“HARMON OF MICHIGAN.”
This is the fifth 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.
Tom Harmon. Ol' 98. 1940 Heisman Trophy winner. 2-time All-American. 2,134 yards rushing, 100 passes for 1,304 yards, 16 touchdowns, and scored 237 points. Played both sides of the field for the entire game 8 times during his Michigan career. Also 2 years varsity basketball player. Phi Delta Theta. Even received a standing ovation... in Columbus.
But that's not all... he spurned the NFL for the AFL. Became a movie star to take the leading role in-- "Tom Harmon of Michigan." He went to war as a pilot and was shot down. Twice. On one of those occasions he spent four days alone in the South American jungle before hacking his way back to civilization.
Later he was awarded both the Silver Star and Purple Heart, upon which he came home and lived out the American dream of marrying a Hollywood starlet and became a radio football announcer. And perhaps his greatest legacy is his family, including "Summer School" legend Mark Harmon and the twin stars of 80's hair wreck Nelson, who according to an acquaintance were last seen performing as part of the entertainment crew of the Carnival cruise line.
So I went with tradition today-- Elno, you asked for this yesterday, you got it. Of course, we've now automatically alienated at least a dozen other readers who want this shirt to be about insider Blog content. Probably the biggest obstacle here is the fact that not all of you want the same thing, so as some get what they want, others get... well, pissed. SO TELL ME: What do you guys want on yer shirt??? Insider MGoBlog humor that us and only us will get, or do you want the shirts to have mass appeal for the general Michigan audience? If there's a general consensus, it will definitely help in delivering what the MGoCommunity wants.
So, time to vote! What do you guys think?
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***** Five Stars: Heisman!
**** Four Stars: All-American
*** Three Stars: All-Conference
** Two Stars: Starter
* One Star: Mildly liked while riding the bench?
For the weekend, I thought we'd try something a little different. For all those witty critics out there, I'd like to give you a chance to be a part of this, and to contribute to one of the designs for next week. It's no secret that perhaps the biggest star of MGoBlog is our good friend Tacopants, and sure enough I have a design paying homage to the legend himself, not unlike member Zero's (no relation) design on Blazefire'page.
But, Tacopants probably means a lot of things to a lot of people... So tell me, WHAT SHOULD THE TACOPANTS SHIRT SAY??? Who's got a killer idea for a Tacopants shirt?? I'll let you guys come up with a few ideas, hopefully one or two of them will gather up a lot of support, and I'll knock out a design maybe Sunday and put it up early next week.
So enough is enough...place your votes, discuss as you must, and remember-- a.) Insider MGoBlog shirts or general Michigan gear? and b.) What can you come up with for Tacopants? Have a great weekend...