MGoStore merchandise removal....

Submitted by strick23 on September 17th, 2010 at 7:52 AM

Just went to look at ordering a HE16MAN shirt and noticed the amout of items removed from the store!  WOW!  How dissapointing!  Glad I picked up a "strike a pose" shirt while it was available!


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September 17th, 2010 at 8:07 AM ^

We have been ordered to remove many MGoStore designs by the University of Michigan. They feel that these designs violate NCAA compliance rules as well as certain University trademarks. As a thank you for your support of Brian, MGoBlog, and the MGoBlog Store, receive 10% off any purchase at by using the code: mgoblog10

Thank you for your understanding and support and we appreciate your patience as we figure all of this out and continue to provide you with unique apparel. Go Blue!


September 17th, 2010 at 8:08 AM ^

We don't need a T-shirt to tell people Ohio is the worst state ever but I still want one. How does that violate NCAA compliance or University trademark. We can't use the colors  Maize and Blue on a shirt?


September 17th, 2010 at 8:21 AM ^

Can someone explain to me how the "He16man" shirt is any more of a compliance issue than the University selling #16 Michigan jerseys?

Come on guys, fight this!  Yeah, some of the shirts were definitely compliance issues, but not all!


September 17th, 2010 at 8:29 AM ^

Wow.  There are only eight shirts left?  Basically Jalen shirts plus one Lloyd Carr one.  Though Underground Printing seems to have a few more listed.

Answer me this Batman, why is the Lloyd Carr one OK, but the JoePa one is gone?  That clearly makes no sense.

HEI6SMAN... shoelace... those are both far less associated with a player than a #16 jersey.  But the University will sell those like none other.  Very dissapointed.


September 17th, 2010 at 8:35 AM ^

Thank goodness I got mine two days ago! This sucks, though... hopefully they can come up with some more awesome designs that won't cause any controversy.


September 17th, 2010 at 8:46 AM ^

I know the internet is all about screaming bloody murder about everything, but in this case perhaps it applies.

I loved these shirts and own a bunch of them already. Hopefully, the order I placed when the HE16MAN shirt first showed up will still come. 

What saddens me the most is the loss of all the future shirts. There has been some great creativity here that will now never happen. 


September 17th, 2010 at 8:58 AM ^

I'm gonna rant some more, because I can't find a 16 jersey anywhere, which was my backup plan if I didn't end up getting a t-shirt from here. I'm traveling 8 hours for the MSU game and hell if I'm not gonna have some nice apparel supporting my team, namely Denard. Epic failure all around on UM's merchandising. 


September 17th, 2010 at 9:15 AM ^

Surely the existing inventory will be available out of the trunk of a late '70s model sedan in some dark alley around the time the bars close...(and, yes, I will stop calling you Shirley)


September 17th, 2010 at 9:46 AM ^

How does "Space, Bitches, Space" violate a trademark? 

I don't get "Shoelace" either. That's not a trademark. How does an independent company printing a word on a shirt violate compliance rules?


September 17th, 2010 at 10:13 AM ^

I can sort of see the argument for the "Space, bitches" one - even though it's referencing an historical event, it's obviously inspired by a commercial that the University used to run - that might not fall under fair use.

The "Shoelace" one I think had the words "D ROB" imprinted on the end of the lace - that might be a step across the line as well.