There's something to be said about fans wearing all the same color for visual effect at a football game. The "White Out" at Penn State is very impressive on TV, as well as in person. I just have to ask why black? Wouldn't a color like Red or White be better? I mean, these people are going to be crossing the street at night in front of a lot of drunk drivers. The possibility for an accident in Louisville on Thursday just went up about 200%. I think someone has underestimated the ability of dark colored clothes to absorb light. There's a reason football players paint their face black under their eyes, you know.
Nigel Tufnel, lead guitarist and part-time philosopher of the rock band Spinal Tap was recently asked what he thought about the proposed "Black Out."
"I think it might be a bad idea. I mean, as far as our last album, Smell The Glove, black was not the way to go. We lost our ass on that album." Tufnel went on to say, "And as far as a fashion statement, black may make you look thiner, but it can also hide some of your best qualities. For instance, we've got Armadillos in our trousers, but when we wear black you almost can't even see a bump."