Thursday, January 29, 2009

Best Uniforms in Sports





A recent debate on "Pardon the Interruption" between Kornheiser and Wilbon about whether the Cardinals or Steelers had better uniforms has inspired me to look across all sports for the best uniforms. In my opinion when designers brainstorm ideas for a uniform they should live by the rule "When you get fancy, you get beat". The simpler a uniform looks, the better it is. Look at some of the uniforms that have withstood the test of time; Chicago Bears, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Celtics. They are some of the simplest designs, but also some of the best. It is when you try to get crazy like the Phoenix Coyotes or the Tampa Bay Rays that you get burned. Without further ado, here are my choices for the best, and worst jersey in sports.



NFL:
Best-
New Orleans Saints
Oakland Raiders
Old School Pick: 49ers

Worst-
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Seattle Seahawks
Old School Pick: Ravens


NBA:
Best-
Boston Celtics
Chicago Bulls
Old School Pick: Sixers

Worst-
Washington Wizards
Phoenix Suns
Old School Pick: Nuggets


MLB:
Best-
LA Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
Old School Pick: Royals

Worst-
Toronto Blue Jays
Houston Astros
Old School Pick: White Sox (worst ever)


NHL:
Best-
Chicago Blackhawks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Old School Pick: Whalers (bring them back)

Worst-
Atlanta Thrashers
Nashville Predators
Old School Pick: Coyotes


NCAA Pigskin:
Best-
Penn State Nittany Lions
Michigan Wolverines
Old School Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide (who cares if it is the same)

Worst-
Oregon Ducks
Clemson Tigers
Old School Pick: Florida Gators


NCAA Hoops:
Best-
UNC Tar Heels
UConn Huskies
Old School Pick: Indiana State Sycamores

Worst-
Oregon Ducks
Syracuse Orange
Old School Pick: Villanova Wildcats


That is my two cents on the best and worst jerseys in sports these days. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments section. Be sure to include links.

5 comments:

  1. Although I am a strong supporter of our ongoing efforts to rid the world of radical terrorism, I'd like to declare a personal jihad against the Padres camouflage uniforms:

    http://randomcuriosity.com/img/camouflage_padre.jpg

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  3. tampa bay buc's creamsicle uni's are much worse than the current ones...those colors got me shakin in my zubaz

    totally agree with the classy Penn State uniforms, although Michigan still sucks.

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  4. How could you leave out the greatest football jersey of all-time: chargers circa 1970.

    http://i.a.cnn.net/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0705/gallery.nfl.oldfaces.wrongplaces/images/unitas_.jpg

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