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Make it Take it: Zebra Apparel Shorts Finalists Announced

The great guys at Zebra Apparel will be giving away 25 shorts to the person who has the best design. Last week, we asked you to design an original pair of shorts with the ZA and LPG logo, as well as a few other guidelines. Read More…

The great guys at Zebra Apparel will be giving away 25 shorts to the person who has the best design. Last week, we asked you to design an original pair of shorts with the ZA and LPG logo, as well as a few other guidelines.

We were originally only going to select 4 finalists, but because we were so impressed we picked 6! With over 60 designs submitted we have chosen 6 that will move on to compete in the final round. We chose the ones that best exhibited creativity and unique qualities/creepiness. The 6 finalists are listed below.

Now it is your turn to decide! View the designs and vote for the one you think deserves to win. The Poll will close Friday, August 19, 4pm EST. Good luck!

Puzzle Shorts

UMBC Club

Hard Shell Gear

Sponge Bro

Sexy Cat

Salty Dog


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nelllax22
nelllax22
10 years ago

salty dog should lose because the designers (if you can call them that the design is terrible) obviously have no lives beyond sitting at their computers and voting over and over again

murrhurr
murrhurr
10 years ago
Reply to  nelllax22

this is the truth

Buigg
Buigg
10 years ago

Just get your friends to vote yall!!! I disagree with some of you about Salty dog. I think they are cool!

Dubstep Bitter
Dubstep Bitter
10 years ago

The more people vote, the less the percentage will change. As people keep voting the rate of change for the weight of a single vote decreases.  1 out of 10 is 10% but 1 out of 100 is only 1%. and there have probably been over 3000 votes. 

Lacrosse Playground
10 years ago

Guys, I understand some of your concerns, but we must stay the course. This is our fourth Make it Take it contest and this is our first time hearing your thoughts on the voting process. Next contest, which should be next week, we will make the polling different (1 vote per person). Again, very sorry for those who are upset. We do not purposely mean to hurt your chances of winning free swag. We throw these contests so everyone can have fun while also contributely in a creative fashion and often times win great gear.

In the mean time, I recommend those lagging behind in the votes to make sure all of your friends (and their friends) vote. Good luck!

murrhurr
murrhurr
10 years ago

I do recall your shooter shirt contest using the same dumb tactics, I mean honestly it’s pretty common sense that if you allow people to vote more than once, people are gonna take advantage of it. Would you be happy if Bush re-ran for president and somehow he got 6 quintillion votes while Obama got 4 million? Same concept. 

You guys posted a poll asking what the PUBLIC thought about the entries, not what Salty Dog’s team of autoclickers think. 

Now it’s not a matter of whether people win the 25 free shorts or not, but the matter of you guys condoning cheating and DEFENDING it too.

And you wonder why your decal contest ran a bit better (okay, so it is cumbersome to read through thousands of comments, but at least it was more fair) than your shooter shirt contest..

While there is little to nothing I can do to change your mind about this contest, I can only hope you take my words into mind and think before you waste 60-some people’s time with a contest when one entry blatantly cheats.

Oh PS: If you think networking will help with the votes at this point, then clearly you haven’t seen how many votes trigger per SECOND for salty dogs.

M019
M019
10 years ago
Reply to  murrhurr

Isn’t that what Bush did in Florida??

sthawk
sthawk
10 years ago
Reply to  murrhurr

this makes me laugh..political views?! the “oh ps” is a nice flourish, and a fitting way to end this whiney rant.

anonemoose
anonemoose
10 years ago

the puzzle shorts do not have the lacrosse playground logo on them. should they technically be in  the contest? the rules state that you have to have both the zebra apparel and the lacrosse playground logo for your shorts to be entered… just sayin.

Gmenfan
Gmenfan
10 years ago
Reply to  anonemoose

Puzzle shorts do infact have the LPG logo on the side of the right leg… when it was transfered from facebook to this page the bottom 1/4 of the shorts were cutoff in this picture

Gmenfan
Gmenfan
10 years ago
Reply to  anonemoose

Puzzle shorts do infact have the LPG logo on the side of the right leg… when it was transfered from facebook to this page the bottom 1/4 of the shorts were cutoff in this picture

Gmenfan
Gmenfan
10 years ago
Reply to  anonemoose

Puzzle shorts do infact have the LPG logo on the side of the right leg… when it was transfered from facebook to this page the bottom 1/4 of the shorts were cutoff in this picture

IHateCheaters
IHateCheaters
10 years ago

The creater for the Salty dog and puzzle shorts have no lives, they sit there and multiclick the votes to win. Go to Hell cheaters

Gmenfan
Gmenfan
10 years ago
Reply to  IHateCheaters

Just so you know the reason the puzzle shorts are gaining momentum is because my club team has over 70 members all of which are voting for our shorts. Also we all posted it to facebook so we are able to get our friends and family to vote too. In the end we most likely have over 200 people voting for our shorts. Nothing like good ole team spirit, am I right?

