Heat Check: UGA’s uniforms are hot, as in ‘Burn them now!’

Aaron Murray leads Georgia onto the field for its season opener.

Aaron Murray leads Georgia onto the field and boldly proclaims, "Goldar -- er, Boise -- you're going down!"

The Monday Heat Check begins not with a player or a team but with the latest in fall clothing. Anna Wintour has nothing on us.

Georgia’s uniforms: They’re new. They’re different. They’re horrible. The good news is that we’ll see them for only one game. The bad news is that the game will televised. Heat index: They’re sure to be a hot item at the thrift store as of Sept. 4.

Georgia’s ranking: The Bulldogs are No. 19 in the preseason Associated Press poll, which is pretty darn good for a team that went 6-7. They’re ranked ahead of Mississippi State and Florida, to whom they lost, and Auburn, to whom they also lost and who went 14-0. Heat index: Yeah, but have the voters taken a gander at those Pro Combat duds?

Georgia Tech’s ranking, or the lack thereof: Forty-eight teams drew votes in the AP survey, the Jackets not among them. Heat index: A cold front has settled over the Flats.

The Falcons: They’re 0-2, which must mean they stink. But wait a doggone minute. In exhibition games, the score when the first starting quarterback is removed is the only one that matters. (I’m serious about this.) Using that barometer, the Falcons are 2-0. Heat index: Doctor, chill pills for everyone!

The Braves: Don’t look now, but after a 6-1 week they’re closer to first place in the National League (6 1/2 games back) than San Francisco is to them in the wild-card race (eight games). Heat index: Doctor, could we have an outbreak of pennant fever on our hands?

By Mark Bradley

213 comments Add your comment

JJ

August 22nd, 2011
10:38 am

They are uga lee

jimbodude44

August 22nd, 2011
10:39 am

Mark, you are among the greats. Referencing a show that I built my childhood around? Good stuff

This Gets Old!

August 22nd, 2011
10:40 am

Enter your comments here

Mark Bradley

August 22nd, 2011
10:40 am

I’ve noted this before, jimbodude44, but one of the Bradley daughters wept when Kimmie the Pink Ranger left the show.

BG

August 22nd, 2011
10:42 am

The uniforms look cool to me. Some people will never be pleased with anything. Dawgs will roll Boise 38-21!

Dawg Trainer

August 22nd, 2011
10:44 am

Obviously the Dawg Trainer did a poor job of training. Leave the designer unis to Oregon.

Fashion Policeman

August 22nd, 2011
10:44 am

Those are UGA-lier than the AJC’s subscription renewal rate.

clark kent

August 22nd, 2011
10:45 am

So this is what happens when effeminate fashion designers are given the reigns to design sports uniforms huh?

ThrashersFan

August 22nd, 2011
10:45 am

2011 NL East Champions: [b]ATLANTA BRAVES[/b]

ThrashersFan

August 22nd, 2011
10:45 am

……I guess you can’t bold ur comments on here :(

Jason

August 22nd, 2011
10:46 am

Everyone I’ve talked to thinks that the uniforms are ugly. The biggest problem is that its too much solid red with the red jersey and pants. If the pants had been silver, it might not look too bad. But the multicolored face mask is also hard to swallow.

Maybe UGA figures that if their look makes Boise St. players want to puke, then they just might have a chance to win the game.

Chi Town

August 22nd, 2011
10:46 am

What about the Bama black out jersey’s of 08?

Can they still wear those or are they already in the college HOF?

coach joe

August 22nd, 2011
10:46 am

picture of UGA uniforms??

i”m not local..

bitter "red" neck fan

August 22nd, 2011
10:46 am

all the uni’s need is a rebel flag and a case of papst blue ribbon beer —then and maybe then

————————-i will enjoy them—————–nike stinks—over rated ployester company—fact

bitter "red" neck fan

August 22nd, 2011
10:47 am

Enter your comments here

Kerrigan Mahan

August 22nd, 2011
10:48 am

Thanks for the MMPR reference. Us Tech fans can’t get enough of this :)

Herschel Talker

August 22nd, 2011
10:48 am

MB:

Do you think Cox would have kept playing Heyward and would have kept George Costanza on the bench? I think Fredi has been, for the most part, awful, but keeping George in the lineup has been a great move. Cox would have kept plugging Heyward and his Mendoza average in there everyday. Why couldn’t we have gotten rid of that old fool years ago?

