My fear is that this is a way to trick us all into saying we hate the blue shorts so SU can get rid of the color and add more gray.— Sean Keeley (@NunesMagician) February 20, 2014
Then, the shocking end result happened. And what followed was a damn near riot against the idea of Syracuse ever wearing blue again.
Whoever designed this Syracuse uniform combination probably has a mustache that he twists at the corners while cackling to himself.— Hoya Suxa (@HoyaSuxa) February 20, 2014
0-3 in blue uniforms. Thanks, @Nike.— Pat Manley (@pmanley) February 20, 2014
Please know we appreciate everything you do for our University, and as a fan community we remain confident that our team will recover from this loss stronger than ever. But while we all pick up the garbage of last night's game and pull ourselves back together, we politely ask that one item is not kept, but discarded in the trash altogether...the color blue.
I feel like one of those Scottish nobles pleading in vain to his troops during Braveheart as the mighty English army appears.
"Stop, men! Do not flee! Wait until we've negotiated!"
Cuse fans, trust me, you're blaming the wrong detail here. We didn't lose because we wore blue. We lost because we wore blue shorts with an orange jersey!*
*And possibly because we played awful, awful basketball. That may have had an effect in some small part.
Yes, we're the Orange. We should always be wearing orange first and foremost. That's a given. But we're always going to need a highlight color. That added touch that separates us from the Clemsons, Oklahoma State and Oregon States. And that color is blue. It has been for a very long time.
And here's the thing…this is your alternative.
Gray. Drab, uninteresting, sad gray. Or platinum, whatever you want to call it. Same thing.
All of this means we're looking at a future that is gray. Retract the roof all you like but when the aliens look down at us, they'll wonder why, of all the colors we could have chosen, we went with gray over blue.
Nike will invariably throw another dumb uniform combo our way next year and we'll wear it all the same. But chances are the powers-that-be are going to point to Wednesday as proof that Syracuse fans don't really want blue. The truth is, we don't really want horrible uniform ideas. Let's try not to confuse the two.