Apparently going to a school in middle-of-nowhere West Texas means students have a bit too much time on their hands. And no class... although would do you expect from a place that actually hires Bob Knight as its basketball coach?
In an effort to poke fun at the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal and rile up rival Texas A&M, students at Texas Tech University created a t-shirt depicting a football player hanging a dog - with the slogan "Vick 'Em!"
Texas Tech and Texas A&M play this weekend. Fortunately, Michael Vick will be at home in Virginia wearing an ankle monitor and unable to attend the game.
The "Vick 'Em" slogan is in reference to the Texas A&M slogan "Gig 'em" and the dog being hung in the photo is A&M's mascot. The player doing the hanging is wearing a number seven jersey - the number of Michael Vick.
Sources say the shirts were actually created by the Theta Chi fraternity at Texas Tech in an effort to raise money for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. The fraternity was suspended, nevertheless, as a result of the shirts.
We can appreciate the pop cultural reference here, much like when Lauren Conrad made a reference to her friend flashing her "Britney" on The Hills.
Not sure how we feel about this attempt at humor, however. A more wholesome look at football in West Texas can be found in Friday Night Lights on NBC.