November 28, 2012
A show-stopping play and a catchy saying add up to some head-turning shirt sales -- just ask Ray Rice. Stores report selling hundreds of shirts with Rice's new catchphrase, "Hey diddle diddle, Ray Rice up the middle" -- and the shirts have only been available for several hours. "Ray Rice has a lot of pull in this town," joked John Conigliaro, who owns Great Moments, a shop selling the shirts. In Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, Rice scored one of the most memorable plays in years.
May 1, 2012
The Under Armour brand is poised for continued growth with a soon-to-be-released football cleat that's expected to drive footwear sales, as well as plans to keep expanding into international markets, executives told stockholders Tuesday. Consumers who choose Under Armour over other sports apparel brands do so because the products help solve problems for athletes, said Kevin Plank, the company's chairman, president and CEO, during the company's annual stockholders' meeting at its South Baltimore headquarters.
April 22, 2002
Amid mounting protests, college clothier Abercrombie & Fitch has pulled a line of T-shirts from stores nationwide following complaints that they depicted racist caricatures of Asian-Americans. The $25 T-shirts show cartoonish Asian characters with slanted eyes and conical hats as pitchmen for fabricated companies such as restaurants, dry cleaners and bowling alleys. One portrays a man pulling a rickshaw with the words "Rick Shaw's Hoagies and Grinders. Order by the foot. Good meat. Quick feet."
December 12, 2000
With the Ravens now officially in the "Festivus," the well-dressed Baltimore fan may want to pick up a stylish new Festivus T-shirt to go along with the requisite giant foam-finger, purple hard hat and full camo gear. The brainchild of offensive lineman Edwin Mulitalo, the black T-shirts with purple lettering say "Happy Festivus Baltimore Style" and, once printed up this week, will sell for $19.95. Festivus, you may recall, was the word the Ravens came up with as a substitute for "playoffs" a couple of weeks ago, after coach Brian Billick banned the P-word from being uttered by the entire organization.
January 13, 2001
Someday, when historians try to piece together the definitive history of the digital age, they might want to rummage through Lloyd Tabb's laundry bag. Buried beneath his stinky socks and dirty drawers, they'll find what the 37-year-old programmer considers one of the great unappreciated icons of Silicon Valley: the geek tee. For more than a quarter-century, programmers and engineers have informally memorialized their efforts with T-shirts. The clothing commemorates some of the digital age's greatest triumphs - from the creation of the first personal computers to the first commercial Web browser.
January 13, 2012
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs founded Ball So Hard University in jest, but three months later, the joke has become a serious legal dispute. In a recorded introduction for an early-November game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, when players recite their names and alma maters for the TV cameras, Suggs said, "Sizzle. Ball So Hard University. " He chose to forgo his real name and college, Arizona State University, in favor of a nickname and a fictional institution based on the refrain of a 2011 hip-hop song by Jay-Z and Kanye West.