Oregon students Grant Otter and Harrison Tingler are trying to make some greenbacks from selling green T-shirts with the slogan: “We Want Bama.”
Otter stopped by this blog Monday afternoon and left the “We Want Bama” URL in the comments, in case any of my readers want to buy their own T-shirt.
The chant initially was heard as the second-ranked Ducks put the finishing touches on their rout of Tennessee last month, so Otter and Tingler printed green T-shirts with it on the front, hopeful of a showdown with No. 1 Alabama for the national title.
They began selling the $10 shirts to friends and other folks through word-of-mouth, but have since set up a table on campus. They sold out of the first 200 and have ordered 400 more, according to the Daily Emerald, a student news organization.
Otter told the Emerald:
“I was wearing the shirt on campus walking down 13th. I don’t know who it was but a big football player walking sees my shirt and goes, ‘Damn straight.’ … People are saying we are going to jinx the team, but as long as we have the football players’ support on our side I think we are doing alright. We just need the Ducks and Alabama to keep winning.”
Alabama and Oregon are both 6-0 with ranked teams remaining on their schedule.
The Crimson Tide plays No. 6 LSU on Nov. 9, No. 24 Auburn on Nov. 30. The Ducks still must play No. 9 UCLA and No. 13 Stanford.
Alabama has won two straight national titles and three of the past four. The SEC has won seven consecutive national titles.