After upsetting the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor last week, the Rockets promptly did further damage to Michigan’s credibility this season by getting pantsed 38-7 in DeKalb against recent MAC cellar-dwellar Northern Illinois. In anticipation of its first game back in the Glass Bowl after the upset, Toledo is rolling at the proverbial red carpet to welcome in the conqu’ring heroes. Starting today, the University of Toledo Athletic Department has unveiled a litany of merchandise for public consumption. The headliner, of course, is this spiffy t-shirt seen to the right. Posters will also go on sale at the same time.
The price for these items? You guessed it: $13.10, a not so subtle reminder of the final score of the game.
Of course, not all of us live in the Toledo area. For those interested, the merchandise will be sold online with the relevant $5.00 shipping and handling fee attached.
Necessary disclaimers: I’m sure Rodriguez is going to get the Wolverines to top-flight status eventually and that this is an ugly transition year and that, basically, all Toledo’s loss means to the Buckeyes is that losing to the Wolverines would be a disaster. That said, this offer — even down to the price gimmick — is very, very tempting.