Venus Trapped in Mars

30 August 2013

13 Ways You Should Not Display Pride For Your Favorite Team



1. Your team pride on a DIY project
Cool you have Pinterest. So do I. Stop cutting up your uncles XXXXXL tshirts and turning them into a dress tied with the ribbon from your Christmas Wreath.

2. Your team pride on your braces and/or mouth guard.
Don't show me your nasty retainer because it is green and you love showing off your pride for Michigan State. This is the grossest idea in the history of the world. I don't care if you're a kid or an adult. Keep it in your mouth. You can show pride for your school elsewhere. 

3. Your team pride on your nails.
One plain single color, ok. I can deal. I can even handle getting wild and crazy with using a separate solid color as an accent nail. After that, #icant. 

4. Your team pride displayed as a stick figure family on your car
Who started this? I need to rub their nose in what they've done. WHAT IS THIS? WHAT IS THIS? NO! NO! 

5. Your team pride vomited all over your vehicle
Want to show your team's pride on your car? Grab a sticker (but please God not the sticker above). I also recommend car flags, they can be quite festive when used sparingly. But this? No. 

6. Your team pride on your (inappropriate) shoes
This makes my heart hurt. 


7. Your team pride double, triple and quadruple lettered
Pick one logoed item. Just one. I know it can be so hard *cough* Kentucky fans *cough* but if you have your team's logo on your shirt, maybe you don't need it on your shoes, socks, shorts, breakaway pants covering up the shorts, sweatshirt, jacket, hat, sweatband, wristband, headband.... etc. 

8. Your team pride in pink, which is clearly not a shade of orange or red
Personally guilty here. I'm working on it. Orange can be so hard to find and I'm colorblind. By colorblind, I mean I'm not colorblind. Yeah, this dress is clearly pink. I suck.

9. Your team pride on your butt
Why must you moon people with your school pride? Maybe don't. 

10. Your team pride on another pattern- i.e. chevron, glitter (gasp, yes I said that), burlap, tulle
Someone explain why we need to girly up something as simple and powerful as a team's logo? Can't we just all agree to support the team, as is? What if someone took your blog logo, which I'm sure you put a lot of time and effort into creating, and threw a bunch of glitter, chevron, burlap and tulle all around it because they thought it just wasn't pretty enough on its own? How would you feel? Sad. Nothing screams DON'T EFF WITH US, WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE like polka dots and burlap. 










11. Your team pride on overalls
Someone please make this stop. I have been seeing these wretched overalls on PRETTY, FASHIONABLE sorority girls since the first day I stepped foot into Neyland Stadium as a student, and it hasn't stopped 8 years later. You should know better. 


12. Your team pride bottled in a scent
Not a joke. I wonder what LSU football smells like? Les Miles' armpit sweat? Yeah, I'll pass thanks. 


13. Your team pride whittled with a crochet needle
You can crochet, what a skill. I bet your husband is thrilled to put on his new football beanie. Thrilled. Does this come in baseball?


One day I swear I'll do a post of things I love and recommend to wear/use/tailgate with on game day. Until then, I think I'll just keep being a grouch. What did I miss? What public displays of collegiate affection do you want to just stop?


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55 comments :

  1. The stick figures... I can't even.

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  2. hahahaah.. those overalls.. oh my!

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  3. the stick figures and the inappropriate shoes piss me the off the worst!! Really, heels to a football game seriously!?!

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  4. Those heels are terrible. I hate the team overalls too. We always had guys who that they were the shit in Pirate overalls. Vomit.

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  5. This is another one that should be sumbitted to buzzfeed!! Hahahaha love this

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  6. ek, I hate all of these. except ... I would love to be able to crochet a beanie. But a football beanie but maybe a nice Silver & Black beanie to rep my Raiders.

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  7. hahaha!! This cracked me up!

    http://www.therandomwritings.com/2013/08/if-i-were-on-television.html

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  8. No adult female should wear anything words on their butts, it's just not cool.

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  9. I live in Kentucky and am sooooo sick of the head to toe UK gear. Maybe its becuase I went to Morehead State.....maybe its because I'm a Tennessee fan (although I would die before wearing those overalls). I don't know but I just can't stomach it.

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  10. HAHA--all of these. But first and foremost those OVERALLS! I truly, truly respect you for being a Vols fan but still having enough common sense to call them out for what they are--totally ridiculous and hideous. And that Gators car... I'm sorry. I apologize. He didn't know what he was doing. I'm sorry.

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  11. HAHAHA the nails! I don't even know what to think/say! Also laughing at the scent! Really!? What does that even smell like? A gym bag?

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  12. You probably should've added the KCav clothing line to this list, even though it already made an apperance. It really is that bad...

    Stick figure car stickers are the worst, even if they aren't in some horrendous team colors and uniforms. Side eye to you, Catholic families who love some Notre Dame.

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  13. OF COURSE that vehicle would belong to a Florida fan. OF COURSE.
    NOLES!

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  14. Oh wow....the bib overalls..I can't even and I live in the sticks!

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  15. Oh my gahhh- those furry green nails make me want to PUKE!!!

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  16. The stick figures on the cars... I CAN'T. Why do people have those? And overly decorated cars annoy me too! I saw a little car with 14 Penn State stickers on it. 14. Okay we get it... I'm all about festive nails, but that grass is a taking it too far!

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  17. Some people definitely go TOO FAR with team pride.