Kplange88
Kplange88
10 years ago
Reply to  Gmenfan

salty dogs are in same position, they have a big roster and their roster has a big support group

murrhurr
murrhurr
10 years ago
Reply to  Kplange88

big support group as in 10 people autoclicking the votes, then yes, i agree

sthawk
sthawk
10 years ago
Reply to  Kplange88

<3

murrhurr
murrhurr
10 years ago
Reply to  IHateCheaters

i say re-vote.

sadatay
sadatay
10 years ago

There are a lot of sour grapes commenting in here… #justsayin

murrhurr
murrhurr
10 years ago
Reply to  sadatay

you’d be really salty if you were a contestant and someone else started cheating their way to free stuff, now wouldn’t you?

DISLIKE
DISLIKE
10 years ago
Reply to  murrhurr

No murrhurr is right im in the contest as well and i prolly have over 350 some odd votes and i have 3 percent so tell me how that makes sense, and no offense to salty dog but i believe the puzzle, umbc, spongebro, hardshell are way better. CMON LAX PLAYGROUND RE-VOTE AND MAKE A POLL WERE YOU CAN ONLY VOTE ONCE!

M019
M019
10 years ago
Reply to  murrhurr

Do you whine to officials on the field too?  My guess is that every loss your team has is because of the officials.  Right?

murrhurr
murrhurr
10 years ago
Reply to  M019

nope 🙂 usually our refs don’t autoclick the other team’s goals

M019
M019
10 years ago
Reply to  murrhurr

What is this auto clicker tangent your on. Nothing automatic just organization and networking. Grow up!!!

murrhurr
murrhurr
10 years ago
Reply to  M019

i smell a sore winner, if you’re winning, don’t trample on the competition. people are gonna be salty when they don’t win, it’s instinct. just take your 25 free shorts and call it a day. modesty is quite a rarity, apparently

M019
M019
10 years ago
Reply to  murrhurr

What is this auto clicker tangent your on. Nothing automatic just organization and networking. Grow up!!!

M019
M019
10 years ago
Reply to  murrhurr

Playing by the established rules is not cheating.  Having a strategy is not cheating.  And having a system to work within the rules toward a goal is not cheating.  What is your problem?  No autoclickers (I had to look it up to see what it was), just organization and a lot of friends.  The UMBC and Puzzle shorts are nice, but so is Salty Dogs, and in the end, design and teamwork wins.

doug dutch
doug dutch
10 years ago

Nice shorts. Good luck to whoever wins.

Acrapella
Acrapella
10 years ago

seriously thought Lacrosse Playground, it does’t make sense that i started at 18 something percent and now I’m at 3 percent???? no offense to salty dog but they kept getting votes and i kept losing votes

M019
M019
10 years ago
Reply to  Acrapella

So you slept through math class again. You are not losing votes your percent of the total votes in lower because there are more votes coming in and your portion of those votes is not keeping pace.

RiggedContest
RiggedContest
10 years ago

Salty Dogs definitely using autoclick to cheat the polls.

murrhurr
murrhurr
10 years ago
Reply to  RiggedContest

voted for umbc two times and salty dogs passed them after 10 minutes.
unbelievable how low people can stoop to get free shorts..

M019
M019
10 years ago
Reply to  RiggedContest

No idea what an autoclick is, but this is just organized team effort, all manual labor.  We have friends.  Whining is so unattractive.

Cbell
Cbell
10 years ago

My ec shorts were up then taken down. I feel so bad for the kids. As if 50k a year for tuition wasn’t enough. Throw us a bone…

murrhurr
murrhurr
10 years ago
Reply to  Cbell

sorry to hear that, but this is a contest, and the rules and judges function as though it’s a contest :/

Sarah Williamson
10 years ago
Reply to  murrhurr

murrhurr: you are one sour individual. you criticize the people who take the contest seriously AND the ones that wish it was less competitive? you need to stop whining and get a life.

