Before you jump to conclusions, let me state that this blog has absolutely nothing to do with the meetings being held in Bedford County regarding school uniforms. I have 2 grandchildren still in school. One wears a uniform, and the other does not. The one who wears a uniform lives in Florida, & the other one lives in Georgia. I do have my preferences on school uniforms, but I don't feel I should tell other people how to dress their children.
My comments here concern attire (or lack of it) at the Shelbyville-Columbia basketball games tonight. Seven boys (presumably high school students) were barechested in the Columbia cheering section. They had the letters GOLIONS painted on their chests - 1 letter per boy.
Those boys would not have been allowed to attend classes at school without wearing a shirt. Why should they have been allowed to dress that way for the games? I know that chest painting is big at college and professional games, even at those cold, snowy football games. UT men's coach Bruce Pearl joined in last year at a UT women's basketball game. However, I hope that SCHS principal Don Embry would not condone this at a SCHS home game.
There is also the grammar side. There should have been 8 barechested young men in the stands. Surely the English teachers at Columbia High School have taught them that there is a space between GO and LIONS.