Nice threads, dude.

I’m sorry, but this cracked me up.

“I couldn’t hear a thing because that stadium was so loud,” Anderson said. “We had those new uniforms on, and I hadn’t played ball in a whole year. I had a lot going through my mind.”

I just want to know what the story is with the uniform reference.  Was he distracted admiring his looks as he got in his stance?  Was he upset that he wasn’t celebrating his return to the field in a more traditional uniform?  What?

I’d like to think this could be the final nail in the coffin for Georgia wearing special uniforms again.  But I doubt Nike agrees with me on that.

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51 responses to “Nice threads, dude.

  1. TennesseeDawg

    Those uniforms were so ugly, it literally caused our players to commit penalties just by wearing them.

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  2. Adam

    The helmets might have been harder to hear in than their standard ones. Kind of like how Jarvis Jones’ came off so much (something like 23 times), even though he said that hadn’t been an issue at all in practice with the normal ones.

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  3. Careful Brad

    I wonder if Nike knows/cares how universally disliked those uniforms were? I even had non-Georgia fans saying “Your uniforms usually look nice, what are you doing?”
    Thank goodness for Maryland.

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    • Just Chuck

      I actually thought our uniforms were worse than Maryland’s. At least theirs had some connection to the state flag. Ours weren’t even a bulldog red.

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      • Russ

        ^^ this
        My mother-in-law (whom I love dearly) was trying to be nice and said they had a very nice pink-red color to them. She couldn’t understand why I didn’t like that.

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  4. Go Dawgs!

    So basically what he’s saying is, “I was focused on everything except the game.”

    Nice. Love you, buddy, but you’re going to have to go on a speaking suspension for a while.

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  5. orlandodawg

    Why haven’t the message boards been filled with derisive comments about how our stupid fans can’t keep quiet so the team can hear the count?

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    • CarolinaDawg

      Agreed. Can anyone in the stadium shed light on why in the hell you could hear anything louder than a cough when we had the ball? Not to say his excuse makes up for anything. However, after hearing Bean and Richt bring it up, it seems to me that you wouldn’t need to practice non verbal cadences if you assumed you’d be playing in a home stadium.

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      • King Jericho

        I’m not sure about you guys, but I saw a lot of blue and orange, especially right where we took our first few possessions. All the more reason kicking off would have made more sense.

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  6. Vindexdawg

    It doesn’t seem all that long ago that I was reading how our program is one of the five wealthiest in all the NCAA. Why in hell can’t we afford to tell Nike to take their $$$ AND their vile clown outfits and stick em where the sun don’t shine?? I am fully aware that U of Oregon is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nike and Phil Knight Enterprises but surely that is not (yet?) the case with us.

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  7. How did we get to the point where Boise State fans can intimidate our players in Atlanta?

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  8. The Life of Reilly

    I hate Tebow, and I mocked Tebow mercilessly when he cried in his post-game presser after that loss to Ole Miss but damn what I wouldn’t give for one of our players to take responsibility for a loss and not give silly excuses or to have one of the coaching staff show hurt and determination after a loss instead of cracking jokes.

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    • Skeeter

      This! Hate him, too. But, Tebow was all heart and gave it everything.

      Like Jack Handy says, “it takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.”

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  9. Normaltown Mike

    This is right in line with “the dog ate my offensive play calling”

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  10. JaxDawg

    You know, it’s not like Nike just shipped boxes full of that shit and said “here, wear this”.

    Nike had to have interfaced with someone within the athletic dept and that someone would have had to say “yeah, those will work”.

    I want that asshole fired, just for having bad taste and being an idiot.

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  11. Bob

    Actually Georgia should have thought about the crowd issue before they chose to receive. Boise was going to make us start from their end of the field. And while there were probably only 8-9K of their fans, they were all in that corner and it was very loud. The Dome is very loud to begin with, and even 8000 can make a racket when given the opportunity.

    That being said, we lost because we weren’t prepared and because Boise just happens to be a very, very good football team. My Bama and LSU friends scoff, but they don’t want to face Kellen Moore.

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  12. HK

    If you want to know why he was worried about his uniform, look in the mirror. The players are head cases about most of the same stuff we fans are, in spite of the fact that we expect them not to be. Think Jacksonville.

    I’d like to think thats not true, but there it is.

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  13. AusDawg85

    You couldn’t hear the BSU fans over the UGA crowd…place was rocking. (Note to self…remain quite next time in face of pre-season hype and renewed expectations when none are warranted. h/t CMR)

    NIke is a big part of why we have some much $$$…and hey, the kids loved ’em.

    Bean…I don’t think I would a said that, son. Probably another example of why Richt kept so many and so much locked-down during Fall practice…he knows, sadly, how easily stupid comments can be made.

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  14. Jermaine'sDye

    This is not the stuff of championship football.

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  15. I don’t blame Anderson for being jumpy — for most of those guys, I dare say it was the biggest game of their UGA careers — but dang, dude, the stadium was too loud? The uniforms? Just say “I got excited and lost my cool” and then stop talking.

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  16. H-Town Dawg

    Wait, what’s that you say? I can’t hear you…my uniform is too loud!

