Wearing black for Uga VII?

Fans plan on wearing black for Uga VII. (University of Georgia)

Fans plan on wearing black for Uga VII. (University of Georgia)

There’s been no official call for a “Blackout” and I fully expect the team to be in the traditional red helmets and jerseys Saturday against Kentucky.

Which is as it should be.

But I’m hearing from a lot of fans who plan to wear black, or at least black shirts, to the game as a mark of respect for the Seiler family on the death of Uga VII.

That sounds like a good idea to me. Not a big media thing, not a “Blackout.”

Just the Bulldog Nation mourning its lost mascot.

What do you think? If you’re going, do you plan on wearing black?

252 comments Add your comment

how2fish

November 20th, 2009
3:54 pm

UGA2006

November 20th, 2009
3:57 pm

I will not be in attendance at the game, but I will be wearing black for Uga VII.

Savannah Dawg

November 20th, 2009
4:00 pm

Wearing black is a great idea and tribute to the Seiler Family as well as to the greatest mascot in college sports or sports in general! Damn Good Dawg!

UGANation

November 20th, 2009
4:01 pm

This sounds like a great idea! I know the Seilers would greatly appreciate the gesture! God Bless UGA VII!

Bradley G

November 20th, 2009
4:02 pm

I say the team should wear black jerseys…as long as it is clear the jersey switch is to honor UGA VII rather than another silly move to motivate the team to play better.

At the very least, they should wear some kind of helmet decal to honor his memory.

timthebrave

November 20th, 2009
4:05 pm

I’m down…Gotta get the black jersey cleaned tonight

Bryan G.

November 20th, 2009
4:05 pm

I would even forgive the ugly black helmets for Saturday. DGD.

Bright Idea

November 20th, 2009
4:06 pm

Black rain gear it appears.

UGA VIII had a nice compact swing

November 20th, 2009
4:10 pm

Damn Good Dawg.

NORRIS

November 20th, 2009
4:14 pm

I say its time for a “WAKE”. Literally, lets make this a memorial to UGA and let this be our time to put the past behind us and start fresh. If we can go ahead and beat Kentucky and then Tech this will make a bad season a little easier to deal with. We could end up with a good bowl game.
So lets go dawgs. Im all for sitting up with the dead saturday night. The dead being the wildcats!!

NewnanDawg

November 20th, 2009
4:19 pm

Black for the fans, a decal for the players.

Go Dawgs!

superDawg

November 20th, 2009
4:22 pm

Sonny Purdue should make Nov,19 official uga day in Ga.

obammma

November 20th, 2009
4:24 pm

We will tax the nerds for dawggie insurance.

Jim F

November 20th, 2009
4:24 pm

The team should never wear black again until there is a special deserving occasion. That could be a long time away based on what I have seen. I will wear a black shirt to mourn Uga VII.

SOUTH GA DAWG FAN

November 20th, 2009
4:25 pm

LMAO!

November 20th, 2009
4:30 pm

So football players go to Tech for an education huh? I thought about posting this on the Tech blog but I figured way more Tech fans would be on here reading about UGA! HA HA HA HA HA!

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=rivals-338084&prov=rivals&type=lgns

SadDawg

November 20th, 2009
4:30 pm

Fans only!!!

Okefenokee Dawg

November 20th, 2009
4:30 pm

I will never forgive those ugly black helmets. If they haven’t been destroyed, they should be!

Loran's Best Will Be Missed

November 20th, 2009
4:33 pm

Im down. Seems the least we can do in tribute to a DAMN GOOD DAWG!!!!!!

Clerk

November 20th, 2009
4:37 pm

Never bring out those black helmets again.

Dawghater

November 20th, 2009
4:39 pm

UGA choked on Gator Meat. Woof Woof I’m a Dead Dawg.

Cuz

November 20th, 2009
4:39 pm

It would be a nice gesture for the Seilers. I never thought the jerseys did any more than fire up the fan base anyway. A tribute to Uga and all the Ugas and Seilers would be appropriate. I expect both red and black apparel by the fans.

