#PEAPODS live, y’all.
The NCAA denied Thursday its Football Rules Committee’s proposal that either a team’s jersey color or pants color had to be a different color than the playing field. The most visible example for that was Boise State’s blue-on-blue combo that blended in with Bronco Stadium’s Smurf Turf. But that proposal also spelled doom for Marshall’s green-on-green ensemble that earned the hashtag of #PEAPODS. Since grass, and Joan C. Edwards Stadium’s FieldTurf, is green, that complicated matters.
Marshall had two choices — either lay down different colored turf or send #PEAPODS to that big salad bowl in the sky. Considering the cost — and silliness — of making the Joan’s turf purple, the Herd’s green-on-green garb was gone. The same would go for Michigan State or Ohio or any other team with green as a primary color.
But the NCAA, in a rare (and I mean very rare) sensible move, decided that as the association has been streamlining its rulebook, there was no need to add that one to the list.
So #PEAPODS remain a viable option among the Thundering Herd’s uniform combinations. And that allows me to still post photos like this one …
And that, friends and neighbors, is the most important aspect of all.