dabuzz: I also hate the "sick" statement as it is not a correct statement. Sick means it is not well or it is falling apart physically. It does not denote something good, so I hate that statement to sound like something is great. Even though I am old, I still do not like dumb. I agree with you on the dislike of the misuse of that word.
I will go a little further on the choice of uniforms. Once I began thinking about the issue, I have come to the conclusion that tradition should prevail,and it is not up to the patients to run the institution. It should be up to the Administration of the School, the Sports Department, and the fans as to the colors of the uniforms. The players will be here for a couple of years and then be gone. The School and fans will still be here. Regardless of their wants, in the final analysis, it is the money from the fans and boosters who make it possible for the players to be here and for there to be a football team. Without the fans and the incoming money, the players would get no education and no chance to show off their talents to the pros for the few who make it.
We can sometimes let things get out of the proper order, so we do not need the patients running the institution.