Fashion Citation: Hines Ward

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was excited to arrive in Dallas on Monday for the 2011 Super Bowl. Who wouldn't be? It's the game every professional football player fights to get into each sesaon.

Does unbridled enthusiasm make up for mistakes in fashion? Sometimes. While I generally embrace experimentation with different looks (provided I approve of the look, of course), this may be a bit much. I can get and appreciate the nod to rodeo culture--Ward is in Texas, after all. He's having a little fun with his Super Bowl XLV experience. But the buckle. The hat. The shirt. It's just so much. I guess that's the point.

Hines Ward, I'll let you off easy this time. You're having your fun. You've made it to the big game and you should be able to wear whatever the heck you want. I'm letting you off with a mere fashion citation and not a full fashion offense. You're getting off easy this time but I'm warning you: Don't let this look happen again.

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