There’s been no shortage of talk this week about some Georgia fans’ disappointment regarding another noon start for UGA on Saturday — especially once it was announced the Bulldogs would be playing at that same time for the season ender vs. Georgia Tech next week.
The excitement for an early kickoff usually just isn’t the same as the energy level for a game that starts later in the day. However, don’t expect a typically dull environment when UGA takes on Louisiana-Lafayette, because there’s a chance that UGA’s decision to wear its alternate uniform — black jerseys with red helmets and silver britches — will make this game feel like the kind of event fans want to leave a tailgate to attend.
Of course, the fact that the team is dressed differently probably won’t have an impact on the final score, but the decision to give the traditional red home jerseys a break should cause almost everyone to have a little more fun.
Which is not to say all UGA fans are on board with the “blackout concept.” Some suggest the Bulldogs should never wear anything different than the customary red and silver, and others say the unique look should be saved for a game that matters — an opponent other than the Ragin’ Cajuns in other words.
Frankly, around DawgNation the subject of uniforms can often be just as divisive as religion or politics. Yet something upon which all fans can agree is if the UGA defense plays as well this weekend as it did last Saturday vs. Auburn then it can wear whatever color it wants.
No matter what your preferred uniform color for the Dawgs is, we hope you’ll join us on Facebook Live immediately after the game for the Papa John’s post game show. For a preview of this week’s broadcast please take a look at the video above.