Throwback to the future, retro jerseys are the wave of the eventual. It has been a trend for almost a decade now for retro jerseys to be used as an alternate jersey in all 4 major U.S. sports. Now it’s getting to the point where the primary jersey for a team is either a throwback or designed with a retro perspective. The Ottawa Senators jersey above is designed by a Senators fan on a mission to get the retro look of the early 20th century squad to replace the current jersey choice. There are about 1000 signatures on a petition to make the jersey transition happen, which is so Canadian it’s not even funny. In my extensive experience I’ve found that Canadians are hella apolitical and lack passion to a certain extent. Hence, Canada lets the U.S. dictate their domestic policies, however when it comes to hockey, look out!
Ottawa rapper Belly would be all about rocking the Senators jersey, unfortunately they don’t make it in a XXXXL yet. Belly is another exhibition of Canadian misplaced passion. The rap scene in Canada can be very unique, much of that is due to the strong Carribean roots that Afro-Canadians have. Patois and Jamaican lexicon combined with a Dancehall and Soca base can lead to some dope Canuck rap. However, Belly is a sure shot example of what goes horribly wrong when Canadian MC’s attempt to co-opt the steez of their American counterparts. Not exactly balling, not exactly gangsta, not exactly lyrically talented. Belly just wears the costume and hopes for the best, talk about a worthy petition, how about a petition to replace Belly’s pens and pads with Slimfast shakes and fruit bars?