Everyone's talking about Georgia's and Cincinnati's uniforms in the Peach Bowl
There aren’t many teams that have the red and black uniform combinations of Georgia and Cincinnati. So the opportunity to provide fans with a perfect contrast was too good to pass up.
Plenty of fans and media quickly picked up on the unique color combination in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.
Earlier in the week, Georgia coach Kirby Smart suggested that Gary Stokan, CEO and president of Peach Bowl, Inc., made the suggestion.
“In regards to the black jerseys, that was probably more so Gary’s request. We’re obliged,” Smart said. “Those kids like wearing those. I don’t know exactly the whole deal, but I think it has something to do with both teams wearing their home jerseys.”
Cincinnati is the designated home team for this bowl game, so it had the first option to wear its darker color uniforms. But Stokan has noted that both teams wearing colors looks better on television.
The Bulldogs played only three home games this season, and previously wore the black jerseys once, in a 31-24 win at Sanford Stadium over Mississippi State.
Here’s a sampling of early reaction to the uniforms:
Peach Bowl is a tremendous uniform matchup.
— David Ubben (@davidubben) January 1, 2021
Anyone else confused by these uniform choices? #PeachBowl
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 1, 2021
Is the Georgia Cincy game the best uniform combo of all time? People are saying it is, I’m just spreading the question
— Nick Niehaus (@nickniehausWAPT) January 1, 2021
— Wilton C. Jackson II (@WiltonReports) January 1, 2021
Maybe I’m a sucker for red and black but the uniforms by Cincinnati and Georgia in the Peach Bowl are just what I needed to start 2021 football!
— Bob Peacock (@bob_peacock77) January 1, 2021
This uniform and color match up in the #PeachBowl is a little jarring….
— Luke-warm Takes (@Luke2013CSU) January 1, 2021
This #PeachBowl is an all time uniform game.
— AJ Ruffing™ (@Ruffing55) January 1, 2021
I’m not a huge uniform guy, but those red-and- black threads being donned today by Cincy and Georgia in the Peach Bowl are some kind of sharp
— Paul Stone (@paulstonesports) January 1, 2021
Peach Bowl will win the best uniform matchup of bowl season
— Trey Lyle (@TreyLyle) January 1, 2021
The first college football game of 2021 may be tough to beat for worst uniform matchup of the year. #PeachBowl
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) January 1, 2021
I don’t have particularly strong opinions on the Peach Bowl uniforms, but the whole thing doesn’t look right. Cincinnati in red. Georgia’s black jerseys having “spiked” collars. A color-on-color matchup with identical color schemes. Very much a sum-less-than-parts situation.
— Chandler Elsbecker (@CKElsbecker) January 1, 2021