Monday, January 5, 2009
Updated: January 19, 12:49 PM ET
Through your jersey, we can read into your soul
By DJ Gallo
Your clothing says a lot about you. The jersey you choose to wear says even more.
Here are the best-selling NFL jerseys of 2008. See what you're telling the world when you pull one of these on.
1. Brett Favre, Jets
You are widely respected. But you have trouble making decisions. And when you do commit, you often take too big a risk, leading to disastrous results.
2. Tony Romo, Cowboys
You are gregarious, fun-loving and compassionate. But you suspect those closest to you don't want you around when the pressure is on.
3. Eli Manning, Giants
You recently began to come out of your shell and enjoyed initial success in doing so. But things have taken a turn for the worse, and you fear that your years of self-doubt were well-founded.
4. Troy Polamalu, Steelers
You are soft-spoken and spiritual, yet very aggressive when at work. You fear people recognize you more for your appearance than your accomplishments.
5. Marion Barber, Cowboys
You are powerful and willing to sacrifice for the good of the group. Yet those in charge still suspect you are not giving your all.
6. Adrian Peterson, Vikings
Your talent is obvious to all, but your ultimate success is hindered by the incompetent system around you. Despite your athletic ability, you are sometimes clumsy and drop things.
7. Jason Witten, Cowboys
You are dependable and hard-working. But you tend to form cliques and are despised by some high-profile co-workers.
8. Peyton Manning, Colts
Your abilities are without question. But while you thought you had silenced your critics for good years ago, the same questions are being asked again. You are oddly shaped.
9. LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers
You are respected by all, but are fighting the perception that your best days are behind you. A younger, cheaper and smaller co-worker is vying for your job.
10. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
You are fragile, yet you enjoy taking risks. Unfortunately, those around you enable your risk-taking by not protecting you.
11. Tom Brady, Patriots
You are very popular around the office and often praised by your managers and co-workers. But when you go on vacation, nobody misses you.
12. Terrell Owens, Cowboys
You love yourself. And you love your body. In fact, this is the only shirt you own, as you are normally bare-chested.
13. Brett Favre, Packers
You are sentimental and fear change. Your diet is primarily cheese and beer.
14. Brian Westbrook, Eagles
You struggle with your health. And although you are supremely talented, your boss rarely asks you to perform the task someone with your title is supposed to perform.
15. Devin Hester, Bears
You are an enigma. You excel when given specialized tasks that are often overlooked, but have struggled when more has been asked of you.
104. Jake Delhomme, Panthers
You throw caution to the wind. As such, you will unwisely wear this jersey in the state of North Carolina at some point in your life.
213. Dan Orlovsky, Lions
You mean well and do your best, but you have trouble staying within accepted boundaries.
319. Sage Rosenfels, Texans
You give terrific last-minute gifts with elaborate bows on top of them.
874. Matt Leinart, Cardinals
You recently emerged from a three-year coma.
1,019. Martin Gramatica, Saints
You have a generous grandmother who knows very little about sports.