"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Monday, August 22, 2005

Think Pink

This is one area where a Big Ten team has outdone the SEC: psychological warfare.

The Iowa Hawkeyes have had the visitor's locker room completely covered in bright pink. The old room had pink walls, which Bo Schembechler of Michigan famously ordered his assistants to cover, but this version is pink from the ceiling to the floor.

I think the only thing that's missing is a Barbie border.

7 comments:

Kathy Hutchins said...

As the mother of two girls, consequently much experienced in the "Sickeningly Saccharine" vein of American popular culture, I unhesitatingly nominate either Strawberry Shortcake or My Little Pony as more likely to cause bouts of vertiginous nausea in grown men weighing more than 220 lbs.

Hunter Baker said...

Yikes, you are right. Strawberry Shortcake would be far, far worse than Barbie.

Kathy Hutchins said...

And the Badgers should decorate their baby blue visitors locker room with Smurfs decals.

Big Ten football can be very harsh. Believe me, I know: I graduated from Indiana University in 1979. We typically went 2-9, beating Northwestern and some chump nonconference team like Indiana State and losing the rest. Our two favorite chants were: "Beat...the point spread!" and (we saved this one for 4th quarters of Ohio State games when we were down about fifty points: "Rose Bowl! Rose Bowl!"

Hunter Baker said...

IU should have transferred Knight to football. His ultra-aggressiveness would have gone over better with those guys.

Jay D. Homnick said...

It might be that I lack a sense of humor but I find this to be utterly puerile on two counts. A) The idea of doing little PsychOps against sporting opponents. B) The idea of "neh, neh, na-neh-neh, you're not a man, you're a girl" as being a valid currency in cultural exchange.

Hunter Baker said...

This is what happens with a boy genius. No appreciation of the world of sport!

Tlaloc said...

"This is what happens with a boy genius. No appreciation of the world of sport!"

Why thank you.