U of L has designated this Saturday’s game against Syracuse as a “Blackout Game,” and is encouraging fans to wear their black gear to Cardinal Stadium for the contest.
This ... seems like an error in judgment. There are a number of reasons why, but here are the three biggest:
1. It’s a noon game and there figures to be a decent amount of visible red seats.
2. It’s a noon game between a 4-5 Louisville team and a 5-4 Syracuse team.
3. The main draw here is obviously Lamar Jackson’s number retirement ceremony. With that being the case, I’d expect to see a healthy amount of purple and red No. 8 jerseys in the crowd.
It’s also going to be a pretty chilly Saturday afternoon, so if you don’t have a black U of L coat, you’re probably going to rock the winter gear that you do have.
If you have black gear that you want to wear, awesome. If you don’t, I have a feeling you’re going to be far from alone.
Let’s just worry about honoring Lamar properly and trying to win a game that very likely could end up deciding whether or not we get to play in a bowl.