We love the Men in Blazers around here. Rog and Davo are an absolutely must listen to Podcast and we tune in every week. Recently, Roger and I had a chat about doing a shirt for them. But doing it as possibly the most limited edition soccer t-shirt ever. Not making it for sale and only making a handful. So with their approval, we went ahead and did just that. We used a photograph of Rog and Davo, turned it into a silhouette, embellished it with their signature patch and added glasses for Roger. We then printed it on the inside of the shirt so the print didn’t overpower the color of the shirt. And boom – the Men in Blazers x Bumpy Pitch limited edition t-shirt.
Here’s the deal, there are only five in existence. Roger and Michael each got one, we kept one for ourselves and they will be giving the remaining two away. Here is a bit about the contest and what you need to do to enter:
On this week’s pod, we launched a search for a song for USA Brazil 2014. Spurred into action by the news of Mexico’s World Cup single (“Voy a Ganar” recorded with rock band Moderatto) we invite all budding songsmiths to send us lyrics that could inspire the nation to believe.
The World Cup song has a rich tradition in football history. Long before “The Super Bowl Shuffle” was even a twinkle in Jim McMahon’s eye, soccer teams from around the world made the act of recording a crude yet infuriatingly catchy single a sporting tradition. Here are four classic examples
- Rod Stewart and Scottish World Cup squad: “Ole Ola” (1978)
- England 1982: “This Time We’ll Get It Right” (PS They did not)
- German World Cup Squad and the Village People: “Far Away in America”
- New Order and England 1990: “World In Motion”
The competition is open to all GFOPs. A panel of experts will choose the winner. You simply have to write lyrics that fit a well known pop tune, showtune, or classic of any style — from country to hip hop, or even write your own original composition.
We have remarkable prizes for the winners including the world’s only Men In Blazers customized XBOX 1 Courtesy of EA Sports and a limited edition Men In Blazers T-Shirt (Only five exist in the world) from our friends at Bumpy Pitch.
Send entries via raven to MENINBLAZERS AT GMAIL DOT COM
If you have some ideas for a US themed song for this years World Cup, put it on paper and get it to the good guys over at MIB.
Cheers to Rog and Davo for the opportunity to work on this!