We all know former Florida coach Steve Spurrier is fond of visors. He made the accessory an “in” thing, transforming the item from quirky to cool.
He was Jim Harbaugh with khakis before Harbaugh dreamed of that idea.
Thanks to an excerpt from Spurrier’s book, “Head Ball Coach: My Life in Football, Doing It Differently–and Winning,” we learn the story of how the coach became an expert in visor fashion. The full explanation, courtesy of GridironNow.com, is worth a click, and it’s quite the history lesson. Be sure to dive in when you have the time.
But there’s a nugget buried within that deserves some light.
Deep in the excerpt, Spurrier describes why he stopped throwing visors. Check it out below:
“[A]s I became more experienced as a visor-thrower, I also found out that firing a perfectly good new white visor to the ground causes a grass stain and can ruin it. Those stains are almost impossible to wash off. I made a note to myself: ‘I gotta quit doing that!’ And so I didn’t do it as much. I started flipping the visor up in the air and catching it.”
Makes sense, right? Why ruin a white pearl?
Thanks for the memories, Coach.