Saturday, January 07, 2012

Boy in the Hood

Mark's made quite a big deal of my recent confession that I own but one hooded sweatshirt. (It's black with a white horseshoe, and says South Columbus Stallions.) I have no defense, other than to point out that I came up preppy in an era when the hoodie wasn't nearly as much a part of the uniform as it is now. I really would like to be hip, though, so I've purchased one of these:


Here's my question: should I accessorize it with one of the hats below, or is it dope enough on its own?


130 comments:

Squeaky said...

Mark is not going to like me. I had one hoodie. A CVB one, yeah hipster, but I lost enough weight to make it look ridiculous on me. So am I hoodieless.

Now maybe I need to procure one. Chewy would be way over the top for me but the beanie is awesome.

T.J. said...

Hope you're sleeping in your Tauntaun sleeping bag while wearing this...

Dave said...

do you guys not go outside in the cold or rain? i own very little clothing, and even i have four different hooded sweatshirts, of various materials for various conditions.

rob said...

i have several jackets, also known as 'coats', and a number of sweaters, long-sleeve t-shirts, and hood-free sweatshirts. somehow, i've survived.

rob said...

macclesfield town giving michael bolton wanderers all they want in an fa cup 3rd round match. since i'd never heard of macclesfield town before today, that can't be a good thing for wanderers.

rob said...

the maccabees are a football league two side - this would be quite a result if they can take bolton.

rob said...

holy crap - you gotta see the goal arnaud mendy scored for macclesfield.

Danimal said...

Remember the wench that jumped in front of me in the santa line last month? Just saw her jogging down my street as I was pulling out of driveway to head to grocery store. I made eye contact....she blew me a fucking kiss. I smiled. But I tell ya....I now want to kick her arse. Who's with me?

zman said...

You should get some carhartt hoodies. Relatively cheap and highly effective. The hood is like wearing a scarf withou looking effete.

zman said...

I need a degree in engineering to install zbaby's new car seat.

rob said...

you've gotta see the mountain biking video on deadspin this morning - one of the most batshit insanely awesome announcing efforts i've ever heard. the play by play guy closes with 'how does danny hart sit down with balls that big'?

Shlara said...

All of this hoodie chatter between Rob & Mark is making me think of Adam Sandler's "Red Hooded Sweatshirt" song.

And, did anyone see the Daily Beast college rankings? I'm just now catching up. W&M made the list for: Best ROI, Beautiful Campus, Good place for Activists types and good for Future Politicians. No surprise we didn't make the Best Party School, Most Athletic or Horniest lists.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/topics/college-rankings-2011.html

Mark said...

That beanie is DOPE.

I live in Florida (have for all but two years of my life) and somehow own over 20 hooded sweatshirts. Five Gator hoodies alone. That's almost as ridiculous as Rob & Squeaky owning one combined. To be fair, hooded sweatshirts are my favorite clothing item.

And I'm not ashamed to say I love "Red Hooded Sweatshirt".

Mark said...

Rob - You have a link for the beanie and/or hoodie on this post?

Mark said...

Also, curiosity just got the best of me. So i went and counted my hoodies. 28 hoodies. Yes, I'm aware that is beyond ridiculous for someone who's seen snow twice in their life.

rob said...

mark: http://fashionablygeek.com/jackets/winter-wear-for-nerds-who-actually-go-outside-feature/

T.J. said...

When not at work, I wear either shorts or jeans and the same gray Yankees hoodie every day. Every. Day.

T.J. said...

The permalink rob just posted is humorous. Silly nerds.

rob said...

in case you were wondering, 7 miles is as far as i can run without serious nipple chafing. unfortunately, i ran 8 today. ow.

Mark said...

Band aids, Rob. Band aids.

Jerry said...

Kudos to rob for watching that game.

rob said...

jerry - i was pretty surprised by macclesfield's quality. how do you think a football league two side would fare in mls?

T.J. said...

So I take it my Bolton Wanderers lost to the equivalent of a AA team?

rob said...

no, it was a draw. they play again on the 17th.

Igor said...

I have never owned a hooded sweatshirt. Based on this discussion, I now want one pretty badly.

Mark said...

You too Igor? What is wrong with you people?

Marls said...

There was a time when I owned several hooded sweatshirts. Then the species known as the Brooklyn hipster douchebag ruined them.

I am now hoodieless.

zman said...

Awful lot of ads for limp dick muhfuggers in this game.

Danimal said...

haven't owned a hoodie in 20 or so years.

rob...i've told ya once i'll tell ya again - "body glide"

T.J. said...

Texans and Cowboys now have some number of playoff wins over last decade.

Danimal said...

middle "dingle" berry beats out jmu for best food. and made up sports.

Marls said...

Zman - Do you have first hand knowledge of Apolo Ono's limp dickery?

zman said...

That's why his name is Ono.

T.J. said...

Danimal, you bet on any of these Wild Card games? And if so, what were the lines?

Danimal said...

cincy game - no...forget what the line was
this game yes - n.o. giving 10.5....i teased it to 9. so i'm already down 16-0. awesome.
tomorrow ny giving 3 and pitt giving 8.

Danimal said...

favre hanging out w/kenny chesney...and his wife in tow. she didn't look happy.

zman said...

First wade Phillips now Gregg Williams. I'm bitter.

zman said...

The jest could use a LB like vilma

Mark said...

Good thing they never drafted a guy like Vilma.

Really? This blog is anti-hoodie? There is a rant coming,

T.J. said...

Pro-hoodie, this guy. Our stable is much better than the old guys stable.

Danimal said...

saints are in trouble, saints wagerers more so.

zman said...

I am very pro hoodie. Both pullover and zip up. They keep you neck warm and they have pockets.

zman said...

HDTV really killed McGuire. His combover is preposterous will high pixel density.

T.J. said...

OK Mark, you've got "zman and the teej" in your camp...can we do a live remote from Hoodiepalooza 2012?

rob said...

it's middlebury, danimal, with a 'u'. and without that school there would be no g:tb, so perhaps you'll afford it a bit more respect from this point forward.

zman said...

I dislike this "complete the catching motion" rule.

zman said...

I think I have brees's hairline.

T.J. said...

Z, the ball hit the ground. Incompletion.

zman said...

Whatever. I have Brees in my playoff fantasy league. That should have counted.

zman said...

Even though it comesd in cans, six point righteous ale is damn fine beer along the lines of whales tail and dales.

zman said...

Dungy's tailor deserves an Emmy.

rob said...

robert meacham: air catch

zman said...

Meacham will face a six on one house of pain for that drop.

zman said...

Brees and I are totally hairline twins

Igor said...

Mark, let me ask you legitimately: I am 41, 6'5", 260, and balding. Can I even pull off a hoodie without looking like a poseur douche??

rob said...

gennnnerous spot

zman said...

This TE renaissance is great fun.

rob said...

260? you don't look a pound over 255.

zman said...

Has G:TB ever written about sproles? He could be quite Gheorghe.

zman said...

Chris ivory should name his first child Ebony.

T.J. said...

Chris Ivory should be a white fullback...with tusks. Amirite?

rob said...

z, re sproles: sorta

http://gheorghe77.blogspot.com/2008/01/bite-me-randy-newman-xlii.html

zman said...

Brees = tits.

T.J. said...

Igor, I imagine you already wear some music-related shirts that make you look like a douche.

zman said...

Sproles deserves a more in-depth treatment after this seasons output.

T.J. said...

I would like to do nasty stuff to Nastia Liukin.

zman said...

I don't understand how hoodies could be poseur hipster. Anyone who plays outdoor tennIs in cold weather owns several.

zman said...

Megaton makes me want to do a nickname post.

rob said...

kinda not fair for detroit to have a superhuman on their team

zman said...

Kinda like how it's unfair for gtb to have me on staff?

T.J. said...

Frat Guy Touchdown

T.J. said...

Jim Schwartz irritates the piss out of me

rob said...

kinda like that, z.

zman said...

Eli does ads for a NJ Toyota dealer. Brady is audi's US spokesman. Further proof that Eli is not an elite QB.

zman said...

The republicans held a debate tonight during an nfl Playoff game? Thats unamerican and out of the mainstream.

rob said...

that's why buddy roemer sat it out? #votebuddy

rob said...

sprollin' on a river. no? sorry.

T.J. said...

Night night, Lions.

zman said...

Reggie bush didn't want the Reggie bush rOle? What a dick.

zman said...

The bills could use a guy like Jabari greer

rob said...

i would really, really, really like to see a green bay v new orleans conference title game in decent conditions.

zman said...

Yes.

zman said...

I like the fact that stafford us visibly pained and pissed. It bode well for his future.

zman said...

Megaton used his pecker to draw mustaches of santorum on three defenders on that td.

rob said...

does anyone have a more improbably great life than adam carolla?

zman said...

Tom Brady. But that's it.

zman said...

The bills should trade for Jabari Greer.

rob said...

al michaels unabashedly talking about the over/under. gotta be danimal's favorite broadcaster.

rob said...

always impressed by the size of merrill hoge's tie knot. nearly the size of his addled noggin.

Mark said...

You guys did some really solid work tonight. I, hung out with Greg, Vitas and some friends in a beer garden and laughed as much as I have in months. Good times.

Igor - If you purchase the proper size of hooded sweatshirt, you'll be good. It's about comfort and functionality. Just buy one. It will change your life.

I can't believe I even have to say things like this about hooded sweatshirts in 2011.

zman said...

Why is there a Napoleon dynamite cartoon?

Dave said...

wife took both kids to a b-day party so i am able to watch football in peace. even if the giants lose it is still wonderful.

rob said...

my daughter is wearing a hoodie.

zman said...

At least one of you has some common sense.

rob said...

this is a fairly gutless effort by atlanta.

zman said...

I'm stunned that the Jints shitty secondary shut out roddy white and Julio jones.

Mark said...

Sweatshirt update: Just stumbled across a Florida hoodie my Dad bought me for Xmas last year. Still has the tags on it. That makes 30 hooded sweatshirts.

zman said...

Pam Oliver asked Justin tuck about the improvement to his unit.

zman said...

Someone should get strahan a brush.

Igor said...

I just realized I had a William & Mary hooded sweatshirt freshman year. So there was one. Lost it by the next year. Or Hightower stole it.

Dave said...

i do not have the closet space for 30 hooded sweatshirts.

Igor said...

You may have to move Rob's mom out of there.

Igor said...

Oh, crap - she doesn't read Gheorghe, does she?

zman said...

They gave away Terrell Davis' number?

rob said...

she does from time to time, igor. i'll let you explain what you meant next time you see her.

teeeeeeeeebowwwwwwww!

T.J. said...

Sorry Shlara...but hahahaha Steelers.

T.J. said...

Oh yeah, the Wiz will be lucky to go 10-56 this year.

Squeaky said...

I know I'm late but Rob follow the Danimal advice "body glide" will work wonders.

Dave said...

someone throw up some filler! i'm sick of scrolling.

rob said...

if only you had the ability to do that.

Shlara said...

Oh. My. God.

Dave said...

i'm working on a real G:tb post while i watch this game, and i can't interrupt working on a real post to work on filler.

i hate roethlisberger's fat face. how can a professional athlete have such a fat face.

zman said...

This game had to come down to the final 3 minutes, didn't it?

T.J. said...

Dave, I'm sure you couldve turned away from your 2,000 word homage to Canadian televsion to give us some filler.

On another note...it's f'ing Tebow Time.

Danimal said...

how does phil simms say that throw that tebow missed by a mile was a tough throw? ben could have made throw while raping someone.

zman said...

Why did the skins trade champ bailey?

rob said...

you are fucking kidding me

zman said...

Holy shit.

zman said...

I thought the new rule did away with one possession wins.

Shlara said...

Fuck

Danimal said...

zman - i asked the same champ question to my wife. she had no fucking idea who i was talking about.

1 possession only if a td is scored...

zman said...

I bet phelps doesn't really eat at subway. Just a hunch.

Danimal said...

and on that topic, i'm going to wear a bandana to work tomorrow, ono style.

Danimal said...

and on the topic of topics, i wonder which one will get the most airtime tomorrow on sports talk radio.
that ending was tebow-dacious

rob said...

i believe i'll be listening to a lot off npr and siriusxmu this week

rob said...

dave, is your post going up tomorrow? in theory, we should say something about the national championship game.

Dave said...

my post can go whenever-- from now until the super bowl. it is a general interst football piece. and i doubt i'll get it done tomorrow-- i ran out of steam after the dramatic ending.

zman said...

RIP tony blankley.

T.J. said...

zman, you bet Phelps goes to Subway. At 2am. After multiple bong hits.

T.J. said...

So, yeah, Rashard Lewis refused to play today for the Wizards. Good club we got here in D.C.