Scooter Hobbs Column: Making Purple Fashionable – American Press

Scooter Hobbs column: Making purple fashionable

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Here’s everything you need to know about its importance in terms of LSU’s game against New Mexico this week:

Even in this day and age, it doesn’t show up on your regular TV. It will be shown on SEC Network+ and ESPN+, both words synonymous with “streaming,” defined in the dictionary as “jumping through computer after computer until you end up clicking on one too many useless links and The practice of your fists destroys any screen size you’ve spent a lot of money on.”

So I’ll leave out your big scouting report on New Mexico and why the Tigers might be afraid of Robles. Some lightweight research has determined that the school is located in Albuquerque, the colors are silver and cherry (red), and that the Robles were never a Native American tribe that could run into conflict with the politically correct mascot police.

The last part surprised me. But it turns out that Lobo is a Spanish word meaning some variation of wolf, and before schools adopted it, these poor football lads were known as the University of New Mexico Boys (later modified to the more generic “Varsities”).

Other than that, I can’t help you much — in fact, nothing LSU has done to the Robles this week will help the Tigers get back into the national conversation.

But make no mistake, this is a big week for LSU football.

This is the “Purple Game”. The “Purple Game” is an annual officially-designated, department-sanctioned LSU game, usually the first home game that isn’t a season opener, nor is it a Southeastern Conference game, and most importantly, doesn’t go down for a month to ” y” or “e”.

“Purple” should be the big hint here, because apparently this will be LSU’s annual attempt to turn Tiger Stadium purple as the sun finds that familiar home in the western sky.

At current fares, not to mention the traffic challenge, I personally think fans should feel free to wear whatever color they like. Even the really rebellious pink.

Remember, this is just a fashion choice, not a civic duty. But in any case, the fans present should wear their conscience.

On the other hand, the purple game is also a warning to LSU teams that the players themselves won’t have that option.

I don’t have any insider tips here, but they’ll likely ditch the gorgeous white dress for a purple jersey. It seems to happen every year.

Of course, this is a forced error. Never mind that LSU’s traditional look nationwide is on the shortlist for the trendiest fashion statement in football.

Mainly, it damaged all the former Tigers who suffered through much of the 1980s and 1990s. They were forced into a never-ending fashion faux pas due to busy NCAA decrees mandating dark uniforms for home teams.

The logic is never explained. That’s how the NCAA works.

So, it took so many years of blood, sweat and tears before then-head coach Gerry DiNardo finally humiliated the NCAA out of the fashion police business. He should have a statue in the equipment room, not to mention he had to fire Nick Saban to get football moving. I think DiNardo’s tireless efforts paved the way, yes, I’d like to die on that mountain.

still, it didn’t be That bad. There is a better option. Hope someone consulted with first-year coach Brian Kelly.

If the Tigers have to wear purple jerseys – apparently on purpose – then please don’t wear gold (yellow) pants and helmets.

They stumbled upon another option a few years ago, probably by accident, and it worked.

It’s so simple and effective, you wonder why they’ve never tried it before.

It turns out that all you have to do to get used to the purple jersey is to go all out and let the purple have its big day.

Listen carefully: you just pair purple with white pants and a white helmet, and it’s not bad.

It’s beautiful. Somehow, the purple-gold pants and helmet looked dark and dark, like those rough days before HDTV.

When you light it up from the top and bottom, it has a very stylish look for both formal and casual occasions. The Tigers have done this several times in recent years.

Hope Kelly gets the memo and dresses his troops accordingly.

Let him know that LSU fans don’t need a ’90s reminder.

Scooter Hobbs Covers LSU athletics. Email him: scooter.hobbs@americanpress.com

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