MGoShirt Alert - Day 10

Submitted by Six Zero on August 21st, 2009 at 8:32 AM

“Not the New Math, but the New New Math”

This is the tenth 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.

It's no secret that, like many of you, one of my favorite players to don the maize and blue was LaMarr Woodley.  Watching him wreck opposing quarterbacks was like watching Picasso paint, Gretzky pass, or Anna Kournikova, well, lay on a beach.  I've always had a thing for the defensive end position, and Woodley was clearly one of the best in recent memory.  Even if you hate the Steelers, you had to feel proud of our boy at the end of this year's Super Bowl if you're a true Michigan man.

And now we have this new guy.  Kinda goofy off the field, apparently likes doing interviews without shoes.  But when he gets out there he's all bid'ness, and is a threat to any offense we play.  Brandon Lee Graham.  Last year's Bo Shembechler Team MVP winner.  Already tied for 8th on the all-time sacks chart, he has the chance to be something we haven't seen since, well, Woodley.  Is it an unfair comparison?  I don't think so-- if Graham is productive this year he'll be a force that can change games, and a surefire first round pick.  There's even talk of him breaking the single-season sack record... discuss amongst yourselves.

Time to vote.  What do you guys think? free polls
What do you think of MgoShirt #10?
Five Stars Four Stars Three Stars Two Stars One Star   

***** Five Stars:  Graham gets 25 sacks, breaking Terrell Suggs NCAA record.
**** Four Stars:   Turns in 15 sacks, breaking the UM single-season record.
*** Three Stars:  A respectable but disappointing 9 1/2 sacks.
** Two Stars:  Turns in a Gabe Watson-esque senior season, drafted on 2nd day.
* One Star:  Graham gets h-- no, I can't even put it in print.


For the weekend, I need your collective help.  Once again in the spirit of interactive democracy, I'm opening up a design for ideas from the MGoCommunity.  I wanted to do a retro graphic shirt, and we settled on this design featuring a very Ozzie and Harriet-esque 50's couple who have received some troubling news:

Brian and I have been going back on this design for awhile now with varying degrees of success. So, why not LET YOU WRITE THE JOKE???!!
Yes, here's your chance to leave your mark on Monday's shirt design.  We need a response (punch-line) from the dad, to go in the "A" area above.  You may also choose to include some sort of tagline, to go in the "B" area below the graphic.  I don't have to remind you that vulgarity, while sure to make this shirt pure win, may preclude your idea from becoming a mass production apparel piece.

For every entry submitted, please include an A. _____________ line, and a B. _____________ line if you'd like as well.

We'll leave this open for comments over the course of the weekend, and if a clear-cut winner emerges from the fog then you can expect it on Monday's shirt design.  Otherwise I'll take a look at a few of the best and we'll make a decision from there.  Until then, see you next time for another exciting edition of-- MGoShirt Alert!



August 21st, 2009 at 8:40 AM ^

A couple thoughts

A: But can we afford the crayons, Martha?


A: Imagine that. Our Yorkshire terrier is going to college!

Okay, kind of lame. Will be fun to read the tons of responses you'll get


August 21st, 2009 at 8:45 AM ^

I like this shirt a good deal more than some of the previous ones. Good job. It's easy to read, to the point, but will only be immediately understood by fans with some knowledge (sorry drunk sorority girls that come in during the second quarter and leave during the third, you probably won't "get" this shirt).


August 21st, 2009 at 9:04 AM ^

Here are my 3 ideas:

  • 1

    • A. What do you think about this John?
    • B. John Cooper: Greatest OSU coach ever.
  • 2
    • A. What do you think Glenn?
    • B. Glenn "Bo" Schembechler went to OSU... but stayed at Michigan
  • 3
    • A. What do you think Glenn?
    • B. Glenn "Bo" Schembechler: 11-9-1

Note: I know that neither Cooper nor Bo actually graduated from OSU so it doesn't work perfectly.


August 21st, 2009 at 9:23 AM ^

A. And you said his comments on Youtube would never get him anywhere.

A. Okay, Linda, you were right; we should have had the abortion.


August 21st, 2009 at 9:42 AM ^

Inappropriate as they may be, I usually laugh.

A: Is it too late for the abortion?
B: Pro-Choice

A: !
B: So easy a cave man can do it.

A: If you need me I'll be taking a bath with the toaster.
B: How to get away with patricide


August 21st, 2009 at 9:26 AM ^

A: He'll finally be able to become a [enter job here].

B: Educating Ohio's finest since 1870.

I am having trouble figuring out which job would be the most degrading to Ohio State fans... any ideas?


August 21st, 2009 at 9:31 AM ^

A: Maybe he can get that newfangled degree in Golf!


A: You mean he actually had to apply?

B: OSU: Using admissions standards since 2003.


August 21st, 2009 at 10:29 AM ^

A. Great, sis.

A. Great, I was worried he he was going to have to go to college instead.

A. Our boy? Okay, let me know when he becomes a man and we'll send him UM.

A. Cool, that will go well with his scarlet and gray sun dress.


August 21st, 2009 at 11:02 AM ^

No. 1

A: "I didn't know he drank that much!"

B: "The University of Ohio State: Destroying Livers Since 1870"

No. 2

A: "I guess we'll have to accept he peaked in high school."

B: "The University of Ohio State: Uneducating Students Since 1870"
B: "The University of Ohio State: Making People Dumber Since 1870"


August 21st, 2009 at 11:01 AM ^

I like the shirt. Simple and clean, with a clever message. I gave it 4 stars.

My only issue in purchasing it is that its wearability depends on the season. Woodley led one of our best defenses during one of our best seasons this decade, so wearing his shirt was badass. But even if Graham sets the sack record this year, I'm unlikely to wear this shirt out if the defense overall is as poor as last year. It's hard to brag about the skill of one player when the rest of the team is getting torched by Purdue.

By contrast, shirts like the slot ninja (my current favorite) or hello heisman (second) will presumably be wearable for years without regard to the team's actual success. Just my $0.02.