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 12:00 PM ^

A. Goes to show you that literacy is overrated.


A. You have to apply to go there?


A. Should we start saving up for bail money?


A. Does this mean he's never going to move out?

A tree

August 21st, 2009 at 8:15 PM ^

This is by far the best shirt of the bunch. It gives love to the program and the players both old and new. Its also clever without being too obscure. This is a Michigan shirt and an MGoBlog shirt. That balance was skewed either one way or the other, if at all, on the last entries. Well see if you can top it on the next entries.


August 21st, 2009 at 12:14 PM ^

A. I liked the other daycare more.

A. Well poop me sideways

A. @#$%!

A. Duck and Cover!

A. He's only 4 yrs old Maude!

A. Maybe Boren can teach him colors!

A. Well that sucks

A. I hear they have a great "Coloring within the lines" program!


August 21st, 2009 at 12:19 PM ^

A. I want a divorce.

Great idea for the shirt. On a side note, I think the woman's quote should be changed to remove the "George" and make the "Ohio State" a bit bigger for emphasis.


August 21st, 2009 at 12:25 PM ^

A. "I win the bet! Told you he didn't have to go to high school first."

B. "OSU. If you have a 5th grade reading level and no self respect, have we got a college for you!"


August 21st, 2009 at 8:57 PM ^

A few ideas...

A. Tear it up, no son of mine will be a trucker.

A. I have no son!
B. The University of Ohio State - Ruining one family at a time.

A. Did you pick that up at McDonalds?

A. But he already has a Diploma from there that he got in a cereal box

A. At least the government will take care of him for the rest of his life now.
B. The University of Ohio State - Now offering degrees in how to get on welfare.

Edit: Man tough crowd, guess I should give up those dreams of being a stand up comic.

Other Andrew

August 21st, 2009 at 2:02 PM ^

(A) I'll go fetch the shredder. You start the fireplace.
(B) Better dead than Red.

Yeah, I know they're scarlet. Whatever, best I could do for now. Great thread here, though!


August 21st, 2009 at 3:04 PM ^

I'll give it a shot, going for simplicity here:

A: But George Jr. is only twelve!

B: OSU: We Don't Discriminate Based on Intelligence

Or something similar. 'B' needs to be tweeked/shortened.


August 21st, 2009 at 3:42 PM ^

A. Wow! They offer degrees within the penal system!?!

B. tOSU: a less-vulgar kind of penal

or, maybe B could be something like

B. tOSU: for dicky penal rehab


August 21st, 2009 at 3:30 PM ^

A: "Huzzah! You fetch his helmet, and I'll call the short bus."
B: U-M Families: Go Be Stupid in Ohio.

A: "I see now the merits of birth control."
B: tOSU: Destroying Catholic Family Values, One Acceptance Letter at a Time.

A: "...and if he works hard enough, there's nothing he can't be!"


August 21st, 2009 at 4:04 PM ^

A: Who says siblings can't produce smart kids!

B: Ohio State: Where children of incest go to get an education.

Of course this can be reworked as you see fit.


August 21st, 2009 at 10:23 PM ^

A. Put it with the other birth congrats cards.

A. I said let's get a dog, but, oh no, you wanted to have a kid.

A. And you were worried about affording books.

A. That's great! They have a fantastic Geology program that will help him fulfill his lifelong dream of discovering the secrets of the Earth and sparking great advances in human civilization.

B. Yep, this happens like all the time.