Here at Anonymous Eagle, we're hip to all the latest trends on the internet... or so we tell ourselves. We know how much the kids today like to keep in touch and communicate through social media. In particular, we're big fans of the service known the world over as Twitter. Each week, we'll bring you a tweet that we found particularly interesting/funny/thought provoking/ridiculous that has some kind of Marquette connection to it.
There I was yesterday afternoon, thinking to myself, "Sheesh, what's Tweet of the Week going to be?" Nothing jumped out during the week, so it was going to take some digging around.
Then, as if sent by divine providence, this came skittering through the interwebs:
Yessiree bob, that's official Marquette throwback jerseys as produced by Ripon Athletic and Sand Knit, which not coincidentally, through Al McGuire's connections at Medalist Industries, uses the same factory that produced the originals for Marquette back in the 1960s and 1970s.
Across the top row is George Thompson's #24 in the style that MU wore at home from 1968-1973, the legendary bumblebee jerseys that MU wore on the road from 1968 until the NCAA banned them in 1972 featuring Jim Chones' #22, and the home jersey from '73-'76 carrying Earl Tatum's #43. The bottom row is Maurice Lucas' #20 in the style of the road jersey from 1971-74, the road version of Butch Lee's #15 as worn between 1976 and 1979, including MU's run to the 1977 NCAA championship, and finally, Doc Rivers' #31 on the style that you could have seen at the MECCA arena between 1981 and 1983.
In case you were wondering if the Spirit Shop made a smart decision by expanding the collection past Butch Lee's #15, well, I'll let the internet tell you:
And my favorite...
Yeah, they'll set you back $120, but isn't owning a piece of history that the NCAA banned worth at least twice that, even if it is just a replica?
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