Dawghater

November 20th, 2009
4:42 pm

“LMAO” so your stating graduating with a degree in Parks & Recreation is a great testament to UGA because the kid graduates with a worthless degree. Why don’t you check out the degrees your kids are taking and compare those with Tech’s. By the way, our starting center is taking Aerospace Engineering and is over a 3.0. Enjoy your worthless data!

Peter Venkman

November 20th, 2009
4:44 pm

Listen, I am sick and tired of all these people crying like a bunch of babies about the black helmets. If UGA had won that game those black helmets would have been the most beautiful things that anyone has ever seen and they would have sold replicas for $200 a pop. You naysayers can pretend that it wouldn’t be the case but you would just be telling a big fat lie. I say wear all black and even better to do it against an opponent that you can actually beat and maybe put a uni change in some sort of rotation so they just don’t come out for a “big” game so not as much of a big deal will be made over them. I know that everyone is now crying about the tradition and wah wah wah. But the fact of the matter is style points, gimmicks and new stuff helps to recruit an 18 year old kid win or lose.

LMAO!

November 20th, 2009
4:52 pm

Dawghater – don’t be jealous!!!!!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha LMAO!!!!!! Better luck next year!!!!!!!

Old Dawg

November 20th, 2009
4:56 pm

Got my black hat and shirt. This is a nice way to celebrate UGA VII’s life and support the Seiler family.

StuDawg

November 20th, 2009
4:56 pm

It would be the only way I would want to see the team ever wear black again. But, if they did, and won, it would be great and I wouldnt mind seeing them wear it again in the future. This is basically their one shot to save any part of the black uniform.

Dawghater

November 20th, 2009
5:00 pm

Yep, LMAO I’m real jealous about UGA going to Shreveport and getting hammered by Florida, Okla State and Tennessee. And UGA needs the better year next year. We are just fine thank you. Now go put on your wife beater, put a little pinch between you cheek and your gum and finish off that six pack of bud. Woof Woof, UGA’s dead!

Kevin

November 20th, 2009
5:00 pm

I think the team should go all black; head to toe. It is basically a wake for UGAVII.

LADY DAWG

November 20th, 2009
5:03 pm

I’ll be there in black.

Dawghater…..would you please check the proper use of your and you’re. Your denotes possesion. You’re is a contraction meaning you are. Where was it you graduated? I do believe that center is taking those classes at Ga. state.

Adam

November 20th, 2009
5:05 pm

I’ll be there, in black, in honor of the team chances for a good bowl game, but also uga as well.

LADY DAWG

November 20th, 2009
5:07 pm

LMOA! You are correct. There is one thing UGA fans & Tech fans have in common. We are all obsessed with what goes on in Athens. What goes on on North Avenue is of no interest to UGA.

Dustin

November 20th, 2009
5:09 pm

I love the idea of a “total” blackout to honor the seller family… And I truly believe that if uga would switch to black pants for every game, instead of the gray pants that it would boost recruiting like peter said. Plus I absolutely love the black pants and red Jersey for home games…. I also really like the black helmets contrary to popular opinion

CO-STARRING LEE VAN CLEEF AS THE BAD

November 20th, 2009
5:14 pm

Enter your comments here

LMAO!

November 20th, 2009
5:15 pm

Dawghater – After reading your post. It is obvious you didn’t graduate high school much less college. Why are you so angry? Jealousy is not a flaterring trait! LMAO!!!!!!!! HA HA HA HA !

Dawghater

November 20th, 2009
5:16 pm

Lady Dawg you wouldn’t qualify to attend GT. Enjoy all your you are your’re English teaching. You’ll have fun with that last sentence. And the center taking Aerospace Engineering is at Tech. For your information, Ga State does teach Aerospace Engineering and UGA just does not teach!

