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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by G8torsRUL, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. shane4three

    shane4three GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 24, 2014
    Ready for a winning argument? Kids like alternative unis. Black would be eye catching and a win as far as recruiting.

    Here’s another thing thermodynamics or not...kids with 12 pounds of gear on and a helmet playing in Florida are going to be hot. Florida is hot, the Southeast is hot, heck even Ohio is hot for the first 3-4 games of the season.

    As far as Bama winning and lack of uni choices that’s hogwash. Recruiting and coaching win.

    Bring on the Black unis and bring em out to ACDC’s Back in Black mixed with “Bring Em Out”.

    Let’s go!!!!!
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  2. Skink

    Skink GC Hall of Fame

    Gamecocks have already tried that gimmick and as I recall they got their asses kicked in their awesome black units. Looked stupid. No thanks

    As for thermodynamics, yes of course the players get hot out there. So why in hell put our players at a disadvantage by wearing black in the hot sun, while also necessarily pushing the other team into light colors? We should be in light colored jerseys for all home games (white over blue, or white over orange), and force our opponents into dark jerseys. This, folks, is a no-brainer.

    Ever wondered why items intended to get hot in the sun, like hot water holding tanks, are always painted black? All the hokus pokus
    BS talk in the world won’t change the fact that - regardless of the materials of construction, conductive heat transfer coefficient, convective heat transfer coefficient, or specific heat - the color black absorbs radiant heat more than any other color. And White, the least.

    Go Gators
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  3. antny

    antny GC Hall of Fame

    May 28, 2007
    So even if black theoretically pulled hear away from the body as well as attract UV radiation from the sun wouldn't the equation be heavily stacked on the absorption of sunlight anyway? That article also required specific conditions like wind and doesn't even mention humidity. I never make a firm judgment without all the facts but on the surface it seems like a slanted article used to possibly sell black uniforms. I dont know
  4. FusionGator

    FusionGator Senior

    Nov 15, 2015
    We have Gatorade as our secret weapon to counteract the heat.
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  5. Skink

    Skink GC Hall of Fame

    The only way black, or anything else, can “pull heat” away from the body is if the body is hotter. Heat flows from hot to cool, never from cool to hot. This is why all arguments to the contrary are fundamentally flawed.
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  6. TrueGator

    TrueGator GC Hall of Fame

    Nov 11, 2014
    I believe the new materials are supposed to wick away moisture from the skin better, allowing higher heat transfer away from the wearer. So, then a player in a new material black uniform should definitely be cooler than a player in an old material black uniform. But, a new material white uniform still has to be cooler for the player than a new material black uniform. So, I guess that still supports the argument for light-colored uniforms for us and dark ones for visiting teams for day games in terms of home field heat advantage. Maybe we could crank up the heat in the visiting locker-room at half-time, too? :)
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  7. thale410

    thale410 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    A Buyer’s Guide to Athlete Tracking Systems for Coaches - SimpliFaster

    So many of these systems are being used across sports that they would stumble across uniform color/heat performance degradation data even if they weren't measuring looking for it.

    As shane4three states above, once you get to a certain threshold in ambient conditions you are stressing the athletes' body significantly. 93 degrees, sunny, and high humidity is going to take the same basic toll on the kid in the navy, black, orange, or white jersey. Anything contributing or mitigating based on the color isn't going to be significant in any real world sense.
  8. GameTime1

    GameTime1 GC Legend

    Jul 27, 2015
    black is a school color for USC though
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  9. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    White is not our color either.

    Black and white are base colors that primary colors sit on top of.
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  10. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Devils advocate: Ohio State has more alternates than anyone.
  11. thale410

    thale410 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    True. Makes more sense in that case, but you're thinking logically.

    Just think about how pimped it will look in a selfie on Snapchat. ;)
  12. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

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  13. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Our black hoops unis are sharp.
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  14. 96Gatorcise

    96Gatorcise GC Hall of Fame

    Aug 6, 2008
    Add Notre Dame. They have been sporting at least one alt uni for the past decade when promoting their shamrock series games.

    Shamrock Series[edit]
    Between 2009–2016, and resuming again in 2018, Notre Dame has hosted an annual off-site home football game known as the Shamrock Series. The series promotes Notre Dame's athletic and academic brand, and has brought the Fighting Irish to San Antonio, New York, Greater Washington, D.C., Chicago, Indianapolis, Boston and the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

    Prior to the 2012 season, Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick announced at a news conference of plans to continue the series through 2016. He confirmed after his news conference that New York is expected to fall in that rotation and then continue to be the one consistently repeating venue for Shamrock Series games. The Shamrock Series was not held in 2017, but resumed in 2018.

    One of the unique aspects of the Shamrock Series is its inclusion of academic and other non-football activities in the area of that year's host city the days and hours leading up to the game, which include pep rallies, drummers' circles, and academic lectures.[575][576][577][578]
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  15. GameTime1

    GameTime1 GC Legend

    Jul 27, 2015
    That is a decent look for black. I dont like the Halloween look though. Still would rather come up with some O&B alternates
  16. SuperMOM

    SuperMOM All American

    Jan 31, 2016
    Black on black - I like it
  17. apkgator

    apkgator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    You can't force the opponent into wearing dark colors. The rules call for the home team to wear dark and visitors to wear white.
  18. number1

    number1 NBN Bracket Master

    Oct 9, 2011
    The New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders beg to differ. lol
  19. crescent_beach

    crescent_beach Junior

    Sep 25, 2016
    How bout this- I’ll get on board with the stupid black uniform thing if the UAA ditches the awful “Speed F” font. Maybe the Gatorhead logo too. Bring back the Pell circle logo on all uniforms and it’s a fair trade.
  20. Skink

    Skink GC Hall of Fame

    That is news to me. I thought home team got to pick their color