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New Texas A&M shirt contains so much geographic fail

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The featured image says it all.

A new Texas A&M shirt gloating over its membership to the SEC, however, leaves a couple of items — intentionally or unintentionally — to the imagination.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell shared a photo of the shirt, which contains a geographically challenged picture of SEC member states, including North Carolina — last time I checked, North Carolina doesn’t have a school in the SEC… that is unless Duke, East Carolina, UNC, NC State or Wake Forest has something they’d like to tell us — but not including Missouri or, get this, Texas (it’s apparently on the back).

It should be noted that the shirt is not being sold through the school (one should hope not); rather, ESPN’s Big 12 blogger David Ubben added that the shirt is offered through Aggieland Outfitters.

The company later issued this apology:

Howdy Ags – This is Aggieland Outfitters. I thought I’d repost this under a new personal account to follow the guidelines of TexAgs.com.

All I can say is we messed up on this shirt.

The original design was meant to have the old SEC states with Texas on the back as an addition to the conference. Somewhere from sketch to finished product North Carolina got added. Sometimes mistakes happen and we just plain missed it.

Hopefully we didn’t ruin anyone’s day with this.

Gig’em!

Aggieland Outfitters

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15 Responses to “New Texas A&M shirt contains so much geographic fail”
  1. weswelkerspornstash says: Apr 17, 2012 2:18 PM

    Typical for the aggie’s

  2. mountaineer50415 says: Apr 17, 2012 2:26 PM

    Wow, do they not have a proof reader to check the outlines before putting them on a shirt? What a desaster in economics. As far as money is concerned I am beginning to believe that all the universities are living on a different planet than the rest of us. Can you imagine paying $30.00 for a T Shirt and having a lot of mistakes arrive in the mail.

  3. Casey Robbins says: Apr 17, 2012 2:27 PM

    Typical for SEC football. What’s academics again?

  4. udub says: Apr 17, 2012 2:28 PM

    Fyi Texas is on the back of the shirt, but the other fails are still fails

  5. fnc111 says: Apr 17, 2012 2:34 PM

    So sad how many Americans have no clue about geography or maps. Most likely an Obama voter or illegal immigrant designed that shirt.

  6. cometkazie says: Apr 17, 2012 2:36 PM

    It’s the Aggies, f’cryin out loud.

    They will never notice the difference.

    LSU used to open with them way back when I had season tickets. No surprises here.

  7. thraiderskin says: Apr 17, 2012 3:35 PM

    the mistake is funny, I’ll just leave it at that.

  8. overratedgators says: Apr 17, 2012 4:08 PM

    That’s OK. Geography’s not required in the SEC. For example, Florida’s out of conference schedule assumes every non-SEC team is located in Florida.

  9. burntorangehorn says: Apr 17, 2012 4:41 PM

    fnc111 says:
    Apr 17, 2012 2:34 PM
    So sad how many Americans have no clue about geography or maps. Most likely an Obama voter or illegal immigrant designed that shirt.
    ==================================
    You’re going to drag politics into this? Pretty big reach, but if you really want to go into correlations, check out this map:

    And then compare the Obama and McCain states to this chart:

    http://www.morganquitno.com/edrank.htm#METHODOLOGY

    Granted, you might find some flaw with that, but note that Montana is the only McCain state in the top ten. If you find a flaw with their ranking methodology, perhaps you’d prefer the rankings done by USN&WR, Education Week, the National Center for Education Statistics, etc.? They all say approximately the same thing. Don’t make the mistake that I’m disparaging the intelligence of red states or republican voters, because I’m not; I’m simply pointing out that your disparaging the intelligence of Obama voters based on an aggie mistake is silly. Besides, are you even remotely familiar with the typical aggie political and social persuasion?

  10. jimbo75025 says: Apr 17, 2012 5:03 PM

    Sigh. I am SEC all the way and even I am a bit laughing at this. Get your crap together new kids on the block!

  11. bayoubauer says: Apr 17, 2012 6:25 PM

    weswelkerspornstash says:
    Apr 17, 2012 2:18 PM
    Typical for the aggie’s

    ok……

    Typical for the “aggie’s” what?

  12. thefiesty1 says: Apr 17, 2012 6:29 PM

    That should be expected coming from them. Did the folks in the SEC ever hear oh all the Aggie jokes? It comes with the territory. They ARE a joke. I’m beginning to think that we’re better off not having them in the Big 12 anymore. Now their stupidity is in your court, so to speak.

  13. TxGrown says: Apr 17, 2012 9:18 PM

    “Typical for the “aggie’s” what?
    =============================================
    It’s obvious except to aggies.

  14. skishred12 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:20 AM

    Texas A&M was playing fellow SEC powerhouse North Carolina on a warm, humid September day.

    The game was close all the way throughout…late in the game NC heard a train go by. Believing the game was over NC left the field.

    The Aggies scored two plays later…

  15. kingdavid56 says: Apr 18, 2012 12:10 PM

    Stupid ATM!

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