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Stop Wearing Yellow

Observer Viewpoint | Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Your Sept. 20 “Sea of Gold” article caught my attention. While I was surprised by the article’s title, I was even more shocked by the numerous references to gold in the article itself by Notre Dame students. That shirt is YELLOW! I know the students at Notre Dame are smart, so c’mon. Gold is the color on the team’s helmets. That shirt is yellow like the colors of Michigan, LSU and Iowa. In fact, when I attended the Notre Dame-Michigan game at Michigan on Sept. 10, the Michigan student section had the same color shirts.

From where I was sitting in the southwest corner of the Stadium, it looked absolutely horrible and is embarrassing as “The Shirt.” The official school colors are Blue and Gold (you know, “gleams thy Gold and Blue…”).

In our stadium our team wears blue home jerseys. The Shirt should be blue. Period. I hope that “The Shirt” president next year corrects this. It’s going to look pretty silly on Sept. 16 next year if the student section is clad in yellow shirts.

Mike KamradtalumnusClass of 1992Sept. 20