May The Fourth Is NOT With The Fighting Illini
Yesterday (May the Fourth), the Big Ten Fan Shop at Fanatics sent out this cute (and timely) email touting Big Ten/Star Wars gear. Seems like everyone was doing May the Fourth stuff yesterday.
One note: Nat actually got this and pointed it out to me. That's pretty awesome, right? Also, I don't go into my promotions tab in Gmail very much these days. After this, I should, I'm thinking.
Anyway, When you click through the email copy, you end up at this page on the Big Ten Store. There are 12 different Big Ten t-shirts/bags with Star Wars stuff. Cool. I scroll down and look around.
Here's the roundup.
3 Ohio State University Buckeyes items
2 Michigan State University Spartans items
3 University of Michigan Wolverines items
1 University of Wisconsin Badgers item
1 Penn State University item
1 University of Nebraska item.
Sadly...not one Fighting Illini item.
How many? Zero.point.Zero. WTF? Illinois has this massive and super well-known engineering school. If I had to guess where the overlap in the venn diagram between Big Ten students/alums and Star Wars fans, the nerds down in Champaign-Urbana would be filling up the largest slice. Give us some love, Big Ten/Star Wars. Please?