Vick 'Em Shirts: Too Soon?

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  1. DiapHer

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    Vick 'Em Shirts: Too Soon?
    Posted Oct 10th 2007 12:37PM by TMZ Staff
    Filed under: Wacky and Weird, Talk Sports

    In an effort to poke a little fun at the Michael Vick scandal and irk rival Texas A&M, students at Texas Tech created a t-shirt depicting a football player hanging a dog with the slogan "Vick 'Em" across the front.

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    A&M and Tech play this weekend. The "Vick 'Em" slogan is in reference to the A&M slogan "Gig 'em" and the dog being hung in the photo is A&M's mascot. The player doing the hanging is wearing a number seven jersey -- that's Vick's number.

    Amazingly enough, the shirts were created by the Theta Chi fraternity at Texas Tech in an effort to raise money for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. According to the Daily Toreador, Texas Tech's student paper, the t-shirts are no longer being produced, and the frat was kicked off campus as a result.

    "We realize the shirts shouldn't have been printed," Geoffrey Candia, the creator of the shirts, told the AP. Hindsight is 20-20!

    http://www.tmz.com/2007/10/10/vick-em-shirts-too-soon/#continuedcontents
     
  2. TxDavid

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    I know they meant well, but seriously. Why do they have to make a shirt pertaining to vick? They could have made any shirt to raise money for the cause. Try using a little creativity instead of jumping on a scam's media clout to sell your stuff. Politics, etc aside, the T-shirt is hideous and dumb.
     
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    *shakes head* Poor Tech people. I almost feel sorry for them..
     
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    As a former Tech student, a) am not overly shocked, b) I kinda laughed when I swa it, c) the money was going to go to a good cause, and d) they would have sold like mad.

    As for the backlash that will come from the Ags...we (Tech students and alumns) all know you're just jealous that we have owned you since the 1995 game. And it's not like we've ever pulled weapons on another student body, nor have we defaced another team's mascot.

    Careful Aggie, there are plenty of poor taste moves in your school's history as Tech's.

    And have fun in Lubbock on Saturday. :devilpig:
     
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    No weapons??!?! Are you freakin' kidding me... A stale tortilla is deadly.



    As far as this Saturday, no worries. I'm not holding out much hope.
     
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    But the stale one's fly so much farther, espicallly after you add the crucial center hole. :cool:
     
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    LMAO... Yes. Yes they do....
     
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    Yep..animal cruelty is apparently pretty funny at Tech these days.
     
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    They didn't mean harm by it, I find humor in it. It's not like they're promoting the slaughter of animals like another Texas school. They're just poking fun at the Mike Vick situation.
     
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    Apparently it's been funny at all Texas schools for quite sometime...please don't act like Tech is the first school to do something like this.
     
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    Yeah, but we hate Tech the most.... J/k!
     
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    It's fine. Tech has that red-headed stepchild syndrome, and were cool with it.
     
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    No it's not too soon. Excuse me for laughing.
     
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    i don't find it funny...rather dumb. :listening
     
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    I agree with those points, and I know they're hearts were in the right place. While It didn't upset me, I didn't really find it humorous. I just think they could have done a better job being more creative than using a scandal to promote their shirt sales.
     
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    Well of course.

    Raising money for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund obviously proves that they think animal cruelty is funny.

    Just because somebody makes a bad decision or does something in poor taste does not automatically mean that they are bad people. Just stupid people.
     
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    You are absolutely right. Supporting the slaughter of cattle is not nearly as bad as depicting a dog being hung.

    :sarcasm:

    That's pathetic, MT.

    Anyways, I guess it is the Aggie in me that doesn't find it very funny. Even if I weren't an Ag, I doubt I would care for it.
     
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    Get off you high horse. Your slogan and hand gesture are "Gig'Em". Or in other words stabbing a frog with a trident, yeppers that's really humane.
     
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    So I guess it would be okay to depict Reville's ears being sawed off?

    Aggies are in no position to say who has class and who doesn't.

    The year the bonfire collapsed and all those students died, an Aggie RB in the game against Texas that scored a TD did the cut throat thing in the endzone. Now that was beyond classless, that was just stupidity. I didn't hear one word from the Aggies about their own player doing something incredibly insensititive.

    Personally, I don't see what the big deal is about this. Sure, it's classless, but so is a good portion of our society, not to mention college students in particular. And for the University to kick off the fraternity due to this seems excessive unless there other situations regarding this same fraternity.

    It's just a shirt!
     
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    What a silly argument.

    And I guess "Hook'em" is any better? What exactly are they gesturing towards with those two fingers?

    I prefer gigging over goring.
     

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