The past few days have been busy because I've been slammed at work, but I know I need to post before things I want to put out there become less relevant.
As I was leaving the Cubs v Phillies game on Thursday, my friend (i.e. Mandy) sent me a picture of a Dirk WIRK sticker. It was on a trashcan. Immediately I wanted to know what was going on....
**** Incidentally my writer friend texted me just after the opening tip to ask, "U have anything to do with dirk signs that say wirk on em". Too funny. The answer is, "No".
Here's a picture of the nice Mavericks fans who explained the signs to me and gave me the name "Jordan Rogers" as a person to try to locate to get more information about the Dirk WIRK campaign.
Here's the story as best as I can remember it, after talking to the couple and Jordan Rogers. Jordan refers to himself as Dirksy's contact person. As much as I'd like to think it is, the WIRK is NOT a reference to or about me. It's a play on words since Dirk works (i.e. therefore WIRKs) hard etc. It's a spelling thing, not a couple/stalker/creepy thing. **** Although I will admit, Dirk is uber-handsome when his hair is shorter/shaved. I've been lobbying with my contacts to set up a quick introduction over pizza or something simple, because I'd love to pick his brain for a few minutes. But enough about that. I digress...
The website for the Dirk WIRK shirts and the Ghostface Drillah shirt is http://www.newdirkshirt.com/. If you're a Dirk Nowtizki fan and/or a Dallas Mavericks fan, you should check it out. As a basketball fan who always find herself defending the purity of the sport and the competition, I find it refreshing that the Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat this year.
Dirk isn't a flashy player. By now, if you watch ESPN you've seen the footage of him in the gym shooting his off-balance fade aways with his shooting coach. The man works/wirks hard and I think these shirts are a great way to support and show my appreciation of his effort towards the sport.
I don't know him, but Dirk seems like a solid, class act. I'm happy my last name rhymes with his first. For the past few NBA playoffs series, on the way to the 2011 NBA Championship I've changed my facebook status to Wirk "hearts" Dirk. These shirts are beyond cool. Check them out.
**** Disclaimer: These are NOT my shirts. I do not get any money for promoting them.
You can make your own custom fan signs at http://www.fansigngenerator.com
sounds great! it was definitely a treat to see the "Dirk Wirk" sign. maybe they'll make more...ReplyDelete
any idea what happened to the site selling the wirk shirts? would really like to get one!ReplyDelete
good question! you're right. the link doesn't have much on it anymore. i'll ask jordan and find out what's going on.ReplyDelete
thanks! I really want one of those shirts...and hopefully we can get some basketball playing soon!!ReplyDelete
No luck. Sorry. Maybe check and see if there's any additional contact info on the website.ReplyDelete