If I have a template made for printing T shirts will people be able to see what it reads without asking what does that say?
I did not know this was for a T-shirt. In that case I think plain and simple is the best bet but maybe this on the front shirt pocket would look nice with the back plain and simple.
From my marketing background and experience, I know that if we don't keep a larger portion of the shirts/business cards/pamphlets... plain and simple not as many people will visit the site because not as many people will take those few extra seconds it takes to figure out what the logo means.
But as a site logo (which is what this contest was designed for) I REALLY like it. I think the boot print in mud really follows what the site means and means to tell.