Alyons12345
Alyons12345
10 years ago

Just looked up the puzzle shorts on fbook they do have the lacrosse playground logo its on the right leg on the bottom… just got cut off in this pic. They look sweet

murrhurr
murrhurr
10 years ago

this is dumb as crap. you can clearly tell people are using multiple autoclickers when their percentage shoots from 2% to 15% in 3 minutes. 

honestly i think this contest needs to be set up so only one vote per person counts. not fair to the rest of us who try hard to get people to vote when other entries use 4 people to get hundreds of votes in seconds.

or at least do what LPG did with the decals and make people comment with their vote.

M019
M019
10 years ago
Reply to  murrhurr

No auto clickers, just friends and organization. Quit whining…

Snmira613
Snmira613
10 years ago

the puzzle shorts do not have the lacrosse playground logo on them.

murrhurr
murrhurr
10 years ago

salty dogs is pretty low quality.. the ZA logo isn’t even fully cut out, and the white piping looks like someone look the Line tool on Paint and drew it in..

Snmira613
Snmira613
10 years ago

puzzle shorts do not have the lacrosse playground logo on them

Alyons12345
Alyons12345
10 years ago
Reply to  Snmira613

puzzle shorts do its on the right side it just got cutoff in this pic

John Smith
10 years ago

Sexy Cat are so cool, he is eating skittles, sneaky guy

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

spongebro’s nose is in a very, very unfortunate place. that’s either hilarious or poorly thought out. not sure which.

Acrapella
Acrapella
10 years ago

SPONGEBRO SQUAREPANTS!

timelesslax
timelesslax
10 years ago

Def, Salty Dogs! So classy…nuff said.

Bubsy
Bubsy
10 years ago

I don’t know why, but Sexy Cat is actually AWESOME!!!

Lacrosse Playground
10 years ago

Keep it positive, fellas. If you didn’t get selected this time stay cool. There will be plenty more contests in the future.

Lame
Lame
10 years ago

What the hell? These are shit

murrhurr
murrhurr
10 years ago

shootyb is salty because his design wasn’t a finalist lol
yeah the HSG shorts don’t look like the person actually designed it.. 

Turd_Ferguson
Turd_Ferguson
10 years ago

anyone else notice that hard shell gear shorts are pasted into the backdrop? u can see the white square from the original background

Turd_Ferguson
Turd_Ferguson
10 years ago

anyone else notice that hard shell gear shorts are pasted into the backdrop? u can see the white square from the original background

Turd_Ferguson
Turd_Ferguson
10 years ago

anyone else notice that hard shell gear shorts are pasted into the backdrop? u can see the white square from the original background

ShootyB
ShootyB
10 years ago

These are your finalists?  Seriously?  I should have expected it after the miserable finalists you chose for the headwrap contest.  The clowns running this website…

ShootyB
ShootyB
10 years ago

These are your finalists?  Seriously?  I should have expected it after the miserable finalists you chose for the headwrap contest.  The clowns running this website…

ShootyB
ShootyB
10 years ago

These are your finalists?  Seriously?  I should have expected it after the miserable finalists you chose for the headwrap contest.  The clowns running this website…

Mike Band
10 years ago
Reply to  ShootyB

Puzzle and UMBC are legit.  The rest are dogshit.  Terrible selections over all considering some of the great designs they had to choose from.  

Robbie
Robbie
10 years ago
Reply to  ShootyB

Lax playground wasted alot of peoples time with this contest. Terrible.

Robbie
Robbie
10 years ago
Reply to  ShootyB

Lax playground wasted alot of peoples time with this contest. Terrible.

dhadfgaaghaeht
dhadfgaaghaeht
10 years ago

UMBC shorts make me jizz. twice.

dhadfgaaghaeht
dhadfgaaghaeht
10 years ago

UMBC shorts make me jizz. twice.

dhadfgaaghaeht
dhadfgaaghaeht
10 years ago

UMBC shorts make me jizz. twice.

Lacrosse Playground
10 years ago

The EC shorts were in by accident. Sorry!

Turd_Ferguson
Turd_Ferguson
10 years ago

what happened with those purple EC shorts? why’d they get replaced?

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