PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Penn State To Wear Large, Ugly College Football Anniversary Patches

Penn State’s classic uniform ensemble this season will feature black shoes, basic blues, and one obnoxiously large and ugly patch.

The Nittany Lions will join many teams across the country in wearing patches celebrating the 150th anniversary of college football. Players modeled the patch on Saturday at the pre-season media availability and showed off just how much real estate it takes up near the right shoulder pad.

At first glance, the patch looks like it could fit the Penn State chipmunk logo, Nike swoosh, and Big Ten logo inside of it all at once. Whereas bowl game patches are usually about the same size, they’re also nice (usually colorful and fun) ways to commemorate one game — not an entire season.

And as one commenter pointed out last year back when the logo debuted, not only is the patch huge, it also looks more like it says “apostrophe 50” than “150,” given how small the “1” is.

Fans were understandably also pretty frustrated with the size of the patch.

According to the milestone anniversary’s website, teams were able to opt in to wearing the patches this season, meaning Penn State chose to put this weird, futuristic-looking thing out in the forefront, rather than just ya know, on the back of the helmets. Or truly anywhere else.

The website also said the patches were intended to “to increase awareness about the 150th Anniversary of college football,” so they’ve certainly already started to covered the bases on that.

A common rallying cry among longtime Penn State fans when things go wrong is that “This would never happen under Joe!” But for once, they’re right.

For years, Penn State didn’t wear bowl game patches, the conference logo, or even its own logo (!). Perhaps, now that we’ve seen why we can’t have nice things, it’s time to go back to that policy.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s managing editor, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a senior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected] All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.

Comments

Get notified about breaking news
Loading notification service...
Other posts by Anthony

An Open Letter To My Sedated Self: Anthony Colucci’s Senior Column

“No challenge you encounter in college will come close to the obstacles you overcame to get there. However, that drive to do things your own way and disregard for what’s seen as ‘normal’ or ‘expected’ will carry on.”

4 Lessons I Learned From Cael Sanderson After Covering Him For 4 Years

Play Penn State-Themed Family Feud

Penn State Student Dies Of Coronavirus-Related Complications

Garcia is the first known Penn State student to die after contracting the virus.

Penn State Hospitality Students Staying Positive Despite Uncertain Future

“We really have no other choice but to put on a smile on our face and kind of just roll with the punches.”

Send this to a friend