A local elementary school here in Baltimore held a pep rally yesterday. This was, of course, in support of our hometown Ravens traveling to New England for the upcoming championship game on Sunday.
An email was sent to parents stating that if children did not wear either purple clothing or Ravens 'gear,' they could not participate in the rally and would be shuttled to the library.
I found this interesting since the library certainly should never be considered a form of punishment. Not only that, Baltimore's slogan years ago was "The City That Reads."