Those who know me well, know that I find the random ‘Irishing Up’ of team sports wear to be one of the most reprehensible marketing ploys of all-time. Maybe it’s because my heritage is absolutely 0.0% Irish, but I believe St. Patrick’s Day to be the most marginal of holidays. I certainly don’t need to celebrate someone else’s heritage […]
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January 23, 2012
This is an extra-special shirt for Buckeyes fans, thanking Jim Tressel for: 2002 National Championship 7 Big Ten Titles 3 National Championship Appearances The best ten year record in school history (106-22) Beating the team up north 9 out of 10 times It does not thank him for: A one-year ban on bowl games. Limits […]
January 16, 2012
We should have posted these sooner, but these shirts from the 2012 BCS games are still ugly. Perhaps Wisconsin’s loss was worth it, so they didn’t have to wear them.
December 28, 2011
Way too much happening on the front of this women’s shirt for the Sugar Bowl. By the time you figure out what the eye-chart layout all means, her boyfriend probably will have beaten you up.
December 26, 2011
Recovering from NCAA sanctions > standing up to Nazi aggression. At least according to this shirt. I was all set to mock fraternity boys for creating it. Instead, it came from athletic director Fred Glass for a random game against Minnesota in 2009, according to this story: Churchill knew his country wasn’t finished. Things were […]
December 24, 2011
Here’s a special Christmas stocking for our Bad Big Ten Shirts series, which you can see here. Merry Christmas Eve from all of us at the Daily Big Ten. If you’re in Nebraska, we’re guessing you’re drunk.
December 22, 2011
Apparently, somebody at the U of Minnesota bookstore likes Van Halen… All that glitters is gold? J.R.R Tolkien is spinning in his grave. …and they better check that this awful design isn’t copyright infringement (see below). Not that there would be any royalites or earnings to turn over to Eddie, Alex, and Wolfgang anyways. And then […]
December 21, 2011
Today’s Bad Big Ten T-shirt features Bucky giving birth to Lee Corso through his mouth. Not really sure who would buy this. I can see this being sold at a store on campus on a sale rack for $5 and somebody’s Grandpa or younger brother getting this sucker for Christmas. Prepare to be disappointed Grandpa/younger brother!
December 21, 2011
This is the official 2012 Outback Bowl shirt for Michigan State. It’s magnificent, in a I-will-never-ever-wear-this-shirt-again way. Full series of Bad Big Ten Shirts here.
December 20, 2011
Here’s one from this season, courtesy of Wisconsin fans seeking to “put those Cornhuskers in their place!“ Well, this does that, if their place is on the bad end of an odd math problem. Is a badger head greater than an ear of corn? In terms of what? Certainly weight. Beyond that, I’m not […]
December 19, 2011
Here’s a Bad Big Ten Shirt from our friends at Michigan. This one uses the popular evolution theme, suggesting man – or our ancestors, the monkeys (discuss) – started out as Ohio State fans before fully evolving into fully functioning, higher level Michigan fans. Unoriginal, but fine. Though I’m not sure why it needs the […]
December 16, 2011
Here’s a dandy from the ’96 Rose Bowl. Click on Bad B1G Shirts above the post to see the full series.
December 15, 2011
This one is kind of fun – but it still belongs in the Bad Big Ten Shirt series, which you can see here.
December 14, 2011
This shirt from Penn State is beyond terrible. The point, I’m told by the Google machine, is that Terrell Pryor was sad after Penn State beat Ohio State in 2008. And “Nutcracker” refers to the Buckeyes. That took me a while to figure out, too. This shirt from 2009 was selected by the Penn State […]
December 13, 2011
Not to be outdone, here’s another questionable Big Ten t-shirt out of Evanston. It commemorates the game earlier this year when Northwestern defeated Nebraska (a stunning 28-25 victory in the Huskers first year of B10 play). I don’t much like T-shirts that celebrate a singular game, unless perhaps it’s a championship – whether it’s a Big Ten Championship or […]