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  17. Skeptic Dawg

    I am hearing rumors of a Blackout this weekend against the Cocks. CMR feels that the team needs some additional juice for the game. Awesome!

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  18. HVL Dawg

    I love it when the Senator and the rest of our fans takes a throwaway line one of our kids says and derides him for it.

    A reporter sticks a microphone in the kid’s face and tells him to talk. Guess what, not everything these kids say is intelligent. Then this kid’s fans – white boys with real degrees (not football ones) – riducule the kid because he didn’t perform well enough and then in front of a reporter something stupid came out his mouth. I’ve got a teenager a lot smarter than Bean who says stupid things every 3 minutes.

    I guess Bean is fair game because he screwed up and accepted the scholly at UGA- home of fans who berate you if you lose.

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    • Just curious: I shouldn’t find amusement in what Georgia’s players say, or in what any college athletes say?

      Because I’ve never seen you wax indignant over some poor Gator’s faux pas.

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      • HVL Dawg

        Ya know, on second thought I guess you are more of a journalist than a fan.

        I’m just a fan. Justin plays for my team so I’m with him unless he hits a girl or steals a laptop. Gators can suck it.

        Go Dawgs.

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        • H-Town Dawg

          The first mistake you made while having your self-righteous tantrum was assuming that we are not “with Bean” just because we have been having some fun with his comment. And the fact that you felt the need to inject race into the discussion needlessly and inappropriately was your other mistake. We’re all Dawg fans here.

          GO DAWGS!

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          • Cojones

            HVL had a lot of gutsy truth in what he said. Sometimes we all need a comeuppance and you are no exception. “Self-righteous” is a favorite word of those who don’t reply directly to what someone else says, just bash’em instead.

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            • H-Town Dawg

              “Gutsy truth?” LMAO! Yeah, sometimes folks DO need a comeuppance…and I just gave him one. And I believe I did reply directly – and rejected his argument. Just like I’m replying directly to you now. His statement was misguided and so is yours. Is that direct enough for you?

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      • Keese

        All Bean was trying to say was he was a little on the nervous side with the fans, uniform, reacquaintance with being on the field. Maybe just lost a little focus and came unglued.

        Sorry Senator but kinda side with HVL Dawg on his main point (being a throw away line) but not on the other rhetoric. Thanks for sharing

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    • Cojones

      I think you make a good point. And ridiculing a player is a low sense of humor. HVL, you have the Cojones Award of the week. Now sit back and let the epithets roll off like water. It really pisses them off when their negative rants are ignored.

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      • This Awesome Stadium Rocker

        Brother. He was joking about something Bean said, not calling Bean an idiot. We all say funny stuff sometimes, put words out of order, etc, and when somebody repeats it or brings it up it doesn’t mean they don’t like us, just that somebody said something funny. Seriously…good grief.

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      • H-Town Dawg

        The fact is that it was HVL who had the negative rant. He got called out and “Cojones” doesn’t like it. No big deal.

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    • This Awesome Stadium Rocker

      I thought the Senator was posting this in good humor. It’s not like he’s really crucifying Bean, is he? And half the humor, although not overt, is about the ridiculous uniforms. I’d say Senator is a pretty kind person and runs a pretty kind blog for the most part – maybe give him the benefit of the doubt that he probably likes Bean and all the players quite a bit, and this was just some good natured poking at a pretty funny comment.

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  19. Scott

    Speaking of uniforms. Does anyone agree with me that Nike can’t fit our team in uniforms correctly? I saw more helmets and shoes flying off Georgia players heads and feet than I ever have in a game. If I had to worry about whether my gear was going to stay on I may block, tackle, run, pass and catch like crap too.

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  20. Derek

    If bobo and richt were good coaches then Justin wouldn’t be a moron. My guess is that Anderson was supposed to pick up the outside linebacker on the 4th and 1 and he would have done so IF his butt didn’t itch and/or bobo could coach.

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    • This Awesome Stadium Rocker

      If bobo and richt were good coaches then Justin wouldn’t be a moron.

      I don’t even know where to start with this, except it is wrong in so many different ways, but it’s my favorite line of the footbaw season. This whole post is exactly right.

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  21. fuelk2

    Bean. Bless his heart.

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  22. Undersigning O-Linemen Since 2001

    Remember, nose tackles never had to remember the snap count.

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  24. Jordeniel

    Boise wore the same “special” nike jerseys.. didnt seem to worry or slow them down any… Yes the colors were very toned down in comparison (with the exception of their shoes-good god those were ugly), but it was the same jersey.. youtube highlights from the game. See for yourselves.

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  25. scott

    That quote is enlightening. Apparently, we scrimmage so little that the experience of actually playing a football game seems foreign to our players. We need full contact high tempo practices that carry over to the game. Maybe then we could tackle, block, hit, etc. S&C is not a substitute for full contact scrimmaging. Neither is scrimmaging in shorts or scrimmaging where tackling certain players is off limits. This is where we went wrong the past five years.

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  26. Chadwick

    I know it’s been a while since Richt has had a team in a dome, but you would think he remembers that they’re loud and that snap counts would be a concern. It kills me that he didn’t think to address this in prep. It’s crap like this that makes me wish he’d become a full-time missionary. How could you not prep for the place being bonkers? Damn, just damn.

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