We don’t call it All Auburn All Orange anymore, but now some folks are crying All Orange Enough Already!
When I saw the color schedule for 2016, I noticed that most of the opening home stretch was Wear Orange, but it didn’t occur to me that, for anyone wearing orange for Stripe the Stadium, their assigned color is orange for the first four consecutive games.
Who cares, right?
Well, some folks do—at least enough to fire off a tweet.
The thing is—this season the students were orange for Stripe the Stadium. And students—especially the young women, as you may have heard—have thoughts about fashion.
I'm die hard for auburn but I'm not wearing orange it ain't cute on this skin tone my friends https://t.co/U6eJQRJON7
— Shelby (@thisevnoia) September 10, 2016
OK—that one is complexion-specific, and it was a couple weeks ago. But, the general orange-tiredness is spreading. Take a look.
stop making us wear orange auburn… no one likes orange no one looks good in orange.. just no https://t.co/ooyETF3Jlj
— brianna (@briebenefield) September 22, 2016
1 orange out, fine. 2 orange outs is enough. FOUR ORANGE OUTS, just stop. no one likes wearing orange this much. https://t.co/6GW7ISBPFf
— lauren harris (@lauren_a_harris) September 23, 2016
Boy BYE https://t.co/F62qzUs79S
— becs (@beccacnelson) September 22, 2016
no no no no no https://t.co/XV1YmBtKfe
— hanna geisler (@fireandgeis) September 22, 2016
When Auburn wants you to wear orange four weeks in a row pic.twitter.com/Hcj80HlZ7P
— Alexandria (@HugginsOfficial) September 22, 2016
Here’s another pragmatic concern:
— AUBURN SUPERFAN (@golfwizkid) September 22, 2016
And here’s a comment we might file under “better is open rebuke than hidden love”:
Look I know this is Auburn and I love my school but when are they going to realize most of us actually hate the color orange
— Kristin Burton (@kristin_burton9) September 22, 2016
Wow—most of us actually hate the color orange . . .
If that’s how the students feel, they should involve the SGA. Easier said than done, I know. And, who knows what percentage of the students really care.
Maybe it’s time we scale back the color guidance. If we have just one All Orange game, and one True Blue game, won’t that make participation more meaningful, and the visual effect more noticeable? Granted, I’m raising this idea after seeing the student backlash.
Of course, the default apparel color for games has been orange for nearly 15 years now. But, again—resilient orange with whatever else sprinkled—for most games—in will make the visual more effective when we do go ALL ORANGE.
As for Stripe the Stadium, we’re 0–2 in those games. I’ve had enough. (Also, I seem to vaguely recall losing on the road, at someone else’s Stripe the Stadium game. Is that right? Does anyone remember?)
What say you? Had enough orange? If you’re going to the LSU game, will you be wearing orange? Why or why not?