Controversial T-Shirts for Sale for Tech, A&M Game - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/7/07

Controversial T-Shirts for Sale for Tech, A&M Game

Texas Tech walked away with its first Big 12 win Saturday night, and now the next team they will battle is rival Texas A&M. And Tech students are already preparing for that big game making some controversial T-shirts that many fans are calling tasteless.

They're becoming the talk amongst students across the Texas Tech campus.

"I saw somebody selling one in the dorms the other day," one student said.

The dubious T-shirts read Vick ‘em on the front. The back shows a football player with Michael Vicks infamous number 7, grasping a leash that a dog is hanging from. An image that has some students heated.

"I think it's pretty tasteless design, I don't think it's necessary and I don't like A&M but it's a little tasteless," one student commented.

But other Tech fans are hopping on the Vick T-shirt band wagon.

"Yeah, I would wear it. I'm going to go find one and wear it," said a tech student.

So come Saturday you'll probably see plenty of students rocking this T-shirt at the Tech A&M game. No local stores are offering it. We're told that a group of students designed and are selling the T-shirts on campus.

Sally Post, Texas Tech's director of media relations says, "Texas Tech has nothing to do with that T-shirt."

So is this showing bad sportsmanship on tech's part? Many believe so.

"I guess there could be some bad sportsmanship there," explained one tech fan.

Other fans disagree, "Tech already has a reputation, but it's just a game guys get over it,"

These controversial tees come the same season that Tech released their Raider Power campaign. The University's way to promote good sportsmanship at games. The raider power web site is plastered with encouraging words to students.

Their mission statement reads, "to promote spirit and sportsmanship by defining raider power as honor, respect, pride and tradition."

While some Red Raiders may be sporting these tees, others will be on a more team focused band wagon.

Regardless most fans can agree, "Football is about football, it's not about making the other team feel bad."  

Texas Tech plays Texas A&M on Saturday, September 13th. Kick-off is at 2:30pm.

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