HT

sogadog

August 22nd, 2011
10:48 am

The Boise State game is a MUST WIN now for the Dawgs.

Imagine how silly they will look on national television if they lose while sporting Power Ranger pajamas.

Spanky

August 22nd, 2011
10:48 am

Mark, compared to earlier uni’s with other teams,..this wasn’t as bad as I initially thought! LOL…it could’ve been worse, like last year Boise uni’s! LOL, they were awful!

Okefenokee Dawg

August 22nd, 2011
10:49 am

It”s an ugly uniform you can’t drink purty!

Ted M

August 22nd, 2011
10:50 am

In exhibition games, the score when the first starting quarterback is removed is the only one that matters. (I’m serious about this.)

Even that score doesn’t really matter.

War Dang Dawg

August 22nd, 2011
10:51 am

If only the “Pro Combat” unis looked that good…

coach joe

August 22nd, 2011
10:52 am

one more thing. how can anyone be nagative about the Braves right now. They are really rolling..

love it.. better than Saints football…

YardDawg

August 22nd, 2011
10:52 am

Read an article in an Idaho paper not making fun of the Nike Uniforms, but rather making fun of the fans who are more concerned with the color of the pant than the game itself. I think the finger is also pointing to you MB.

Sharp Dressed Man

August 22nd, 2011
10:53 am

I don’t care for the uniforms. You just don’t see the bedrock college football teams playing gimmicks with uniforms. I like the fact that Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama, Penn State and others have kept their uniforms consistent pretty much since they switched over from leather helmets (okay, maybe not quite, but close). I’d much rather see Georgia do something innovative with third-and-long defense or utilizing some of our team speed with creative plays on offense than spending energy picking out new threads every time a big game comes along. But I’m sure some big $$$ changed hands for UGA and BS to wear them for this game. Oddly, I couldn’t find anything about the BS uniforms in their media outlets.

Omnipotent One

August 22nd, 2011
10:53 am

Boise St wins 41-17

GT will be ranked and UGA unranked by Week 5

Falcons will win the NFC….and lose in the Super Bowl

Braves will win the Wild Card…and the NL…and the World Series

Great year for Atlanta teams!

dawggirl

August 22nd, 2011
10:54 am

If you think the uniforms are so hideously ugly, there is an easy solution. Don’t watch the game, just read the recap. Problem solved.

Worm

August 22nd, 2011
10:55 am

Yep, Gonna’ look like FRESNO ST. BULLDOGS vs. BOISE SPUDS in another “WACK” game..Sad day for Dawg fans.

Jay

August 22nd, 2011
10:55 am

ga ranking no shocker there. happens every year and then they fall flat on their face. rankings should not come out until after week 3.

Ted M

August 22nd, 2011
10:55 am

no ifs ands or buts about it Cox would have stuck w/Heyward no matter what. JC would have never been realized and likely stayed a career minor leaguer.

All Dawg

August 22nd, 2011
10:55 am

They could be bedazzled for all I care. All we need to do is leave it all out on the field and win.

GeorgiaDuck

August 22nd, 2011
10:58 am

UGA is trying to copy the mighty Oregon Ducks!

The Diesel

August 22nd, 2011
10:58 am

Better get ready for Boise and quit worrying about the uniforms

murfdawg

August 22nd, 2011
10:59 am

I know the uniforms are ugly. But would you rather win ugly or lose pretty? In baseball, you never change anything when you are winning. What would the Georgia faithful think after we beat BSU, then Carolina? Keep going until we lose?

dtanner

August 22nd, 2011
11:00 am

who are these idiots who keep putting enter your comments here?

JB

August 22nd, 2011
11:03 am

Dawgs will be better than last year, by how much, who knows, but the off season and a few bad eggs gone and sense of urgency should show improvement

Charles

August 22nd, 2011
11:05 am

I bet by October, uga wont be ranked and tech will

Kerryb

August 22nd, 2011
11:06 am

Sharp Dressed Man, I believe that Ohio State has done a Pro Combat Uniform too.

Peter

August 22nd, 2011
11:06 am

Aren’t you the one who complained that the Braves wouldn’t part with any young pitchers in order to obtain Carlos Beltran? Isn’t Beltran injured again? Didn’t three of those pitchers contribute significantly on this homestand? What’s the Bradley heat index on prognostication? Wouldn’t ask if you weren’t man enough to take it.

