... Which is a real thing, apparently, and is happening today. According to the T-shirt day site:
"T-shirts have become a canvas for opinion, taste and personal preference or allegiance. Now that they are a permanent part of everyday fashion, printed t-shirts allow their wearers to make a condensed statement about themselves to the world. We would go as far as to say that t-shirts are the most universal fashion garment."
If that's so, here are two 'canvases for opinion' spotted on sale recently in the Strip District ...
Keep in mind that these shirts are on sale in Pittsburgh. The nastiness and schadenfreude expected later this year when the Big Ben Atonement Show 2010 hits the road to Cincinnati, Baltimore and Cleveland will be at levels not seen in the NFL since Eagles fans cheered Michael Irvin being taken off the Veterans Stadium turf in a stretcher. You thought those "Where was Ray Lewis when Joey Porter got shot?" shirts were funny? Just wait.
This isn't to say that Roethlisberger isn't worthy of mocking and righteous indignation from Steelers fans. Far from it. But this whole ugly mess was like Christmas to Browns, Bengals and Ravens fans. You think you don't like their teams? Well absolutely loathe yours, because the Steelers have always bested them when it counts the most. And they'll use this, probably forever, against the Steelers and their fans. And who could blame them, really?