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rossmat8 on Nov 29, 2010 at 17:34:55

It took me awhile to respond to the question, but what makes this shirt lame to me is that it is one word on a shirt that is meant to be anti-sports despite what it says. The wearer of this shirt says "I don't care about sports at all and I'm wearing this shirt to be ironic" and that in my opinion is lame, but Threadless knows that most of its fans aren't sports fans so it is a smart print, I just don't like it.

tiggyvg on Nov 29, 2010 at 16:16:19

i just dont get it

goatinbklyn on Nov 29, 2010 at 13:21:18

Love it. This design is very analogous to the Animal House "College" shirt, where its generic nature reflects the tepid blandness of specific sports and college tee shirts. Which is probably an opinion shared mostly by the tee shirt connoisseurs on this site, and not the folks who actually wear Notre Dame or Yankees shirts with real sincerity.

Ryder on Nov 29, 2010 at 12:22:17

see... headbands ARE in style

meatnerdr on Nov 29, 2010 at 12:01:29

@donkeypunch thank you :D

meatnerdr on Nov 29, 2010 at 11:58:32

@donkeypunch thank you :D

donkeypunch on Nov 29, 2010 at 11:58:13

@ meatnerdr well played

donkeypunch on Nov 29, 2010 at 11:57:15

@ meatnerdr well played

donkeypunch on Nov 29, 2010 at 11:56:29

Is this a reference to the 1983 hit album by Huey Lewis and the News?

meatnerdr on Nov 29, 2010 at 11:56:23

Is this tribute to Tim and Eric's sketch of Sports!?
http://www.break.com/usercontent/2007/10/Tim-And-Eric-Sports-390442

Disgruntled_Pacifist on Nov 29, 2010 at 10:46:07

Another "Out of Left Field" get it, sports analogy design from threadless. The more I look at it the more I like it. As a hardcore sloganeer I'm a little miffed but that's just selfishness. Slogans like these will never score well because they can't be visualized on a shirt so it's up to threadless to say "Hey, this would be really cool!"

Now what I wonder is how did a possibly 5 year old slogan from someone that appears to not have been around threadless for years get found?

staffell on Nov 29, 2010 at 09:53:00

You're talking about Think of the Children by bootsboots. Yes, it is very much on the same level, yet the simplicity of this one makes is superior. I hate the design of the other one too, looks very amateurish.

Ferdinand_Marin on Nov 29, 2010 at 09:28:35

hmmm.... finally i can see it. and i must admit that it is indeed clever.
i've seen a design from another website that says "80th race for a cure for something" (don't remember the exact words), a generic version of those racing t-shirts. i think it's more or less the same concept, even though on this later case, the irony is more heavily evident.

staffell on Nov 29, 2010 at 09:10:58

Botha = both a

staffell on Nov 29, 2010 at 09:10:03

From a linguistic standpoint, the word 'sport' is an interesting one, because it can be Botha singular noun and a collective noun AND there is also a plural, sports, as demonstrated here. That has no bearing on the appeal of this shirt, just an observation.

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