I know Rome is not the most popular guy around here, but I listen to him quite a bit and today he was all over Georgia about the blackout. His website published the short take below, but his on-air was much better, complete with some high praise for Saban and the Tide.
How about that "blackout"?! Didn't I say, when news broke that the Georgia players had talked coach Mark Richt into letting them wear the "black gear" I said, nooooo! Not the "blackout"! Anything but the"blackout"!
Let me tell you something, it did not fire up the home team, and it didn't intimidate the visitors. If anything it gave them more of an edge! It gave them more confidence, because they knew the Dawgs needed a gimmick to win in their own house. Not the "blackout"! Anything but the"blackout"!
So what does Alabama do?! They take the opening drive 80 yards for a T.D.! Not the "blackout"! Anything but the"blackout"! Very effective. Almost as effective as the entire stadium wearing black. Nice try with that!
"Whiteouts" work, "blackouts" don't! If anything it probably makes it easier for the opposition if 75,000 plus show up in black.