Of course, I'm not elevating football or school colors to the sacramental level, but the traditions (small t) that we create in society are prototypical of the true Traditions (capital T). If we do not have respect for the little t's how much respect do we really that for the big T's?
In hindsight, you're correct I tend not to take myself too seriously and usually have the opposite reaction when I find myself in a room full of pretentious bastards. This usually is an indication that I myself have a tendancy to be a pretentious bastard. We reject that which we are way down deep inside.
If this wasnt' THE Ohio State football and if the company wasn't Nike, I may not have had the same reaction. But I pay attention, and I read posts. It bothers me that traditions are mocked - as "hard' as we speak and froth about Ohio State football, we sure are lukewarm about what makes Ohio State football. No matter how frivilous we believe them to be. But my point stands.
If there is one thing worse than choosing wrongly - we all do, I do. This can be forgiven - it's being lukewarm about the matters around us.
My post wasn't really about 'colors' it was about an attitude. An attitude that, it seems, two of Ohio States' "top men" have. And a lot of us, who look at these men in a freakish, cultish manner, just seem to be ok with things as long as we win. Well boys. This is one time winning doesn't matter.
Smith, Meyer, aren't Ohio State they aren't the ones who get to decide what is suitable to change, even for a game. Even it it supposedly means hypnotizing young men to come play for us (nonsense). Especially, not in bed with a company that has spent the last ten years changing stuff for their own pocket books and even supporting an industry that sells baby-parts.
Sorry. This doesn't sit well with me. I think I'll consider bowing out now.