There's a concherversy brewing at Uni Watch over what to call the color that is on the uniforms of the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Athletics, and also the old St. Louis Rams uniforms. The standard practice is to call it gold, but a vocal minority insist on yellow. I myself think it is rediculous to call that color gold, since that is the name of a distinct color (cf 49ers, Fighting Irishes). I would like to use my platform here at Styleforum to change said practice at least in the United States of America let's from now on just call that color yellow.
(In the town where I grew up, the school's colors were purple and "gold" i.e., yellow. When I was a youngster I always said "purple and yellow" and my mother always corrected me said "No no, that is purple and gold!" I never understood that convention, even dating back to my earliest years.)
(I will also add that when I was a youngster I described certain other human beings as having yellow hair didn't understand why I should call them by the fancy word of "blonde.")
EDIT: Just realized that my car is pert near exactly the color of the old St. Louis Rams pantalones and yet ain't no one even once referred to my car as gold.
Having grown up a Steelers fan (and to a later and lesser extent a Rams fan) I've always thought and said "yellow".
As a 7-year attendee of UCB, I also think of Cal as wearing yellow, although I know it's frequently referred to as "gold".
Perhaps we could avoid strife and promote unity by simply calling it "America" instead.