MGoShirt Alert - Day 7

Submitted by Six Zero on August 18th, 2009 at 8:32 AM

“Hello Heisman!”

This is the seventh entry of the 2009 MGoShirt Alert, a design project that will enable MgoBlog readers to vote for upcoming designs in the brand spankin’ new MGoBlogStore.


Desmond Kevin Howard.  The fourth player in the history of football to win both the Heisman and Super Bowl MVP trophies.  Some of you also may recall that Howard was signed after a stellar high school career at tailback... where he lasted only three days before Bo moved him to the outside.  It's also worth mentioning that when Desmond won the Heisman, he secured a then-unprecedented 85% of all first place votes.  There was no controversy here.

I think this shirt pretty much speaks for itself... Certainly it's more of a general Michigan tee than an MGoBlog insider shirt, but I just felt it was about as classic as it can get.  I personally, would wear this shirt until it's as grungy as my legendary 1997 Nike UM team tee.

So, time to vote!  What do you guys think? free polls
What do you think of MgoShirt #7?
Five Stars Four Stars Three Stars Two Stars One Star   

***** Five Stars:  Desmond Howard
**** Four Stars:   Chris Fowler
*** Three Stars:  Lee Corso
** Two Stars:  Mark May
* One Star:  damn buckeye Kirk Herbstreit

As far as yesterday, I think we've learned that when it's finally time for Brian to reveal his plot to diplomatically conquer the world, I am clearly NOT the best choice for ambassador to Spain, Mexico, or large chunks of western Maryland.  I think it's fairly clear that "Tacopants for Heisman" was the preferred choice over "No quiero," and I guess the question is whether or not the general public wants to see that as an actual voting choice-- yes or no?  I still have yet to reveal my own BTN-practice-inspired-Tacopants design, and there's quite a few more to drop as well.  See you tomorrow for another round of-- MGoShirt Alert!



August 18th, 2009 at 8:39 AM ^

For the Michigan semi-"old-schoolers," this one is a nice touch. I'd get it.

Can I make a request? How about silhouette of a Wolverine helmet with dread locks hanging out the back. Or, silhouettes of five Michigan players with dreadlocks. You could then list the names underneath each player:

D. Robinson
J. Gallon
M. Odoms
J. Stokes
V. Smith

name it the Dread to R_Mahorn 1974. While I thought the name and concept was silly, maybe it's feasible on a T-shirt?


August 18th, 2009 at 8:41 AM ^

I quite like this shirt so good job on that.

As for Tacopants, I would like to see a "Tacopants for Heisman" shirt.

My other Tacopants related idea was to show a shot from behind of a pass sailing over Avant's head and then heading for a scale 11 foot outline of a person with "Tacopants" above the number -1.


August 18th, 2009 at 8:45 AM ^

My favorite part of the pregame hype video they play at the big house is Desmond's pose. It just never gets old. My favorite shirt though is still the fat Charlie Wies


August 18th, 2009 at 10:30 AM ^

and that's all. I have a similar issue with this as with some of the others-- a bit too much on the shirt. This would be a classic shirt that I would buy immediately if it simply had the figure of Desmond in the middle--no words, nothing else. Everyone knows what that pose is and who it is with the #.

I hasten to add that you are keenly talented and thank you very much for all of the effort. I just think sometime designers are tempted to put too much explanation into their work.

EDIT: in fact, six-zero, is it possible for you to email me that image only? I would make my own shirt with it--simple, classic iconography


August 18th, 2009 at 9:47 AM ^

Best one yet, indeed. I might change the font on "strike a pose" but that's a nitpick. Pays homage to one of the all-time famous moments in Michigan, nay, college football history and pisses off Buckeyes in the process. It doesn't get much better than that.


August 18th, 2009 at 10:06 AM ^

I don't think disliking the font choice is a nitpick. Font choice is very important in design.

I for one agree that the font choice is off. I don't know if Six Zero is referencing the font on the "No Mercy" sign in the locker room or what, but I think this font is cheesy at best.

The font needs more Fuck.Shit.Up. in my opinion, especially given the history being displayed here.


August 18th, 2009 at 10:02 AM ^

I agree that this is my favorite of the bunch so far. But I am not 100% sold on the font choice. It reminds me of the '70s and therefore makes the shirt a bit anachronistic.

El Jeffe

August 18th, 2009 at 10:08 AM ^

of these shirts if the suggestion above (below?) were followed to remove the writing. Make Des bigger and centered and you've got yourself some sales.

Plus, I keep hearing Madonna's reverbed voice in my head from Vogue. Stupid voice!

P.S. If it's supposed to be an MGoBlog shirt, can you add some sort of small logo somewhere, like maybe top center on the back?

P.P.S. Thanks for doing these designs.


August 18th, 2009 at 10:26 AM ^

you nailed it, six zero..

suggestion: why not just "Hello Heisman!" instead of "Strike a pose".. seems more fitting to me.

EDIT: my bad, gpsimms have already mentioned this idea earlier. but yeah: hello heisman.