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Kevin’s Grown Up Fanatics Christmas List

Some things I’d enjoy…

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Kevin’s Grown Up Fanatics Christmas List


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On Black Friday I started thinking about the sports-related apparel I’d like as gifts for the commercial holiday that is Christmas. I’ve gone through and decided what jerseys, shirts, hats, and miscellaneous household things I would like. I’m a medium, just so you know.


Jerseys

Let’s start with the jerseys. I haven’t purchased a jersey for any of my teams in quite some time. I have an old Dustin Pedroia home jersey (the fake one that has the name on the back), Wes Welker blue from the 2011 season, Paul Pierce classic away, and a Milan Lucic home jersey from the 2011 Stanley Cup-winning season. I’ve never owned a Revs kit with a name on the back, however, I spent 2011 until 2017 getting my favorite of the three Spurs kits. I didn’t get one last season, but I’m all about one of this season’s…

Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur Nike 2019/20 Third Replica Breathe Stadium Player Jersey – Blue

I haven’t had a home kit since the Aaron Lennon one my buddy Eric ordered for me in 2011. Spurs have had a red sponser on their home shirts for a few seasons now, so even if I wanted to go Lillywhite, I can’t bring myself to do it. However this light blue third kid with the collar and the old school Nike logo? It speaks to me. And Dele is about to have a resurgence.

Gustavo Bou New England Revolution Adidas 2019/20 Primary Authentic Player Jersey – Navy

I don’t know how long Bou will be in New England, but once he joined midseason the Revs turned themselves around and somehow snuck into a playoff spot. I’m here for him quickly becoming a leader and driving them to more success next season.

Julian Edelman New England Patriots Nike Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Limited Player Jersey – Navy

Some of the color rush jerseys are garbage. When the Bills and Jets played a few seasons ago on Thursday Night my color-blind eyes nearly gave me a panic attack. I wasn’t sure how the Patriots were going to look, but I love the simplicity of this navy jersey with the red and white stripes on the shoulders. And Jules is a beast.

Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins Fanatics Branded Breakaway Player Jersey – Black

Bergy is an absolute legend, and I’m honestly disappointed in myself that I don’t already own one of his jerseys.

Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics Nike Swingman Jersey – Icon Edition – Green

I love basketball. I love the Celtics. I love Tatum. His coming to Boston (says the Bostonian living in New York) has been part of a solid movement that could give us the opportunity to raise banner 18. He’s growing into a stronger player and should be the future of this team. This particular green and white is iconic.

Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox Majestic Cool Base Player Jersey – Scarlet

The Red Sox are the first team I remember going to see in person. There was a period of time during which I started falling out of love with baseball. Mookie came in and made it exciting for me again. He’s laid back and has fun out there.

Hats

I own a ton of hats already, but I’m sorely missing hats for my teams. I went through a phase during which I had fitted hats all the time, then I got tired of them and jumped on the snapback train.

Snapbacks

New England Revolution Fanatics Branded Chambray Emblem Adjustable Snapback Hat – Black

If I’m honest I really wish the Revs would get a new badge. I’m not a big fan of the ball as part of the flag. The supporters groups have much more cool and hip logos. That said, I like the chambray look of this, so here it is.

Boston Bruins Zephyr Z11 Snapback Adjustable Hat – Black/Gold

An all-black hat could be cool, too. But the gold brim is a nice touch and it screams support for the B’s.

Boston Celtics New Era 2018 Tip-Off Series 9FIFTY Adjustable Hat – Black

It’s difficult for me to land on a Celtics hat that I like. This is different. It’s black, the emblem is dope. I’d wear this all the time.

Boston Red Sox New Era Team Color 9FIFTY Snapback Hat – Navy

I need a simple Sox hat. Somehow I don’t have one anymore, and I need the most basic of Boston baseball hats added to my collection.

Tottenham Hotspur New Era International Club 9FIFTY Adjustable Hat – Navy

It’s basic. I like a navy hat and throwing the cockerel above the brim is all that’s needed.

The Knits

The Patriots and Bruins are the true cold-weather teams in New England. Sure, the Celtics play through the winter too, but they wear shirts and tank tops so they don’t count.

New England Patriots New Era 2019 NFL Sideline Home Official Historic Logo Sport Knit Hat – Royal/Red

Classic logo. Pat the Patriot. Established 1960. I’d happily wear this at the bar on Sundays or to an actual game.

Boston Bruins Fanatics Branded Breakaway Alternate Logo Cuffed Knit Hat – Black

I love the simplicity of this, and am super into the alternate logo. Basic B. Black, white, and gold. It has everything.

Jackets

New England Revolution Adidas Travel Full-Zip Jacket – Navy

This makes me feel like I could be sitting on the sideline as a coach or named to the bench.

New England Patriots Starter Throwback Pro Raglan Full-Zip Jacket – Royal

Any Starter throwback is a win. Take me back to the 90s and let me forget about the Pats losing to Green Bay in 97. This jacket makes me think of Ben Coates and Chris Slade. Enough said.

