QB #15 Approves Of This Shirt
Another post in the "Randomly Occurring Periodic Post About Something Design Related" series, to fulfill my Monthly Quota.
At first glance, this looks like a perfectly ordinary t-shirt, no? I mean, if you can get past the deuchebaggery of wearing a shirt that says "My team's player won the Heisman!", that is. I have a lot of sports-themed clothing, and I can't imagine owning, or even wearing, a shirt exclaiming a player on one of my teams won an award. You don't see me wearing a Johan Santana "Cy Young" t-shirt. Or an Adrian Peterson "I rushed for 297 yards" shirt. And I never would, even if such lame things existed.
But anyway, that's not the point. Look closer at this shirt; it doesn't say "Tim Tebow: 2007 Heisman Trophy Winner"...it says "Florida Quarterback". Nice.
QB Eagles approves of this (warning: gratuitous Tecmo Bowl reference). Omaha Blogger also approves of this. My question is, does this mean Brandon Fraizer, the backup QB for the Gators, could wear this shirt and tell people he won the Heisman? He is technically "Florida Quarterback"...just not THE Florida Quarterback.
All kidding aside, this ridiculous shirt is made possible by the NCAA, which prohibits players from marketing their names or likenesses, but allows schools to put their name and logo on anything, anywhere. It makes for a pretty ridiculous design, and out of all the hilarious things about it, my favorite is probably that the word "Quarterback" is so small...almost like it was tacked into the design at the last minute.
Wouldn't it be hysterical if this principle of generic naming was a regular occurrence in other walks of life?
Instead of Random Guy At Burger King, we'll call him "Steven Smith", it might be "Cashier BK". Instead of Cliff Glypha, it might be "Host BADCast". Instead of Jay Leno, it might be "Unfunny". You bet. The possibilities are endless, really.
What a ridiculous shirt. SG Bulls approves.
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