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Gang Green and the Purple Haze

Okay, I cheated.  In between packing and answering emails and paying bills and otherwise getting ready for our trip down under, I watched a little of the Jets game.

Seven hells.  The Jets won.  Over the Saints.  Who'da thunk it?

And they won the way they were winning a couple of years ago, when Rex took them to the AFC title games: with killer defense and a running game.

Ivory was unstoppable.  I hope this guy stays healthy.  He's a terrific RB when he's not hobbled by injury.  And I can't say enough about the D.

On other football fronts, however... you know, it's a good thing I don't follow college football.  I just learned today that my alma mater, Northwestern, lost to Nebraska on a Hail Mary in a fashion that would surely have given me a heart attack if I'd been watching.  Ah, Northwestern... I'm a member of the Class of 1970 (BSJ) and the Class of 1971 (MSJ), which means I went to school there in the 60s.  During my tenure, the student body voted overwhelmingly to change the team nickname from the rather cliche "Wildcats" to the much more distinctive "Purple Haze."  Now you see why.  (Alas, the university  ignored the will of the students, in favor of the will of the alumni donors).

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rubberducky1467
Nov. 4th, 2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
A victory over the Saints is now small deal. Hopefully they can keep it up.

I think Purple Haze, while cool, doesn't really sound like a team nickname. A school newspaper? Definitely. Sounds like NW made the right call on that.
grrm
Nov. 4th, 2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
I think Purple Haze sounds like a great team nickname. The Crimson Tide does okay.
sourbillytipton
Nov. 4th, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
New uniforms to promote awareness to the Wounded Warrior Project
Well they're shedding the purple on Nov 16 and going for a more patriotic look against Michigan.


http://espn.go.com/chicago/college-football/story/_/id/9925831/northwestern-wildcats-wear-red-white-blue-uniforms
rubberducky1467
Nov. 4th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
Point taken. Though I never understood the origin of that name and the use of the elephant on some Alabama logos.


Any particular reason you don't follow college football?
Loren Schmidt
Nov. 5th, 2013 01:52 am (UTC)
And of course the Stanford Cardinal!
(The color, not the bird.) But the dang Tree is even more disturbing than Li'l Red, the Huskers' junior mascot.
Mary Ellen Wofford
Nov. 7th, 2013 01:23 am (UTC)
I see a Jimi Hendrix lookalike as the mascot.
he would stroll out strumming an axe wreathed in clouds of funny smelling smoke.

I like it.
Michael Howley
Nov. 10th, 2013 07:10 pm (UTC)
Things have changed just a little bit: now, the largest Northwestern sports blog is "Sippin' On Purple" over on SB Nation.

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