Blackout payout: Florida State tribut...

Blackout payout: Florida State tribute to Seminoles benefits Ni...

There are 5 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 13, 2008, titled Blackout payout: Florida State tribute to Seminoles benefits Ni.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Bobby Bowden can remember a time, long ago, when college football players and coaches gave little thought to the color of the uniform their teams would wear during games.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#2 Nov 14, 2008
Capitalism at it's finest...

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Nov 14, 2008
bobby isnt against it, stop taking his quotes out of context. why would bobby be against anything that gets his team fired up?

although we should go back to traditional colors. always wear gold pants, wear the garnet jersey at home and the white on the road... homecoming wear the blackout unis. thats it. let the gators look stupid wearing all blue or all white, all garnet or all white isnt fsu.
DriveBy Poster

Schaumburg, IL

#5 Nov 14, 2008
Bowden's final comment in the article says it all. For both entities, FSU and Nike, it's a no-lose situation. FSU gets additional funding and revenue. Nike gets attention and publicity. I suspect the inevitable criticisms will come from folks who hate FSU (UF and Miami fans) and those who instinctively spit out accusations of "greed" any time dollars are mentioned in any context.
Tim Zeep

Geneva, FL

#6 Nov 14, 2008
Oregon is doing a blackout this week also, maybe it's a Nike school thing like they did a few years ago when, Florida, Oregon, Miami and Va. Tech all wore alternate jerseys on the same Saturday.

Since: Sep 08

Gainesville, FL

#7 Nov 14, 2008
You need to work for CNN dude...You leave out TOO much that would make this a FOX report.

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