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Billieve: Jersey buying tips and pointers

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On the latest episode of the Billieve Podcast, host John Boccacino and co-host Jamie D’Amico discuss a sensitive topic: the dos and don’ts of purchasing a new Buffalo Bills jersey.

For many fans, owning a jersey of your favorite player is a great (and sometimes expensive) way to showcase your fandom, whether you’re cheering on the Bills at New Era Field, at home with friends, or out at a bar.

With the news that rookie quarterback Jake Fromm is taking the number 10 jersey previously worn by wide receiver Cole Beasley, many Bills fans are now left with an expensive and obsolete jersey in their possession.

Never fear, we’re here to steer you in the right direction should you want to buy another jersey. We provide guidance on what types of players’ jerseys we prefer to buy; debate whether it’s wise to buy a rookie’s jersey; address why you can’t go wrong buying a Bills Wall of Famer’s jersey (with one notable exception); discuss whether you should purchase an officially-licensed jersey or a knockoff; examine whether it’s okay for fully grown adults to wear jerseys of sports stars when they could be twice the player’s age; and other important jersey-related topics.

We then take a walk down memory lane by sharing which Bills jerseys our podcasters own. A hint: Boccacino owns some jerseys he’s very proud of (Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith, Takeo Spikes, Fred Jackson, and Tre’Davious White) and some he’s terribly ashamed of (Aaron Maybin, Marcell Dareus, and Jairus Byrd).

Check out the latest Billieve Podcast to find out our podcasters’ thoughts on all things jerseys, then leave your thoughts on what jerseys in your closet are your prized possessions, and which ones make you cringe with regret in the comments section below.

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