Black is the old black.

The fans want to see it.  The players want to wear it.

Makes you wonder who’s so dead set against it.

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40 responses to “Black is the old black.

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

    Kirby’s off the mutha.

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  2. jtp03

    Nike would be my guess.

    The basketball team wore their throwback whites a few weeks ago and everyone loved them. Heard that Nike was in charge of when they wore those and the new greys with the Super G on them.

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  3. The liquor barons probably hate them.

    Seriously, when you see recruits put on the uniform, they almost always get their picture in the black jersey with the silver britches. It’s time for them not to be a recruiting gimmick and use them.

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  4. Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

    Look, in all seriousness, if we just wore them but didn’t make them “important,” then it would be okay; it’d be like the Braves wearing their navy tops or red tops or beautiful cream-colored uniforms. It’d just be another game.

    Make the Black Jerseys (yes, I’m capitalizing them… we’ve gotten to the point where they are very much a proper, not a common, noun) the Senior Day jersey, aka the final home game of the season.

    There. Done. It’s not the Auburn jersey. It’s not the fake juice jersey. It’s not the last SEC game of the year jersey. It’s the Senior Day Jersey.

    Why is this so effing difficult? Why does Butts-Mehre make EVERYTHING so effing difficult??? Jesus, McGarity and those guys couldn’t screw in a lightbulb without an instruction manual read to them by Don Leebern, Jr.

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    • Derek

      I’ve been saying that for years, but with one caveat.

      You have to earn them by beating Florida.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

        Nah, because that’s still too much like fake juice.

        Just have it be the Senior Day Jersey. Every year. No fake juice incentives. No special games. It’s just another game.

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        • Derek

          Why is it fake juice? It’s a reward for winning the wlocp.

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          • stoopnagle

            That’s what they were to start with: Richt told them “beat Okie State and we’ll wear this shirts” back in 2007.

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

            THAT is the fake juice… the incentive.

            Come on man, the only incentive the team should need to beat Florida is that it’s FLORIDA. Adding extra incentive sends a terrible message. Fake juice.

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            • Derek

              So rings and trophies are fake juice?

              Seriously?

              It isn’t fake juice. It’s an acknowledgement that this senior class won in Jax and this other one didn’t.

              You know, like rings and trophies.

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              • Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

                None of those things are incentives in the same way. Your analogy doesn’t make sense.

                You don’t play to win championships to get rings and trophies. You play to win the game. The rings and trophies aren’t incentive, and if they are, then you don’t belong on the field. If there were no rings and trophies, you would still play to win the game. And yes, I do mean to go Herm on you.

                The same with Florida. There should be NO incentive to beat Florida. That is why your idea is fake juice.

                Just declare before the season, come rain or come shine, we’ll wear the Black Jersey once per year, every year, for senior day. Sometimes it will be Tech. Sometimes it will be a cupcake. It’s just another game. That takes away all fake juice “meaning” and “importance” that the “get off my lawn” members of DawgNation keep giving them because they think they’re cursed, even though we’re 3-1 whilst wearing them.

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  5. Aladawg

    McGoofy

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  6. 38243824

    Wear them for night games. End of story.

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  7. Salty Dawg

    I’d like to know who it is and kick their ass!

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  8. HamDawg11

    Wear them against tech every year. They wear white at home and away, so it works every year. There, done.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

      This is an acceptable alternative to making them the Senior Day jerseys.

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  9. Mayor

    Fake juice. We’ve got the best looking unis in all of CFB. Why wear anything else?

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

      How is it fake juice when black is literally one of our two colors and the black jersey is every bit as awesome as the red jersey? It’s only fake juice if you make it fake juice. If it’s just another game, it’s not fake juice.

      I’ll never understand the get off my lawn segment of DawgNation who don’t want to wear this amazing jersey option. It’s not like we’re freaking Oregon.

