Thursday, April 3, 2008

Pain is temporary, pride is forever


Bingham Cup 2008

We need a t-shirt idea for traveling to Ireland for Rugby.

Team mission

The San Francisco Fog R.F.C. is committed to an ethic of inclusion. The vision of the club is to be the preeminent rugby club in the world that actively pursues the participation of people of color, gay men, women, and other groups traditionally under-represented in rugby Over one hundred members strong, Fog Rugby welcomes newcomers, as well as experienced players, coaches and supporters of all ages, races and sexual orientations.

The design would be stretched across the back of a gray t-shirt. The original saying is: Pain is temporary, pride is forever.

When simply viewed, I want people to see this a jock/athlete t-shirt with a gay twist.

For me the phrase has deep rooted meanings at Kamiakin High School when I was persevering through training for wrestling matches.

The deeper meaning I see is this: Pain also can refer to losing the cup in 06 or league season pain of losing that all IGRAB teams experience, or the loses we've suffered in players who have since been deceased.

Pride can mean taking pride in starting the tournament, participating in Ireland, pride in what the Bingham cup stands for, and good-old gay PRIDE (a term our city coined if I'm not mistaken); represent!

We may not be the 'gay' team anymore, but we still have a place in the Bingham Cup and we still have Pride. I think this shirt logo is progressive like the Fog.


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