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tyra
06-21-2007, 06:23 AM
(OT) decent fan gear. I have a drawer full of GU T-shirts and sweatshirts. I wear them all the time. I am never (and I mean never) without my GU baseball cap. BUT all things said, it seems as though our fan gear has low brow or at best, merely serviceable design quality. Why can't we have some classy sweatshirts and fan gear that reflect the quality of our team? D III fan gear for a D 1 program. (Sorry, but it's summer and this has bugged me a long time.)

former1dog
06-21-2007, 07:09 AM
(OT) decent fan gear. I have a drawer full of GU T-shirts and sweatshirts. I wear them all the time. I am never (and I mean never) without my GU baseball cap. BUT all things said, it seems as though our fan gear has low brow or at best, merely serviceable design quality. Why can't we have some classy sweatshirts and fan gear that reflect the quality of our team? D III fan gear for a D 1 program. (Sorry, but it's summer and this has bugged me a long time.)


Hmmm, seems like a problem waiting for a solution from some ambition entrepreneur.......



Tyra? ;)

brasszag
06-21-2007, 07:18 AM
The biggest obstacle would be getting licensing, I'd think, for any new companies to make merch.

And, yeah I agree that the current merch I've seen available is lacklustre at best.

gu03alum
06-21-2007, 07:56 AM
I am planning on making a tshirt next year that says BRING BACK PMAC and wear it to all the games next year.

lawzag
06-21-2007, 12:22 PM
Tyra, I agree totally - when there are only 2 mug designs & one shot glass design for alumni to choose from, I mean come on; and polo shirt selections are limited to what 2? 3? :lmao:

While visiting a nearby PAC-10 school (UO) recently - they had 7 different shot glass styles alone & the vast selection of upscale polos, warmup and/or fleece jackets, vest, etc. WOW!

One thing I've always wanted & never seen at the bookstore , (if I've just missed it please someone direct me to it), is a GU or Zag window sticker - something bigger than the 3"x5" variety... for those who've seen it I'm referring to something like the big yellow "O" :D

Who's got the local license to print GU stuff, lets get a grass roots movement going to have them add merchandise!

Robzagnut
06-21-2007, 12:32 PM
I want to know why every sweatshirt they sell with GU Basketball on it has to have a hood? I've got plenty of GU/Gonzaga/Can't Stop the Stache t-shirts, but ZERO sweatshirts, because everywhere I go to buy one they all have freakin hoods!

JLGutrocks
06-21-2007, 01:54 PM
I've been looking for 2 years for a decent GU stadium blanket. All I can find is that ratty-lookin one that resembles 50 rags tied together. What a hunk of k-rap. I'm with ya, bring on the merchandising. I'd buy a lot more stuff.

tyra
06-21-2007, 02:22 PM
Back a while ago (you'll know when) a freind of mine back east and I made a bet on a certain sporting event. I lost. But my payment to him was to have to wear his UConn (oops, I wasn't going to mention them by name) Sweatshirt all the time. He even paid for it. It is a Lee Sportswear product and it is way cool. Almost a decade later, I still wear it when I feel like putting up with the grief. And no, RobZagNut, it does NOT have a hood (I hear you, man.) Glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks we're slumming in the fan gear department.

Section 116
06-21-2007, 03:38 PM
There is no Gonzaga gear but here are a couple links to my other passion, Penn State Football. I have been in both these businesses (The Penn St. bookstore and McClanahan's in downtown State College PA) numerous times and these are the types of things available at a large university with a huge fan base. There are many items here I would like to see with the GU logo. I have been in the new bookstore at the Kennedy apartment complex and frankly there isn't much there that isn't available at the main bookstore. If you are interested here are the links:

http://psu.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=18555&categoryId=30011&top=Y&langId=-1&level=2

http://www.pennstateroom.com/