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BarberitosDawg
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What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
I mean there is nothing historical geared toward wearing them? I would think a push toward silver helmets and silver britches would be more inline with historical relevance.

Is there something I'm missing here?

IMO they look like crappy Falcon uniforms when I see them, at least they didn't break out the Grambling helmet scheme.


BreezyDawg
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
Done right, it creates a excitement and a crazy atmosphere.


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Porter Osborne Jr
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
I dig em. I'd like to see them one SEC game a year.


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FinleyStreet
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
The old ones were cool looking. The black jerseys offset the red helmet nicely.

The new ones are terrible, which I'm pretty sure they did on purpose so we would stop asking about them. Kind of a genius move if you ask me because I never want to see those god awful things again. I'm red forever now.


claydawg09
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
The old version that is literally just our red jerseys in black with the colors reversing is fantastic. Last night was some new wave goofed up version. But to answer your “why” questions:

A) Black is one of our 3 primary colors
B) Silver helmets may sound good on paper but in reality we’d just look like Ohio State
C) Our silver britches have been shite for years. I don’t know what the issue is but I miss the early 2000s when there was actually a silver shine to them and not just a flat gray.
D) Recruits and players like them. Most schools around the country have at least one alternate jersey they use regularly with the exception of Bama, Auburn, USC, and Penn State and maybe a couple more. It’s not sacrilege.


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dawgfan24348
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
They look nice as frick, fans love them, players love them, and recruits love them.

Only people who seem to hate them are older fans who hate change aka traditionalists


BranchDawg
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
Because they look great. /thread


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Peter Buck
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
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I mean there is nothing historical geared toward wearing them? I would think a push toward silver helmets and silver britches would be more inline with historical relevance.

Is there something I'm missing here?

IMO they look like crappy Falcon uniforms when I see them, at least they didn't break out the Grambling helmet scheme.


Historically, Im pretty sure that Frank Sinkwich’s Heisman portrait is him in a black jersey with a red helmet.


bigdawg7780
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
These were to celebrate 100 years of being called Bulldogs. So the dog collar and the dawgs on the sleeves were a 1 off. The regular black jerseys should be wore on SR day every year. No gimmicks make it a tradition.
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SquatchDawg
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
Because black is cool and edgy.


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Crowknowsbest
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
They look cool, and not everything has to be historical.


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ThereGoesHerschel
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
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there is nothing historical geared toward wearing them? I would think a push toward silver helmets and silver britches would be more inline with historical relevance.

Is there something I'm missing here?


Yes. You're missing the fact that a different color jersey top isn't required to be historically significant.


Peter Buck
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
But they are historically significant


ThereGoesHerschel
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
Despite being photographed in a black top idk if there's any evidence we actually wore blaxj in a game back then, could be wrong though.

Beside the point though. The point is, there isn't some prerequisite check box to be fulfilled for wearing a different jersey than what you normally wear.


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SneakyWaff1es
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
You every think about fricking a hot chick that's not your wife? Something that wouldn't be historically significant...that bitch just looks good.

It's like that only your "historic" uniform won't take half your shite in the divorce.


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BarberitosDawg
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
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Digging back far enough, there is evidence of Georgia Bulldogs black jerseys in the 1940s. Sometime between 1940 and 1942, members of the Georgia football team wore black jerseys for a photoshoot at Sanford Stadium. Sinkwich, the Heisman Trophy winner from 1942, was one of those players and he even posed for one photo alongside head coach Wally Butts. What was the point of this photoshoot with black jerseys? There's no photographic evidence to suggest the Bulldogs ever wore the jerseys in a game. The late Dan Magill, who knew everything there was to know about Georgia football, had no recollection of the team ever wearing black jerseys. One possibility is that the photo shoot was nothing more than that. Butts didn't create his Georgia football style in his first season (1939). He introduced the "silver britches" in 1940 and the silver helmets in 1941. Perhaps Butts considered black jerseys and bought a small set so he could see the full uniform in person. If so, then the black jerseys have truly come full circle. In 1940, the jerseys were used for a photoshoot featuring star players. In 2020, black jerseys are typically used for photoshoots featuring coveted high-school recruits.




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Too bad they didn't choose the same style shirts as Franks instead of the abomination they wore last night....

As I said I don't quite understand it, but then I guess nobody's getting hurt by it either.


RD Dawg
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
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As I said I don't quite understand it,


whats so difficult to understand?

Black is a official school color and been part part of our uniform for decades. The jersey looked great last night except for the dog collar pattern but it was barely visible


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DawgsLife
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
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Only people who seem to hate them are older fans who hate change aka traditionalists


I am definitely older and definitely a traditionalist....but I love the black jerseys. As one poster said above, they offset the red helmets nicely.



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ThereGoesHerschel
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
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then I guess nobody's getting hurt by it either.



Except you, apparently


BarberitosDawg
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re: What's the draw toward "black jerseys?"
Who's alter are you with those 300+ posts in 9 years?


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