I’m all for sports originality and expressing yourself and all of that. I’m even for it when it comes to the blue turf in Boise or Eastern Washington’s red turf — even if that one is a little harder on the eyes.
But, like that one obnoxious kid who ruins the fun for everyone at a party, NAIA Lindenwood University-Belleville (Ill.) just puked all over itself in glorious fashion.
No, it doesn’t matter if some of the kids like it; kids like most anything that bucks against the norm, and it’s up to the adults to show them that just because something is possible doesn’t make it cool or right (like Shaquille’s Kazaam or Carl Lewis singing the National Anthem). No, it shouldn’t be enough of a reason that your Vice President “seems to be enjoying himself” with it because he thinks all pub is good pub.
Sitting in front of a party crowd with puke all over you isn’t good publicity, Jerry Bladdick. It might get some folks to point and laugh, but it won’t make you more popular. Nor should you want to use puke for branding purposes… unless you’re Jelly Belly’s vomit flavor.