Garbage in, garbage out

I tells ‘ya, if Miami has a disappointing year, the metaphors will write themselves.

The new uniforms are made, in part, with a regenerated yarn that has been transformed from fishing nets and other nylon waste picked up from marine environments. In addition to the uniforms, players will also wear new cleats and gloves featuring recycled materials.

That gives a whole new meaning to throwaway season.

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36 responses to “Garbage in, garbage out

  1. PharmDawg

    “Come, follow me,” Coach Richt said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” And at once they left their recycled uniforms and followed Him…

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  2. Biggen

    Can this please play out like the Seinfeld episode where George switches the Yankees to cotton uniforms??

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  3. 81Dog

    So basically, the Canes are going to come out looking like Aquaman? Swe~eeeeeet. I can’t wait for the puns after they catch and release Fish Fry.

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    • Macallanlover

      But guaranteed to look better than those god-awful, scaled unis FU trotted out.

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      • Bulldog Joe

        Or at least better than this feathered finery…

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        • Macallanlover

          That’s ugly, but in another universe above those Gaytor, lizard outfits. I mean, the Canes at least did the most basic thing right, they stayed with their colors. So they have OK “furniture”, they just have it in the wrong places.

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  4. Got Cowdog

    How about Florida State spoofing them with a remake of the old save the planet commercial where the Indian Chief is looking at all the trash on the beach and crying? That would be awesome……

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  5. Biggus Rickus

    Knowing how much southeast Asians love college football, I can’t think of a better way to get them to stop dumping plastic in the ocean.

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  6. Tatum

    Somebody will be running free down the sideline returning a kickoff for a td to win the ACC championship game. The whole uniform, shoes and all, will unravel, tripping the player up at the 5 yard line.

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  7. MDDawg

    I hope they do well, but I think they’re going to have a disappointing season. Or at least they lose the opener to LSU, lose to FSU, and then Va Tech, everyone thinks the sky is falling and it’s the same old “Richt can’t win the big games” thing that we UGA fans are all too familiar with. I hope I’m wrong, but I visit the Miami message boards regularly and they’re just too high on the preseason happy talk. A lot of the guys over there think they’re going to run LSU out of the stadium. It’s giving me flashbacks….

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    • Biggus Rickus

      Their defensive line was a huge part of their success last season. With so many guys gone, I think the defense takes a step backwards. It’s unlikely that they’ll go +13 on turnovers again, and I don’t really see how they’re going to run the ball any better than a year ago. If they can’t do that, replicating their division win last year is a longshot.

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      • MDDawg

        Yeah turnovers were a huge part of their success last year and you always hear about “regression to the mean” so it will be interesting to see how it plays out this year. And despite the turnovers, their defense looked undisciplined at times. Like they’re so aggressive that they run themselves out of position. And there was one game last year (Virginia, I think) where the opposing QB was just abusing the Miami secondary. On offense I think they’ll be helped by having a couple of guys at FB this year, whereas last year they didn’t have any so you’d never see them line up in any power-running formations. As you can tell, I pay way too much attention to Miami football.

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      • Other than Virginia Tech, who is going to challenge them in the Coastal? They have a better roster than everyone else in the division. Just curious and not trolling. If they beat Va Tech, they’ll go back to the World’s Smallest Outdoor Cocktail Party.

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        • Biggus Rickus

          That’s fair, and I hadn’t really taken the quality of the division into account. Tech could conceivably have one of their good years. Duke should be good defensively, so if Cutcliffe can cobble together an offense, they’d be a contender in the division. That said, it isn’t hard to see Miami going 6-2 and winning the division.

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        • MDDawg

          This is what I meant when I mentioned flashbacks. It’s the same thing we used to say about UGA and the rest of the SEC East. Again, I want Richt to do great things at Miami, but they won some ugly games last year.

          In the Coastal, UNC was riddled with injuries last year and that’s unlikely to be the case again this year. Miami plays at Georgia Tech this year, and I can already see ESPN flashing up that stat “Richt has never lost at GT as a head coach” and then boom, the streak ends. From the other side they get FSU and BC. Everyone’s painting BC as a trap game for Miami, and FSU has a new coach and a healthy QB so it’s anyone’s guess how those will play out. Without seeing this year’s product on the field, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether Miami goes 6-6 or 12-0 or anywhere in between.

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        • Bulldog Joe

          Agree. Virginia Tech is the key game for them. It’s late in the season in Blacksburg, probably at night for TV.

          5th year senior Malik Rosier returns, but with a career completion percentage around 50%, a rebuilt OL, and a new backfield. The early predictions show Miami beating LSU and getting off to a fast start.

          But Miami is thin on the lines and the late-season physical cold weather games (Blacksburg and likely Charlotte in December) look to derail their season, again.

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    • CB

      Schedule is trash. They could be unbeaten headed to Charlotte.

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  8. UGA '97

    So the turnover chain winds up in a scrap yard? Miami once said one man’s junk is another man’s treasure when they hired Richt. Doh!

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  9. FtMyersDawg

    Love how small minded men pick a part a better man. We truly are just South Carolina Jr.

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  10. Man, I thought Nike blew. Better them than us.

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  11. Great headline and comment Senator.

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  12. UGA '13

    C’mon Senator. In light of your recent Playpen post, I’ll refrain from voicing any environmental concerns, but (genuinely entertaining) snark aside how is this anything but a good thing?

    Positive PR for the university and the city, cleaning up beaches and trash islands improves public health and potentially contributes to increased tourism, and they’re creatively repurposing waste rather than taxing it or trying to eliminate it all together. I’m for it.

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  13. CB

    They look like standard, run of the mill alternate uniforms which Miami wears pretty regularly. Who cares what they’re made of? Kirby made it to the title game in year two, but I swear it seems like a lot of y’all are horrified at the possibility of Richt making the playoff, or even, gulp, winning a championship before Georgia does. Otherwise, why lash out?

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  14. steve

    ‘Garbage in, garbage out’…This topic is not about Boom’s mouth or the SC head cheerleader’s vagina? The Columbia ‘Gamecloacas’. Fried chicken, a feather pillow and a thousand excuses for losing their first SEC home game..

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  15. Bonzdoc

    The same group works with MLS and each team has a special kit/uniform made with recycled plastic from the ocean that is worn for one game each season. The Atlanta United kit was hugely popular this year.
    https://m.adidas.com/us/atlanta-united-fc-parley-jersey/A87550.html

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