FBS Mission Statement:
We at FBS believe that offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring bears the largest share of the blame for years of sub-par output from some of the most talented players ever to set foot on Worsham Field. We believe the main objective of the VT football program - a national championship - will escape us as long as Stinespring is making the calls. We therefore advocate the improvement of our football program through the replacement of our offensive coordinator.
Friday, February 6, 2009
So...yeah. The IH is bored and killing time before I meet my wife for lunch.
I know we're at the start of a long, almost insufferable offseason. This, however, is a perfect time to start formulating the gameplan (no pun intended) to get Stiney out of the OC chair (and back to coaching the offensive line, if the IH has his way).
What we need, I think, is something to grab attention, to get people talking. The "No BS" logo featured above I think might do just that. It is a quick, straightforward way of saying what we're all about here at FBS. No Bryan Stinespring. No bullshit.
I'll say up front, this shirt isn't getting made from uberprints. Since it has images (the circle and slash) instead of just text it's stupid expensive from them. But I know we can get it made cheaper elsewhere. The IH actually knows a few screenprinting companies through my wife's contacts (she does the field day shirts at the school she teaches at and gets good pricing).
But even if this shirt never comes to fruition, the IH has been tossing around the "No BS" idea for a while now, and I think it could generate some buzz if promoted correctly.
That is all. I'm off to BW3's.
EDIT: Okay, when I said the shirts were stupid expensive, it was in fact the IH that was being stupid. Not even thinking, I saw that the minimum order on a screen print design was 12 so I got a quote on 12 shirts, which was like $27 a shirt. Due to a massive brain fart the IH did not immediately realize there would be a bulk discount. So anyway, here's the price breakdown.
50 shirts: $9.33 ($466.50 total)
100 shirts: $7.81 ($781.00 total)
200 shirts: $6.88 ($1,376.00 total)
The above prices are for S-XL. 2X-3X costs about two bucks more regardless of number of shirts. These prices are doable, though of course I'll get competing quotes. At these costs I think we could do 50 shirts and set a price tag of $10 a shirt , plus two bucks for 2x-3x. Every shirt we sell pays for another shirt in a future order and leaves us a small profit which we can use for other advertising (newspaper ads, posted flyers, facebook, etc.).