And while we're here - a message on this t-shirt controversy. We know most of you don't care and shouldn't care - we apologize for wasting your time, however, we need to rant for a second. A few weeks ago three SU students started selling our Greg Robinson Farewell shirts. We believe they stole the concept from us, had cheaper versions printed up, and sold them to fans before SU home games. Our shirts went on sale on this site, through Zazzle, on August 19th. A month later, prior to the Penn State game on September 13th, they were selling them on the quad. The time frame couldn't be more clear.
It was complete and total bullshit, but whatever. The last thing we were looking for when we started this blog was to pick a fight with some college kids. Was it a cheap move on their part? Sure it was. Are we losing sleep over it - of course not. Their response to this blatant thievery - on this blog, on our Zazzle page and in the e-mail response they sent me after I contacted them, was focused two issues - 1) that they aren't doing anything illegal and 2) our shirts are overpriced.
The pricing argument appears to be their main objection, as they've repeatedly brought it up. Being the wise old men that we are, it's pretty clear this defense indicates that they saw the shirt, realized that it is possible to produce a similar, yet cheaper garment, and sell said shirt to make money. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.
Anyway, we were done with it and even turned down two separate interview requests from the Daily Orange on the topic. We had moved on but then these little morons, or one of their surrogates, started leaving comments on our Zazzle site about the shirts being overpriced. We don't set the price, the company we go through does - we make a tiny margin on the shirts we sell. We created them because they are funny and its a way to express how we feel about what's going on with the football program. If want to buy one great - if you don't, but the shirt makes you laugh, that's just as good. If you think they are overpriced, don't buy one. If you don't like them at all, you've lost 9 seconds of your life.
So, here's a message to Josh Shaw, Shawn O'Donoghue and Mike Zahler , do us a favor and try your best to not rip this one off. We know it will be hard for you, but try and show a little restraint. Also, your professors might want to check and see how many of your term papers came straight from the internet. So let this post be a message to the world that the official Help Wanted shirts originated here, and if any of the guys below try and and sell you something similar, you can bet your ass he didn't think up the idea on his own.