Do Clothing Companies Wonder Why They Are Close To Bankruptcy?
Is it because the people cooking the books at The Gap and Old Navy also seem to be designing the clothes? Last Year, Victoria’s Secret made a Women’s Michigan State t-shirt with their trademark “Pink” on the back…and the phrase “Hail to the Victors” on the front. The Michigan fight motto. Whoops!
So now Old Navy, who has had t-shirt fails in the past (How about ‘Lets go Blue’ with no “‘” between the ‘t’ and the ‘s’. In text speak it’s no biggie, but on a t-shirt sold at a major retailer?) Now the folks at Gap, Inc. are inventing sports titles for teams. The latest–The 1961 American Football Conference Champion Houston Texans. For those of you who care, the AFC wasn’t created until 1970, the Dallas Texans won the American Football League Championship in 1961, and the Houston Oilers won the AFL title in 1962. The Houston Texans won their first division title last year. Confused? You won’t be after this episode of Soap.
These are licensed shirts from the NFL. You know, that little sports league worth 4 gazillion dollars. They don’t take screwing up their officially licensed shirts very well. Once they figure out how to lengthen the season to 12 months a year, word from the head office is someone at Old Navy “is being taken out behind the woodshed and won’t becoming back ’til the Texans win the World Series.” Wait…