MGoShirt Alert - Day 11

Submitted by Six Zero on August 24th, 2009 at 8:10 AM

“Incest is wrong because it brings Buckeyes into the world”

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

On Friday, I rolled out an unfinished design that I asked you, the MGoBlog faithful, to embellish with your unique senses of humor.  To my delight, there was well over 100 responses, which can be viewed here in the event that you missed them.  In the end, however, it was clear that one reader's suggestions gathered more steam than any other.  Congratulations, then, is in order to Beegs, who came up with this:


I added the tagline below, after struggling with it most of the day yesterday during various home improvement jobs. In the end it just seemed to make perfect sense to bring it all back to the family values nonsense.  This shirt may very well be asking for legal trouble, but it's all in malicious hate and ridicule of the enemy-- good times!

I also thought it was worth sharing my original 'final' design for the retro shirt, borrowing heavily from a Chrisgocomment word that I remember surfacing several months ago:

Since I've never heard, read or smelled the word 'douchenozzle' anywhere but here on MGoBlog, I thought it had some insider community appeal-- but in the end it was definitely worthwhile to open the shirt design up to the MGoCommunity instead.  Thanks again to everyone who got involved... we're less than two weeks away from the opener boys!!  GO BLUE!!

Time to vote.  What do you guys think of Beegs' shirt? free polls
What do you think of MgoShirt #11?
Five Stars Four Stars Three Stars Two Stars One Star   

***** Five Stars:  Justin Boren puts all but one slice away from 3 whole pies!  If only he could find someone on campus to add all dem up!
**** Four Stars:   Boren scarfs down 2 pizzas and still has room for bread sticks.
*** Three Stars:  Benedict Arnold eats an entire pie himself, for breakfast.
** Two Stars:  6 slices.  He just doesn't have an appetite until snow plow season.
* One Star:  Justin can barely get down 3 slices.  Fat quitter Buckeye bastard.

There's been a lot of questioning about how final judging will work-- it's quite simple, really.  I'll take the poll results of each design, and weigh them against the star value of their vote:  In other words, every five-star vote will get multiplied by five, every four-star vote will be multiplied by four, etc. until a final 'score' is tallied for each design.  That score will then be divided by the total number of voters to get an overall average score.  I think we're going to go with the three highest-rated shirt designs and have a final deathmatch poll to determine the winner, probably a week from today. 

Tomorrow I look forward to unveiling the shirt known simply as "The Woodson."  Until then, see you next time for another exciting edition of-- MGoShirt Alert!


Expatriate Duck

August 24th, 2009 at 8:28 AM ^

I like the first more than the second. I particularly like the "More gooder family values" bit, reminds me a little of the Simpsons episode where Ralph Wiggum fails english and his response is "Me fail English? That's unpossible."


August 24th, 2009 at 8:46 AM ^

That we don't need to say something like this.

I am only concerned with players who play for Michigan. I thought that we agreed as a community that we'd all be happier if the "family values" meme never came up in the media again... bad or good. I just feel like feel like this just perpetuates that that whole episode mattered.

(This isn't to say that I didn't think that the shirt's saying was funny because it was I just know that I would never buy it)


August 24th, 2009 at 9:24 AM ^

Neither work for me. The A and the B seem totally incoherent in the first and while I appreciate the B on the second, I hate the A.

Oh well, just personal preference, I guess. I look forward to seeing the what the next installment of "Living in the Past with the Great Players who are no longer on the Team" brings us.


August 24th, 2009 at 9:48 AM ^

i think the angle of demeaning their academics has ran its course. to me incestual references are as funny as fart jokes. im also bitter my t-shirt idea wasn't selected, i'm going to go cry and kick someone in the balls because THATS comedy.


August 24th, 2009 at 10:20 AM ^

This is my second-favorite of yours so far, and I mean that in a Reggie Bush/Vince Young...HUUUUUUUUGE CHASM...other-2005-Heisman-candidates kind of way.

No. 1 is still Desmond doing the pose, with or without the text.

Keep up the good work, man. And major props for doing this.

A tree

August 24th, 2009 at 10:36 AM ^

How could you wear this shirt without looking like a real elitist asshole? Succeeds everywhere except marketability. Its also a bit hard to read. The shirt is by far the funniest of the contest though.


August 24th, 2009 at 10:55 AM ^

As other people have brought up, I too am concerned about readability for the mom and dad/sister and brother comments. It has to be big enough that it can be read by people that are more than a a few feet away. I think the cursive style might hinder that somewhat.

I really like the first shirt but do think that it can be improved somewhat. It would be kind of weird to actually wear that shirt though. I don't think I could manage to wear that in Columbus and not get beat up.


August 24th, 2009 at 12:18 PM ^

Ha! This is the first shirt I've really liked, and might buy even though I have wayyy too many M football shirts already. I hope this one happens.


August 24th, 2009 at 9:40 PM ^

what about one that says daughter/girl and him just saying "no more hugs for her" with the same bottom phrase. let's play by the rules. TITLE IX TITLE IX TITLE IX