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PHOTO: Arkansas's midfield 9/11 tribute

Posted on: September 8, 2011 1:44 pm
Edited on: September 8, 2011 1:48 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

No doubt there'll be plenty of inspiring 9/11 tributes across the sports universe this week, college football very much included. But the coolest one we've seen thus far comes from Arkansas, where ArkansasSports360.com has published a photo of this red-white-and-blue rendition of the Razorbacks' midfield logo:



For those of you unfamiliar with the usual Hog logo, you can get a little better idea of the tribute version looking at this horizontal rotation (maybe):



No doubt we'll get even better photos in the coming days. But we also don't think there's much doubt this is too cool not to share right now.

HT: @cbahn. Logo design by @a_dot_reynolds.


Category: NCAAF
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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2011 9:14 am
 

PHOTO: Arkansas's midfield 9/11 tribute

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Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: September 11, 2011 2:35 am
 

PHOTO: Arkansas's midfield 9/11 tribute

The reason there are no stars is because of the way the school has decided to honor the emergency responders, victims, and war fighters who died either on 9/11 or died defending the country after 9/11.  They decided to make special t-shirts that are Red, White, and Blue. People in the odd sections wore white, people in the even sections wore red, and the kids in the student section wore blue. This way the people in the stadium created a blue section with alternating red and white stripes, so I hope that you can see creating stars would be almost impossible and continuity was the basis for not putting stars on the red white and blue hog featured on the field, the player's helmets and the t-shirts. If you want to see pictures google search for images with: War Memorial Stadium 9/10/11 as the subject.

I think that you should also know that they honored members of the military on the field and even presented a posthumously awarded purple heart to the child of one of our war fighters. Then there is the fact that the proceeds from the sale of these t-shirts, 50,000 shirts @ $20/shirt (probably $5 -$10 a shirt after expenses) goes to the wounded warrior project.

I realize you were trying to be funny with your comment but making fun of people trying to do something good is "bad form".




Since: Sep 10, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 2:09 pm
 

PHOTO: Arkansas's midfield 9/11 tribute

I do see some blue in there so technically it is patriotic but I'm suprised at the absence of stars and bars.  Maybe if someone in Arkansas was in shape enough to climb a few steps, we could get a better view. 



Since: Jul 21, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:56 am
 

PHOTO: Arkansas's midfield 9/11 tribute

I think it is great that My Arkansas Razorbacks are doing something to remind people of the tragic events of 9-11-01! We have done a patriotic Razorback at mid field and are even having people in in different sections of the War Memorial Stadium wear differnt coloured clothes! I think it will be great and is a nice touch for this ten Anniversary of a date that is burned into all of our minds!  it is importiant to remember those who gave all they had to save others and for our freedom! Freedom did not come to our country by accident and will never survive in this country by accident! it takes real courage to stand up and fight for freedom! From the Firefighters and other first responders who rushed in where angels would fear to tread to the people on flight 93 who took down their own plan to keep it from being used my the terrorist! Those people deserve to be remembered always! I for one say Arkansas has done the right thing! Never let us forget those who died on that day and all those of have died fighting to keep the rest of safe in this wonderful country of ours!



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:40 pm
 

PHOTO: Arkansas's midfield 9/11 tribute

2nd beautiful story that CBS covered on how sports are going to honor the memories of those lost on 9/11.  Both stories include comments from morons that don't understand, or want to understand what schools and teams are trying to do.  First kids griping about the NFL wearing special gear, now this field artwork.  They criticize the efforts made because it isn't good enough or they should have done it some other way or they are tired of hearing about it.  To those people I say, you are free to leave.  Yes, America is going through hard times on multiple facets, but it is still the greatest country to live in.  After traveling to numerous countries over the past years as a member of the Navy, I know what other counrties get to experience.  The freedoms we have continue to be taken for granted.  Celebrating 9/11 makes sure people stop, even for a minute, to think about how much we have sacrificed.  Instead of complaining about how we pay tribute to our lost loved ones, why don't you enjoy the fact that you get to live in the greatest country ever imagined.



Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:06 pm
 

PHOTO: Arkansas's midfield 9/11 tribute

As a fellow NYer, im not sure this actually means anything, there team only added white stripes to the art. Woulda been more impressed if it was red, white and blue
Are you color blind? It is Red, White, and Blue! On top of that it is called War Memorial Stadium because Arkansans are always patriotic.

You are more than welcome to drive by this Arkansas fan and NAVY veterans house and see my flag still flying anytime you wish.

If you don't like this state showing respect then respectfully keep you ingorant mouth shut. "Only added white stripes"...color blind jerk.



Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:52 pm
 

PHOTO: Arkansas's midfield 9/11 tribute

is there a picture from above it?? (Pressbox?)  Looks real cool

There probably isnt because you'd need to bring someone in from outside of Arkansas to be that clever.
There is a picture from the press box, but its not posted on this site.

Arkansas is showing respect for 9/11 and some inconsiderate a$$ wants to be a jerk.

You sir are a pinhead, not a patriot. Grow up.




Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:25 pm
 

PHOTO: Arkansas's midfield 9/11 tribute

As a fellow NYer, im not sure this actually means anything, there team only added white stripes to the art. Woulda been more impressed if it was red, white and blue or maybe have an American symbol as the mid field piece. Like the twin towers, liberty bell, statue of liberty. To me colors  mean nothing, if your gonna do it,, do it right with a symbol of our freedom and unity.  Its cool ill say that but we as americans dont become patroitic until something bad happens. Ive never seen people drive with flags on everything or flags all over ther house until 9-11...then a year later it all stopped.. We need to be Americans 365 days a year not just when tradegy hits this beautiful country.....Go Michigan.................



Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:27 pm
 

SEC

GATORS, say it ain't so.... you're playing Alabama Birmingham a week after you played Florida Atlantic
both at home!  This is the SEC at it's finest!



Since: Jan 10, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 6:06 pm
 

PHOTO: Arkansas's midfield 9/11 tribute

Thats awesome! Way to pay tribute HOGS!!


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