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Redesigning OTE's tshirts

It started, as most things do, in the comment section.

As best I recall, we've only had 1 dedicated IU Football fan (87 Rides a Surfboard) until new IU commenter Candystripes for Breakfast showed up, cursed the Fighting Irish (always welcome), and asked for an Indiana Off Tackle Empire shirt.

I supposed it would be as simple as going to Game Day Depot and asking for a Nebraska or Wisconsin shirt tinted the proper shade of IU Crimson. But no, it was not to be.

Our resident scientist and scourge of bacon Salt Creek and Stadium came up with an elegant solution:

SOLUTION: Buy a red and white one. Cut into Strips. Piece back together. Sew. Two Indiana Shirts

Indiana has traditionally rocked the candy stripe pattern on their basketball warm up pants

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and now, even their helmets (I'm not sold on reflective chrome FWIW)

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I decided to fire up my trusty image editor and give Indiana the shirt it truly deserves.

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Indiana isn't the only team in this conference to own a striping pattern. My very own Northwestern Wildcats pioneered the Northwestern Stripe decades ago. I pulled out the purple NU shirt and added some badly needed stripes

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I will seriously buy this shirt, and I think MNWildcat and the rest of the wildcat contingent here will join me .

Then I decided to give our locomotive-obsessed friends at Purdue a pocket Protector

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And then a request came in for an OSU Shirt

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And I'll revisit that soon.

Later on, some MSU fans wondered what I would do to their green shirt.

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and

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Nebraska needs a new shirt

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And so does a certain Ohio State fan

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And of course Jerry needs a shirt

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I'll keep the entire gallery up here, and refresh it as I add new pictures. Feel free to give me suggestions!

UPDATE 1: I dumped a bucket of orange paint on the MSU shirt for the Illini

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UPDATE 2: AIRBHG menaces Iowa Running backs

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UPDATE 3: Sherman rocking the Maryland State flag.

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Update 4: The Scarlet Knight Approves

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UPDATE: Its time for General Sherman to rock out in Cream and Crimson

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