Ugh. What an ugly game last night at the Meadowlands.
Setting aside the Packers' play—of course, not easy to do—this should have been a good-looking game. The Giants have a truly classic uniform, and a number of their players wore blue undershirts, giving the illusion of actual jerseys (something I've long been advocating for Green Bay). There were, however, two æsthetic developments worthy of our attention in last night's debacle.
The first is the newly-moustachioed faces of Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers. The pair grew their lip fuzz as part of "Movember", a month-long cancer awareness initiative held this month every year.
The second item of note from last night was the black coat McCarthy was wearing.
"On, you Green and Gold AND OBSIDIAN, to Glory" get added to the fight song while I wasn't looking?
I understand that they want to sell as much stuff as humanly possible, but it shouldn't be at the expense of the team's æsthetic heritage. There's something very wrong when two coaches, representing teams with great and historical looks, meet at midfield and you have a hard time telling them apart.