Thanks again to everyone for your very helpful input on putting together the first official Bleacher Nation shirt. The process was incredibly helpful, and I learned two things: (1) people really like the site logo, and (2) it would be almost impossible to choose just one of the many good suggestions, even if I tried to put it to a vote.
So, since it’s the first shirt, and given your input, I decided to keep things clean and simple: site logo in white on front, with a simple slogan underneath. To reflect both the beginning of the site and the unique quality that brings us together, I went with “Obsessing Since 2008.” Before you ask, unfortunately I cannot (at this time) use the Cubs’ name or other trademarks on the shirt.
Please keep in mind that it is incredibly difficult (er, impossible) to please everyone, and I did the best I could. I’m quite happy with the way it turned out, but if you’re not, I’m sure there will be more shirts in the future (and now I have a whole lot of great ideas).
Recognizing, however, that variety is the spice of life, you do have the ability to choose from a variety of shirt colors – and a variety of shirt styles. The basic t-shirt comes in a good-better-best trio (i.e., a little more money gets you a nicer/thicker shirt with a few extra color choices), and there are men’s styles, women’s styles, a long sleeve version, a “sport” version, etc. Check out the shop to see all of the varieties. You will see I’ve also made available versions of the shirt that have only the site logo, in case you don’t dig the “Obsessing Since 2008″ thing.
The shop is run through Spreadshirt, which made sense for now for a variety of logistical reasons. One of those logistical reasons is the ability to ensure the shirts are available to you in time for the holidays and the Cubs Convention. Spreadshirt also has a few holiday deals running right now, should you be interested in taking advantage – you can get five shirts for the price of four (you can buy shirts other than BN shirts, of course) with the code XMAS5FOR4, or you can get free shipping on any order of three shirts or more with code BUY3SHIP. Those two deals run through November 24. There’s also a free shipping deal on orders over $50, which runs through December 31. The code for that one is SHIPFREEUS. I share these deals not to entice you to go on a buying spree – I just wanted to let you know, in case you wanted to save some money.
Thanks to everyone for reading and making this a great place to talk about the Chicago Cubs. The thought that some of you care enough about this place that you want to wear its name on your chest is quite humbling, and makes me feel pretty good about the direction this place is going. So, whether you buy a shirt or not: thank you.
But, like, yeah: buy a shirt. And wear it everywhere.