I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Six Zero, everyone who voted, and everyone who called him a hack because they didn't like a design or two. The internet, as always, is unimpeachably wonderful. We'll do this again next year, along with a banner contest, and this time we'll let it linger over of the offseason.
This is the final entry of the 2009 MGoShirt Alert, a design project that allowed MgoBlog readers to vote for a design in the MGoBlogStore.
(NOTE: For all users who are currently or may one day plan to develop a design project, I would offer the following advice: a.) Beware of Photobucket, who has the near-whimsical ability to wreck your posts with little to no previous warning, and b.) if you want to build up suspense for the grand unveiling of the project winner, you might want to think about keeping the final poll results to yourself.)
SO, YES... with that being said, ladies and gentlemen, the final winning design of the 2009 MGoShirt Alert, as voted on by you, the collective MGoCommunity, is...
DAY FIFTEEN'S DESIGN -- MASCOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CLICK HERE FOR A DETAIL OF THE SHIRT GRAPHIC
This shirt is sure to be a smash hit at tailgates, alumni mixers, frat keggers, or just sitting in front of your home theater on Saturday afternoons. Wearers are advised to exercise caution while rocking the shirt in Columbus, East Lansing, State College, South Bend, Iowa City, Madison, West Lafayette, and any official conference gathering. Don't worry about getting hurt in Minneapolis... after all, it's a gopher.
Over 800 votes were tallied for the final deathmatch between our four finalists, and to the surprise of many the MASCOTS shirt garnered 44% of our tallies. In light of the weekend's events, perhaps it was Sparty missing the eyeball that made it so darn voteworthy. Final poll results can be consulted here for the curious.
|Shown here displaying the shirt is
our featured model, who we'll casually
refer to here as Richard, in an effort
to protect his anonymity.
Richard finds that this shirt goes
great with whistles, half-completed
stadium facades, and barrages of
obscenities. It's also great to wear
when cleaning up urine stains
Richard endorses the MGoShirt and
would like to add that it's a perfect
shirt for the inevitable Maize Out
that never seems to catch on.
They also go great with the
new Michigan Towels!
This design will be tweaked as necessary and the final vector artwork will be prepared for the print shop, and you can expect to see this design available for purchase soon in the MGoBlogStore.
I'd like to thank everyone for the interest and attention that made the MGoShirt Alert so much fun. I sincerely hope I helped get you fired up for the upcoming season, and I hope you all enjoy wearing the design for seasons to come. If I have any personal wish for this entire project, I'd like to challenge you-- any of you, all of you-- to get this shirt on national television!! I want to see Michigan Student screaming like a madman with his mascot shirt in the student section just before ABC cuts to commercial! I'd like to see Blazefire booing Herbstreit on College Gameday while wearing my shirt! I'd love seeing all of you mob the field with my shirt after a dominating win against Western on Saturday. Hell, I'll be satisfied with just the dominating win on Saturday!!
Gameday is Saturday, boys. It's time to bury the ghosts. Let's go get 'em.