We’ve seen some weird jersey fouls in our day. Some of us still wake in the middle of the night in a cold sweat haunted by the memory of Crochkin. But the thing about jersey fouls is they can always get weirder.
On Wednesday we learned of Sonia Kendall’s genuinely upsetting 43/83 mashup. It’s so weird. We had to know more.
It’s a Weagle nameplate with two numbers on the back, Tom Wilson‘s 43 and Jay Beagle‘s 83, stacked on top of each other. It’s a marriage made in heaven, like peanut butter and chocolate served on top of a flank steak with a nice frozen daiquiri at the top of a rollercoaster.
Sonia will take it from here:
I have never really followed a particular player until Tom Wilson came along to play for the Caps. In the previous years his reputation of being fighter and the team’s ‘bad boy” is what attracted me to leaning towards him as being my favorite player on the team. Everyone pretty much has their favorite even though we love all the team members.
I bought a Wilson jersey finally last year and have been faithfully wearing it to all the games, even paid to have him sign it at a CSA signing event this past October. I love my Wilson jersey and figured that it would be the one I wear forever even past the days when he goes to play for another team (which I hope never happens).
But then we went to Casino Night this past year. After spending almost 45 minutes at the roulette table with Beagle, which was my first interaction with him, I quickly became attracted to his funny personality and his kindness. He was so extremely awesome to everyone he interacted with that night.
So I started thinking about getting a Beagle jersey. My husband even offered to buy me a Beagle jersey but told him that I didn’t want it. He asked why – I said it was because I didn’t want to spend an hour staring at my closet before each game trying to decide which jersey to wear. If I wore Wilson, I would wish I had my Beagle one on. If I wore the Beagle one, I would wish I had the Wilson one on.
So we went to Kettler to see about getting a custom made jersey but they told us that each of the numbers on the back had a different footprint so it wouldn’t look good. They said it was still up to me but they didn’t recommend what I wanted. So I put it off for a few weeks.
I then decided to contact the NHL store up in New York City and started working with the sales rep Brian who took down all my thoughts and then got back to me within a few hours. They contacted one of their sub stores that do customized stitching and said that they would make sure all the numbers on the back had the same footprint so that it didn’t look awkward.
I then had to come up with the name on the back. Well, hell, our eagle logo is called the Weagle, so it was actually perfect and fit the naming for the jersey! W for Wilson and EAGLE for Beagle. Sure, Wilson got the short end of the stick on the naming, but he does remain on top so I figured that made up for it! So, a week ago I ordered my jersey and today it arrived on my doorstep.
I can now attend the games wearing both my favorite players numbers and not waste hours trying to decide which one to wear! Just need to get it signed by both of them to make it a perfect jersey!
Perfect. Yes. That’s one way to put it. Good on you, Sonia.
— WEAGLE Girl – Sonia (@slkendall11) February 22, 2017
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