MGoShirt Alert - Day 14

Submitted by Six Zero on August 27th, 2009 at 8:11 AM

"The wolverine will hunt and kill whenever the opportunity presents itself and they are tireless and persistent in their hunting activities. They will take a wide variety of foods, including hares, mice, lemmings, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots and beaver. When food is scarce, the wolverine will attempt to kill big game animals and there are authentic records of attacks upon mountain goats, moose, deer and elk.  The wolverine is a courageous animal which is respected and avoided by other predators. Even cougar and grizzly bear have been known to abandon a kill on the approach of a wolverine."
--montanatrappers.org

This is the fifteenth and final entry of the 2009 MGoShirt Alert, a design project that will enable MgoBlog readers to vote for upcoming designs in the new MGoBlogStore.  Tomorrow we'll unveil a non-BCS final elimination vote of the top four finalists .

The last entry.  I've designed over forty separate shirt designs for this contest, and spent a lot of time, usually while mowing my steroid-ridden lawn, trying to think of what to do with the next shirt.  Some shirts were an assumption of what I thought people wanted, and others were more carefully researched ideas of what would make a good MGoBlog shirt.  Some of these appealed to me very little, but that doesn't mean they did not perform well in the MGoShirt voting.

Well, you know what-- this last one is for me.  I designed THIS ONE because I wanted to.

IMPLICIT WARNING-- FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO SAID MY STUFF WAS TOO BUSY AND NOT SIMPLE ENOUGH, YOU ARE ABOUT TO EXPLODE WITH SEETHING HATE AND/OR DISAPPROVAL.  IT IS BUSIER THAN THE ALABAMA ADMISSIONS OFFICE ON SIGNING DAY, SO IF THAT'S NOT YOUR THING THEN PLEASE LOOK AWAY.  YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.


YES, I KNOW IT'S NOT GOING TO SHOW UP FROM A DISTANCE
AND I DON'T CARE, SO CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAIL

More than any other design, I enjoyed drawing this one the most.  I also spent far and away the most time drawing this one.  I enjoyed drawing a wolverine maim, eat, disembowel and otherwise destroy the mascots of our opponents.  I feel no sorrow or shame or regret for doing so, regardless of what I'm sure some of you will say about it.  I understand and appreciate your perspective and whatever backlash I'll hear for it I fully accept.  I also am fully aware that the legal ramifications of this shirt could be just south of Ragnarok.  But from the beginning of this contest I wanted-- no, I needed-- to create the sight of a ferocious carcajou shredding Brutus to pieces, and the rest just kind came together around that.  (And no, this is not the shirt that Dex now hates me for by not showing).

More than anything, I wanted to create a shirt to set the tone for the year...
THE BIG TEN IS OUR PREY.  It's time to put last season to bed.  It's time to get out there and kick the ass of anyone who dares enter our stadium.  GO BLUE.

Time to vote.  What do you guys think?

pollcode.com free polls
What do you think of MgoShirt #15?
Five Stars Four Stars Three Stars Two Stars One Star   

***** Five Stars:  I hate Brutus.  Period.  The sky is blue.  Water is wet.
**** Four Stars:   Sparty is a big puffy bastard and I can't stand him.
*** Three Stars:  The ND leprechaun-- real person or not, I just wish for him to trip.
** Two Stars:  Damn that Penn State lion-- leave your damn ears alone already!!
* One Star:  Herky the Hawkeye is a loser.  Yes, Iowa has a mascot.

So there you have it-- fifteen shirt designs over the last three weeks.  You loved some, you hated others... if anyone wants to go back and look through them all, click here. Without gettin' all soft and squishy, I'd like to thank everyone for getting involved and sharing your comments and just taking part in the whole thing.  More than anything I feel like I got to really know some new faces/icons around here, and was re-acquainted with a few I hadn't seen since the end of the 3-9 nightmare.  Either way I hope you had fun and I hope the MGoShirt Alert helped get you excited about the upcoming season. 

BUT WAIT!! Where do you think you're going??? Tomorrow is the most important part of the entire project... Check back tomorrow morning when we unveil the MGOSHIRT ALERT DEATHMATCH ELIMINATION ROUND!!  The top four shirts, as voted on by you, the readers-- facing off in one last vote to see which design will show up in the store!!  This is your last chance to contribute to democracy, to have your say, to-- ah, hell, man, just vote tomorrow. I'll see you then!

Comments

Six Zero

August 27th, 2009 at 8:27 AM ^

Belongs to one Sparty.

Blazefire, as for whether or not this will print well, it should be fine-- it's all simple vector one-color art with suitable gaps so the ink won't bleed. Most likely it could be a legal issue, not a technical one, that keeps this off your back.

True Blue Crew

August 27th, 2009 at 8:58 AM ^

That's the best freakin' shirt of them all!!! Just tell me where to buy it! And I love the fact that "the" Ohio mascot is right under the Wolverine! Man, I hate those guys! Go Blue!!!

bklein09

August 27th, 2009 at 9:21 AM ^

I would buy this shirt immediately. It reminds me of a drawing of all the big ten mascots that they have in wisconsins hockey arena. Except this shirt is much better because it involves the death of every mascot but ours.

MGoAlumnus

August 27th, 2009 at 9:30 AM ^

This is my favorite shirt yet, I would buy this without hesitation. I would also buy yesterdays shirt.

Has it been decided how many of these shirts are going to appear in the MGoStore? I'm sure I'm not the only one that would buy more than one. And thanks for all your hard work, Six Zero.

Big T

August 27th, 2009 at 9:39 AM ^

this is the best shirt yet but I say dump the text. Also, how are you going to get around the legal issues of using all of those images?

Winged T

August 27th, 2009 at 9:44 AM ^

I really like this shirt. I do think that printing may be an issue. Could this be better done in an old school velvet applique so that there is no bleeding of ink, etc. Might impact the cost of producing the shirt, but also might have a cooler look to it and ensure that the lines are crisp.

stormhit

August 27th, 2009 at 9:46 AM ^

It's perfectly clear what's going on in the image by itself which is great, but the text doesn't add anything and even shoots it into being cheesy.

Greenwood_Slumdog

August 27th, 2009 at 9:53 AM ^

I'm saddened that there is no Illini or Hoosier on the shirt, especially since Illinois considers us their main rival for some reason. That being said, I really don't know what a Hoosier is anyway...

Koyote

August 27th, 2009 at 10:13 AM ^

I will echo the sentiments of many here already.

I didn't think it would get much better than yesterday, but you just blew my mind.

How much will I have to pay for this?

fritZ

August 27th, 2009 at 10:14 AM ^

Northwestern has a stupid mascot too. I didn't notice it on the shirt. That's the only critique. Otherwise, it's perfect (understanding that Illinois doesn't have a "mascot").

Winged T

August 27th, 2009 at 10:48 AM ^

My opinion after looking at the shirt again would be that it would be better with no text or tagline, just the picture. I see some others have posted that opinion as well. It's difficult to please everyone but I think we all agree that the image is very, very well done so that's why I say drop the text and just show the image.