Tech has worn white jerseys almost 75% of the time since 2002 despite Chan Gailey's best efforts to the contrary.
The first issue to settle is shoes. Black shoes win. Period. Ever since Georgia Tech switched from the all white shoes to all black or half and half, Tech has won 62% of its games. All white shoes only won 57% of their games from August 2002-October 2006. The switch occurred against UVA in 2006 on Throwback Thursday and it was the one of the few decisive victories we've seen against the Wahoos in 10 years. Black shoes or at least 50% black from now on. It is settled.
The second issue is debated on occasion but I'm settling it now. Georgia Tech wears gold helmets. Throwback Thursday was badass but we're not Oregon or Boise State or whoever. Georgia Tech is known for old gold helmets with a white "GT". If you want to wear a white helmet, buy one on eBay and wear it to the game. Our team has gold hats like Notre Dame, Florida State, Navy, and UCLA. It ain't broke so don't try to fix it.
The final two articles of clothing are the real meat of this argument. Shoes and hats are peripherals. Everyone really cares about the jerseys and in turn the pants. The first issue is overall winning percentage. If you were to rank the articles in terms of winning percentage from 2002-2011, it would go like this: #5 Navy Jerseys (0.00%), #4 White Pants (58.3%), #3 White Jerseys (60.4%), #2 Gold Pants (61.4%), and #1 Gold Jerseys (64.5%). Gold on gold, which has not been worn since probably ever reigns supreme. These numbers are deceptive. If you break down the pants and jerseys worn by home and road venue since 2002, you get the following chart:
What uniform should become the standard GT uniform?
White jersey, alternate pants based on game location. (45 votes)
Alternate gold/white jerseys and pants based on game location. (36 votes)
Navy jersey at home white jersey on road, white pants. (23 votes)
I WANT THROWBACK THURSDAY WHITE HELMETS. (46 votes)
I want white shoes back. (3 votes)
Mix black jerseys in to the rotation... (9 votes)
Other (9 votes)
171 total votes