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August 20, 2008

GTU unveils new old gold uniforms

Just when you think you've seen all the yellows of the rainbow, GTU unveiled yet another color scheme in its "new" uniforms. Call it new old gold. While we don't give a particular rat's ass about Tech's uniforms, it gives us an opportunity to point out one of the plethora of reasons they are a second rate football program: lack of consistency, whether on the football field or on the players.

Pick a color scheme and own it. We cannot pretend to understand how or why the Gold Yellow Jackets picked "old gold" for their color. But whatever. Pick a color, and keep it.

As a pre-season public service, the Georgia Sports Blog Presents: know your yellow gold mustard old gold.
Is old gold the shade of the helmet or the shade of the jersey?

Is old gold the color of the backdrop, or the color of the podium insignia?

Which of these losers is wearing old gold? Or is this a trick question?

Definitely gold. Definitely a new color for the palette. But is it old?

Including these yellow jerseys above, I count eight shades of old gold, although Reggie Ball only counts seven.

Which brings us to this season's new old gold uniform (below). The new and improved Yellow Jacket old gold is a little darker, and reminds me of a campus odor (not urine, the other one).

However, this color scheme is not a tickle pile happy accident. Tech specifically selected its latest yellow of the rainbow to match its most popular tailgating dish...

19 comments:

Dubbayoo said...

My high school colors were Scarlet red and old gold but it didn't look anything like those Tech colors...good thing cuz I would have quit the team if they did.

aca1974 said...

The new old gold lookes like dark pee. I almost feel bad for the nerds they have to get pumped up over new uniforms instead of their crappy team.

Camel said...

This may help you figure it out:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/5844-bcs-championship-game-in-living-color

Dante said...

You guys misunderstood. Georgia Tech unveiled their new Rold Gold uniforms. They were in talks with Frito Lay over using colors based on Lays or Fritos but Frito-Lay didn't really want to associate Georgia Tech with any of their top shelf snacks. Frito-Lay let them Oregon choose between Rold Gold and Funyuns. Georgia Tech got what was left over.

Charles Davis said...

Classic. Simply classic....

NCT said...

"The new and improved Yellow Jacket old gold is a little darker, and reminds me of a campus odor (not urine, the other one)."

What other one? Fear?

macondawg said...

When George O'Leary finds out they stole Central Florida's unifrms and sewed Georgia Tech logos all over them, he's going to be pissed. And you don't want to piss off a guy who lists Green Beret, rodeo cowboy and Pope on his resume.

UgaMatt said...

Tech's new color will henceforth be known as "Curry Gold" in my circle. Freakin' priceless.

Nathan said...

Supposedly it's the same gold as Bobby Dodd's teams wore. By looking at photos ... it's definitely closer to that than the terrible "Vegas" gold we had recently that never matched and always came in 8 different shades as you pointed out. This should be much easier to standardize on.

I'm surprised you went after the color though and not after the fact that it's the exact same uniform that the Cleveland Gladiators of the AFL wear. That bothers me way more than the color (which I'm actually alright with).

Doug said...

I had major surgery on my spine when I was 16 years old, and because my spinal cord was exposed during surgery the folks at Egleston pumped me full of antibiotics for pretty much an entire week. For that week and probably another week afterward, the medication turned my pee darker. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the new Tech jerseys.

Joel said...

I just realized Tech starts their season on a Thursday, which isnt that shocking for Tech, but the sad part is they are playing on Thursday and aren't even on TV

all school said...

The color of the new GTU uniforms reminds me of the time one of my friends got hepatitis.

If their goal is to re-create the days of Bobby Dodd, I think they should go all out and recruit a bunch of 190 pound linemen, 145 pound backs, and send them out there in unpadded helmets with no facemasks.

(like things could turn out much worse for them this year if they did all that)

Mini-Skipper's saucy attitude is going to last about as long as it takes a big boy defense to collapse that high school offense he's installing. GTU fan infatuation with his genius should last about that long, too.

This reminds me somewhat of when Gerry Faust took over at Notre Dame. He was a cant miss hire, too. Everyone's a genius as long as they stay undefeated, nerds.

Matt Fairchild (matt@sportscrack.com) said...

They can call it old gold or whatever but that color is 100% mustard. Everyone will be craving a hot dog while watching Tech this fall which calculates to 46 people I believe, give or take a few.

TravisD said...

No offense to Tech, but the old unis had that...cleanliness look to them. All I think about when looking at the new ones are 1. Jaundice 2. Kidney Problems and 3. Mustard-based BBQ sauce.

Kanu said...

They can never seem to make up their minds between piss, vomit, and diarrhea...

liquid poo may be all the rage this season, but rest assured that both piss and vomit will be back in vogue on N Ave in the net 5-7 years.

Kanu said...

Correction: 2008 is the year of vomit; diarrhea is sooo not in. My mistake. Apologies.

Anonymous said...

Maybe French's Mustard is their new sponsor. They are really fugly!

My brother is an avid Tech Fan (can't help if part of the family fell off the wagon) I can't wait till he gets a look at these.LOL

Anonymous said...

+1 Dante

Anonymous said...

As a Tech fan and graphic designer, I can tell you that Georgia red is a much easier color to print and duplicate. Gold is very difficult and depends on the medium to which you are printing.

That said I agree the school needs to pick an "old gold" color and stick with it. There's waaaay too much variation.

But when we beat you guys, I don't care what we wear! 45-42!

 
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