Wednesday, October 28, 2009

jersey debacle pt2: awareness

so my quest to get a ladies-cut recently-released calgary flames retro-throwback "sjöström" jersey is moving along nicely.... i know i'd been debating how wrong it would be to put a current player name on a vintage-looking sweater but i'm completely over that now; when i found out it wasn't possible to get, it became essential to have (*ahem* that's how i roll)... it is presently my #1 mission to allow females from all across this continent (well, flames fans at the very least) to get their nhl teams' alternate jersey in a size to fit their feminine physiques....

...and i've got ALL. THE. TIME. IN. THE. WORLD. :)

yesterday i heard back from edward fraser, editor of thn.com, who was thoroughly aligned with my cause. we'll see if it leads to any kind of publicity over there, but i know my fingers are crossed at least....

i also packaged the "jersey debacle pt 1" post into a nice, concise, tight, informative & serious email and sent it off to ken king yesterday. duncan told me a few years back that the flames' president reads all of his emails, but i'm taking a wait-and-see attitude on this one. i'm hoping to hear something, and i'm really hoping that something is "thank you for taking a stand on behalf of your gender, and we've got a ladies medium here for you to collect... i believe you were looking for a #11 ?"

still waiting for a response from the nhl and still looking for a contact at reebok.... i also popped in to the fan attic at north hill to meet my new best friend blaine.... and eyeballed the largely sold out mens and kids 3rd jersey section, as well as the XL only in the ladies-cut home ("we can't keep 'em in stock" said my new bff, the manager).... hm... weird... it seems almost as though there WAS a women's cut third jersey, it would ALSO have been sold out....

today i heard from puck daddy. you see, i'd forwarded my friend el Adam the ken king email (cause i believe he has close ties to rbk in nyc), and it was re-forwarded by him to greg wyshynski... and they all seemed very interested in the plight of the female hockey fan, which is super rad.... so we'll keep our eyes open over yonder as well.

no word from my pal strombo about getting my grievance aired on "the hour," but it sounds like he'll be in calgary just after my return from the flames v. blues tilt in st.lou, so maybe i can get him onside if/when i see him in person....

we're rollin' along over here at hitthepost HQ, is all i have to say. :)

in other news, word came out yesterday that peter budaj is at home suffering from h1n1 (or, as my pal SJC said "an unspecified, lower body H1N1"). today it was confirmed that ladislav smid has it as well, which makes the detroit redwings' decision to re-disinfect the visitor's lockerroom at GM place before last night's game seem like pretty much the smartest idea ever in the history of the nhl.... of course, when i heard about smid being contaminated, i couldn't help but worry about gio's health.... i mean, smid's hands were kindof all over gio's face in that little dust up on saturday. incubation periods vary but i'd be hella scared if the flames' lockerroom starts getting feverish in the next day or two....

speaking of gio, i'll be taking the 3-for-3 jersey back into the dome tonight to try and collect its' fourth straight victory. the 'lanche look crazy solid right now, but we might get lucky in catching them tired on the second night of a back-to-back... i presume craig "unstoppable" anderson will get the start, even though he played last night, due to budaj being out with the aforementioned flu and the current backup (tyler weiman..... who ?) having just shy of sixteen minutes of total on-ice nhl experience.

a few days ago i claimed tonight would be the jokinen breakout night, but i'm not actually convinced it's gonna happen. it would be a sweet turn of events, though, what with tonight being the first w.i/duncan game attendance in history... :) to be confirmed but a pocketdawg meetup should definitely be in order.

catchya tomorrow !!!
:)

9 comments:

Hayley M. said...

I thought the exact same thing when it came out that Smid had H1N1, and now Boyd has the flu! The Flames are doing this right and keeping him away from practice/games, but NHL teams should really take this more seriously and tell all players with flu-like symptoms to get tested for the virus and encourage them to get the vaccine. There are probably many more unconfirmed cases league-wide.

By the way I really admire your fight for making the Flames' vintage jersey available in a ladies style and size, the pink jerseys irritate me beyond words as well. I currently own two of the older style jerseys, on in a men's small and one in a medium, and they are massive. I've had my eye on the vintage one for a while now but actually want to be able to wear it without appearing five sizes larger than I actually am.

Great work!

walkinvisible said...

thanks for reading, ladyfriend !!! i just had a glance over at your site and have added you to my blogroll at right....

ps: i vow that you and i will get the jerseys we want, we just have to be patient... :)

Goad said...

After reading part one of your jersey post the wife and I stopped in at Nucks team store while at the Canuck/leaf game. They do have home, away and thirds in women sizes and cuts available with stitched logos. I didn't ask if it was possible to get numbers stitched on as I know this wasn't an option in the past but they also had the old road (black) flying V. Sweet.

awildermode said...

i agree, because of your fight for a ladies' third, Ken King should give you one...and have you be the official spokesperson for the jersey.

word verification: mytinger

walkinvisible said...

goad:
i thank you for your hand in the research on my plight, and also for giving me yet another reason to hate the canucks.... cause they love their ladies more than my team does...
:(

AWM:
i look forward to "hearing" your excited e-voice when you get the package.... i seriously cannot wait to read the smiles.

Nuuuuugs said...

Awesome. Turn NHL apparel on its head. You're all over the damn place! Strombo shoutout, big post on PuckDaddy, Ken King better get his shit straight if he knows who he's dealing with!

walkinvisible said...

N:
what can i say ? i like to get shit done....

i look oh-so forward to wearing my ladies' cut retro-throwback sjöström jersey to the theoren fleury jersey retirement ceremony.

:)

Anonymous said...

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Sexism-and-the-NHL-third-jersey-Female-fan-s-pl?urn=nhl,199217

walkinvisible said...

anon:
thanks for the link. i've since posted my rebuttal...
:)