“Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, and all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.” -Taylor Swift, Musician
I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a fan of Taylor Swift as a singer, but her lyrics are usually fairly meaningful. This is a deep quote, until you realize that it’s really not. She is right that red is associated with two ends of the spectrum. But think about this: those two ends of the spectrum are the same. Falling in love is basically mutual obsession. That is really the only difference between the positive and negative ends of the spectrum; If you add ‘mutual’ before the words in the negative spectrum, you end up with love, infatuation, and passion. After all, there is a reason that the Jedi Order forbids attachments. Now think about Anakin’s story: He fell in love with Padme, then he became obsessed with her. That lead to his fear for her life after he had dreams of her dying in childbirth. That, in turn, led to his anger and frustration over his lack of power to save her. This quote, combined with that story, leads to a whole new perspective on the red lightsaber blades of the Sith, right? Essentially, there is a very fine line between the positive and negative spectrums associated with red and emotion. Tread carefully.
So, how does color relate to college football results? Well, the results of some of the top games of the day were very colorful in variety. On the one end of the spectrum, you had the complete blowout within the top 10; #10 Louisville defeated #2 Florida State, 63-20. In the middle of the spectrum, you had ranked favorites win close games against other ranked foes; #1 Alabama defeated #19 Ole Miss, 48-43; #12 Michigan State defeated #18 Notre Dame, 36-28. Finally, on the opposite end of the spectrum, you had unranked foes upsetting ranked opponents; Nebraska defeated #22 Oregon, 35-32 (which wasn’t a HUGE upset because it was in the Sea of Red, but a minor upset, no less); North Dakota State defeated #13 Iowa, 23-21 (which wasn’t a huge upset either because we’ve come to expect this from North Dakota State. Can we just see a North Dakota State-Alabama matchup, already?!)
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