Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bigger Better Beastly

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Again, for some reason that is probably no more exciting than coincidence, here is a cartoon about fighting.

But it's not really about fighting. I got this idea from watching a basketball game on TV. As baggy pants became a fashion trend among ghetto thugs and then suburban mall rats, the NBA went to increasingly bigger shorts, and other levels of basketball followed. The small shorts of the 70s look ridiculous to us now, but they were that size because they didn't restrict the player's movement. I doubt the same can be said for the shorts of today, it looks like guys playing basketball in dresses. Once they start sweating, they're playing in wet dresses. Charming.

I would think that if one player suddenly decided to wear a uniform that fit, he'd be able to outmaneuver the other guys in their 1920s ladies swimsuits, win games, and the trend would reverse. If it were all about function, as most sports clothing is, their uniforms would resemble that of a cyclist. But would the egos of the NBA be caught dead in bike shorts? I wonder.

So here is a cartoon featuring boxers with huge, over-sized equipment and shorts, and don't they look cool? Can't wait to see them wield those gloves.

12 comments:

Alice (as in Wonderland) said...

"Oversized equipment" might be a euphemism for something else. Tsk tsk. Hopefully over the heads of most editors.

Marcello said...

is "laidies" intentional?

ojeano said...

I sure hope those Wilt Chamberlain short shorts for the basketball players come back soon...

DeepField said...

I am not a native English speaker, so I may not catch the puns and slang expressions. Is there a reason for spelling "Laidies" instead of "Ladies"?

plan 9 said...

Funny you say that. Wet Dresses was the name of my first band.

Postmaster said...

"Laidies"???

Brian Gac said...

i'm not crazy "laidies" is spelled wrong, right?

Piraro said...

Not sure what everyone is talking about. On my screen is says "ladies." Seriously, I haven't changed it, that's just what it says.

Spooky.

Yet Another Steve said...

Is that in the "1920s Ladies Swimsuits" link? Reads "Ladies" here too.

Allan Koay said...

hmm, i didn't think much of "oversized equipment" until Alice pointed it out. now that explains the baggy shorts.

ActuallyBrown said...

many basketball players do wear tight shorts, under their baggy ones...they're called compression shorts (wikipedia it). even if players wore shorts that just barely covered up those shorts, they'd still be at 1994 levels. mostly, the longer the shorts, the less likely to get cold legs on the court, and the more sweat absorbency. like headbands or long socks. NBA courts are pretty cold, considering the season starts in November.

but i see where you're going with the argument.

Tricky said...

If you want to see tight basketball uniforms check out the Australian Woman's Olympic team uniforms;

http://en.beijing2008.cn/news/sports/headlines/basketball/n214520947.shtml