Let’s say you’re a high school basketball team and you show up for tournament game at a neutral site. Just one problem: You’ve brought along your home whites, but it turns out you’re actually the designated road team, so your opponent is dressed in white as well. You can’t borrow a set of road or practice uniforms from your opponent, because you’re at a neutral site — they don’t have access to any of their other gear. What to do?
That was the dilemma facing Terry Sanford High, a North Carolina school, on Saturday. They decided to borrow road uniforms from a nearby school, J.H. Rose High, which was just a few miles away. The weird thing is, they borrowed Rose’s jerseys but kept their white shorts, creating a very odd mismatched uniform set. It made for a really odd-looking game. (There’s a ton of additional photos here.)
According to this story, three of the Sanford players managed to get jerseys with their usual uni numbers; the rest were wearing new numbers. Good thing the borrowed jerseys were NNOB, or things would’ve been even more confusing at the scorer’s table.
I’m intrigued by the borrowed Rose jerseys, because Carolina blue and kelly green isn’t a color combo you see very often. I’m a big fan of each color individually, but I don’t think I like them together. What do you folks think?
(Thanks to Gerry Dincher for bringing this story to my attention.)
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