No more please
I admit, when I saw my first Buck the Fuckeyes, I chuckled but I quickly realized there’s little value in shirts like those. Swift makes the case that shirts like those really don’t belong in college fandom at all:
Spuck the Fartans, Huck the Fuskers, Buck the Fuckeyes.
All three play on a certain word that does not take a rocket scientist to figure out.
West Virginia is now offering their students $20 to buy back their inappropriate shirts seen on television during the team’s opening game against Marshall. This offer was given to students to prevent the same thing from happening again during this past weekend’s game versus LSU, decreasing the chance of an FCC fine for the television network. The fine would have been most likely given because of the shirt using one of the “seven dirty words,” that are usually recognized as words you cannot use on television.
But what about the T-shirts that you see using a play-on-words for football games here in Ann Arbor as well as many other campuses around the nation? Would the FCC frown upon them also? They probably would but no fines would be administered. As for all of the “Spuck the Fartans,” “Buck the Fuckeyes,” and “Huck the Fuskers” shirts, students should not only stop wearing them, but burn them. It makes the University look disgraceful and un-classy. They are not very clever, look trashy, and are usually only worn for one game out of the year. Instead of giving those shirts back for a $20 voucher like West Virginia did, let’s do Mary Sue a favor and just get rid of them ourselves.