One of the hotter topics swirling in the daily comments section is the NCAA patch present on all teams by supreme mandate from above … or from Indianapolis. As is often the case when applying a supreme mandate across a broad spectrum, the results aren’t always pleasing to the eye.
Probably the textbook case is Boise State, which has those sweet Nike collar/horn thingers, a bronco-head logo above “Boise”, a flag patch, the “LP” patch for senior administrator Lisa Parker, who is battling cancer, and — finally — the NCAA patch. That’s a lot going on above the nipple line. (Never thought you’d see “nipple line” on Uni Watch, huh? Well it’s gonna happen more often, I assure you. While Paul’s using the time away from Uni Watch for things like “rest” and “a social life” and “sleep” (oh, please), I’m going to find more ways to work in things like “nipple line.”)
But what can we do about above-the-nipple-line clutter? We have two choices: go shirtless (and shave your chest — no clutter) or eliminate Boise State from the tournament. Wait … what’s this? Louisville 79, Boise State 61? Whew. That would have been messy. — Bryan