Announcement: The Collier family has a bunch of Georgia gear (slightly used) for free. Any takers?! #Buckeyes— Natalie Collier (@BossLadyN) June 27, 2013
Natalie Collier, the mother of Ohio State's 2014 quarterback commit, Stephen Collier, recently sent out this tweet advertising free Georgia Bulldogs attire for interested parties. The Colliers live in Leesburg, Georgia, so their Bulldogs fandom is understandable. Now that their son is bound for The Ohio State University, family allegiances have switched north to the Buckeyes and the family is looking to donate their (slightly used) Georgia gear to Georgia fans in their community.
This reminded me of some of the t-shirts I wore in my youth. I wasn't a huge college sports fan growing up in Los Angeles (the city isn't very good at instilling a fandom of college football), but I had a few t-shirts I wore casually. I remember owning a 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers championship t-shirt through middle school (you probably did too, just admit it), a UCLA t-shirt, and an ooooooold South Florida Bulls t-shirt (where my mom graduated in the early 1970s). My uncle was a Florida Gators booster and sent a few t-shirts our way, though I don't recall ever wearing them.
I even had a few Iowa wrestling t-shirts from high school because that was (originally) where I wanted to attend college. Maybe I should've left that tidbit in The Confessional?
However, like the Colliers, I retired those shirts and any and all other allegiances once I attended and graduated from The Ohio State University. Did you all rock any other gear through your youth before committing yourself more fully to your Ohio State fandom?