Here we have Huffington Post editorial director Howard Fineman,
resplendent repellant in his purple necktie from last night. Happily, he was more the exception than the rule. Although a handful of talking heads wore purple on the set (you can see some of them here), my impression from flipping channels is that the accursed hue had a much smaller presence than in past years. This was borne out by the number of screen shots readers sent in, which was smaller than on previous Election Nights. Could the purple trend be on the wane? Let’s hope so.
One other bit of election arcana: My ESPN editor Dave Wilson noticed that Mitt Romney campaign logo looks like — well, see for yourself.
(My thanks to all contributors, including Addarrius Bryant, Ross Hazlett, Adam Hochmuth, Dusty Kalis, Jason Kerzer, Alan Kreit, and Parker Martin.)
Membership update: Trimming a sheet of membership cards with an X-acto and a straightedge takes a fair amount of force and leverage from both hands, and it turns out my injured arm isn’t currently up to the task. Fortunately, I was able to call in reinforcements (thanks, Kirsten), and later today I should get that latest batch of cards laminated and out the door. That includes Bernie Langer’s “king of the mountains” cycling jersey treatment, shown at right.
Uni Watch News Ticker: Baylor is building a new stadium, which already has its own logo (from Curtis Schroeder). … The latest development in anti-concussion technology is a helmet for flag football (from Joe Nocella). … On Monday I mentioned that it was a good thing that ’Skins coach Mike Shanahan didn’t wear the NFL’s G.I. ribbon on his ’Skins sweatshirt, since militarism and Native American exploitation is a particularly unsavory combination with a bad history. Unfortunately, whoever runs the team’s web site wasn’t bright enough to think of that. “Now that’s tasteless,” says William Barker. … Notre Dame got away with having two players wearing No. 2 on the field at the same time last weekend, which is a no-no (from Phillip Garza). … I can still type with two hands today. But tomorrow morning I’ll have surgery on my fractured wrist, which will knock me out of commission for a bit. Still hope to have content on the site every day, but it may not always be extensive, and some of it may be from guest contributors instead of from me, at least over the next week or so. Thanks for understanding.