ASK TKP: Do we need t-shirts to commemorate that upset?

I tepidly ask this as person with 100+ shirts (Quit Cussin') on my kitchen table that need to be packaged and shipped, but would y'all be interested in a t-shirt to commemorate UMBC's takedown of UVA? I was thinking something as simple as "16 > 1" might suffice.

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maybe provide a couple of options so we can decide as a community which one will cause uva the most pain on sight

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

uhhh. yes please.

One of my favorite haunts in the Roanoke area is the Ballast Point Brewery. The *only* thing wrong with it is that is has a HOO infestation problem, the place is lousy with them.

I've already ordered a UMBC hat and shirt for future BP visits.

It doesn't hurt that we have two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

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I never met a project that couldn't justify a new tool.

Thank you for your contributions good sir.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Beating UVa

So easy a 16 seed can do it

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

something as simple as "16 > 1" might suffice.

or maybe "74-54"

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I never met a project that couldn't justify a new tool.

Or both, or:

16>1
74-54
1-135
Go UMBC!

Maybe a rotoscoped dog (a retriever, perhaps?) bringing back a dead Cavalier in its mouth

I mean, Growley II is a Labrador Retriever technically.

I like tshirts

I say this as someone who isn't supposed to be spending money right now but.

TAKE MY MONEY

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Hell yeah we do

What if i take my life today? Its not like anyone cares anyway

There's evil in them there hills!!! What a beautiful morning its been.

Depends entirely on the design. I personally want something that makes it pretty clear what the shirt is referencing so every Hoo fan that sees it just grimaces.

The UMBC logo over their dopey scissors with the date and score

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Might run into some copyright problems there.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I think we should make a TKP logo with two turkey legs crossed under the bottom just for spite.

No. It's not our accomplishment. Rubbing in other's failure has a way of backfiring at some point.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

You're absolutely right. This is what they get for laughing at our Notre Dame loss. UVA's fanbase deserves this.

I agree. A t-shirt seems too much.

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

That's my line of thinking as well.

This isn't our accomplishment, it's simply their failure.

Isn't that exactly our place as Hokies though - to capitalize on their failures?

I don't care what it says. If you make one, I'm buying.

If it was just "16 > 1", I probably wouldn't buy it, but if it was mixed in with something like the UVA swords with the UMBC dog (saw a photoshopped version last night), I definitely would.

EDIT: Found it, thanks Civil Hokie

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

I get a lot of great suggestions for t-shirts, but (and this applies to about 10 comments in this thread), those logos and words are trademarked and copyright protected. In other words, I can't put them on a shirt and sell it.

Ah ok, understand. Well with that being the case, I would lean more towards just the score and the date with possibly some sort of cheeky graphic. I just think simply putting 16 > 1 may be too esoteric.

My personal preference would just be something to where you could walk into a bar with it on and even the most fair weathered of UVA fan (so 96% of them) would see it and without a second glance know exactly what it's referring to.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

How generic do you have to be to get around it?

Say, in my example above... instead of "Beating UVa..." could you just say "Beating Virginia....". As long as you're not using their actual stylized wordmark, it should be ok, since they can't copyright the name of the state, no?

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

What about just the letters UMBC over the swords? The crossing swords themselves shouldn't be trademarked I wouldn't think.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

I'm all in. I just got my Cussin' shirt. Going to wear it downtown for St Patty's Day. Representin' FAM!

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Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

For St Patty's day, you need a green one, but I guess you can always wear green socks...

my underoos will meet the green quota.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Me too because I don't plan on wearing pants all day after last night's events.

Just arrived here as well, in south kackalaki!
Well done, TKP!

Done right I'd definitely buy one.

Not sure if it's worth being a t shirt but if it is, it needs to say "the retrievers made uva their bitch"

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Obviously, this is extremely crude, because I'm in a bit of a rush to get out the door....

But, what about something like this? (and obviously, make an amateur drawing of a blue and orange Cavman with no logos to get around copyright issues)

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

UMBC 3:16

LOLUVA 3:16

16 vs 1

Oh, the Humanity!

