The Arkansas Razorbacks will be without one of their jersey combinations for the near future after a laundering mistake in Athens, Ga., last weekend.
It is customary for the home team to wash the jerseys of the traveling team in their industrial-sized washers, particularly in a case like the Razorbacks, who were not returning to Fayetteville after their series against Georgia last week.
Arkansas officials arranged to have the Bulldogs’ equipment team wash their red jerseys, white jerseys and white pants over the weekend. The big problem: they were washed together and the crimson jerseys bled onto the whites, turning them pink.
The Razorbacks have just two sets of jerseys in Hoover, their cream-colored combo, typically worn on home Sundays, and their road grays.
The laundering error was accidental, a UA official said.
Somehow during my marriage, I wound up as the laundry guy. And the grocery guy and most-of-the-cooking guy and … Of course, as a single guy you gotta do your own. I don’t even think about it any more. There were times I wore so much red stuff in a week that I’d have entire loads of nothing but red. There were a couple of times that I failed to separate out a T-shirt or something else white from all that red and it turned pink, but nothing like this laundry screwup.
(Further laundry note: I refuse to use America’s most popular laundry detergent, the one that shares a name with a football team located in western Alabama. Ain’t happening. Ever.)