In case you missed it—and I don’t blame you for keeping your head in the sand—on Thursday, a New York judge overturned Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension. It was a thorough legal undressing of Roger Goodell and the NFL, and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch. In the spirit of this decision, and with the return of football Sundays next week, here are a few ways to show you love your team … without the NFL seeing a dime.
- I own a few Red Jacket brand T-shirts and the quality is the best in my closet. They nail the fit (slim but not body-hugging) and the feel (soft as the Jags defense), the two most important factors in tees. And the vintage vibe on these—made possible by a licenscing deal with Gridiron Greats—is perfect for those who remember the good ol’ gridiron days || Red Jacket: Football Legends Over Under
- Old-school Bears, Steelers and Eagles jerseys above? Not quite, but no one is going to stop you from wearing these to your next Sunday morning tailgate. Nobody does throwback better than Ebbets—these are all authentic AAFC recreations—and these knit wool jerseys (think sweater/sweatshirt combination) will be perfect for chilly fall temps || Ebbets Field Flannels: Football Jerseys
- Got love for the Midwest? Then you’ll very much appreciate the offerings from Ohio-based Homage, especially if you’re fans of the Browns, Steelers or Bengals. It’s hard to create an unlicensced NFL product without ending up with that cheap, cheesy look you see being hawked by street vendors on the way to the stadium. Homage finds the perfect balance here || Homage: Football Collection
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