So I’m innocently walking past the John McKay Center when I look down at the statue of John McKay. And I notice his shoes have the Nike swoosh logo on them. What?!?!?!
The picture below shows McKay wearing his Spot-bilt shoes. Even when tailback Anthony Davis famously wore Nikes at the 1974 USC-Notre Dame game, the rest of the team wore Spot-bilt and Adidas.
So how did the swoosh get on to that statue? It couldn’t be related to the fact Nike owner Phil Knight donated money to the McKay Center. Of course not. Maybe it was just a sculptor’s embellishment, like Syracuse experienced with its Ernie Davis statue. Whatever the reason, it’s not good. In fact, it’s a travesty. And they should be sanded immediately.