LADY DAWG

November 20th, 2009
5:21 pm

Dawghater You didn’t answer me. Where did you graduate? No, I didn’t go to Tech. They don’t have a school of medicine.

jj

November 20th, 2009
5:21 pm

I won’t be in any black during the game, but not opposed to getting inside some black after the game if a hot ebony princess presents herself…

terry harper broke his arm on a check-swing

November 20th, 2009
5:28 pm

BLACK 4 ME 2

G8TOR

November 20th, 2009
5:31 pm

Out of respect for the dead, I’ll not comment on the obvious comparisons between UGA VII and your defense.

Dawghater

November 20th, 2009
5:33 pm

Hey Lady Dawg – 3.7 GPA in Industrial Management! UGA’ers know what as “boss” to you!

G8TOR

November 20th, 2009
5:33 pm

Lay down; roll over; play dead….

Windale

November 20th, 2009
5:36 pm

At least dawghater spells his user name correct. DAWG! You dawg obsessed piss ant insect.

CO-STARRING LEE VAN CLEEF AS THE BAD

November 20th, 2009
5:39 pm

Sorry ’bout that! I am not going to Athens, duty calls, but I will wear the black Saturday night for ol’ Uga. Uga VII, we hardly knew ye! Now for some random thoughts. 1- If “mean Gino” Mangino should be fired, my old high school coach should be dug up and hung! I will say this, if not for Coach I would probably be dead or in prison. My Father had died and at times I needed a good butt kicking. I suspect some of Mangino’s players needed disciplin also. 2- I expected the graduation rate at UGA to improve and I expect further improvement. UGA had 75 football players in summer school with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The APR at UGA is now second only to Vandy in the SEC and well ahead of Tech. 3- If Charlie Weis keeps his job and Clausen turns pro Notre Dame will slip from merely bad to awful. Weis wastes more talent than Bowden did at Clemson. 4- People that want Tressel, Richt, or Carroll fired should check out Michigan. Carr was a fine man and ran a very competitive program. Not only did he win a lot of games but his kids graduated and there was no hint of scandal. He just didn’t beat OSU. Well guess what? Dick Rod still loses to OSU, and almost everyone else! Central Michigan anyone? Remember that Carr beat the Gators in his last game. The Moral of the story is that if you have a winning coach that runs a good program and wins a Bowl game almost every year you had better have a DAMN good replacement ready if you fire him! 5- Cuz, I hope you and Baylie have a wonderful time. My thoughts are with you.

Dawghater

November 20th, 2009
5:40 pm

I have to spell it “dawg” becuase the UGA fans aren’t smart enough to know it’s “dog”.

Now UGA stay. Stay UGA don’t move. He’s doing a great job! You could stuff him and tell your fans UGA’s playing dead and they stare and take pictures for hours!

LMAO!

November 20th, 2009
5:40 pm

Dawghater- “They don’t have a school of medicine”……sounds like you should subscribe yourself some Prozac!!!! You seem like you might have a bit of depression!!!

Dawghater

November 20th, 2009
5:44 pm

Is it bad that I made out with my best friend Jeff the other day? It was good for me!

Oh No!!! We Suck Again!!!

November 20th, 2009
5:48 pm

Peter Venkman, You’re my hero! I have been saying exactly what you said since I changed my name from Waterboy, You can do it, to what it is now. Wear all black and have fun! Regardless of what people say, I also agree to want to see the uniforms in rotation. Hell, again at least we aren’t as bad as Oregon! R.I.P. UGA VII

db

November 20th, 2009
5:50 pm

I think Uga had a heart attack watching Willie Martinez’s defense all year.

phoenix falcon

November 20th, 2009
5:52 pm

Mr. King i disagree with you, i think there should be a ” black out ” for uga, uga is more then a mear ” mascot “, uga IS A Ga. Bulldog in every way. He was not some guy in a stinking, molding, yellow and black bee outfit, but a TEAM member. RIP UGA 7, i hope you are chewing on a big fat juicy steak bone. Even though i live in Phoenix, i will wear black for UGA 7, all day sat.