|By Bigblue04 (Bigblue04) on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 11:41 pm: Edit|
Okay, well continuing the trend, I thought I'd rank the Ivies on a slight permutation from the mascots... color.
All right, I am biased because of the school I'm attending, but note that my choice in no way affects my rating.
I mean, you're gonna be wearing these colors at alumni events, school games, and around the house for the rest of your life, right? You should at least make sure these colors are YOU.
So, in no particular order:
Brown: Oh man. These poor kids. But honestly, who in the world wants to wear brown for their entire life? Brown reminds me of three things: the sketchy mush my school sometimes tries to pass off as "shepherd's pie," the color of defacation, and dirt. In fact, the only good brown thing I can think of is chocolate, and I'm not sure I want to be wearing chocolate for the rest of my life either. FINAL GRADE: D-
Yale: Blue- nice, easy-to-match color, right? The only problem is, blue's kind of boring. Anyone could throw on a pair of jeans and be Yale-friendly, which is okay, except don't you want to be fresh and distinctive? What's the first thing you think of when you hear someone say, "Go Blue!" Yale? Columbia? San Jose State? You'd think these smart kids would be able to have a little originality or somethiing... FINAL GRADE: B-.
Princeton: Well, now that's original, you might say. What could be more distinctive than that familiar orange and black? Well, nothing... if you want to look like a Halloween pumpkin. Double whammy if you've got red hair. FINAL GRADE: C+.
Columbia: See Yale.
Cornell: Red. Yowzers. When my friend got accepted to Cornell and started buying all his Cornell crap, the effect was so bright I thought I'd go blind. Red can be a beautiful color... in limited amounts. But in huge quantities? Now that's just scary. Red is also the color of anger. Do you want to associate your alma mater with anger? Not me. FINAL GRADE: C-.
Penn: As if blue and red weren't enough alone, Penn feels the need to have both. Not only do criticisms of both apply, but the added effect makes me think of the diagram of the heart we had to fill out in ninth grade biology- all arteries and veins and stuff. Kinda creepy, unless you're pre-med, and feel like being reminded about the cardiovascular system. Sorry guys, the red and blue color combo went out with mohawks and pant-chains. FINAL GRADE: D+.
Harvard: Ah, the big H. What's wrong with Crimson... let me count the ways. Well, for one thing, Crimson personally seems like a dirty shade of red to me. Like someone dropped some black paint in there and accidentally mixed it in with the rest. Crimson also is like maroon, which happens to be the most annoying band in the whole entire world, and the one that all my younger girl cousins adore. Eeyuch. And lastly, crimson is too regal. C'mon guys, you don't want to look REGAL at a football game, for heaven's sake! You want to look intense and spirited and fun, not like some nancy king sitting on a throne in England. FINAL GRADE: C-.
Which leaves, by default, only one school:
Dartmouth: Now green is truly the winner here. Green is the color of renewal, growth, nature. It's refreshing and stimulating, but not overbearing or pretentious. Everyone looks good in some kind of green, whether it's dark or light, mellow or intense. Also, green is also the symbol of power and money. Cha-ching. FINAL GRADE: A.
SO you see, Big Green takes the lead in this aspect. But, in all other aspects, the Tigers rule!
PS- I just noticed that my user name got a B-. Oh well.
|By Mzhang23 (Mzhang23) on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 12:13 am: Edit|
"Crimson" = maroon on much college gear. Harvard honestly can't decide on the proper shade of red for their school.
|By Jszab (Jszab) on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 03:05 pm: Edit|
Well I could stand even pink with red, or #0099FF with green, instead of research opportunity ;).
|By Yalie05 (Yalie05) on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 11:49 am: Edit|
that's really hilarious lol. i give you props, bigblue04
|By Kenenisa (Kenenisa) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 08:59 pm: Edit|
Brown - you are exactly right about the poop and dirt. 1/10
Cornell - the fact that they go by "Big Red" makes the color seem more important and cooler, although it isn't inspiring. 7/10
Harvard - I'm a big fan of "crimson." I hate it as a mascot, but as a color, it's great. 8.5/10
Dartmouth - the green goes with the rural environment of the school. I like stuff like that. 8/10
Columbia - Baby blue... a pretty color that is more distinct than most of the Ivy colors, but a color that can also be criticized easily as "sissy" by opposing fans. I know I have dissed UCLA's powder blue and pastel yellow many a time. 6/10
Yale - Blue and white is just too boring. 5/10
UPenn - I love the blue and red combo, and coming from Philadelphia, one of the most historic American cities, it fits. 8/10
Last but not least:
Princeton - Black and orange is perhaps my favorite color combination in sports, for no reason other than that it looks great! 10/10
|By Kenenisa (Kenenisa) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 09:00 pm: Edit|
Oh, and great idea for a thread
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