The best of worst of college rivalry tees (cont.)
Posted: Monday October 24, 2005 3:43PM; Updated: Tuesday October 25, 2005 11:49AM
Ripping off a Farside Cartoon
Florida has a T-shirt which reads: "FSU entrance exam" and there is a picture of a Seminole trying to push in a door when it reads pull.
Overused by nonetheless funny
Clemson, when playing South Carolina: "Friends Don't Let Friends Go to South Carolina"
Maryland: "The Good (Terps logo), the Bad (UNC), and the Ugly (Duke)"
Use Their Motto Against Them
Harvard's motto is Veritas (meaning truth) and any picture of the school's crest features that word. Therefore Yalies decided to co-opt the Harvard motto for a T-shirt, reading "Ve-Ri-Dum."
This approach is quite popular with the Cameron Crazies. Not only are T-shirts printed. but the Dookies also take it to another level by augmenting their shirts with full-fledged costumes. When UNC and coach Roy Williams visited Durham last year, students in the front row had shirts reading "You're not in Kansas anymore, Roy," and a few of their compatriots were actually dressed as Wizard of Oz characters.
Another group, upon hearing Rashad McCants state that playing basketball at UNC was kind of like prison, dressed up in bright orange jumpsuits for the game.
The XXX Adult T-Shirt Section
These shirts are for people who have no shame in walking past a 70-year-old or school administrator with a shirt featuring a (Princeton) Tiger performing a sex act on Ben Franklin (Thank you Penn for that stunning display). Or the Tennessee mascot humping the little Georgia bulldog. I certainly don't know how they do it but some students think T-shirts depicting sex acts between mascots is a great way to kick a rivalry into gear.
In fact most of the responses to my query for T-shirts involved some type of mascot sodomy, so if you are truly stumped on what would be a good T-shirt, you sadly always have a fallback.