Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
A Note On Sponsorship, Shirts
You've probably noticed the ribbon at the top of the main column. There is also ad that will replace the HTTV ad on the right when I beat Drupal into submission about it, which I certainly hope is today. So here's the deal: the M-Den and MGoBlog have arrived at a mutually beneficial relationship where I advertise for their products and they give me money. It's an excellent match with the MGoStore; you can get your officially licensed apparel from the M-Den and your insidery MGoBlog shirts from the MGoStore. The M-Den is locally owned by lifelong fans and a longtime supporter of Michigan athletics, and they just lost the Michigan Stadium contract to Jerry Jones's band of carpetbaggers.
They're also a business and are looking for ROI. So if you're buying officially licensed Michigan apparel I hope it's from there and I hope it's via the ads on the sidebar or the sponsorship ribbon. It is in this way you can support the university, the M-Den, and MGoBlog.
I should also note that there will be a brief text advertisement at the bottom of a post once a week; these will be mostly for the Google purposes.
ALSO! We've placed two of Six Zero's outstanding shirts in the MGoStore, where they await your purchase. They are the contest winner and one of the runner-ups that was just too good to not put in the store. The mascot shirt was the winner:
And the "strike a pose" Desmond shirt, the runner up, has also been added to the store for total awesomeness:
I'm wondering if anyone is reconsidering The Forcier after last week's game. What say you about an addition? Yea or nay, class?
BONUS note: I'd like to thank Six Zero for the extensive work he put in on the shirt contest—there were about a half-dozen shirts that simply did not fit—and recommend him to anyone in search of graphic design of any variety. A couple people have already emailed me about getting in touch with him and I've forwarded along the inquiries. If you'd like to do the same, email me and I'll do the same.
Love it! My (hispanic) wife saw a girl in the stands with a "Vamos Azul" shirt on Saturday and wanted one. I've been scouring the internet for it, turns out it's sold at the MDen. She's pumped!
my wife (and MIL) also is hispanic but i cant find it on there. help?
Yeah, I really liked the Forcier shirt. Count me as a yes vote.
I love MDen. I love MgoBlog. I love Lamp.
Seriously though, I do love the MDen. Just bought some sweet shirts from them a couple weeks ago.
I really don't mind, as a reader, that many banners as long as they're tasteful and in appropriate places. Kind of like how they do it at Crisler Arena. Whatever gets the bills paid.
+1 to The Forcier.
However, I would propose it without the entire quote - simpler the better.
How about something pithy, like:
"FEEL THE POWER OF THE FORCIER"?
but how about on the back of the shirt.
Picture front + text back = I'll frigging buy it (and I got a b-day coming up)
I'd probably buy the Forcier shirt.
Any plans for any of the shirts people threw up in that other thread as well?
I wish the Barwis' Gym shirt was not banned.
I would buy the Forcier shirt. I don't know if I can say the same for the others. Please make it available. I appreciate all the work done on the shirts. They were all good.
Clearly I would buy that shirt if it were made.
Desmond Howard turned into a total d-bag, because I really like that Strike A Pose shirt.
+1 for the Forcier shirt. I'd buy it!!
I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
I have been reading this blog for a long time but just finally registered to request that you make this shirt.
I did the same thing. That shirt is too good.
If you haven't seen it yet, the new MDen on State St (now in the XL-sized digs abandoned by the bankrupt Steve & Barry's) is really, really nice. If only the g/f would let me buy some of the furniture upstairs to begin refurnishing my pad...
I saw the Strike a Pose shirt on the MGoStore last week and lo, before Tyrelle Pryor could insert five "man, whatever, man"s into every press conference response, it was mine. Oh, and how it was mine. I will covet it forever and ever, amen. My precious.
That said, I'd probably buy the Forcier shirt too.
A thousand times yes on the forcier shirt!!
I just wanted to say that I'm glad that M-Den and MGoBlog have teamed up. I live in St. Louis so Michigan gear isn't exactly easy to find, I ordered a shirt for myself and an outfit for my 18 month old son last week. I also replied to their order confirmation email that I was glad they were sponsoring the site, Doug then emailed me back personally to say thanks for the order!
Why wasn't the 'Mustaches for Michigan' shirt added?! I am about to build that shirt myself.
I love the sponsorship. It's a great blend between my favorite M website and my favorite M apparel store. I do however really want to know where I can get that pair of Adidas basketball shoes that is in the display when you first walk into the M-Den on State Street.
with the text on the back maybe??
just bought 4 of the shirts ;)
I was pretty disappointed. I thought that one was hurt by being the first one voted on.
I would buy the Forcier shirt, as well.
I love the Forcier quote please offer this as a shirt. I respectfully disagree with those that want to shorten it though it works so well as is.
Another vote to add it to the store. I'd buy at least two. Need kids sizes for sure.