As I've been watching the NFL and college football this season, I've been thinking about the colors of the teams uniforms and how that impacts the games I enjoy watching. I have found myself watching more games this season, outside of my hometown Bengals than I usually do. One thing that I have found is that I really enjoy watching games in which the team or teams are wearing yellow.
This phenomenon seems to be a football-only thing for me. I don't find that I enjoy yellow as a color in any other sport, but in football, I enjoy watching a game that at least one team has yellow in their color scheme.
As a Bengals fan, you know it does not come naturally to me to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, I have found myself interested in watching them more and more. I think what got me started was the throwback yellow helmet that the team has worn several times. Something about that helmet just looks great to me. After that, I just think I enjoy the visual appearance of the Steelers color set on the field. When the Rams took the field in their old Los Angeles colors, again I found myself wanting to watch, enjoying the return to yellow. Any time I see the Packers playing, I watch to see what the color combinations of the game look like. The hint of yellow even draws me to Chargers games, though I think that is because of the baby blue jerseys more than anything.
I don't watch that much college football, but when I do I tend to stop and watch games that include the USC Trojans. I absolutely love their color scheme and the color of the uniform pants. There is absolutely no other reason for me to be interested in the Trojans than their uniform look.
For some reason, the color yellow on the football field draws me in and I enjoy watching games just for this reason. This line of thinking has made me really look closely at the colors on the court and the field and how they impact my sports enjoyment. I will explore a few more in the days ahead.