Friday, July 9, 2010

Who Wins Before They Even Take the Field?

Is red or orange the more extroverted color?

We looked at the home team uniforms of the two finalists in this Sunday’s soccer World Cup and noticed (how could we not?) that both of those colors are pretty darn loud.

Set either one against the deep green (“vert” in French, by the way) background of the soccer field (“football pitch” to the soccer-speaking world) and the contrast is stark.

Being the competitive (and Extrovertic) gang we are, we asked ourselves: which of the two uniforms is more extroverted?

Spain’s red? Or the Netherlands' orange?

Just so you know, the animal kingdom is equally torn. Paul the Octopus in Germany has picked Spain to win, but Singapore’s Mani the Parakeet tells us the Netherlands will rule the roost. (Frankly, we think Mani is just pulling Paul's legs.)

Let us know what you think.


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  1. I say red is the more extroverted color since it occurs in its natural state. Orange, on the other hand, is made by combining yellow and red.....therefore, red stands out on its own, making IT the most extroverted.

  2. I know the Pete who wrote this blog is an extrovert. Giggs22

  3. But aren't we all, even when just sitting around and doing nothing, occurring in our natural state? You can't just sit around and be orange (my cat's color and activity level notwithstanding). You have to go out and do something to be orange. You have to dream of something different to be orange. You have to create something to be orange. Orange is far more extroverted.

  4. Orange is more extroverted as red is an ordinary 'plain' color. Proof Positive:

    The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain
    -Henry Higgins

    On the other side of the coin proving the dutch are the extroverts:

    There's only two things I can't stand in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures... and the Dutch.

    -Nigel Powers

  5. I think it's clear that the most extroverted color is yellow. So orange must be more extroverted than red, because it has yellow in it!

    But I have to admit to some bias, as one of my great-grandfathers came from the Netherlands, and none of them came from Spain.

  6. Paul the Octopus does it again!

  7. Good call, excellent prediction. It's now all history.

  8. Both history and my gut reaction say that red is by far the more extroverted color. It is associated w/ the root chakra which is the seat of authority (tailbone) and masculinity. Orange is traditionally a color of change, associated w/ the sacral chakra (that'd be the sacrum) and the feminine center. I wear red when feeling threatened. I wear orange when feeling groovy.

  9. News flash: Paul is hanging it up. That's one classy octopus. Going out as the champ.