New football uniforms could put TCU in the red
AUG 19, 2013 4:57p ET
First the foundation and now the hands that must do all the hours of work! #Bam#GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/GDhtc0KEDy— Gary Patterson (@TCUCoachP) August 4, 2013
Purple has long been TCU's dominant color, although in some years the uniform has been been jazzed up with silver or black. Red would be an extreme addition to the TCU palette, but there is a basis for it.
A real, live Horned Frog is actually a lizard, and it's known for its ability to spit blood from its eyes.
Apparently the folks at Nike, who designed TCU's new uniforms, have used the blood-spitting ability as the basis for injected bits of red into the Frogs' new look.
According to the comments posted on SB Nation, some fans are spitting mad about messing with TCU's traditional colors of purple and white.
We will probably have to wait until the Frogs take the field at AT&T Stadium to see if red is really as prominent on the helmets as it is on the T-shirt.
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