When I first saw this picture, I nearly crumbled. I was overcome with emotion. It might not be possible to explain the full magnitude of its power, but I’ll give it a shot.
You see, I thought Georgia was hosting a football game and nobody showed up. Then I looked closer at the opposite side of the stadium. “Wait,” I thought, “those are people. Looks like they’re wearing black. Huh.”
Turns out, holding a “blackout” carries all the intimidation of empty seats. And then you get your ass kicked.
I gonna go ahead and guess the Crimson Tide didn’t roll in and say, “Oh, crap! Blackout! No amount of houndstooth is going to save us from this!” Maybe in a tighter arena — and maybe not with black — something like that could work. But for large stadium applications, blackouts are kinda dumb. Yeah, it gets the fans worked up, but when they’ve been drinking Bud Light and cheap liquor all day, a trick squirrel could have the same effect (but be way more entertaining).
Snarkiness aside, I really like the black Georgia jersey. It’s sharp. After Saturday, though, I don’t see it coming out to play in the near future. — Bryan