Most mornings, I read both The State and The Wall Street Journal over breakfast. This morning, I was struck by a certain contrast.
The WSJ had, teased from the front and filling most of a section front, a feature on the coming fashion season.
The State had a fashion spread, too. But it was football fashion. That says a lot about who we are, don’t you think? The fashion thing may have seemed odd to old-time readers of the Journal, but the football stuff looked right at home in the hometown paper.
Here’s a thought: The new Maryland unis looked pretty good. They’re sharp, innovative, and yet invoke tradition, really telling you where they’re from.
Wouldn’t it be great (and I’m bracing myself as I say this, at the height of Garnet and Black Fever time) if the Gamecocks wore solid indigo blue uniforms with white lettering, and the Palmetto tree (in white) on one shoulder and the crescent moon on the other? That would say so much about this being the University of SOUTH CAROLINA.
It would also, politically, position the school as THE flagship university in an indelible manner.
And it would look really, really sharp.
But I’m not holding my breath for that to happen.