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      • ChiliDawg

        The “get off my lawn” segment is why we don’t ever wear them anymore. They ruin things for everybody. And I don’t just mean w/r/t UGA football.

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        • Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

          They’re the reason why Sanford Stadium is known for having a terrible home field advantage compared to other SEC or other CFB stadiums. They’re the same as the “sit down” people. Basically, the entire South Side of the stadium. They need to hurry-up and die off so people who want to be at a, you know, FOOTBALL GAME, can have access to those tickets.

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      • Mayor

        We already have red jerseys and white jerseys. Add black jerseys. Then add a silver jersey. We also Alfred have red pants. I seem to remember a game with black pants a few years ago. Let’s mix and match all of those. And who can forget the black helmet? Or the helmet and uni from the Boise game? Add them into the mix. Then, yes, we WILL be just like Oregon.

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  10. ATL Dawg

    The black jerseys should be a regular part of our uniform. When we’re the home team, wear the red jerseys 50% of the time and the black jerseys the other 50%.

    And give the “get off my lawn” portion of the fan base 2 free sessions with a therapist to help them cope.

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    • ATL Dawg

      And make the decision on which one to wear based somewhat on the weather and game time. You don’t want to be wearing black for a day game in September.

      And for god’s sake, get the fans to all wear the same color, matching what the team is wearing.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

      I don’t like this. Red is our primary. Black jerseys is once or twice a year. I still say Senior Day is the best option, but I also like the idea of Tech.

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  11. Russ

    Silver jerseys with black pants and a red stripe down the sides. Oh, and white helmets. After all, those are our colors.

    Or we could stick with 100+ years of tradition and wear red jerseys.

    I could put up with black jerseys once a season at a predetermined time to avoid the fake juice narrative.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

      Yeah, your smart ass reply is kinda dumb because silver and white are not our colors. Our colors are red and black. RED and black. Red and BLACK. Red AND… wait for it… black.

      Silver and white are accent colors only. Red and Black, Russ.

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      • Russ

        Didn’t mean to upset you.

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        • Corch Irvin Meyers New USC Trojans Corch (2020)

          There’s very few things that truly upset me, so don’t worry about having any kind of affect on me in that way. 😉

          However, this “slippery-slope” idea re: uniforms is ridiculous. We’re talking about the Black Jersey. That’s it. No need to go off into a strawman argument about any other sartorial choice. The Black Jersey. It’s quite easy to stay on that topic and not be worried about the ridiculous never gonna happen uniform changes that seem to populate your nightmares.

          Also, it’s amusing when Georgia fans don’t know what our colors actually are and how the accent colors are not part of our official colors.

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  12. Dawg19

    Why not wear them for a cupcake game?

    That was there’s absolutely no fake juice about them at all.

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  13. Jared S.

    Why not wear them EVERY game, and just wear them UNDERNEATH the normal jersey.

    Then everyone’s happy. Amirite?

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  14. paul

    Ever since Kirby was hired we do what Kirby wants and we don’t do what Kirby doesn’t want. Period. You may recall when Kirby was hired he said that we’d pick one game each year to wear the black jersey. We’designate that game in advance so that everyone would know. We did it once, Kirby’s first season, and we haven’t done it since. We don’t wear the black jerseys because Kirby down’t want to.

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  15. Go Dawgs!

    Alabama has changed their basic look one time in recent memory. They let Nike put a houndstooth collar on the uniform one time to honor Bear Bryant on his birthday or his anniversary as a coach or something. It was such a striking change that… you couldn’t even see it from twenty feet away. Beyond that, the only change they’ve allowed to the appearance of the uniform is making the Nike swoosh silver for playoff games.

    That’s where Kirby learned his trade. I think he made his statement about the uniforms when he was told by the administration to wear them and he wore them against UL-Lafayette.

    But they definitely keep putting them on recruits. So I guess we’ll see.

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  16. Cojones

    Because the last time Kirby played with UGA wearing black jerseys, we lost?

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