Great Moments In Unlicensed Pittsburgh Sports Merch: Sidney Crybaby



Alright so I have a (still pretty-long) queue of generic merch submissions, but I wanted to bump this one from yesterday to the top. Mainly because Mikey from the Freak Show’s uncle sent him this from Detroit. He got it yesterday, the same day the Pens beat the Wings in a shootout. So let’s ridicule Detroit some more.

For one…the ‘crybaby‘ moniker was old before Sid even played a game in his career. It’s damn near impossible to call a player from another team a crybaby when a player from any team can be cherry-picked to be anointed a ‘whiner.’ And even if Sid complained more than normal in his first year in the league, we tend to forget that he was like 4 years old as a rookie. If I look back on when I was Sid’s rookie age, I see that I was a jackass. People change/mature. Figure it out.

Second…just because there’s a c, r, y and b in both CROSBY and CRYBABY, doesn’t mean to take the easy joke and continually beat it into the ground. Show some expansion to your humor, or else you fall into the same kind of rut that you claim Sid has never grown out of.

Third…you’re in Detroit. Making Sid-specific unlicensed merch means you’re on the same level of Pittsburgh-obsession as the Capitals and their fans. Go listen to Jersey Shore songs, dweebs.

The back of the shirt shoulda just shown the pudgy penguin lifting the Cup on Detroit ice after Detroit couldn’t convert on a 3-2 series lead.

Go Sid. Go Pens.

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.

(thanks to Cotter for the banner pic)

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