September 25, 2005
'The Shirt' off my back
Every football season Notre Dame sells a specially designed shirt (creatively referred to as "The Shirt") as both a fundraiser and an attempt to make an impressive-looking student section. Thousands are sold each year, and they've raised millions of dollars in the past 15 years.
Here's a picture of The Shirt from my sophomore year:
I wasn't a big fan of the color, but I've hung onto it for nostalgic reasons. Good thing too, since it turns out: I'm on the thing.
Bill was over to watch the ND game a few weeks ago, and we were trash-talking this year's yellow version. Amy says something to the effect of: "I always said that there's a picture of all of us on The Shirt from sophomore year, but no one ever believes me," which is news to Bill and me. She must have mentioned her theory while talking about us getting married or something, because I had no idea what she was talking about.
We fished out my version of The Shirt from the laundry basket, Febreezed it a few times, flipped it over, looked closely, and saw this:
Put your mouse over any of the points below to see the incontrovertible evidence:
Sweet Jesus, there we are! If that's not us, then cloning has advanced much farther that science is letting on.
We're trying to contact the designer of the shirt that year to get the original photo, but no luck so far. We'll also be heading to ND later this fall, where we'll check out The Shirts they have on display. Those probably haven't had as much beer spilled on them as mine.
Afterwards, we'll be suing the school for a chunk of those millions.Posted by Kevin at September 25, 2005 04:31 PM