October 31, 2009
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Georgia came out for its Cocktail Party warm-ups in the classic Bulldog duds: Red helmets, famed silver britches, white facemasks -- what else would they be wearing?
CBS analyst Verne Lundquist wasn't sure what to make of the switch; from the game, our resident Georgia fan reports that he's "gobsmacked." Twitter wonders "Why is Florida playing Grambling?" I'm curiuos about the history: The last time the Red and Black actually wore black hats was ... well, I don't have that kind of color-specific research at my disposal, but I'm confident that it hasn't happened in my lifetime (i.e. roughly post-Herschel, in Dawg years). The great Frank Sinkwich, who was no stranger to bizarre headgear, never wore one, so today's get-up is potentially without precedent.
But as my fraying jeans can attest, I'm no expert; all I know is that "modern" doesn't mean what television fashionistas think it means, and that even the TV poseurs would never describe red facemasks on black helmets as "modern." What say you, reader?