HOO wins worst dancer? With the scores from last year's loss and this one. And a goofy graphic of a guy in a feather hat in a Travilta pose with a foam finger.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

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I never met a project that couldn't justify a new tool.

It's would be even better to make stickers with the 16>1, and plaster them all over the state of VA with a heavy presence in shartletsville.

This has some potential...

I like this idea more than a t-shirt.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

If we were the #16 seed that beat them, yes, definitely. But it's not our accomplishment, just doesn't feel right. We ought to take the high road here and just verbally humiliate dem boo hoos.

And UVA didn't beat us on September 10th 2010. But they still take credit for it. I vote to burn that muthafuckkah to the ground.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I vote we be the better man, or fan base in this case.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

That's the beauty of it. We already are.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Why is this not plaid?

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

As stated above:

74-54

Its just cryptic enough that not everyone will see the arrogance, but just specific enough that the right people will know exactly what it means.

Is it football season yet?

I hope this is sarcasm.

Tech Triumph.

How bout a cartoon of Growley with Cavman in his mouth

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

These are great ideas, but they need to be in UMBC Retriever colors.

The use of Growley, even in UMBC colors would stand to reduce any legal action for copyright issues

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

If UVA fans made a JMU themed t-shirt back in 2010 we'd mock the hell out of them.

They did.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Then they deserved to be mocked.

Could you post a picture of these? I'd be interested to see what they came up with back then. I missed that they did this.

@Fightin_Gobbler

Go Hokies

Go Falcons

I've got your "Horse on a Treadmill" shirt. I'd buy one of what you come up with to troll someone I know.

I posted this on the "Articles" thread:

Hello, Hokie friends. I watched the UVA loss last night to the Retrievers with great delight. Afterwards, all I could think of was the delicious schadenfreude you guys must be feeling. I wanted to point out how this, to an Ohio State fan, must feel to you like the time Appalachian State beat Michigan. What a day that was! And the best part is that it is the gift that keeps giving, year after year, as it is brought up by sportscasters & random references at unexpected times! Enjoy this for years to come!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9zpDEsqrbs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0jePmKPEM0

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

What a great quote. Leg for you, sir.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Nah

I will buy one. Promise. Just make it obvious.

"There was this 1 time at March Madness..."

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

I'm gonna have to side with the "making-a-T-shirt-to-commemorate-someone-else's -accomplishment-is-not-a-good-look" crowd. Just my two cents.

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

I started out thinking it was funny, but ended up thinking it's funny, but not a great idea. Nobody hates them more than I do, but their embarrassment is monumental enough, a T shirt wouldn't really matter. After all, they already know how we feel.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

I wouldn't wear the shirt to commemorate UMBC's accomplishment. I would wear it to celebrate and contribute to LOLUVA's misery.

It's always interesting to get feedback on stuff like this. Thanks for those who shared your thoughts. I'm in the sports are fun crowd. To me it's fun when the rival school owns such a marquee loss. That's even applicable when it's at the hands of another program. (Especially in this instance given the way the tournament is seeded, Tech would've never been that No. 16.)

A buddy suggested "Number one and done." I'd buy that even if the No. 1 hadn't been UVA, because it was a fun sports thing.

Well, make it and let the supply and demand thing work out. Even though I wouldn't buy one, I'd still get a kick out of it being in the universe.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

How about a black or white t-shirt, "Number one" in orange and blue, "and done" in yellow and brown (I think that's their colors, right?), with maybe a "(Thanks, UMBC!)" underneath, or maybe a date.

That relieves any copyright concerns, while letting everybody know just what you're talking about.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Sports are fun. With collegiate sports, the fan base is more than just a group of "fanatics" loyal to their team. The fan base is also a reflection of their respective university/college. Look, I hate LOLUVA and couldn't stop laughing for hours after the game, it really is incredible. They got their ass beat, it's awesome. But, UMBC put them down, not us. Just because we (as a fan base) hate uva doesn't mean we need to be commemorating THIER loss. I think we are bigger than that, I think the athletic department is bigger than that, I think Virginia Tech is bigger than that.

