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For sale: crab-themed ‘Catholics vs Criminoles’ t-shirts

Catholics vs Criminoles II

Yep, some Notre Dame fans — or someone with a very in-tune sense of humor — have done went and gone there.

Back in the mid-eighties, prior to Notre Dame’s game with Miami, it was attire with some form of “Catholics vs Convicts” printed on it.  This time around, with Florida State and the Irish set to clash in mid-October this season, another round of “inspired” t-shirts is making the round.

As pointed out by CSNChicago.com earlier this week, the website Sportscrack.com currently has the following for sale, for the low, low price of just $17 (plus shipping & handling of course):

Catholics vs Criminoles

Of course, the crab portion of the themed t-shirt references FSU quarterback Jameis Winston‘s seafood caper earlier this offseason that netted the reigning Heisman Trophy winner a citation and brief suspension — from the baseball team.  The taunting likely won’t bother Winston much as he’s been thereseen that.

It’s rather ironic that FSU is referred to as the “Criminoles,” however, as it’s Notre Dame that most recently had one of its players arrested on rather serious charges.  Earlier this month, Irish wide receiver Will Mahone was arrested on five charges, three of which are felonies, in connection to a disturbance in his Ohio hometown.  Among the disturbing details, Mahone allegedly threatened to kill police officers who responded to the scene and medical personnel who were treating him at a local hospital.

As noted by the Palm Beach Post, each football program has seen one of its players on the wrong side of handcuffs, with FSU’s being offensive lineman Ira Denson charged with a pair of misdemeanors — petty theft and illegal use of a debit card.  That incident, however, led to an even more serious incident and additional charges for the linemen after he was booted from the team.

In other words, the whole “people who live in glass houses…” thing is in play for ALL sides.

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24 Responses to “For sale: crab-themed ‘Catholics vs Criminoles’ t-shirts”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Jun 26, 2014 12:17 PM

    LOL!… Love the Heisman pose by the Leprechaun of ND…Nice little touch there!

  2. irishdodger says: Jun 26, 2014 12:35 PM

    Other than the addition of the crab, this was just a recycled theme from their clash in 1993. Unfortunately, this year’s matchup won’t be as nearly as exciting nor will it have National Championship implications like it did then. The Golden Nugget already has FSU as a 22 pt favorite in this game. Hell, they have FSU as double digit favorites in every game so if they don’t win it all again, shame on them.

  3. noleitup says: Jun 26, 2014 12:37 PM

    Thats funny

  4. musketmaniac says: Jun 26, 2014 1:14 PM

    Ill take the criminals led by the rapists over the drunken Irish child molesters.

  5. hockeyissweet says: Jun 26, 2014 1:21 PM

    lol more like convicts vs criminoles with all the stuff going down at notre dame these days.

    “Mahone suspended from ND football team after threatening to kill police during arrest”

    “Rees was originally arrested on felony charge of battery on a police officer and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest”

    “Linebacker Carlo Calabrese, 21, was also arrested. Calabrese became involved in the incident when Rees was being arrested, and at one time, he told a sergeant, “My people will get you,” according to Trent.”

    plus the girl who died after a rape cover up. i could keep going, but the point is made

  6. hockeyissweet says: Jun 26, 2014 1:28 PM

    for the record though, this game will end up around 52-10 criminoles

  7. spreadthecheese says: Jun 26, 2014 1:40 PM

    I think the difference is when Notre Dame players break the law, they’re actually investigated and arrested. When FSU players break the law, the police somehow manage to bungle the investigation.

  8. rolltide510 says: Jun 26, 2014 1:44 PM

    Hope this works out better for the Irish then “Catholics vs Cousins” did.

  9. scottru72 says: Jun 26, 2014 2:04 PM

    I didn’t realize Notre Dame still had a football team

  10. BrownsTown says: Jun 26, 2014 2:18 PM

    After the game, they can trade notes on protecting players accused of rape.

  11. philliesblow says: Jun 26, 2014 2:24 PM

    5,000 child molesting priests approve of this shirt.

  12. mhalt99 says: Jun 26, 2014 2:29 PM

    scottru72 – I didn’t realize Notre Dame still had a football team

    they still play football at ND and they are in a conference now and everything…..with Duke and North Carolina….NC State……um….Wake Forest…..and uh…um…..wait…Syracuse….and…um…..Pitt….. great time for ND Football. At least they are the pride of the conference…..oh wait…..FSU won it all?

    They are in Indiana…..they have got that going for them…..

  13. be4bama says: Jun 26, 2014 2:41 PM

    SEC SEC SEC…….oh wait……lol

  14. chicagoirish23 says: Jun 26, 2014 2:47 PM

    mhalt99 are you insulting the conference Notre Dame football is aligned with (not in the conference as you incorrectly said but aligned) that FSU is also in? Defeats your point of uplifting FSU by insulting their conference.

  15. jpiro says: Jun 26, 2014 2:51 PM

    I’d rather be known for crab legs than for getting Catfished.

    Even Manti Te’O thinks you’re believing in fairytales.

  16. musketmaniac says: Jun 26, 2014 2:53 PM

    Notre dame does not join conferences. They feed off of them.

  17. mhalt99 says: Jun 26, 2014 4:44 PM

    chicagoirish23 says:

    just a joke, both, actually all great programs. so sick of soccer….can’t we start the season earlier……i’d watch pop warner game film right now if i could!!!!!!!!!

  18. florida727 says: Jun 27, 2014 7:28 AM

    Winston arrested. Mahone arrested. Rees arrested. Calabrese arrested. Denson arrested. What the heck were all those guys doing in Gainesville? :)

  19. abninf says: Jun 27, 2014 1:46 PM

    In Boston alone, 70 priests have been sent to prison since 1985 for raping children, mostly little boys.

  20. musketmaniac says: Jun 27, 2014 4:48 PM

    protestants drink. Catholics rape boys, muslims bomb everyone. aren’t stereotypes great. But Hindus gang raping is new to me. Can’t wait to learn what these fuc..g Buddhists have to doing behind our back.

  21. mbtampa says: Jun 28, 2014 8:23 AM

    Be interested to know just how many practicing Roman Catholics are on this years Irish squad….

  22. Love and Warrick Dunn says: Jun 28, 2014 10:05 AM

    ” What the heck were all those guys doing in Gainesville? ”

    Blocking each other on the field and losing to FCS schools?

  23. stonegossardstyle says: Jun 30, 2014 11:28 PM

    How bout a shirt that says “The Past v, The Present”

    Notre Dame & Michigan are caught up in success 20 years ago and beyond. They mean less to the modern college player than the ESPN led media has been able to conceive to this point.

  24. tigersfandan says: Jul 3, 2014 2:55 PM

    scottru72 says:
    Jun 26, 2014 2:04 PM
    I didn’t realize Notre Dame still had a football team
    ____________________________________

    I know it’s fun to take shots at Notre Dame and all that, but they were in the national championship game not that long ago. Yeah, they got blown out, but still… when a team has a 12-0 regular season, maybe they aren’t as awful as you want to think they are.

    Oh, and @stonegossardstyle: This has nothing to do with Michigan. Stay on point.

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