Lucky Shirt Advice Please

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    I realize admittance of my error may result in great persecution, possibly even a life-time ban. History should have steered me from my decision. But on Saturday, I tried to break-in a new shirt for the Miami game. Yes, I realize I should have chosen a directional school, or Kentucky, but I was so excited to wear it.
    Given the way the offense was able to move to ball only to turn it over, it should have been clear what the problem was. Why I didn't take it off after the third, even fourth turnover escapes me. Please advise, what is the proper way of disposal. Is it akin to the American Legion retiring a flag (not that the shirt deserves it, but it does still has the big Gator head on it)? Or should I shoot holes through it and throw it off the bridge?
    My sincerest apologies.:sad:
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    just burn it. kill the funk.
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    Unless your shirt was draped over Driskel's eyes on the INTs, or between Jone's hands and the ball on his fumble, it wasn't your shirt's fault.
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    First we need to modify the thread title to "Unlucky" Shirt.......
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    However, if it was yellow and used by officials to call all those penalties, I change my conclusion!
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    garettk,
    I have to take some of the blame myself. I started off with my normal solid blue coaches shirt, wore this one all of last year. After the first quarter I changed to my blue Nike "footall" Gator shirt and then an orange one then my blue #1 jersey. I realized I do not have any white gator shirts, will get that fixed ASAP!
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    Could origin have anything to do with it? I purchased it at the outlet malls in Saint Augustine. It was in the back of the store in the clearance section.... Maybe those before me realized it was defective?
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    You're supposed to still be wearing whatever it was you wore in 1996
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    It wasn't your shirt that led to the loss, it was the gators and their all white surrender uniforms.
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    I remember in 08 I wore the same white hat to every home game plus every away game but one. Bet you can't guess which one I didn't wear it for. I don't think what shirt you wore had the power to affect the outcome of the game. But if your shirt ruined thousands of Gator fans' day...
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    changed twice

    I changed shirts twice during the game and it didn't matter.
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    Well it seems certain that your shirt did not grade out as a champion, and in turn helped Miami more than you will ever know. Not trying to make you the escape goat here, but I got esophageal spasms just reading your post.

    This dazzling post was sent via my Samsung Galaxy Tablet using jet packs custom built for Gator Country.
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    Aww, keep it man! Our next 2 games are Tennessee (3:30pm CBS) in The Swamp on Sept. 21st and at Kentucky on Sept. 28th. As for me I've never thrown out one of my Gator T shirts, even, heaven forbid, we lose a game. And I have at a minimum about 250 of them! I know, I got too many. I'm just can't resist buying a new one when I see another new one I like. And I just saw one that will be perfect for the Tennessee game! :)
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    Wash it in beer and it will be properly anointed. Unlucky no more.
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    I went with my all white Nike Harvin jersey. We never win with that thing! Not really a jersey guy, but thought I'd buy it anyway. Might only wear it for cupcake games from now on. ):
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    Time for a shopping spree with the wife, gf, significant other, dog, etc. That way if it doesnt work, it's their fault. That's what I will be doing this weekend.
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    I was at work for the game and didn't get to wear my jersey. Glad I'm not the only one who caused this lol
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    go play in traffic or jump off a cliff with it on, if you survive, its lucky, then you always wear it.







    J/K
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    I haven't changed my underwear since my first game in 1991 against San Jose St. And while it has led to incredible success on the field for my beloved Gators, I have paid a great price in my personal life.
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    Lucky shirts were officially not working on Saturday.

    Out of laziness and some cockiness, I didn't bother putting on my lucky shirt (worn for 2 football and 2 basketball national championships) at the beginning of Saturday's game.

    At halftime, I blamed myself and changed into my lucky shirt. Obviously, it didn't work.

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