Great Moments In Unlicensed Pittsburgh Sports Merch: Sid Vicious

Thanks to a mix of Steve and Penshead for this. The shirt is Steve’s, and Penshead took the pic.

Steve wore it last night to Foley’s our always-awesome Pens bar in NYC. Sure, the Pens lost to the Capitals, but Sid knew Steve was wearing the shirt and scored his career-best 48th goal of the year.

One usually doesn’t think of “vicious” as an adjective describing Sid. Strong, hardworking, relentless, skilled, diver, whiner, crybaby…these are the typical responses. But vicious works, in that he just has a nasty, vicious one-ice presence. Underestimate him, and you’re toast.

I’m usually pretty snarky when it comes to unlicensed pieces, because most of them are crap. But I like this one, because it has a Crosby nickname that has never truly been explored. Sid the Kidstuck from day one, ‘cos he was young and Kid rhymed with is first name. And if you’re from Philly or Washington or something, you think that Cindy Crysby is just the cleverest name in the world. So original, those folks.

But if you’re gonna approach new nicknames, why not take a cue from all-time badasses the Sex Pistols and Photoshop Sid’s face onto an iconic image of the legendary punk bassist.

They shoulda just replaced Nancy in the original pic with Alex Ospungen. Because he’s a woman. See, Philly and DC fans, these name twists are lame.

If you have any unlicensed Pittsburgh sports gear, or awesome generic sports gear from any team, send them to me and I’ll post them.

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