Boston Celtics Starter The Draft Pick Varsity Satin Full-Snap Jacket – Kelly Green

My dad owned one of these. I had one as a 4 or 5-year-old. Unfortunately, I grew out of it and need to add it back to my collection. I’m pretty sure I’m done growing at this point, so don’t need to be concerned growing out of it again.

Boston Red Sox Mitchell & Ness Satin Full-Snap Jacket – Navy

I didn’t have one of these as a kid, but I love this for all the same reasons I love the Celtics one. Straight up nostalgia factor here.

Boston Red Sox Nike Intensity Performance Quarter-Zip Pullover Jacket – Navy

Am I a trainer? No. Would I look like one? Yes. I’m into it.

Tottenham Hotspur Nike Full-Zip I96 Raglan Jacket – Blue

Take 2: Am I a trainer? No. Would I look like one? Yes. I’m still into it.

Sweatshirts/Hoodies

New England Patriots Hands High Point Check French Terry Raglan Full-Zip Hoodie – White/Navy

I like a full zip hoodie. I also like the sectioned sleeves on this. Normally I go with navy as the primary, but I like the white here.

Boston Bruins Red Jacket Kinship Pullover Hoodie – Black

This hoodie looks like it’s basically a jersey. Therefore it’s the bomb.com.

Boston Celtics Fanatics Branded Iconic Team Arc Stack Fleece Sweatshirt – Heathered Gray

This is a perfect “wear while I’m doing chores” sweatshirt. I only have a handful of non-hooded sweatshirts, and I’m ready to add to my collection.

Boston Red Sox Majestic Authentic Collection Team Distinction Pullover Hoodie – Navy

Classic pullover. Championship caliber. In my preferred navy. I don’t own enough Red Sox stuff. Can’t go wrong.

Tottenham Hotspur Nike GFA Fleece Pullover Hoodie – Navy/White

If there’s anything on this long, long list that I would absolutely love, it would be this. I don’t know what makes me so drawn to this. Maybe it’s the white chest. Maybe it’s the call out to the club’s postcode. I really don’t know, but I love it.

Shirts and other clothes

New England Patriots NFL Pro Line by Fanatics Branded True Classic Vintage Slub Henley Long Sleeve T-Shirt – Royal

Big fan of the color. I’ll always be a sucker for Pat the Patriot. And I don’t own enough Henleys.

Boston Bruins Hockey Jersey Pajamas – Black

This is somehow the only set of pajamas I liked. But, honestly, I’ll wear these all winter.

Kemba Walker Boston Celtics Nike 2019/2020 Name & Number Performance T-Shirt – Green and Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics Nike 2019/20 City Edition Name & Number T-Shirt – Green

I like the fact that the Celts have a Brown (7) and Walker (8). Dee Brown was the first Celtics jersey I ever owned, and I wish I still had it. I could pretend it’s a throwback Jaylen top. I’ve always been a fan of Kemba, dating back to UCONN, even though I don’t really follow college sports.

Boston Red Sox Fanatics Branded Home & Away Two-Pack Polo Set – Navy/Red

This is my attempt at looking like a New England dad. No further description necessary. Can’t wait for spring training!

Tottenham Hotspur Nike NSW Grand Slam Polo – Blue

Instead of getting a jersey last year, I went with a similar polo when I was at the team shop in London. It’s a classy look, and soccer is a classy sport.

Miscellaneous

New England Revolution Zig Zag Scarf – Navy/Red

Stereotypical soccer gift. I’d hang this on my wall.

New England Patriots NFL Checkers Set

I think a chess set would make more sense, but that’s Bill’s game. All the rest of us are playing checkers.

Boston Red Sox 14oz. Rocks Glass Set

Baseball games somehow still breach four hours even though there’s a pitch clock. I love the game, but if I was drinking beer I’d be throwing them back for hours and I’d be wasted. With this rocks glass set, I can casually sip on my whiskey and suddenly the game will be over.

Boston Celtics Dirty Dunk Basketball Hoop Laundry Hamper

I own a ton of clothing and, conveniently, my hamper is behind my bedroom door. If I had this hoop, it would make laundry a bit more exciting.

Boston Bruins Sparo 4-Pack Personalized Coaster Set – Black

Who doesn’t want a personalized gift? Who doesn’t need coasters? Bonus? Their hockey specific and look like pucks.

Tottenham Hotspur WinCraft License Plate Frame

I own a Spurs license plate already. It sits atop the door frame in my bedroom. Why not get something to put it in?

Happy Shopping! Can’t wait to see what you get me!

Kevin is an actor, director, playwright, and musician who works in tech and lives in Brooklyn. He is die hard New England sports and an avid Tottenham supporter. His qualifications include scoring 1 point in his elementary school basketball career, 4 years of mixed little league results, and breaking his arm with a skip-it days before pre-season workouts started for Freshman football.

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