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Wearing team apparel on the job

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by daytonadan1983, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. daytonadan1983

    daytonadan1983 Active Member

    Was covering a HS game the other night and one of my esteemed colleagues from the competition was decked out in attire from the local university -- we're talking hat, sweatshirt and sweatpants.

    My question -- is this appropriate?

    I've worn polo shirts from the teams I used to work for on some occassions when I'm covering a game, but I've never been a walking billboard.

    Interested to hear the feedback.
  2. kleeda

    kleeda Active Member

    Never. Ever. Not even a U of Hawaii hat at a U of Maine hockey game.
  3. ehlobuddy

    ehlobuddy New Member

    Inappropriate and silly. I wouldn't even wear the polo shirts.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

  6. jps

    jps Active Member

    my feedback: sweatpants in public, with few exceptions, are never ok.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Inside or out?
  8. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

  9. jps

    jps Active Member

    and you're under 100 posts, so I guess I'll give you a bit of a pass ... but the actual answer here is pretty easy to figure. and, as has been said already, u of ____ polos at a game, even, are not exactly bueno.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    ummm, mental picture...
  11. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    I'm going to take a break and think about playful, playful puppies.

    Ahhhh. That's better.
  12. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Why does this topic come up repeatedly?

    It is not appropriate to be a fanboi looser wearing team apparel. It is unprofessional, shows a bias and creates problems for you.


    Dress appropriately. Wear nice clothes that are clean and present yourself accordingly. If you look like a cow turd people will think of you that way whether you're a great guy or a turd. If you are going to be slopping in the mud for an assignment, wear boots and old clothes. If you're going to a funeral or a presser or a city council meeting, wear a nice shirt and blazer and maybe even a tie.

    There should be a sticky headline at the top of this forum that says DON'T WEAR TEAM CLOTHING AND BE AN UNPROFESSIONAL LOOSER.
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