If you KonMari’d this weekend, I’d like to congratulate you all. Good for you!
Ramble of the Day
Speaking of the KonMari method, I watched one episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo the other day — my older sister put it on, and I just watched it without having any idea what I was getting into. Anyway, I quickly made arrangements to clean my place on Saturday, which I did. I won’t detail the cleaning (there isn’t much to share, ultimately), but I did come up with a question: What do you do with old jerseys/football shirts that you don’t wear?
I have a bunch of old ones, and the answer is that I’ve kept them all for the time being. They fall under Kondo’s rule of sparking joy, so at least I’m not hoarding or anything. That said, there is at least one jersey that is old and I will probably not wear much from here on out. It’s my Tottenham 2012/13 home kit with “Parker 8” on the back, and it’s not exactly in bad shape. The pressed on name of the sponsor is peeling, and it’s very annoying. Perhaps more importantly, I’m sure if I love the style so much anymore.
I still have a lot of joy associated with it, and I actually do think it has a lot of outfit potential. It ultimately felt too harsh to toss it, but maybe it’s because I don’t know what people do with jerseys they don’t wear anymore. I know people burn jerseys when they don’t want them anymore and are mad, but I don’t fall in that category at all. I’m mostly just curious about what people do with them when they’re sure (or close enough) that they aren’t going to use them anymore.
If you have an answer, please share.
tl;dr: What do you do with an old jersey/shirt you’re not going to wear again, but aren’t mad about so you don’t need to burn it?
Links of the Day
The World Jewish Congress has asked Tottenham Hotspur supporters to stop using the word “yid,” saying any usage of the word “must not be tolerated.”
Diego Maradona has been discharged from the hospital after suffering from internal bleeding in his stomach.
Wayne Rooney was arrested in Maryland last month for public intoxication.
Bayern Munich has fined Franck Ribery after the midfielder used explicit language on social media in response to people who criticized him after he visited Salt Bae’s Dubai restaurant.
Transfer roundup: Real Madrid has signed Brahim Díaz from Manchester City; Huddersfield has signed Jason Puncheon from Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season; Bournemouth has signed Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne from Liverpool on a six month loan; Rangers has signed Jermain Defoe on an 18 month loan from Bournemouth
Today’s longer read: Simon Maybin and David Baker on homophobia in Brazil and the group of former footballers working to combat it for the BBC