The 2013 season was a bumpy ride for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but with Captain Crosby back on the ice for his first full season since 2009, the Pens notched 109 points in the regular season and are positioned for another run to the Stanley Cup. Buckle Up Baby!
Preparing for an exciting Second Season at Consol Energy, the team adopted “Buckle Up Baby” as a postseason theme, and then video of an adorable fan at a recent game went viral, giving Steel City a new mascot and a physical embodiment of the sentiment: THE Buckle Up Baby! Obviously this is NOT a shirt from the team - it's a design celebrating the public moment of emotion watched 100,000s of times online.
The two-year old Pens fan was captured on TV with an uber-intense reaction to a Pittsburgh goal that belied a devotion to the team well beyond his years. He was an instant Internet sensation and his meteoric rise to meme-dom inspired this fun new playoff tee.
The crazy confluence of sports fandom, a fortuitous crowd shot and pop culture iconology has given rise to this quirky design: a fierce young Penguins fan with a signature fist pump and scowl depicted in the same vein as Baby Carlos from the Hangover in a season when the team is encouraging all babies to BUCKLE UP! Perfect!
Get your buckled baby and get ready for another Stanley Cup in Steel City!
Like all Cubby Tees designs, it is not an official product of any player, league, franchise or childcare center -- it's just a comical piece of unique art from our imagination; drawn by hand and rendered digitally as a lossless high-resolution vector graphic for perfect printing. It's available in several colors on 100% cotton pre-shrunk tees in sizes small through 5XL. ( Alternate brands/cuts/colors/sizes can be custom-printed for little additional cost