A Note On Sponsorship, Shirts

Submitted by Brian on September 7th, 2009 at 10:29 AM

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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:

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And the "strike a pose" Desmond shirt, the runner up, has also been added to the store for total awesomeness:

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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.

Comments

nicknick

September 7th, 2009 at 12:16 PM ^

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...

Subrosa

September 7th, 2009 at 12:55 PM ^

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.

dglasser

September 7th, 2009 at 2:01 PM ^

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!

goblizzle

September 7th, 2009 at 2:35 PM ^

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.

Lorne

September 8th, 2009 at 9:58 AM ^

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.