Thoughts On FSU Blackout

Chris WhitmoreCorrespondent INovember 11, 2008

This weekend brings the third anniversary of the "Unconquered" black uniforms of the Florida State Seminoles.  Created in 2006 to honor the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the game coincided with the unveiling of the Seminole Indian family statue outside UCA at Doak Campbell Stadium.

I've been to both of the Blackout games, versus Boston College in 2006 and Duke in 2007.  Though ESPN took no mercy against FSU fans in 2006 and scheduled the game for 3:30 in October, where wearing black at mid-day can still get warm, last year's Homecoming game against Duke kicked off at night where there was a different atmosphere for the uniforms. 

Night game, black uniforms, majority of the fans wearing black added another dimension to Tallahassee.

I've browsed Warchant and there are always mixed feelings on the uniforms.  Younger fans tend to enjoy them and older, traditional, fans sneer at the black uniforms and claim they will still wear Garnet and Gold to the game.

With this Saturday's game kicking off at 8pm and will be broadcasted on ABC on the entire East Coast, it would be nice to see the Seminole faithful in Doak dressed in unison with their team.  While an older fan may not support the uniforms and go against it, it would be nice if they supported their team and wore a black shirt to show unison for the Seminoles on national television. 

There will be something about the atmosphere on Saturday night in Doak with lows projected to be in the 40s for that night, black uniforms, and fans in black shirts cheering the Seminoles on. 

FSU is close to winning the ACC Atlantic Division and only has two more games to do all they can do to get to the ACC Championship game and this is a crucial time for this young Seminole team to know the fans are behind them.