“We’re the red, white and black from State” or something like that? Black uniforms are a fairly new idea NC State has experimented with over the past decade.
A poll was conducted on Twitter Thursday morning and it shows 56% of NC State fans don’t like the black uniform option.
Football has incorporated a solid black uniform into at least one game a year each year for some time now. But it seems wearing black uniforms against schools with black as one their primary colors is becoming a reoccurring theme.
NC State wore black at home in 2017 against a Louisville football team that was led by Heisman winner Lamar Jackson. The crowd rallied behind the “blackout” theme and it turned out to be of the best games in recent memory.
After the recent football and basketball losses both to Wake, the black uniforms are at an all time low in popularity for WPN. It seems the NC State purists don’t seem to support the black uniform endeavors. There’s still many State fans that just don’t wear black, even to “blackout” games, because it is not part of our traditional colors. You can’t really blame them either.
Sports and superstition usually go hand in hand. I don’t think it’s a fair assessment to say the black unis are “cursed” just yet. Maybe it’s just time to go back to the drawing board, at least until we avenge our losses to Wake Forest.