FanDuel - WFBC

March 25, 2004

Get officially licensed sports gear here -- for your dog.: Crass commercialism officially goes off the deep end, attempting to reach that intersection of the market where sports-fandom meets pet-obsession. The four-page photo gallery of dogs in game jerseys is the height of weirdness. Not all MLB or NBA teams represented, but you can get Fido or Fifi some Red Sox or Yanks swag, among other squads.

posted by jeffmshaw to culture at 02:01 PM - 9 comments

Pup already has a red sox collar. It wasn't as pricey. I tried to put my little plastic batting helmet (former soft-serve ice cream dish from fenway) on his head, but he made it clear that he's not a hat guy.

posted by jerseygirl at 02:11 PM on March 25

The collars don't freak me out, nor the leashes, which dogs commonly wear. It's the jackets, especially the Lakers fleece warmup jacket we see a dachsund wearing on page three of the gallery. Dogs have fur. They don't need fleece. And I'm sure my dog would never, ever root for the Lakers.

posted by jeffmshaw at 02:20 PM on March 25

I don't think I've ever seen something quite so horrible and adorable at the same time.

posted by Jugwine at 02:25 PM on March 25

I don't think I've ever seen something quite so horrible and adorable at the same time.

posted by dusted at 02:36 PM on March 25

Dogs have fur. They don't need fleece. And I'm sure my dog would never, ever root for the Lakers. My dog only has a single coat, and he doesn't shed. He shivers when it gets into the single digits, so he has one sweater. Otherwise, he's keeping it real with a regular old red bandana.

posted by jerseygirl at 02:51 PM on March 25

One day the dogs will make us pay for this.

posted by Samsonov14 at 04:43 PM on March 25

Slightly off topic, but folks with pets may appreciate PetEdge for their pet-related needs. My mother-in-law turned us on to them. They are a wholesaler that will sell online to individuals. Pretty hefty delivery fees, but if one buys a lot of stuff the price breaks are worth it. I do not work for PetEdge, and have no interest in them other than my wife and I are fond of their service.

posted by scully at 10:29 AM on March 26

BTW, I have to agree with JG. Many small dogs, especially those with short hair, should NOT be outside in cold weather for very long. While the products in the posted link are silly beyond belief, short-haired dogs should always have some sort of warm cover for cold weather. I am reminded of my neighbour recently as he walked his short-haired dog in front of our house with a jacket on. We told him Pete (the dog) looked quite nice in his jacket and he replied, "My dog has fleece." Bad pun, but we laughed in spite of ourselves.

posted by scully at 10:33 AM on March 26

Just let the dog tell you if he/she is cold or not.

posted by 86 at 12:22 PM on March 26

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