Let me put a disclaimer in here right off the bat: I was born and raised in NY. I am a lifelong Yankees fan. (Even through the down years, the revolving door on the manager’s office, Steinbrenner’s ego, the ridiculous payrolls, and all the Clemens and A-Rod nonsence.) And the guys who designed this shirt are from Brooklyn. So you Yankee lovers can save time on sending me hate mail.
Now that that’s out of the way, New Rome Clothing’s “Evil Empire” shirt depicting the Boss, is funny as hell. As are New Rome’s other baseball-inspired shirts they use “as a medium for artistic expression while exploring several political, cultural, and religious ideologies.” Which is a long winded way of saying they make fun of the whole sports-as-a-brand-and-even-a-religion ideal.
In addition to George and his Evil Empire, there is their “Infidels” shirt, with a unique view of the Cleveland Indians’ mascot and logo that let’s the terrornizers know we aint scared, and their “Atheists” shirt, a twist on the Athletics’ logo for those of you who don’t believe.
In honor of the start of Spring Training, I’m going to give away one of New Rome’s shirts. You get to choose from “Evil Empire” or “Infidels”, or any of their other baseball-inspired tees. (I’ll even give you a choice of color and size.)
All you have to do is enter your email address here, and on Friday the 13th, I’ll make it your lucky day.
And for those of you who want to grab a tee for yourself – and New Rome has some non-sports shirts as well, including a new line from the rapper TuPhace – I’ve got a coupon code to get you 20% off your purchase. Just enter nrc2020 when you check out. But it’s only good until March 20, so jump on it now.
For more info, and to see pics of all the shirts, head over to www.newromeclothing.com