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If you’ve been looking to pick up some BN gear, today is the last day for free shipping on *any* order at the shop. Just use the coupon code “BNSHIP” when you check out.

Commensurate with this free shipping promotion, and with the help of the fine people at Spreadshirt, there’s (finally) a new BN shirt for you to check out:

bn'er shirt

In case you didn’t know, the shirt isn’t just a vanity piece – it’s a nod to/parody of the classic “I’m a Pepper” shirts from back in the day. Those were always one of my favorites, and it’s a shirt I’ve long wanted to have in the BN shop. My design skillz are extremely limited (which is why we haven’t had a new shirt until now), but the Spreadshirt folks volunteered to actually put it together. So, boom, shirt.

Grab that one, or one of the originals today – and get your free shipping.

  • ssckelley

    I must have a sick mind, I read something else when I read “I’m a BN’er”.

    • mjhurdle

      glad im not the only one.

    • ryan

      Me too. Wouldn’t want to walk around with a racial slur on my shirt

      • Louie

        Yeah, Ryan’s right, it reads like a racial slur. I’m sure it’s unintended, but pretty obvious. You probably should rethink offering it for sale.

    • Dylan

      I don’t get it…?

  • MichiganGoat

    When will the “This year we’re not kidding around” shirt get done?

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      “Eventually.” The key is getting a design that works well on a shirt (as I recall, we were very close before), and I have proved fairly crappy at doing it myself.

      • miggy80

        This shirt has a kid (young goat) on it right?

        • MichiganGoat

          With a Tidrow stashe

          • miggy80

            Can I pre-order now?

  • FullCountTommy

    Just got my shirt, thanks Brett!! Don’t know if it’s in the budget, but if you need design help, my brother in law has his own graphic design company (and does an AWESOME job to boot), You can check him out on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ScafuriDesigns

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Thanks, Tommy, on both counts.

  • SenorCub

    I can’t wear something that says, “I’m a beener!”

    • miggy80

      LoL, that’s the first thought that I had too.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Hmm. I had never heard of that before. Separately, it doesn’t really look like that to me, but, different eyes and all that. Since I’ve written “BN’er” hundreds of times over the past few years, that’s just how I see it.

      • Hansman1982

        It’s almost like Megamind mispronouncing beener.

        That BN’er was from Metrocity.

      • Funn Dave

        Oh ok, I had assumed it was a play on words. I’m glad to hear that this isn’t the case, because like some people pointed out, walking around with a racial slur on a BN shirt would maybe not have the best effect on the already-rampant racism in sports.

        • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

          While I can understand (now) some folks seeing that phrase that way, I’m a bit … off-put that you would actually need me to explicitly say that I wasn’t trying to create a racist shirt.

          Setting aside that fact, referring to BN readers/community members as “BN’ers” has been the status quo for years. I write it almost daily, and yet no one has said a word to me until now. That is also a bit off-putting.

          • hansman1982

            To your second paragraph:

            I wonder how much of it due to the BN’er standing out so much on the shirt.

            To the first paragraph, I’ll just keep those thoughts (not directed at or about you, just society as a whole) to myself.

          • miggy80

            I got the Dr. Pepper reference right away, but then when I pictured myself wearing the shirt then it hit me. My friends wouldn’t get it and would make their own conclusion. It was the first time I ever looked at “BN’er” that way.

            • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

              Definitely understand that perspective – and sorry for not thinking of it. I’m just all about the “I’m a Pepper” thing.

              • miggy80

                I know it was unintentional. The Dr. Pepper idea was sweet. As a kid when I went to Grandparents house my brother and I would fight over who got to use the Dr. Pepper cup.

          • SenorCub

            Hi Brett – I don’t believe at any point you wanted it to read that way. Actually that’s a term I haven’t heard since the late 80’s/early 90’s. I know you’ve typed it many times for us all here BN’ers. Obviously we all know that it is meant for all us here on this forum. Now wearing a shirt outside of this group may mean different things to different people, specially if they have no clue what a BN’er means. That’s all I was saying.

        • Scotti

          I just don’t get how anyone would get beener out of BN’er.

          • Jon

            Trolls looking for an excuse to type a racial slur.

  • Jim

    Still waiting for an official BN #Cubes shirt…

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      There’s already a Cubes shirt: http://skreened.com/facebookcubs

      I keep meaning to wear mine and discuss it’s awesomeness.

      • Spencer

        I am so disappointed in this comment.

  • JulioZuleta

    Off topic: ESPN has been replaying a Diamondbacks “My Wish” segment the last couple days and every time I see it, I think of how awesome it is that Brett was able to raise the money to sponsor two of those. If you haven’t seen it, it’s definitely worth looking up. I’m not an ESPN guy at all, but the “My Wish” things are fantastic.

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