Just went to look at ordering a HE16MAN shirt and noticed the amout of items removed from the store! WOW! How dissapointing! Glad I picked up a "strike a pose" shirt while it was available!
MGoStore merchandise removal....
I get so many comments/compliments/double takes on the strike. Pose shirt.
Got several compliments at South Bend last weekend!... From Michigan fans obviously!
Everyone loves the "Strike a Pose" shirt. Get comments on it all the time.
Given the last couple games, I think a new strike a pose t-shirt is called for.
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Thanks a lot FREEP...
Any thoughts that the aforementioned "violations of NCAA compliance " issues are related to the university playing things super safe with the NCAA due to our 2 years of self-imposed probation?
Thought: you are paranoid.
We don't need a T-shirt to tell people Ohio is the worst state ever but I still want one. How does that violate NCAA compliance or University trademark. We can't use the colors Maize and Blue on a shirt?
Was thinking the same thing - why is that one gone? Gotta be more to the story.
Everytime I wear that shirt, several people ask me where I found it,
Go to those generic university stores in the mall if you want one. They have them.
when I did
Today is pay day and I was getting my Shoelace T-shirt!!! I think I am just going to lay down and cry at my desk today
I'm so bummed!!! There MUST be more to it!
Can someone explain to me how the "He16man" shirt is any more of a compliance issue than the University selling #16 Michigan jerseys?
Come on guys, fight this! Yeah, some of the shirts were definitely compliance issues, but not all!
Probably because it's emphasizing a particular player for a particular award. It may have something to do with that or the fact that it ties in with the Heisman? I'm guessing, of course.
"Heisman" is a trademark. My sister tried to make a "Hart for Heisman" shirt back in 06, but the T Shirt company wouldn't let her do that because of trademark issues.
True, "Heisman" is a trademark. "He16man" is not. It isn't a person's name, and it isn't the name of an award. Technically speaking it's just alpha-numeric gibberish.
Not only that, but it's not like "Heisman" is the University's trademark, so they should have no leg to stand on there.
Yeah the problem is that the He-man cartoon is mad that we stuck a "16" in it.
Missed this -- you beat me to it.
It is clearly still infringing on someone's trademark.
There's no way that 'shoelace' is trademarked. Balderdash!
I was going to get a shirt before I head down for the MSU game. Damn the university suits. Damn them to hell.
Wow. There are only eight shirts left? Basically Jalen shirts plus one Lloyd Carr one. Though Underground Printing seems to have a few more listed.
Answer me this Batman, why is the Lloyd Carr one OK, but the JoePa one is gone? That clearly makes no sense.
HEI6SMAN... shoelace... those are both far less associated with a player than a #16 jersey. But the University will sell those like none other. Very dissapointed.
I thought the same thing about the Lloyd one! An actual picture of the guy is on the shirt, yet "shoelace" is gone! WTF?
Thank goodness I got mine two days ago! This sucks, though... hopefully they can come up with some more awesome designs that won't cause any controversy.
What? Like a shirt that says "I went to MGoBlog and all I could get was this t-shirt thanks to the lovely people working for the Univer$ity of Michigan."
Sure. I might buy that.
I know the internet is all about screaming bloody murder about everything, but in this case perhaps it applies.
I loved these shirts and own a bunch of them already. Hopefully, the order I placed when the HE16MAN shirt first showed up will still come.
What saddens me the most is the loss of all the future shirts. There has been some great creativity here that will now never happen.
that the designers of these shirts went out of their way to make sure they didn't violate the stupid guidelines!.... And did a great job doing it!
This definitely changes my Christmas shopping plans... And not in a good way.
I'm gonna rant some more, because I can't find a 16 jersey anywhere, which was my backup plan if I didn't end up getting a t-shirt from here. I'm traveling 8 hours for the MSU game and hell if I'm not gonna have some nice apparel supporting my team, namely Denard. Epic failure all around on UM's merchandising.
I've just about had it with the fun police and this time they're going to hear about it. I need an email address.
That is a great shirt and someone explain how it violates anything NCAA related? Is speaking the truth really a copyright infringement??
I don't see that it should even fall under the NCAA. It isn't commenting on college or athletics. It's just a geographic fact.
10% off to boot. email me at email@example.com
Awesome. Email sent.
Surely the existing inventory will be available out of the trunk of a late '70s model sedan in some dark alley around the time the bars close...(and, yes, I will stop calling you Shirley)
Is there anyone that can send me the shirt designs so I could... like... print them onto shirts myself....
I'm not saying I can make my own "HE16MAN" shirt... but...
I'm just saying...
I have a friend that runs a shirt/uniform business and I will get him to make some for me (not to sell). I especially want a Worst State shirt, but had a few picked for Christmas gifts as well.
...the legal dept. overseeing this Stalinesque removal of all things MGoRighteous can kiss my Canadian ass.
I'm going old school...a couple of internet clicks here...
...a t-shirt transfer kit there...
Everything is gone! What bullshit.
How does "Space, Bitches, Space" violate a trademark?
I don't get "Shoelace" either. That's not a trademark. How does an independent company printing a word on a shirt violate compliance rules?
I can sort of see the argument for the "Space, bitches" one - even though it's referencing an historical event, it's obviously inspired by a commercial that the University used to run - that might not fall under fair use.
The "Shoelace" one I think had the words "D ROB" imprinted on the end of the lace - that might be a step across the line as well.
I can see that. I think the "Space, Bitches" actually had the likeness of the astronauts on it, so that's probably the real problem with it.
Hopefully the designs get the necessary "tweaks" and get put back up.