Unlike several folks that have already noted in comments or by other means, I actually DID get a replica alternate sweater for Christmas (not a surprise . . . I've known about it since the day after Thanksgiving). But I've got a conundrum. And I don't want to think this conundrum out by myself. So I'll propose it to you, my buddies and pals at St. Louis Game Time.
The sweater is blank (no numbers, no names, nothing except the base design). I really don't want to leave it that way. But I also don't want to put a current (or former) players' name and number on it, for fear of . . . oh, I dunno . . . an ugly Mike Danton-esque turn that has a million-to-one chance of happening. Also, although I realize the '08-'09 version of the Note is young . . . they DO suck right now. Hard. I'm not sure any of these guys are currently worthy of emblazoning on a fan's jersey.
So my idea was to put my own last name and a number of my choosing (one which I haven't fully decided on yet) on the sweater. But I remember looking back at some people who have done the same thing, and I catch myself thinking "Who is that guy? When did HE play for us?" and causing total mindfuck confusion (I'm gullible). Considering those consequences, I'm not sure about my own idea.
So that's where you, my fellow Game Time constituents, come into play. I'm looking for some solid opinions on the fate of my new Blues alternate sweater, as assisted by this handy-dandy poll which you see below. By the way, if you answer "Yeah, it's a dickbag move", please explain what you think I SHOULD do with my new sweater in the comments. Don't worry, I won't bite. I'm only a pastry anyway.
Thanks for your time, and hope everyone had a great holiday full of Fuck Detroits!