My dear wife Karen and I were watching a Maryland basketball game earlier this season when the camera crew focused in on the student section.
It was during holiday break, and an older guy was amid the happy regulars in those steep rows. He was wearing a cool red shirt that both gave him away and caught my wife’s eye.
I knew she wanted one. Because indeed, the slogan fits the woman who’s driven down to College Park with me and sat at Byrd Stadium to watch a football game with my best Terp bud Greg and rubbed the Testudo statue’s bronze nose for good luck and, game by game in football and basketball and lacrosse and even baseball and soccer on TV, has become wrapped up in all of her husband’s sports alumni madness.
So I searched online to find the “I Married into This” logo T for her. It came by mail too late to give her on Valentine’s Day proper, but her smile was wide nevertheless, and she put it on as we watched Maryland top Michigan on TV on the DVR last Sunday.
As I pulled my iPad Air out for a blog shot, she asked if I could just take the T itself this time around. So I caught it after I did the laundry the next day. I didn’t put it in the dryer, not wanting any shrinkage …
Believe me, it looks better on Karen than on the hanger.
Do you have a favorite T-shirt logo in your household that you’d like to share? Do you still go out of your way to follow your favorite college in sports, and if so, what’s your best fan story? What color looks best on you, and why?