How Much Orange Is Too Much Orange?

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.

OK—that one is complexion-specific, and it was a couple weeks ago. But, the general orange-tiredness is spreading. Take a look.

Here’s another pragmatic concern:

And here’s a comment we might file under “better is open rebuke than hidden love”:

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?

Josh Dowdy

Josh Dowdy

Josh Dowdy writes about civility and ceremony in the Auburn covenant; e.g. sein Tuberville-Buch.
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