Penn State Sanctions: T-Shirts Aren't the Right Way to Show Disgust in NCAA

Michael Felder@InTheBleachersNational CFB Lead WriterAugust 9, 2012

Photo credit: @KevinHornePSU
Photo credit: @KevinHornePSU

As pointed out by Graham Watson over at Yahoo! Sports, the folks at Smack Apparel are going to help you express your hatred of the NCAA following their ruling in the Penn State case.

The shirt, being sold off campus, reads "National Communist Athletic Association" and uses the Russian hammer and sickle to create the "C" in NCAA. The back of the shirt reads "Overstepping Their Bounds and Punishing the Innocent."

Look, I hate the NCAA as much as the next guy. Probably more, because it didn't take the Penn State sanctions for me to question the NCAA's course of action in various events. 

That said, if you need this shirt to express your outrage over the sanctions, you can most definitely stay entirely away from me.

Quite honestly, I'm not sure which is more unappealing: the fact that someone would look to capitalize on the event in this fashion or that people are apparently looking to buy the product.

This is not to say that the shirts shouldn't be made or that folks shouldn't purchase them.

You reserve the right to purchase these shirts and truly show your outrage and zeal! Let the world know you're so angry! Your anger makes you the best Penn State fan ever! This will teach the NCAA a lesson and let everyone know where you stand!

Me? I'll keep on being disgusted by the NCAA; I'll just do it from my Tommy Bahama shirt, like always. 

(h/t KevinHornePSU)