Time for some more Shell Games crack reporting.
Did you know that Maryland is the only D-1 school with FOUR team colors? It’s true, my friend. And with all these colors come many opportunities for uniform
sales designs. And ever since Nike took it over, everyone’s gotten a little more greedy inventive. Hence the gold and black alternate uniforms.
They’re both tight unis. No question. So the real question is, which one has better karma?
As you know, on Tuesday the Terps rocked the blacks at Carolina but got rocked 108-91 (nice word play, MASH, hey, thanks, MASH, I appreciate that). But did you know they first wore the blacks back in 2004, and lost a scrimmage to some Italian team? That is not a good sign. Not hospitaliano as I know it. After that, a superstitious Gary Williams shelved the jerseys, supposedly forever. But back they came for the Terps’ 2006 ACC tournament game against Boston College, which the Terps promptly lost 80-66. And now there’s the Carolina game. The lesson here: get the hell rid of those black jerseys right the hell now. Burn them in the alley and watch the ghosts fly out. They look pretty good, so maybe down the road break them out against Central Delaware Tech or something and try to build a new legacy. But for now, they need at least a few years of non-existence.
Now for the golds. Of course, these are a holdover from the Lefty Driesell years, but Maryland first wore the new-school golds last season in a 73-48 win over Holy Cross. They rocked the gold again a week ago in a big 73-68 win over Miami.
So by my count, they’re 0-3 in the blacks and 2-0 in the golds. There you have it. Case closed. Gold uniforms for every game. This is the answer we’ve all been looking for. We’re through the looking glass here, people. You can mail the Pulitzer to my house.
(Photo credits: Gold uni: Jonathan Newton — The Washington Post; Black uni: The ACC)