“Daddy, tell us about the time you saw the Gators wear those awful green jerseys.”

So, this was all the rage on the Internets last night.

Rage” being the operative term here.

Hey, you know what you don’t see? YOU DON’T SEE GEORGIA UNVEILING UNIFORMS WHERE THE COLOR SCHEME IS WHITE, DOG SALIVA, AND BLOODSHOT EYE. Somehow, Bulldog fans have managed to survive this lack of faithful recreation!

The general consensus was, um… not kind.

I tell you what — if I were one of the Florida players whose health was in question for the TAMU game, I don’t know that I’d be in a rush to get back just to put that outfit on.

As a general rule of thumb, letting Nike’s design department go to town with these one-off designs rarely, if ever, works.  You’d think schools would realize that Nike doesn’t care about anything except drawing attention to itself.  And you’d also think that whole “but recruits love those” argument has been sufficiently debunked.  It’s not like Oregon is about to overtake Alabama in the national rankings any minute.

One small thing I’m eternally grateful for was the decision made a couple of years ago to let both teams wear their home jerseys at the Cocktail Party.  Red versus Blue, simple and classic.  Strange that the same people who agreed to that would go full lizard, but I guess that’s what happens when Nike presents the check for its financial support.

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25 responses to ““Daddy, tell us about the time you saw the Gators wear those awful green jerseys.”

  1. Saltwater Dawg

    What a coincidence this morning. I’m starting my day on GTP, looking at these ridiculous uniforms, while my 8 yr old daugher is watching Disney channel, and this is on the TV at the same time.

    Not sure which is worse.

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  2. Mayor

    Fake juice! Really fake juice–Ugh!

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  3. Bulldog Joe

    Thankfully, they’re playing while we’re playing.

    We won’t have to see that.

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  4. That uniform is truly hideous and that’s saying something given some of the garbage Nike has put out there (including our Power Ranger uniform).

    I would expect that to be hanging in the Lake City Wal-Mart not actually on a Florida football player.

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  5. Chopdawg

    Pretty sure the reason we’ve lost those last two Fla games is Red-vs-Blue jerseys. This year let’s wear our road white shirts, we’ve done pretty well in those these past 2 weeks.

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  6. Got Cowdog

    What did you expect from the people who brought us “jorts”? Fashionistas, they are.

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  7. Uglydawg

    I had the sound on and my wife thought I had fallen asleep and was snoring.

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  8. I’ve said it before and I will say it again: I do not like Nike. It was official after those awful costumes we agreed to wear against Boise. Also, get us real silver britches.
    Not to mention, they somehow managed to slightly fuck up the our kick ass uniforms when they dreamed up that stupid “bulldog bold”.

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    • Minnesota Dawg

      Yes! Hell, I recently watched some of the UGA v. LSU game from 1987…and even back then we had some silver shine in our britches…30 years ago! Come on!

      Also, completely agree with your sentiments about “bulldog bold.” Almost all the uniform tweaks over the last decade have been for the worse.

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  9. Greg

    Those are hideous…worse than our Power Ranger uni’s when Boise whipped us.

    I would like to see us where black jerseys once every year or two…against somebody other than Louisiana Lafayette. No need to make a big production about it every time and call for a blackout. I wonder if Senior Day vs. UK might be black jerseys this year.

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  10. W Cobb Dawg

    Seemed like a good time to launch the new uniforms after the home loss to LSU. Their fans are already pissed off. Why not prolong the misery? Count me as being all for it.

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    • Me too. Its like the lizard uniform of shame. Damn I hope we curb stomp those guys.

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    • 81Dog

      “OK, boys. Based on your play, you leave me no choice but to send you out in front of your mamas, a stadium partly filled with Gator fans, a national tv audience, and Steve Spurrier dressed in these hideous uniforms, which will make you look like a bunch of extras from Land of the Lost. You want to wear REAL unis again, you are going to have to earn it with your play. Screw it up again, and next week, you’re going out there in tennis skirts.”

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  11. Bulldog Joe

    “Daddy, tell us about the time you saw the Gators wear these awful green jerseys.”

    “Uh shut up and put on your Halloween costume.”

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    • The Truth

      “But Daddy, I don’t want to go as a Gator football player this year. Not after the way Georgia kicked our ass last Saturday. “I want to go as Roquan!”

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  12. Nashville West

    Not sure the aggie yell leaders are up to this but it sure fits:

    “U-G-L-Y, you ain’t got no alibi ! You ugly gaytors, you ugly…”

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  13. Alcoholic Genius

    I hope they wear those Ninja jammies to the Cocktail Party. The M.I.R.B. will drink to that!

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  14. The Dawg abides

    Love the line about aTm being able to outrun them by just running in a zig-zag pattern.

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  15. This is just the trailer for a new made for TV mini series…”Gatornado”….TimTebow’s acting debut.

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