Enough with the Uniform Gimmicks

Milton SkeltonContributor INovember 6, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 31:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators rushes upfield against Rennie Curran #35, Darryl Gamble #50 and Brandon Wood #97 of the Georgia Bulldogs at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on October 31, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Black jerseys, black helmets, black pants, and who knows what is next. Yeah, it can be fun to see the Dawgs wear something cool and different from time to time, but the purpose behind it sickens me.

Don't get me wrong, when I saw the team bust through the banner against Auburn donning the black jerseys for the first time, I shed tears. Not just because it was different, but because my Dawgs looked excited and hungry, and that spark is needed from every once in a while.

Here we sit, two seasons later, after another blistering loss to the Gators. Not only did we have to watch as Tim Tebow broke our heroe's record (it only took him like 13 extra games), but we had to see possibly the most atrocious excuse for a uniform I've seen this side of Oregon.

People have defended the "Black Hats" by saying, "New uniform schemes excite teams for big games." My response is, why does Georgia need anything else to excite them to play the Florida's, Alabama's, and Auburn's of the world?

Since when is playing a huge SEC rivalry not enough to make you want to chew nails. Personally, every single time I watch a Georgia game, I can barely function. My family often jokes that I will die of a heart attack during a UGA game, and that may be so.

How many times have you seen Alabama try a new uniform scheme to get excited to play Tennessee or Auburn. What about Texas, Oklahoma, or USC? Have they tried it. No, they haven't, because they know that every game they play, has a direct effect on their chances to win a National Title.

This should be the same mindset in Athens. Sure, it would be nice to see the black jerseys again every once in a while, but leave the helmets and "britches" alone.

Go Dawgs!