OK, maybe not all the rage, but they are available if you so desire.
The back story, for those who are unaware: Florida’s Chris Rainey was Fast-forward two days, and we’re on the brink of a bitter SEC rivalry game between Florida and Tennessee, one played annually the third Saturday of September and always one of those dates circled on the calendar regardless of the records of the two schools. So, of course, an entrepreneurial Volunteer fan (or fans) has decided to up the ante of the rivalry by making light of a potentially serious domestic issue and producing t-shirts with the message “Time to die” on the front and “Vols b-tch” on the back.
As Clay Travis, a Nashville radio host who posted the pics seen in this piece, wrote on Twitter, it “had to happen”. Travis is probably right; such a “statement” plastered on a piece of fabric ahead of a huge rivalry game was probably inevitable.
Still, though, there are certain lines of common sense taste that shouldn’t be crossed, and this is one of them. Hell, even someone like me recognizes such a boundary, and I’m a dolt.
But, hey, the person or persons responsible for these probably got a laugh and/or a couple of bucks out of a serious situation, so that’s all that matters these days, right?
All Volunteer fans shouldn’t be painted with a broad brush because of this, but the person responsible for it should be slapped upside the head with said brush. Maybe it’d knock a little decency and class into him/her.
Doubtful, but it’s worth a shot.