had "ODB Jr." been an honorific bestowed on this man at some point in his life, that would mean he is totally insane, and he likely would have been done something to warrant being ejected from the premises before halftime. So it's good that's not the case.
Fist pound: @DennyMayo for the pic, @valleyshook for the family info
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