So no one actually won the NAME EMMETT PEARLMAN’S JERSEYS contest—which required someone to properly identify every jersey in his closet.
Lots of close tries, solid efforts.
Here are the answers:
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ROW 1: Plaxico Burress (New York Giants). Brett Favre (Green Bay Packers). Jake Long (Miami Dolphins). Eddie George (Tennessee Titans). Greg Fields (Los Angeles Express).
ROW 2: Terrence McGee (Buffalo Bills). Maurice Jones-Drew (Jacksonville Jaguars). Desmond Mason (Oklahoma City Thunder). Brandon Weeden (Cleveland Browns).
ROW 3: Curtis Martin (New York Jets). Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves). Earl Campbell (Houston Oilers). Walter Payton (Chicago Bears). Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings).
ROW 4: Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons). Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts). Clay Matthews (Green Bay Packers). Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals).
ROW 5: Matt Cassell (Kansas City Chiefs). Marques Colton (New Orleans Saints). Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls). Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens). Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings)
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Top Row: Tashard Choice (Dallas Cowboys). Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Cincinnati Bengals).
Bottom Row: Brian Westbrook (Philadelphia Eagles). Paul George (Indiana Pacers). Roy Williams (Detroit Lions).
Some random notes/thoughts on the jerseys (nearly all of which were purchased via eBay for $8 or less) …
• Emmett knows Plaxico shot himself in the leg, but doesn’t really care. He knows a lot about Favre because his dad wrote a book. Jake Long is the only offensive lineman jersey he has. He thinks the the Titans jersey is particularly cool. The Greg Fields jersey arrived the other day—and he was insanely psyched. He’s almost grown out of the Jags jersey. I love that—of all the Thunder stars—his is a Mason gem. We always laughed about Browns uniforms, and now we sorta like it. Emmett dislikes the Jets—but he did this for me. I bought him the Earl Campbell jersey as a birthday gift two years ago. It’s his favorite … and still way too enormous. The Sweetness jersey was his pre-Earl favorite. He doesn’t know Peterson beat the shit out of his kid. Larry Fitzgerald is worn the most. Matt Cassell arrived reeking of cigarette. After three washes, all was good. The Saints jersey is new. I love how bad Roy Williams was.