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about 9 months ago

New James Franklin Merchandise Hits Downtown

It was inevitable; the James Franklin t-shirts are here, and only 72-hours after he was officially named coach. We’re happy to see at least one of our tongue-in-cheek suggestions made the cut.

Of the shops I stopped in, only Family Clothesline and Lion’s Pride had shirts ready — although expect McLanahan’s and the Student Book Store to stock up soon.

The Clothesline went with what is sure to be the most common “Dominate the State” phrase, along with the inevitably cheesy “Franklion.”


Lion’s Pride had this version of “Dominate the State” in its window.


There’s also a pretty snazzy “Dominate the State” shirt available on teespring, with 44 buyers so far.


More shirts are likely on the way by the end of the week, but the phrases are being kept a secret.

“I can’t say what we’ll have before it’s in stock,” Caroline Gummo, the advertising manager at The Family Clothesline, told the Patriot News. “But we’ve had a lot of great ideas up for discussion.”

Whatever the new shirts will say, they will undoubtedly sell for more than the piles of “O’Brien’s Lions” shirts still available downtown. Soon, those shirts will be donated to charity.

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