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Didn't post this at the time, but earlier this fall, JC was on one of the XM college game days shows. (Maybe PacMan). JC suggested some of our upstate friends success in recruiting was due to team colors. I know, I know, purple & urange. Unless you’re dressing for Oct 31, it’s pretty gaudy together. But, as I listened to him discuss their ability in landing some pretty good talent, you have to look at it from the recruits point of view. And he really did mention the team colors making an impression on some of the young men.
These are impressionable, hormone-imbalanced teenagers after all. So with all the posts on special once-a-year game helmets like those we’ve seen thus far in the 2012 Bowl games, you’ve got to look at it from the young, impressionable recruits point-of-view. Many points of view have been given but it’s all personal and from grown A55 men and some women.
I won’t go into the garnet helmet option we all would like to see revived, just once. And all the other options, large solo gamecock, talon etc. And the latest picture of the footwear. But you have to put your older, maybe wiser, opinions on a shelf. We’re not a storied program like some, we really don’t have any true tradition(s). So while I’m not a fan of going All-Oregon, you have to think like a young person. You need to consider, “what would a potential recruit think?” I may not like and would never weat those cletes, but a recruit may find them very bad a55!
I guess my point is, while we all have our opinions, it’s really the the players and recruits that matter. We may not like it at all, but in the end if a certain look or color lands a play maker, well then, I’m all for it. Heck, I didn’t even care about a new score board. ( I do love the beast board, though). I just want Carolina to win!
I’ll shut up now and go get another beer.
''fair is not getting them same as everybody else, fair is getting what you need to succeed."
This is ignoring that purple is "gay" and highlighter orange is well...highlighter orange.
Kids want to look cool. Like Oregon cool. Not "we ran out of money and so we tapped high visibility vests together for jerseys. Oh, and here's some purple."
Be a dog. I got my gloves and my to arm bands. Don't be a meow, be a dog.
Obviously you have never been full of testosterone and beer bought illegally.
Very well done, Magic Rooster. Well said.
could be something to it...the fairies that play football based on which color they thing they will look better in can have clemson. Dont think bama has that problem
Obviously, though I'm a big fan of testosterone.
Bama's uniform is old school and they are the model for a good football program at present. Color (bad pun intended) me a fan of out working everyone else and not giving a rip about uniform fads.
You have teams at completely polar ends of the spectrum right now -- Oregon and Alabama -- both in the top 4. Good job ignoring the one that doesn't for your bias. Also, you really think Alabama wins only because they work harder? If you win by working harder, than working hard AND wearing interesting/cool uni combos the kids like will be a great strategy.
Well, the kids who like purple and urnch aren't very good football players, so have at it, urnch lovers.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Texas tech was wearing those cleats in their bowl. I wonder if they are supposed to look Gucci?
Shen it comes to the uniforms and other things that shape the image of a program, the opinions of alumni and lifelong fans matter much more than that of 17 and 18 yo out of state kids. Now, the alumni may decide, as have Oregon's, that whoring out their program is more important than connection to the past. That's their prerogative, but the alumni opinions are still the ones that should count.
"They've just discovered a new use for sheep over there at Clemson... wool." - Lewis Grizzard
No it doesn't. You nor I didn't play a single down of football for Carolina this year. We didn't win or lose a single game. Those 17-18 year-old out of state kids did. We don't have the uniform tradition of Alabama, Penn St. or Michigan. If Nike, Adidas, or UA said here's $20 million bucks now wear this, I'm fine with that. A garnet helmet with black shirts and garnet pants, I'm cool with that. If it's garnet, black and white then what in the world is the big deal?
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I'd hardly call what Oregon does "whoring out". The fact is that the uniform combination have become their tradition and it has been a part of making them a nationally prominent team. Without them they are another Washington or Oregon State that no one cares much about.
This. Plus Phil Knight being an Oregon guy kind of knocks out the "whoring" aspect.
Ughm Alabama already has a storied past.
Anybody that thinks this looks badass deserves some time in Cow Time Out with Abo.
Is there someone following me around randomly downvoting me?
I was saying that I'm a woman who likes men. Is there something wrong with that?
I got the joke...up vote to get you back.
There are just a handful of Dbags on this board. They downvote things like practice updates and Ask Tony threads. I wouldn't worry much about them.
Thank you, daddyspur21 and joetheogre. I guess they bother me because I am never intentionally rude, though I may be a bit clueless at times. I don't understand people who enjoy being mean just for the heck of it.
If they like only certain threads, that's what they should read. I always hover over a topic before I open it. It's easy enough to tell what the thread is about from that.
That being said, I have found that there are more good people here than bad.
I've always thought the "if you don't like my opinion then you shouldn't read it" post sounded just as silly as the people trying to tell everyone else what they are allowed to post. Of course I'm going to read it, it's on the message board. It's like standing in a crowded room and shouting at the people around you not to listen if they don't like what you have to say.
I don't see anything wrong with freedom of message board speech, including the freedom to tell another person when you think they're dumb. Never understood why people think they have an inalienable right to unquestioned stupidity on here. You don't get that in real life; the only reason you get any semblance of it here is to keep people from leaving the website after someone told them they were an idiot.
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