Little Brown Jug on Kickstarter (HIWTJI) close

Submitted by MGoPatio on September 17th, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Honor a true Michigan Man. After 40 years on the Michigan team, Equipment Manager and Keeper of the Little Brown Jug Jon Falk will retire at the end of this season. There's a Kickstarter campaign to throw him a little party, but also to produce some cool LBJ swag. You can even take home a replica of The Jug that is closer to the real thing than you'll ever find again...or be able to produce on your own (without direct access to the original).

The project is just a few backers away from reaching the funding goal (it's an all-or-nothing deal and it's...oh, so close). A whopping 37% of curent backers came from the MGoBlog site. If you haven't seen it yet, maybe you'll help out with a $4 contribution to get your name on Jon's thank-you card. Or you can get a Red Wing Pottery (makers of the original LBJ) one or two gallon commemorative beehive and produce a Little Brown Jug for your own Michigan collection.

Please help the project finish strong!



September 17th, 2013 at 4:03 PM ^

MGoBlog readers have posted 19 pledges for a cool grand in backing. That's 42% of the total project backing. The project is now at 83% overall. You guys rock! I hope someone does step up and get the replica. It'd be great to get a phot of you, your Little Brown Jug, and Jil and Jon at the reception.

Spread the word and maybe more people will get in on the action, even at $4. That's the cost of a Big Mac. It's a bargain when you consider what Jon has done for the team.


September 17th, 2013 at 4:33 PM ^

It says it quickly...

A $4 pledge gets your name on the thank-you card for Jon Falk. On the KS page, you'll see the silhouette of The Jug made up of lines of text. The text is the names of all the backers (plus some of Jon's colleagues, etc.). You'll also have access to a PDF file of the thank-you graphic so you can see where your name appeared.

This backer level is the simple "thank-you" level common in Kickstarter campaigns. The $4 goes towards the costs of Jon's tailgate reception. AND...if I can get the MGoBlog community to step up and knock this one out, I'll host another tailgate at my place for said community. You can call the four bucks a contribution to the MGoBeer fund.


September 18th, 2013 at 3:13 PM ^

With 49 hours to go, the project is at 98% and only needs $66 to reach the goal. It would be nice to hit the mark and keep going, but right now I want to thank the MGoBlog community for your support. A hefty 42.25% of the pledges came from you guys. That's incredible.

I really hope to see everyone back at MGoPatio in the near future. I'm talking with Brian and Seth about setting a new date. Stay tuned.