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  18. I went to LSU, and our Greek section was separate from the regular student section (because for whatever reason, despite the fact that all students have to compete via a priority point system for season tickets (which I was ALWAYS at the top of), and that it's nearly impossible for freshmen to get tickets, and even so they're only eligible for a half-season if at all, the greek system is given an allotment of two tickets each, and they are all eligible... and they have assigned seats. It's pretty insane (and I think it's actually been reformed since I was in college...), but anyawy, point is, their section was DISTINCTLY a different color than the rest of the stadium. We referred to them as the pastels. Bright purple and gold everywhere else, but then its like BOOM a whole section of lavender and yellow.

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  19. Those fingernails. I can't even. And that ugly DIY dress WOULD belong to a Gamecock.

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  20. Could not have said this better myself. Preach sister, preach.

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  21. LOVE this! I'm kind of doing my own fan Friday but I linked up with Five on Friday first. This post is amazing though!!! hahaha

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  22. Wow, those overalls are terrible! My husband did his undergrad at Texas A&M and apparently it's a tradition there to paint your own overalls with A&M phrases and logos. They're still overalls, but they're not nearly as bad as those!

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  23. wait, is there Iowa perfume? Now I want it...
    I disagree with pink but only for Iowa. Our visiting team's locker room is baby pink. There's was a big fuss over it but Iowa refuses to change it. Pink is an unofficial color. Oh yes:
    https://www.google.com/search?gs_rn=26&gs_ri=psy-ab&tok=-mgyh_6ywBniQlEO9Xnr5A&cp=11&gs_id=16&xhr=t&q=iowa+pink+locker+room&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWc&biw=984&bih=626&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=o6ogUrKnO-nuyQHj1oD4AQ

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  24. Why would somebody want fuzzy nails? Why?

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  25. Oh thank god because I was beginning to fret over here with the "pink" stuff. Except that doesn't happen too often in Michigan because there are only four colors to choose from. And none of them are close to pink (unless you go to a very small school and don't participate in College Football in which case, I don't even care).

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  26. The nails made me gag. Awful. I kind of like the overalls in a "that is hilarious" sort of way. xx

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  27. Those overalls are KILLING me, ughh! And those nails?! I shivered at the sight of them! Goodness gracious! And please oh please, don't even get me started on the pink and trying to girl up fan wear. No... just no.

    Great post by the way... even though these things are all hideous, the post made me smile since it's a reminder football season has begun!

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  28. Those heels! I cannot. Growing up in Knoxville, TN I know about those overalls all too well. Gotta love the Vols!

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  29. Oh man!!! Thos homemade dresses are horrific and yes, those shoes hurt my eyes and heart!! haha!!
    Love this link up!
    Missy x

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  30. Why you gotta hate on cute dresses ans nails? I'm a girl, sue me

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  31. Oh my lord those green fuzzy nails are horrific...who even came up with that idea!! I think the only way that making cute dresses with bows and glitter is for a little girl, that's it, only exception. If you are over the age of 6 then just no, not acceptable.

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  32. sometimes pinterest needs to stop the madness. or people need to realize that it's not cool to put fake grass on your nails, just because it was pinned once! people that pin still have bad taste, even when it comes to football

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  33. The nails and the heels especially freak me out. I am all for really high heels, but how do you wear those to a game?! How? I just imagine it would lead to very tragic deaths due to a person tumbling over the railing in a stadium, and the WORST way to honor your team is to delay the game with your corpse.

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  34. The football beanie looks adorable on babies, grown men not so much... actually not at all.

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  35. Yes, yes, yes to just about everything. Except I think it's acceptable to wear TWO logo things at once. Like a shirt and a hat. But that's it. Any more than that is too much.

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  36. omg those overalls! Whyyyyyyy

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  37. YOU HAD ME right up until the coveralls! You can't get down with the checkerboard overalls??? come on Sarah!!

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  38. The Gator car kills me. But don't be trippin' on UK fans! :)

    I do not wear UK gear head-to-toe though.

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  39. Those fingernails........gross............the car well that was strange too, hell pretty much most of these things were strange.........

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  40. The team overalls have GOT to stop. When TCU played in the Rose Bowl, there were tons of ugly Wisconsin fans walking around in the TERRIBLE red and white striped overalls. I couldn't, for the life of me, figure out why anyone would ever wear those, let alone actually spend money on them.

    I am however superstitious since our Rose Bowl season and have to have my toes painted purple for four months... :)

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  41. It's technically still Friday, so I linked up. Woo! Go Cats!

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  42. BAHAHHAA! Amazing list! I'm guilty of making some team items a little girly but the rest of these are down right WRONG! Can you make fliers so we can hand them out at sporting events?!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  43. Is it bad if I like the overalls? Am I the only one who wants them to be cool again?

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  44. I personally really thought that the overalls were super adorable! I also didn't find the stickers on the vehicles to be too bad.

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  45. I seriously agree with all of this. I even yelled "PREACH!" out loud as I read it.

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  46. This had me laughing out loud! I went to highschool in Texas and then went to school in the Northeast, such a different way of showing school pride! P.S. those overalls. oh. my. goodness..

    xx Kait | ChickadeeSays | ChickadeeSays Bloglovin

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  47. I'm slightly guilty of the nails thing, although I'd never do anything like the picture. That's just weird. I agree with all these, and when I got to the cologne I might have thrown up in my mouth a little.

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  48. i don't like it when men go shirtless and paint their entire body and face in their team's colors! it's weird and grosses me out :(

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  49. I don't like the stick figures sans team-pride...so I definitely can't condone them WITH team logos!

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  50. This has my cracking up! Except those nails.. Those actually kind of freak me out.

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  51. Her nails... are fuzzy. What in all the hell?! That's weird, unnatural and just NOT okay. Also, those overalls look make them look like they should be building something at Home Depot. If I was wearing those I better be getting paid for it.

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  52. Agree with you 12 out of 13, not gonna lie those family car stickers look pretty tempting for my future family lol

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