So this article is slightly off-top, however, I thought that the topic was interesting nonetheless. On last weeks College Game Day, show my two favorite worlds had a baby; College Game Day and the Fashion Police. Who says that trends and fashion statements are only for the runway? The new trends and fads we see on the field are ever changing as are those on the runway. Now I am not saying that this is to take away from the play on the field, but you have to admit, some of us get curious as to what the teams pairings may be that weekend; I sure am selective as to what my Mountaineers wear each weekend…….still trying to get used to the “gold rush” look!
Back to the show……as an Oregon Duck proceeds down the runway Michael Forde, Todd Radom and Gigi Gerrante discuss how Under Armor and Nike have designed “high end couture” for sports. The University of Oregon has over 10 uniform combinations to select from each Saturday. Sounds like me; I hate to wear the same thing twice, so why should our players? For myself, I know that if I feel good and look good, my performance that day will be stronger, and Ill be more confident in my efforts. Who is to say that these athletes don’t mimic those emotions as well?
With uniforms now being used as a recruiting tool or an influencer to the incoming athlete, is the cutting edge tampering with tradition? In 1977, Notre Dame played USC in what was known as the “Green Jersey” game. Coach Devine changed up the traditional blue uniforms to green jerseys in an effort to charge up the team for the largest rivalry in college football today. Notre Dame went on to win this match-up crushing USC’s goal of a spot at the National Title game. Remember, it’s not “keeping up with the Jones’s”, its being the Jones’s!! Remember this when getting ready for work tomorrow and have yourself a “Green Jersey” day.
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