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The Unofficial UM RESPONSE Shirt
Okay okay okay... we need, or at least I need, something fun and full of Michigan pride to get me through McGuffieGate and all the stress that's accompanied what in my opinion has to be the most UNenjoyable Ohio State week since I've been following UM football.
Being that the game is in that foul cesspool of human civilization otherwise known as Columbus, Ohio, I'm sure several of our loyal fans and readers will be making the journey to be taunted, cussed, laughed at, spit on, pissed on, and/or homosexually propositioned. AND of course it goes without saying that those fans will see in great abundance, that familiar tee shirt. You know, the one that at point in the mid 90's deserved a fair snicker just because it was clever and funny and foul all at once. The same one that now gives true meaning to the term 'beating a dead horse' everywhere from State College to Iowa City. The same shirt that drunken frat boys honestly think is something that honestly offends us, even as our powerhouse teams were dismantling their poor excuse for a Boilermaker or Hoosier squad on the very same afternoon.
Yes, that shirt. "ANN ARBOR IS A WHORE."
What was once a relatively funny and imaginative idea is now been BLOODY BEATEN to death by the rest of the Big 10, and I'm sure they'll be in heavy rotation among the drunken and otherwise brain-deprived Scarlet & Gray this weekend. So, I think it's time we RESPOND... and while it's far too late to actually go into production for this weekend, we can certainly talk about it later, Brian. You just work on Sam with VanHaaren.
So without further ado, I unveil my shirt...
"NO SHE'S NOT."
Go forth, Michigan Men, and defend her honor. Well, at least starting next year. GO BLUE.
Beat the damn Buckeyes
you left out some other "un's" that apply...
unsolicited, uninvited, unfunny, unwelcome, unneeded, uninspiring, unwearable, unbearable, unnoteworthy, underwhelming... I could go on, but this is getting silly.
Besides, the aforementioned shirts were around in the 80's, when I was at U of M. Really just old news...
Like McCain told Obama in the debates, if the President of the US sits down across the table from terrorist to negotiate/respond, you have instantly legitimized the terrorist. Responding to their stupid shirts with our own, gives it credibility it never deserved.
All in good fun (smile)...
So fuck diplomacy, let's nuke the shit out of them! Yee haw!
I gotta think we can do better than "nuh-uh."
"So is your FACE!"?
"I know you are but what am I!"?
It's never good to go on the defensive in subjective arguments. I would prefer an approach that completely disregards their absurd, anthropomorphic assertion regarding this lovely town and (by association) its inhabitants. Instead of negating their premise directly (which acknowledges its validity), it's more effective to simply assert our proud tradition with a similar bizarre--possibly infantile--anthropomorphic twist. Something like...
"Ann Arbor is hotter than your mom"
"Ann Arbor: A fairer dame than Notre"
Something like that. But you've done the work so... you must do what you feel is right, of course. I really like the back design, btw.
Wow, mgoblue911, you sure are the shirt authority here huh? He put some work and (a little) thought into it. Step off him.
Did you miss the "all in good fun" part of my post?
So what size shall I put you down for, then?
Good idea as I agree the "she's a whore" thing is a bit overplayed. However, I really like the thread of "hotter than your mom". What if we stepped it down to the level of the average inbred Buckeye fan since they might not understand "mom". What about "Ann Arbor is hotter than your sister-mother", "At least Ann Arbor is not sleeping with your uncle-daddy" or the grand daddy "She is better looking than the sister you're dating".
"God forbid, if there were ever a nuclear accident, please let it happen at a ND-OSU football game"
"Yeah, who didn't get with Ann?"
I like it.