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#1 Sneax

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:56 PM

Just got a jersey from a family member, it has my last name on it and an 01.

Personally I can't wear it, I've never seen a single person at a hockey game with their own name on their jersey. And it seems ultra douchey. What would you guys do, I can't change the name because if she ever finds out she will get upset. Do you wear it to games if you were me? Do you use it for game watching at home or do you leave the blasphemous item in the closet.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:58 PM

Politely thank her, throw it in a drawer, and never acknowledge it exists again. That's what I'd do.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:13 PM

You sure you can't tell the person that you want to change the name/number?


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:17 PM

I've seen plenty of people at games with their respective last names on jerseys. Not douchey at all.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:19 PM

You sure you can't tell the person that you want to change the name/number?


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yea she was so pleased with herself about that part of it, would be crushing to tell her otherwise. Like that was the great gift, the personalized jersey, not the jersey. :(

 

I was excited at first because my last name starts with a G, and all I could see was the G when I was unpacking it, and I was like no way a gelinas jersey (in my head, and then I realized there is no way she could know A) who that is B) that hes awesome C) that I want his jersey). So I actually came across as excited, at least she got that out of it.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:19 PM

Just because you've seen it, doesn't make it not douchey. I don't know if douchey is the right word, but I wouldn't do it. Anyway, I'd think of the best way to ask the person if I could make it a Schneider jersey. Say you'd like it better, and it's your gift anyway


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:26 PM

Yea man I feel for you, I'd probably feel bad for this person too.. Anyway your last name is an ex devil? I'd so just change the number. .. Otherwise just wear it at your house lol
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:29 PM

Assuming this person doesn't see you in the jersey so why not just change it and not tell her. If she ever does see you just tell her it's a different one.
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:59 PM

Assuming this person doesn't see you in the jersey so why not just change it and not tell her. If she ever does see you just tell her it's a different one.

 

Would hate to be a in a position where it comes out.

 

Think I'm just going to stash it in the closet :/


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

Exclusive Pro Sports does the best jersey stripping and customization out there.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

Man up and change it


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:03 PM

I gave my one year old niece a Devils infant jersey with her name on it with the number 1.  There's nothing wrong at all with it.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:08 PM

I've seen plenty of people at games with their respective last names on jerseys. Not douchey at all.


Maybe not douchey but seems kinda vain to me. Plus I wouldn't want people to see me and right away know my last name.
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:17 PM

I have a friend whose name is Shawn Chambers.  Not even kidding.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:25 PM

For me that wouldn't be a very difficult decision. I have jerseys that I wear to the game and this probably wouldn't be one of them. However, I would NOT tear it apart out of as respect for the thought that was invested in the jersey. I would feel like a complete douchebag even if the person that gifted it didn't find out.

 

I'd totally wear it around the house without shame and be thankful that someone actually put some thought and effort into a present.

 

However, every person is different. Do what you think is right.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:32 PM

Exclusive Pro Sports does the best jersey stripping and customization out there.

Definitely, I actually once received a jersey with my name on it as a gift as well, and I sent it to Exclusive Pro and it came back with absolutely no trace of the previous customization.  This was on one of the pre-Edge jersey though, not sure if the new materials have changed this, but you can call them at 815-877-8585.  They are very helpful over the phone and many times you talk directly to the person who will be working on your jersey.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:41 PM

For me that wouldn't be a very difficult decision. I have jerseys that I wear to the game and this probably wouldn't be one of them. However, I would NOT tear it apart out of as respect for the thought that was invested in the jersey. I would feel like a complete douchebag even if the person that gifted it didn't find out.

I'd totally wear it around the house without shame and be thankful that someone actually put some thought and effort into a present.

However, every person is different. Do what you think is right.

after reading the responses I've been swayed and agree with this. Probably the best thing to do.
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:42 PM

For me that wouldn't be a very difficult decision. I have jerseys that I wear to the game and this probably wouldn't be one of them. However, I would NOT tear it apart out of as respect for the thought that was invested in the jersey. I would feel like a complete douchebag even if the person that gifted it didn't find out.

 

I'd totally wear it around the house without shame and be thankful that someone actually put some thought and effort into a present.

 

However, every person is different. Do what you think is right.

This. To me, being a good family member and being a good fan are two different things, and I try not to let one get in the way of the other. I'd rock the jersey in the house, even at family events, let her see it, but what goes into the Rock is sacred to me, so it wouldn't cross the doors.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:20 PM

Good points being made.  At first I kept my name on it and only wore it around the house but a few years later I realized I wasn't wearing it very often and decided I might as well get more use out of it by changing the name.  It was also given to me by my uncle who I don't see all that often and when I do it's often a family gathering where a hockey jersey isn't really appropriate, so that probably made it an easier decision for me.  Your experience may vary.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:32 PM

yea she was so pleased with herself about that part of it, would be crushing to tell her otherwise. Like that was the great gift, the personalized jersey, not the jersey. :(
 
I was excited at first because my last name starts with a G, and all I could see was the G when I was unpacking it, and I was like no way a gelinas jersey (in my head, and then I realized there is no way she could know A) who that is B) that hes awesome C) that I want his jersey). So I actually came across as excited, at least she got that out of it.

Oh man how disappointing! screw it id wear it why not
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