I think we are bigger than that, I think the athletic department is bigger than that,

So a card stunt of the final score in Lane wouldn't be a good idea next year? Hmmmm and I was hoping it would be doggie appreciation day where we could have that retriever who catches frisbees be part of the halftime show...

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Would make more sense in Cassell.

Number 1 and Done is the first suggestion I have liked so far.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

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Something to this effect would be nice

16/1: WOULD FETCH AGAIN

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

16>1.
Basic principle of math?
Or UVA Basketball?

On a scale of 1 to 16, how successful was the Cavaliers' tournament run?

Chem PhD '16

I graduated in '89. My class ring has "beat uva" on it. To my everlasting chagrin. At the time, I thought "Cool! I hate those guys!" But then I realized that my ring has 3 letters in the most obscene order.

I *glory* at the humiliating loss. I work in C'ville. I have had to listen to "just wait until basketball" and "we're #1" and even "you Hokies beat us in a meaningless game. We'll still win the ACC. We're still #1. It is funny how your self-worth is tied to beating us. We just don't care about anything but winning titles." So this loss means a lot to me.

But we don't need a shirt. We need shirts that glorify what it means to be a Hokie and part of Hokie Nation. We need Beamerball, Quit Cussin', and In Bud We Trust.

Let's never wear anything that even remotely smells of loluva, unless it is contains something that reminds us of a Hokie accomplishment. You know, like a shirt that has all the years and scores of our pownage on the gridiron. Or the score of this year's game when we spanked them in their own house.

Just my $0.02.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Absolutely this.

Shirts just give them another example of us being more excited about their failures than our successes.

Throw this loss in their face anytime they want to talk shit, but making shirt is probably a step too far.

@Fightin_Gobbler

Go Hokies

Go Falcons

If it wasn't obvious already, yes I will absolutely buy it and wear it loud and proud around Hooville.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

I'm going to go against the group thought here.

No we dont need those shirts.

Can you really call it group thought if the highest legged posts also say that we don't need a shirt?

Chem PhD '16

There were 250 posts by the time I commented. I didn't bother trying to parse through everyone, but majority of them were pro-shirts.

UVA BASKETBALL
MAKING HISTORY SINCE 2018

How about a Hokie bird patting a Golden on the head saying "good boy" with the date somewhere below/above

No.
1. Its not our accomplishment
2. We lost to JMU in FOOTBALL
3.

Making a T-shirt is a little bush league of us

Now these threads...lets keep them coming

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You know, I'm sorry but if you can't look at that picture of Frank cheering to the score and not get a good chuckle then you need to look at it harder. It's hilarious.

Joe, WHY would you commemorate this?!?

I deal with grief via self-depreciating, dark humor. That's a serious answer.

Yea, it's called a UMBC mens basketball shirt and I bought one at the under 8 timeout.

Correct. Yours is the correct color and everything.

The way to troll UVa on this is to wear a UMBC Retrievers shirt...

I just ordered my commemorative shirt from UMBC's bookstore. They have two different shirts available with 74-54 on it. I think that shirt with a Tech hat will send a pretty clear message to any UVA fans.

Fifty thousand people used to live here. Now it’s a ghost town.

I don't think TKP should go down this road since VT didn't do it.

I did order a UMBC shirt Friday night and will be wearing it in Charlottesville soon.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

The box score of the first half, 2nd half and final scores with the seed numbers instead of the names of the school. and" March 16th, 2018. History was made"

Underneath, you can put "Hoo thought it would ever happen?"

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Take my money.

How about "Mission Accomplished" in UMBC colors, with the score. I don't think something like that has ever been done...or backfired before.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

Too soon.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

How about this?

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

I mean, I get it, it was UMBC that won the game, not us....

But if the question is, should we publicly drag UVa over a Top 3 all-time embarrassing loss in an athletic competition, the answer is Yes. The answer is always YES.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay