So how did you do for the holidays? Get any good uni-swag? Santa was pretty kind to LI Phil, as he scored a Giants sweatshirt (a reminder of good things in the past and better things yet to come) and an Isles sweatshirt (with “19” and “80” on the sleeves, to mark the year of their first Cup). This was a reminder of great things in the waaaaaaaaaayyyy past and nothing but futility, heartache, and despair in the immediate future.
But the real uni-prize came from a buddy, to whom I off-handedly mentioned I’d love a Bimbo kit after reading Bryan’s “Lost In Translation” piece more than a year ago. (Yeah, I know it’s the sponsor and not the team, but think of the conversation starter it would be for the unknowing.f) I searched high and low for a Bimbo jersey, to no avail, eventually losing hope and interest. Sure, Nike made one, but no way was I paying no $80 for one (that’s a lot of pesos, y’know). So, at the annual exchange of Xmas presents this year, I was so pleasantly surprised to receive that gorgeous thing pictured above. I don’t know if it’s their new shirt, or if it’s even the same team as featured in Bryan’s article (it’s prolly something he scored in the bargain bin) — and quite frankly, I don’t care. Sure, it’s not quite the Islanders Fisherman sweater I really wanted, but damn, it’s close enough.
So, it’s show and tell time. How’d you do? What’d ya get? Uni-related gifts
and/or nekkid pics of your significant other/gf/wife only please! — Phil