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School campaign, you in?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Bullwinkle, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    Sort of a spinoff to the "Do you cheer" thread...

    If the school you cover--we're talking NCAA hoops here--has a white out, or a black out, or whatever, do you play along and dress the same as the fans? I ask because it seems like every time there's a white out game on TV (today it was Louisville), everyone along press row is dressed in white.

    I have had one of these white out games, and showed up in black (not on purpose, but because I didn't give it much thought.) Some folks looked at me strangely, as if I had done something wrong. And yeah, I was one of only a handful who didn't wear white.

    Just wondering...
  2. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    No effin way. I seriously try to avoid either of the team's colors when dressing for a game I'm covering.
  3. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Don't wear what everyone's wearing, don't wear the opposite. When in doubt, go naked.
  4. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    How many slub sports writers only wear white or blue dress shirts? Seems to me the guys on press row could have just been wearing their standard dress and suddenly had 20,000 college kids play along.
  5. CCaple

    CCaple Member

    I go out of my way to NOT wear the colors of the school I'm covering, even if it's just a polo shirt that happens to be the same color.
  6. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    What the hell?
  7. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    And there's your answer.
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    No. White is a pretty common dress shirt color.
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I'd rather service a hamster.
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I goofed up the other day and wore an orange sweater to a playoff game where the home was wearing orange and I felt like an idiot all game.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I'd feel bad enough just for owning an orange sweater.
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    And shows dirt too easily.

    I wore green to games a lot, mainly because the teams I covered rarely used green themselves and rarely played green teams.

    I can think of one high school that I covered, one NFL team (and the Jaguars were more greenish than green), four "away" high schools (two were one-timers at a state tournament) and two "away" colleges (Colorado State and Ohio) that wore green in over 10 years of working. Probably completely random and not backed up by a true statistical sample.
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