Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green UGA Stuff...not A.J.

As many of you know, today is St. Patrick's Day (or for the undergrads, Wake Up With Sharpie Penises Drawn on Your Face Eve). It's a day where the people of Ireland celebrate a liturgical day of solemnity, and the rest of the world mocks the Irish by drinking, fighting, and vomiting green fluids. It also happens to be the only day of the year all nationalities get away with wearing "Kiss me I'm Irish" shirts and it's alright!

...clearly not Irish.

But I also wanted to use today to address something I've never really understood. That would be the issue of Lucky St. Patrick's Day team paraphernalia. Now don't get me wrong, I'm as big of a UGA gear junkie as the next guy. I've got UGA socks, lawn ornaments, flags, trailor-hitches, etc... but I have never understood the draw toward GREEN stuff for St. Patrick's Day especially when it's not a school/team color (Tulane, feel free to party on with your St. Patrick's Day specials).

Perhaps if the Diamond Dawgs are playing, (I don't follow college basketball close enough to know if March Madness would ever be played on SPD), or I guess a Thrashers/Hawks/Braves Spring Training game it's acceptable for the day...but when else do you expect to wear this?!?

You would stick out like a sore-thumb any of the remaining 364 and 1/4 days of the year should you attend an event. But in my honest opinion, green team wear is nothing more than a scam to get you to buy different than Valentine's Day or your Wedding Anniversary.

I could be way outta line on this, and I'm not calling those who do buy the green stuff "tools", but come on guys...don't be a marketing sucker. There. I think it needed to be said.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've finished my morning coffee and I need to go brush my teeth.


Ollllddude said...

My wife was going by a store in Athens and saw a green t-shirt with the UGA "G" in the center and the words "Irish it were Game Day" printed around the G. She bought it, and we fed-exed it to our daughter in NYC. UGA has a sizeable group of alums in NYC and the Irish thing is even more huge. So, there is one answer. Our other daughters (who both live in Georgia) did not get the shirt.

Mackie said...

touche, Ollllddude...touche :)

amanda young said...

Oh santa clause is coming at Green Uga Stuff.. we must watch on Santa.. Amanda Vanderpool