Panthers receiver Steve Smith’s infamous ‘Ice up, son’ phrase has landed on a t-shirt

Anwar S Richardson
November 21, 2013

After Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith belittled New England Patriots cornerback during a postgame interview on Monday Night Football, you knew it was just a matter of time before somebody capitalized on the phrase “Ice up, son."

That t-shirt is now available on, and just in time for the holidays.

By the way, it looks awesome.

Somebody decided to put Smith's phrase on a t-shirt in Carolina’s primary jersey colors, and over 1,000 people have purchased it so far. Considering Smith uttered that infamous phrase on Monday, that is a pretty impressive sales number for a person who was looking to make a quick buck.

There are two people who deserve credit for this brilliant t-shirt.

First, after battling Talib throughout that game, Smith delivered that clever line because his opponent was unable to finish the contest due to a hip injury. You only get one chance to deliver a great one-liner, and Smith nailed it.

Props to you, Mr. Smith.

The other person who deserves credit is this designer, who made the t-shirt simple, yet, effective. Plus, the entrepreneur did not waste any time getting that shirt out to the public.

Talk about an easy Christmas gift for the NFL fan in your home.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!