So remember those snazzy-looking red bandana-inspired helmets, gloves, socks and cleats that the Eagles wore to honor the memory of Welles Crowther (BC '99) last Saturday night?
Helmet stripe for Saturday... #BCFootball14 #redbandanna pic.twitter.com/ENPqOgVqLM— BCFBEquipment (@BCFBEquipment) September 10, 2014
The #whatsinthebox answer is how #BCFootball14 is going to honor a true hero, Welles Crowther, Saturday #redbandana pic.twitter.com/3eSHO3Vo41— BCFBEquipment (@BCFBEquipment) September 10, 2014
A look at the nitro cleats for Saturday, and another answer to #whatsinthebox #BCFootball14 #redbandanna pic.twitter.com/xrDSMpi4Uk— BCFBEquipment (@BCFBEquipment) September 10, 2014
Of course you do.
Well, it looks like we may not have seen the last of Boston College's 'Man in the Red Bandana' threads. According to Meter:
@BCCoachAddazio told @MarkPacker on @SiriusXMCollege that #BC will incorporate the red bandanna the rest of the yr to honor Welles Crowther.— Jon Meterparel (@meatstweets) September 16, 2014
Now it's unclear at this point just how the program will incorporate the red bandana the rest of the year, but my guess this means we'll continue to see some combo of the helmets, gloves, socks and cleats that the Eagles wore during their 37-31 upset victory over USC the rest of the season.
I don't want to be a huge downer here, but I can't say I'm a fan of this decision. Basically, it's going to be impossible to replicate the raw emotions and energy of this past weekend's upset victory over USC. At some point, wearing the red bandana-inspired uniforms every week for the rest of the season will ultimately detract from the uniform's triumphant debut on Saturday night.
That's not to say I'm against incorporating Welles' ultimate sacrifice into the very fabric of the football program. Quite the opposite. The Eagles should wear the red bandana every season on the program's "Service Day" themed home game, ideally the game closest to September 11 each season, or work with Under Armour over the offseason to replace the generic, paint-by-numbers stained glass pattern that accents the Eagles uniforms with the pattern of the red bandana.
But my advice is to put the red bandana-inspired threads on the shelf until next season. The only place we should see these uniforms for the rest of the year is in the Boston College bookstore.