Among the many ways Florida State University attempts to bring in some extra cash is by auctioning off game worn basketball jerseys and other sporting apparel. Although I personally would not buy smelly, sweat-soaked jerseys worn by large men, that sort of stuff may appeal to some people. Especially when the jersey in question belongs to a prominent former alumnus (current NBA player Alexander Johnson, for example). However, the most recent FSU auction is for a game worn jersey off the back of none other than Nigel "Big Jelly" Dixon. Yeah, Nigel Dixon.
Back when this site was in its infancy, the nascent days if you will, I wrote a "Where are they now?" piece on Dixon. For those who don't remember, or for those who are trying to forget, Nigel Dixon was the FSU basketball center from 1999 to 2002. During this time, the underachieving, nearly seven-foot tall Dixon weighted in at close to 400 pounds.
Although he has since slimmed down and traveled the world playing in various leagues, I cannot understand why anyone would buy a "Big Jelly" jersey. For what reason? This jersey can't possibly fit anyone but Nigel Dixon. I guess you could hang it over a window as a curtain, or cut it open and use it as a bedsheet, or hide a class of kindergarteners in it, but other than that, I'm at a loss.