Kerryb

August 22nd, 2011
11:07 am

Ominpotent One, UGA will beat Boise State 35-14 and Tech will be unranked all year.

Columbus Dawg

August 22nd, 2011
11:08 am

Mark Richt must have a crystal ball, or at very least really, really thinks he has an awesome team to risk his career on these hideous uniforms for this make or break game for the University of Georgia Football Program. Yes that is right, every game that UGA plays on the field this season is the next make or break game for the program. UGA Football is at a crossroads, and I have been told over the weekend by a large Hartman Fund contributor that after Richt’s arrogant remarks toward the Bulldog Nation about the uniforms, that the leash just got shorter. I know that the players love them, but then the players are of the Power Ranger age, but most of the contributors are of the thinking that the players have not even earned the right to have the storied “G” on their hats, much less get new Power Ranger Pajamas.

Bottom line is that if Richt loses this game while wearing these pj’s, the noise is going to get loud imediately. This would be the most embarrassing thing that Richt has pulled yet. This season’s schedule is by far the easiest in Richt’s tenure, and an East Championship and a return to the Dome is going to be very important for Richt’s job security after this season. Richt needs to begin to be a little more arrogant with the competition, and a little less with the Bulldog Nation.

Socal Dawg

August 22nd, 2011
11:08 am

Our traditional uniforms would look goofy on that little girl manikin they have it on. If they win they can play in their jock straps for all I care. I’d listen on the radio however.

Joey

August 22nd, 2011
11:08 am

You make me laugh, Impotent One!

Gators Eat Boogers

August 22nd, 2011
11:10 am

The AJC loves to incite Bulldog Nation. They do it every week by printing some of the finest articles ever written….. such as the latest classics………. “Israel Troupe pisses in Bushes!” Or “Ray Drew wrecks scooter!!!” Or “Orlson Charles involved in Miami debacle.”……

This is getting old. The AJC sux.

BobDawg

August 22nd, 2011
11:11 am

BRAVOS ARE PICKING UP GROUND! The bullpen is the Phillies weakness and really starting to show kinks from the 6th inning on…. Would be nice for us to put pressure on if only to make sure they can’t rest their starters like they would like to….

As far as the Uni’s for Boise St… Can we just play football??? If the kids like ‘em then thats all I care about!

Jingle Dingle

August 22nd, 2011
11:12 am

Still better than the infamous black helmets. I personally think they look stupid, but these old fogies on here need to realize that the days of wearing the jerseys that barely made it to the belly button and the old white Riddell cleats are over. Needless to say, UGA’s bout to take a whoopin from a Mountain West team and no type of uniform is gonna save them.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 22nd, 2011
11:13 am

Congrats to the Braves for a great week. Srong baseball, glad Uggla is continuing to show that he is back full bore.

Also the uniform thing is much ado about nothing. One game change, sure could be better, o well. Libya has fallen, two U.S hikers sentenced to 8 years in prison in Iran, Hurricane is tracking the Atlantic side of the U.S but lets whine and moan about Jerseys for one game.

David Granger

August 22nd, 2011
11:15 am

I watched the national championship game last season (Auburn vs. Oregon) with a bunch of UGA friends. And when the Oregon players did that little thing with the gloves where it made an “O” when they held their hands together just right, one of my friends said: “You just watch. Mark Richt is going to wet his panties wanting to get some of those for Georgia.” I thought he was crazy, as much as we have embarrassed ourselves in the last few seasons when we’d make a big deal over new uniforms, or a special shirt color, or “black out the stadium!”

I do hate the UGA uniforms. But it’s only for one game, and NIKE is the one who pushed it…so to be fair, we can’t really blame Mark Richt. It is just a damn gimmick, but this time (for a change) it’s not HIS gimmick. I do wish he didn’t seem so excited about it, however.

Please have the team ready for the game, Coach. Let’s play hard from the opening kickoff, OK?

BobDawg

August 22nd, 2011
11:15 am

Columbus Dawg… ease up on the coffee this am… If we go 1-1 after those first 2 games that is all we need… I really don’t care about Boise St and the game means more to them…. We need to clip the Gamecocks and win the East…..As Spurrier says, it’s all about the SEC Chmpship!

Beast from the East

August 22nd, 2011
11:15 am

@Gators Eat Boogers,
Are you jealous of that or are you just obessed with your superiors?