The Eagles have published their roster, updated with their free agent acquisitions, complete with what jersey numbers each player will be wearing. Since I always advise against purchasing a rookie’s jersey (see Jarrett, Jaiquawn), now seems like an appropriate time to make some recommendations of which jerseys to buy and which ones to avoid, with a focus being on the pre-game tailgating scene. With an homage to the great, semi-retired @BountyBowl, who used to make these recommendations, let’s just get started:
6 Alex Henery – To be worn ONLY by the biggest badass in your group, obviously.
7 Michael Vick – If anyone makes even the slightest bit of contact with you, just drop whatever you’re holding.
11 Trent Edwards – If your name is Edward and you have a friend named Edward, you can go to the game together as “Edwards.” The same premise works with a pair of Phillips, Matthews, or Ryans.
18 Jeremy Maclin – Fall down every time one of your friends walks anywhere near you.
25 LeSean McCoy – Make fun of the other McCoy jersey owners who bought theirs when he was still #29 as a rookie. Call them Nate Allen, then snicker.