Behind the names of Pixel Tees

Behind the names of Pixel Tees

Not really sure what the names of the Pixel Tees designs mean? Well fear not anymore, here’s the guide to my thinking behind them. You may or may not agree, but it’s too late now!


100 Not Out – Simple really, named after a glorious 100 not out by Martin Crowe against Australia in the opening game of the 1992 Cricket World Cup.


Maiden Over – When players lose in a video game, the final screen says, “Game Over”. And it was looking like game over for New Zealand when Australia only needed 2 runs to win in Hobart in 1990, until Chris Pringle bowled a maiden over to set up New Zealand’s win.


Final Unlocked – Unlocking is that feeling of satisfaction after having successfully completed a particular task or level in a game. When Grant Elliot hit that 6 to win the 2015 Cricket World Cup semi-final, he finally unlocked the next level for the Black Caps, making a cricket world cup final after six previous attempts.


High Score – What every gamer wants to achieve, be atop of the high score table! Brendon McCullum achieved this when he scored New Zealand’s only triple century at the Basin Reserve against India in 2014.


Beast Mode – Achieving beast mode is like “powering up”, and this is exactly what Jonah Lomu did when he ran over Mike Catt on his way to the first of his four tries against England in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semi-final.


Press Start – Most 90s video games started with a screen telling the player to press the start button to begin. Wayne Shelford started every All Black game with a ferocious challenge to the opposing team and made the Haka legendary.


Cheat Code – When you have a cheat code to play in a game, you can make your character do something they are not supposed to do. Which is exactly what Trevor Chappell did when he bowled the underarm in 1981. Legal… but not really supposed to do it.

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