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Popular Penn State Clothing Shop Pokes Fun at Jim Tressel, Ohio State and the New Big Ten Division Names

By |2018-11-10T17:01:00+00:00May 2nd, 2011|14 Comments

The Family Clothesline – a popular Penn State clothing store in State College, Pennsylvania – has pulled off a unique feat in the form of one simple t-shirt.

The shop not only was able to design a shirt that praised its home team coaching legend Joe Paterno, but also one that managed to poke fun at Jim Tressel, Ohio State football and the new Big Ten conference division names.


The Nittany Lion would likely love to don a “Legends and Liars” shirt this fall

That’s four messages meshed into one 50/50 cotton-poly blend.  Not too shabby!

The t-shirt design is simple, yet packed with a solid jab.  It clearly delivers a punch and is listed among the Family Clothesline’s top sellers on the website’s home page.

Certainly, the blue and white clad fans must love it.  After all, the Nittany Lions – along with the rest of the Big Ten – have been Tressel’s punching bag for years.

But it also delivered a statement that reached out as far as Columbus itself.  Recently, The Family Clothesline (and the shirt) was featured in Columbus Business First.

While the Buckeye faithful may turn the other cheek, the shirt clearly points out the black cloud that is hanging over Ohio State football.  It brings forward the fact that the once clean-cut and proper looking Tressel is far from that.  Furthermore, more trouble could be on the way, via the NCAA.

As for the shirt, here it is (below).  The price is listed as $12.99 – $13.99 and comes in either navy blue or white.  For the free pub, THE WIFE and I certainly wouldn’t complain if a few were tossed in our direction.  Wink wink, nudge nudge.


Shirt image via The Family Clothesline – To purchase, visit http://www.pennstateclothes.com

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  1. admin September 4, 2011 at 12:33 PM


    Just was checking this post and realized I missed a comment from you… haven’t seen you around in these parts in a while, hopefully you come back now that football is here and talk some more sports. Hope all is well – KP

  2. tophatal May 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM


    What do you expect me to say ? Tressel has no integrity or one ounce of moral fiber in his damn body ! I knew that there was a great deal more to come out of this but as usual those two buffoons university President E Gordon Gee and the AD Gene Smith thought that they could sweep that crap under the carpet ! It wasn’t simply used vehicles but also brand new vehicles that were either being leased or rented to these players and wherein the coaching staff of the Buckeyes also knew of these instances along with Tressel.

    This whole matter could be brought to a satisfactory end if the antitrust division of the Justice Dept went and did a full depth investigation of not only the BCS but also the NCAA and how they conduct their business . Only by then rescinding their antitrust trust exemption can collegiate athletics be cleaned up . Because as it now stands it is a complete joke anyone standing behind it now is either someone who’s landed on earth from another planet or simply a complete as_hole !

    tophatal ………….

  3. admin May 9, 2011 at 10:44 AM


    Now, what do you have to say about Tressel, what with the latest report over the weekend discussing the fact that there are folks looking into used cars (to athletes and their families). Hear about that one?

  4. admin May 4, 2011 at 4:15 PM


    A lot of people out there would go with major decisions against a coach that did such things… but you know, sometimes it’s easier to turn the other cheek when a team is winning so much? You know what I mean? I’m certainly not accusing, just thinking out loud…

  5. admin May 4, 2011 at 4:13 PM


    Ha ha, dude, you are cracking me up today. How about this: Next time I’m in FL during football season, I’ll stop by Tampa and you, me and Rev can wear them there and compare bruises…

  6. tophatal May 3, 2011 at 1:49 PM


    All I have to say ’bout Buckeye fans and in particular their AD Gene Smith and university President Dr E Gordon Gee simply grow a pair and stop acting as if they’re still sucking on their mothers’ breast milk ! After-all what does it take to actually show some integrity rather than come off looking like an ass as they’ve repeatedly done ? Gee even more so in stating that none mid conference major teams aren’t deserving of playing in major BCS Bowl games . It shows that there must’ve been in some in breeding in Gee’s familial and genealogical tree repeatedly down the years don’t you think ?

    tophatal ………………

  7. aero May 3, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    The local pub has a huge Buckeye clientele. If I can find the shirt I’ll wear it there and later I’ll send you pictures of my bruises:)

  8. admin May 3, 2011 at 10:39 AM


    Oh, c’mon man, I know you got the guts – do it!

    If you get one, I bet both Rev and I would put pictures of you wearing it on our sites…

    Right REV?

  9. aero May 3, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    I love it man. I just wish I had the guts to wear one, (we have a lot of Ohio State fans here in So. Fla:)

  10. admin May 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM


    Yeah, that about sums it up, huh?!

  11. admin May 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM


    You could be right, though I can’t say either way. Some people though… they can just hide a personality and disguise their true identity better than others can. But I can’t speak for the coach, but it certainly does appear that way, judging by the reports that have been coming out…


  12. admin May 2, 2011 at 1:56 PM


    Ha ha, nice. I hope in a good way, of course. I assume so, since you are going to pick one up. By the way, I’m pretty sure that you’re not alone, judging by the traffic and feedback that I have received to this point.

    You should tell TFC that we sent you – ha ha…

    Glad you could stop by, and hope to see you around again in the future.


  13. Chris Humpherys May 2, 2011 at 11:42 AM


  14. Samantha May 2, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    This brought a tear to my eye and I will make sure to pick one up on my next business trip to Happy Valley.

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