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Turquoise Tigers: Auburn wore ‘Somewhat Greenish Blue’ jerseys for the 1941 A-Day game

I was doing this huge post on the history of A-Day—about how the first “A” Day in Auburn was in 1926, but the first A-Day football game (as opposed to just a plain ol’ spring game) wasn’t played until 1940. But trying to finish it before A-Day got kind of overwhelming and I’m in a really delicate place in my life right now.

But here’s a topical historical tidbit I wanted to share real quick. Because everyone loves a good Auburn uniform twist. (The last one was A-Day jersey color related, t0o.)

Here’s a blurb from the Plainsman’s coverage of Auburn’s second A-Day football game, in 1941.

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“Somewhat greenish blue?” OK, so what does this mean? We know, or at least think, that the Irish tribute rags Jack Meagher foisted on the boys in 1938 and 1939 were still likely being worn in practice up to at least 1947. So is this just the same thing, and the Plainsman writer is just, like, shade blind? Or just in denial that the jerseys are actually green?

Was it some weird fading issue? Were they washed wrong?

Or was this another Meagher attempt at Auburn color reassignment? The team and fans eventually balked at the pure green jerseys… maybe a sort of slow transition would be the best way to Notre Dame the Tigers and therefore honor his alma mater?

War Eagle!

Related: Auburn Wore Green Jerseys For Two Seasons In The 1930s: A Timeline Of Acceptance.

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