There is nothing like having to make a good choice. Pizza or wings? Blond or brunette? Cold bottle or frosted mug? You get the idea. The same applies to choosing an Original Retro Brand shirt - You know you will love the end result, but sometimes it's just too difficult to make a choice. I've tried to help you out by putting together a convenient list of what I believe are the best of the best, for the TOP TEN best in college hoops (at least per the AP rankings this week). Of course, it all comes down to the eye of the beholder and it's just my humble opinion. I suppose I can list my best credential for voicing a worthy opinion is a closet filled with HUNDREDS of Original Retro Brand shirts. Have a look...
#10. Michigan State Spartans: They may not be in the AP Top 10 after losing to Purdue last night, but that has nothing to do with what their best Original Retro Brand shirt is! If the newest Sparty logo is good enough for MSU alum, and NBA back to back Slam dunk champ (2002-2003) Phoenix Sun star Jason Richardson, then it's good enough for you and me!! If you follow J-Rich on Twitter, you'll see he likes this STATE logo too!
#9. Kansas State Wildcats: The fans have spoken! In a prior Original Retro Brand Blog poll, we asked what was the coolest t-shirt to represent the state of Kansas. The "Willie Wildcat with Pennant" Kansas State logo shirt came in second place. No argument from me.
#8. Duke Blue Devils: Have to go with the 1991 light gray Final Four shirt. Blue Devil logo on sleeve is subtle reminder that they were the winners!
#7. Georgetown Hoyas: This was a tough one. I really like the new retooled version of the G-Town Bulldog, but always seem to revert back to my "older is better" mantra. Ah screw it, out with the old, and in with the new in this case.
#6. Purdue Boilermakers: You have to tip your hat, or hardhat that is, to the Boilermakers for knocking off Michigan State last night on hostile ground. I love the old "Purdue Pete" on the sleeve of the 1980 Final Four shirt, but the most recent version with the mascot tipping his lid wins out here.
#5. West Virginia Mountaineers: "Keep it simple stupid," applies here. The classic interlocking WV is a lock.
#4. Villanova Wildcats: Another lock - the 1985 National Championship shirt captures the cat walking through the "V" logo, as well as paying homage to Rollie Massimino's victorious squad.
#3. Kentucky Wildcats: The logo on the shirt I'm choosing for Kentucky has a striking resemblance to that of the Walt Whitman High School Wildcats of Huntington, NY (Named after the poet whose home still stands down the street from the campus). Since I managed to graduate from there somehow, Ill have to go with this bad-boy as the # 1 Kentucky shirt.
#2. Syracuse Orangemen: New York State of mind. Little Orange mascot dude pinpointing the location of the city of Syracuse on a New York State graphic (including Long Island!) a fantastic geography lesson for those that don't know bout the 'Cuse!
You like em? I'd love to hear your "choice" thoughts (as usual, I couldn't help myself).