I have zero problem in admitting that it's true. Credit to the customer for saying it while wearing a Lantern t-shirt.
And in either case, as long as it stays just a t-shirt or a wallet or something, there's no big problem with it.But once a guy decides he won't leave the house without his full-on team uniform (including cleats and sock garters), I look at him the same way as the guy who won't leave the house without his full-on superhero costume.Both those dudes exist.
Wouldn't those guys be the jock equivalent of cosplayers?
Yes, but jock cosplayers are far more likely to punch you in the eye for calling them that.
I used to work at a sports card / team hat and jacket type store. One of the kids (teenage) that worked there would wear a basketball jersey to work. Nothing wrong with that I suppose but he would wear just jeans and the jersey... no t-shirt or anything. It was kind of, I don't know, gross? I didn't really enjoy seeing this guy's pit hair all day.On an unrelated note, I will often make comments to people wearing a full-on Lions or Red Wings jersey and congratulate them for making the team.
Anyone ever compliment you on finally making it into the Avengers? Or are you more of a Justice League kinda guy?
Who says he cosplays?
I don't know why anyone would say that to me... I don't wear Avengers or Justice League shirts to work. Even if I DID it wouldn't be a set of red, white and blue chainmail with a big star on it. Wearing a t-shirt with Michael Jordan on it is a little different that wearing a game-ready Yzerman jersey with the name and numbers embroidered on it. That's basically cosplaying.
The only difference being that I can like a ton of different "teams" being a nerd. How many sports nerds (Yes, that's what I call them!) wear more than one team (Maybe two if you count the country team usually!).
Their "Players" are our "Heroes", their "Teams" and "Sports" are our "Publishers" and "Genres".
I agree, except that I think we have "Teams" just like they have "Teams", as in X-Men, Avengers, Justice League, Green Lantern Corps.
Except I can't see comic fans betting on the X-men like what sports fans do on their teams.
I've always considered sports jerseys a non-nerd version of cosplaying.
That would make sense if you include the helmet and pads and stuff along with it.
Team Captain America!
Team Grendel, represent!
I work at a place that designs logo's for sports teams.Lot's of jock-nerd hybrid types in that place.
Comic nerds even carry the analogy farther. Listen to sports radio, and you'll hear Fantasy Trades. "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if the Sox got the left fielder from Chicago?.." In a comic store, whenever they cast a movie, it's "Hugh Jackman is OK as Wolverine, but I would'a cast the guy from Transformers..."
Except of course that you’ll never see nerds riot and set fire to their city because their favourite superhero lost.
They just might if they drank as much overpriced crappy stadium beer as sports fans do.
Is it fitting that I'm wearing a Green Lantern shirt to a Sox game today?