Sure, there are more meaningful ways to honor the troops then simply changing your uniform for one game, but if you are going to do it, it doesn’t get much better than Northwestern University’s attempt.
From the top of the head to the tips of the toes these uniforms bash you in the face with American Pride. And seriously, even though we, as a country, have had a rough go of things recently, maybe it’s time for a little more American pride and exceptionalism and a little less apologizing for being who we are.
This is America dang it, ass kickin’ name takin’ world shapin superpower…for a little while longer at least.
And it is nice that every now and again we give a little nod of appreciation to the soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who have fought and sacrificed for us.
This uniform will be worn by Northwestern against Michigan for their November 16th game. In lieu of players names the backs will be emblazoned with Courage, Duty, Honor, Committment, Integrity, Country and Service.
After the game the jersey’s will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Now, while I have written about the Wounded Warrior Project’s disdain for the 2nd Amendment and their underhanded dealings therein, they do, when not pushing a rights infringing agenda, eventually help troops and I cannot fault them for that.
But back to the uniforms. As a veteran myself, these uniforms make me want to eat some apple pie and then go punch a terrorist in the face while listening to Hulk Hogan’s entrance music.
And I don’t find anything wrong with that…AMERICA!