The Florida Gators will take the field to face off against Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, and the boys from Gainesville, Florida, will look more like their famous mascot than ever before . . .
The Gators will be rocking a brand new alternate uniform from Nike that literally resembles alligator skin, and some people are really freaking out:
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 9, 2017
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 10, 2017
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 10, 2017
If I found one of those Florida uniforms in my locker I would transfer so damn fast.
— No. 1 Nats Fan (@TomFornelli) October 10, 2017
Haha there’s no way the new Florida alternates are as bad as everyone is sayin–ohmygod.
— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) October 10, 2017
Florida deserves to lose for those uniforms alone.
— Jason Marks🎙📻 (@OnTheMarksRadio) October 10, 2017
Gators unveil new uniforms at most inopportune time. Why don’t they focus on football first and earn the right to wear something like that pic.twitter.com/xmt3DURAD1
— Ape Gator (@ApeGator) October 10, 2017
Stranger: “how are your Gators doing this season?
— Sterls (@MoreCredible) October 10, 2017
Even Ric Flair wouldn’t wear those gators. WOOOOOOOOO! https://t.co/AzXoRpXk3E
— BentheCPA (@BentheCPA) October 10, 2017
According to CBS 62, the university said the uniforms took 18 months to design and produce, and plans on wearing them only this one time.
P.S. A really cool moment occurred at the Gator’s previous home game, when Gator fans all joined in on a touching tribute to Tom Petty. The song ‘Won’t Back Down‘ began playing on the stadium’s sound system, and let’s just say it’s nearly impossible to watch what happened next without getting chills: