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Worst. Uni. Ever. – The Nominees

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By Phil Hecken and James Huening

The long awaited “Worst. Uni. Ever.” nominees were submitted (both in last weeks comments as well as dozens of e-mails) and now, James is ready to bring you your selections in a knock-down, drag-out poll format. After receiving literally hundreds of nominees (many of them the “usual suspects” but some we never expected), James has devised the following poll, the link to which appears below. We’ve broken them down into nine categories, the winners of which will “face-off” shortly thereafter in a cage death match to find the absolute worst of the worst, as voted by you. Sounds complicated? Not really.

Simply read James’ descriptions and the pictures of your worst uniform nominees below, as broken down by category. We’ll take the top vote-getters in each category and have them all go up against one another. So with that, lets take a look at each of the nine categories, followed by the poll. James takes it from here:

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In the Major League Baseball (MLB) category:

1. First up we have the Cleveland Indians and their solid red uniforms that were worn from 1974 to 1977.

2. Next are the Houston Astros‘ beloved “Tequila Sunrise” uniforms.

3. This one’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser: the New York Yankees’ venerable pinstripes.

4. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ original unis.

5. The 1997-2000 Anaheim Angels.

6. Finally, the 1978 San Diego Padres.

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Our next category is the National Football League (NFL):

1. Our first contestant is the Buffalo Bills.

2. Joining them are the Cincinnati Bengals.

3. We go back to the dawn of the AFL for our next nominees, the original Denver Broncos uniforms, which have been on display this season as throwbacks.

4. And of course, we have the Seattle Seahawks and their new alternates.

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is well represented:

1. Starting with the Atlanta Hawks’ 1995-99 uniforms.

2. Staying in the mid-to-late-90s, we have the Cleveland Cavaliers

3. The Detroit Pistons

4. The Houston Rockets

5. The early 90s and the Philadelphia 76ers are not to be forgotten.

6. We’ll head back to the mid/late 90s for the NBA’s two Canadian Representatives: the Toronto Raptors

7. And Vancouver Grizzlies

8. This decade is not completely off the hook, as you can see from the Washington Wizards’ recently-retired alternates.

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Plenty of National Hockey League (NHL) unis got nominated.

1. We start with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and their whimsical “Wild Wing” alternate.

2. Staying in California, but going back farther in time, the California Golden Seals had a look that seemed as though it was inspired by UCLA football.

3. Moving to the present day, we have the Atlanta Thrashers alternate.

4. Back to California for the Los Angeles Kings and their “Burger King” jersey.

5. The Nashville Predators and their mustard-colored alternate that was worn from 2001 to 2007 are up next.

6. Next, let’s see the New York Islanders and the “Gorton’s Fisherman” jersey.

7. Back down south for the Tampa Bay Lightning and their 1996-99 alternate.

8. Our only Canadian nominee in this category is the “Flying V” of the Vancouver Canucks.

9. And rounding out this category, the Phoenix Coyotes alternate some refer to as the “Picasso” sweater.

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Our next category is for Short-lived Uniforms, whether they were intended to be permanent and scrapped after a handful of wearings or they were intended only to be worn once.

1. We’ll lead things off with the Baltimore Orioles and the orange jerseys and pants they wore for two games in 1971.

2. Joining them are the Chicago White Sox “short pajamas” that were worn in 1976. Nobody really seems to be able to agree on how many times they were worn. Most accounts have them being mothballed after a single wearing, but some say they were worn as many as four times.

3. Next up, the New York Mets and their “Mercury Mets” outfit that was worn as part of the Turn Ahead The Clock promotion in 1999.

4. The Philadelphia Phillies gave us the “Saturday Night Specials” for one game in 1979.

5. The only non-baseball nominee in this category is the Dallas Mavericks “trash bag” alternate uniform worn for a single game in 2004.

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We’ll turn to the Minor Leagues now:

1. Starting with the American Defenders of New Hampshire whose regular uniforms feature a camouflage motif.

2. The El Paso Diablos wore yellow, pinstriped uniforms with red pillbox caps in the early 1980s.

3. Our final nominee here is the 1980 Tuscon Toros According to an account I read, the back of the jersey was turquoise.

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There are way too many college teams out there to really pinpoint the worst one, so we limited things to the “big two” — NCAA Divison I football and men’s basketball:

1. First, we’ll have a look BYU football’s 1999 redesign

2. Next up, we have Florida A&M football

3. Turning to basketball, NC State’s “leotard” experiment makes an appearance.

4. It wouldn’t be a worst uni poll without Oregon football’s “diamondplate” mix & match set.

5. We’ll close out this category with a pair of football teams dressed from head to toe (or head to knee, at least) in orange: Syracuse

6. And UTEP.

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Now we head to the world of Soccer.

1. First, we have the Caribous of Colorado from the NASL. Their innovative jerseys featured fringe.

2. The early days of MLS gave us the Kansas City Wiz (who later became the Wizards).

3. Our third and final soccer nominee is Team USA for their 1994 World Cup unis.

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Our final category is Miscellaneous Pro Football.

1. From the CFL’s south-of-the-border expansion days are the Memphis Mad Dogs.

2. The Orlando Rage represent Vince McMahon’s XFL.

3. And we’ll wrap things up with another nominee from Orlando, the 1991-92 Orlando Thunder.

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Whew. There you have it. YOUR nominees for the category of “Worst. Uni. Ever.” Only one can win, but you can help narrow it down by voting in the poll below for your worst uniform in the nine categories. Once we have those nine, we’ll resubmit them to you so that we can, once and for all, determine what is the Worst. Uni. Ever.

On to the poll then: GO HERE FOR THE WORST UNIFORM EVER NOMINATIONS POLL.

Thanks again to James Huening for working on this and for coming up with the poll format. We’ll keep the nomination poll open for a week, and have the “playoffs” for the worst ever uni shortly after that. Thanks in advance for your participation!!!

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Guess The Game From The Scoreboard: Hokie dokie. Got a football scoreboard today, which comes from reader Billy Duss. Not sure about the difficulty level on this one — kinda one of those “you had to be there” or have seen the game to get it. But we like that here. Definitely one to make you think about it. As always, please find a LINK to the game, which you can post down below in the comments, and not the game itself. As always, date, location and final score, if possible. Ready? Sure. Guess The Game From The Scoreboard.

5 & 1a

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Our man in the street, Jim Vilk brings you his “Top 5” Best and one WORST college football uni matchup from yesterday:

5. Texas/Oklahoma State — A real orange bowl, eh?

4. Tulane/LSU — Green Wave a little too green, but that light blue redeems them.

3. Temple/Navy — A wise old owl didn’t need to tell me to add this to the list.

2. UCLA/Oregon State — My color palette special of the day.

1. Ole Miss/Auburn — Nothing scary about this Halloween matchup at all.

And the worst matchup of the day: San Jose State/Boise State— At least the field looked nice…

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UW #1 Seahawks Fan Michael Princip has been tracking the Oregon Ducks and all of their 2,456 possible uniform combinations this season. He’ll be updating it after each game. And what a game it was yesterday. Your #10 Ducks took the #5 Trojans behind the woodshed (are we sensing a pattern here?) and basically put a lock on the PAC-10 and punched their ticket to Pasadena…for the Rose Bowl. Look for them to really move up in the rankings now. Only disappointment was the Ducks outfits — no new carbon-steel helmets, nor black and orange (what — they’d look too much like another Oregon school?) for Hallowe’en. Anyway, Here’s Your Updated Ducktracker. Thanks Mike!

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Ah…yesterday we got to meet Mike’s cousin, Mongo. Well, today, the big guy is back with more of his unique brand of humor. Mongo’s humor that is:

More Mongo

Still More Mongo

Remember, Mongo only pawn in game of life.

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Bit of a “special” treat for you, since yesterday was Hallowe’en. Our man on the street, Jim Vilk, put together a special assemblage of Hallowe’en-inspired college football games for us that took place. Here ya go:

Happy Halloween matchups.

5. Miami, Fla./Wake Forest

4. Cincinnati/Syracuse

3. Grambling…uh, I mean Georgia/Florida

2. S. Carolina/Tennessee

1. Coastal Carolina/Clemson

Spooky…thanks, Jim.

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And finally, in case you missed it, the Montreal Canadiens trotted out their barberpoles yesterday. Beauty, eh?

Good stuff there. Thanks to Jim & Rick & James & Mike and everyone else along the way. Don’t forget to vote for the WORST UNI EVER nominees. You can even post your guesses as to who you think the nine finalists will be in the comments, if you want.

And for all you uniform designers, and wanna-be designers, if you missed yesterday’s column, be sure to check it out — a chance for you to design a baseball uniform, logo and cap!

One legacy game today: Titans (Jets) versus Dolphins — should be cool to see the fish in something other than dropshadow for a change — you’ll be reminded how good they once looked, and could look again, if they wanted to make that look permanent. Game IV of the World Series tonight. Don’t forget to push your clocks back, if you haven’t already! That extra hour of sleep is so awesome, no? Of course it is.

Everyone have a great Sunday!

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    NY Yanks on the worst list that strikes me a ‘hate on NY thing’ more than a uni thing

    Quick impressions after reviewing the Nominees:

    1. We don’t like new, different or colorful; things done in an attempt to makes unis bolder and more visually exciting.
    2. We don’t like brown, especially with athletic gold.
    3. We don’t like lime/neon green.
    3. We don’t like big jersey graphics under any cirucumstances.
    4. We don’t like pins anywhere but on home whites in baseball…
    5. But we still really hate the Yankees, just in general.

    So, if we make the Orlando Thunder graphic huge and put it on the chest, change their helmets and pants to brown, and give them gold, brown and lime vertically striped socks…we’d be one step away from the Ulimate UW Ugly Uni. That final step? Add white pins to the pants. There, perfect.

    Two final thoughts:
    First, the Seahawks and Thunder beat the snot (pun intended) out of the San Francisco Redwoods. Or was the UFL exempt from nomination because the whole league sucks?
    Second, gonna be real tough to beat this one…
    link
    …buy any measure imaginable. That’s truly the biggest uni clusterfuck I’ve ever seen. Unless it was to be funny by being ugly on purpose. It which case it succeeded on both levels.

    —Ricko

    The turquoise (or whatever color that is) back of the jersey seems to be a reality…

    link

    Wow, truly awful. I agree Ricko, those will be hard to beat.

    [quote comment=”357509″]Poor Frank Robinson had to endure the all-orange Orioles AND the all-red Indians.[/quote]

    So did Boog Powell.

    [quote comment=”357511″]The turquoise (or whatever color that is) back of the jersey seems to be a reality…

    link

    Wow, truly awful. I agree Ricko, those will be hard to beat.[/quote]
    Oh, maaaaaaaaaaannnnnnn! That is fantastic. I really wish that picture had come in before we wrote today’s post.

    Re: the scoreboard…

    What’s a good reference for old football scores (a la retrosheet)? I don’t know of one yet, so I’m limited to saying, “it’s the first line score depicted on page 22 of this document:”

    link

    [quote comment=”357510″]Quick impressions after reviewing the Nominees:

    1. We don’t like new, different or colorful; things done in an attempt to makes unis bolder and more visually exciting.
    2. We don’t like brown, especially with athletic gold.
    3. We don’t like lime/neon green.
    3. We don’t like big jersey graphics under any cirucumstances.
    4. We don’t like pins anywhere but on home whites in baseball…
    5. But we still really hate the Yankees, just in general.

    So, if we make the Orlando Thunder graphic huge and put it on the chest, change their helmets and pants to brown, and give them gold, brown and lime vertically striped socks…we’d be one step away from the Ulimate UW Ugly Uni. That final step? Add white pins to the pants. There, perfect.

    Two final thoughts:
    First, the Seahawks and Thunder beat the snot (pun intended) out of the San Francisco Redwoods. Or was the UFL exempt from nomination because the whole league sucks?
    Second, gonna be real tough to beat this one…
    link
    …buy any measure imaginable. That’s truly the biggest uni clusterfuck I’ve ever seen. Unless it was to be funny by being ugly on purpose. It which case it succeeded on both levels.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    This sounds like the perfect photoshop activity for Phil today…

    Well done Ricko.

    Guess the Scoreboard?

    I was there. And there long after the crowd had gone. Just walked around in the fan-ravaged debris in the box seats area behind home plate, thinking about how much of my childhood was in that place.

    The lead on my game story was…

    “Let it it never be forgot,
    that once there was a spot,
    where catch was played,
    and banquets laid,
    in a stadium parking lot.”

    Final score was 10-6, btw. Not much of a game. Have it on VHS somewhere.

    —Ricko

    JTH, well done…

    I didn’t even vote for the uni that I submitted because there was a worse one in the same group.

    Do morons who hate the Yankees actually root for a real team? or just flaunt their limited knowledge. This past week began with hearing ( t/f ? ) Jay Z thinks he made the NYY cap more famous than the Yankees. I guess those 83 years before he opened his fat mouth, people all over the world sported them in anticipation of his coming.

    The US has lost at least 20 IQ points since I’ve been around. AND it’s trending downward. Maybe we should be more concerned about THAT than the NASDAQ.

    [quote comment=”357518″]Do morons who hate the Yankees actually root for a real team? or just flaunt their limited knowledge. This past week began with hearing ( t/f ? ) Jay Z thinks he made the NYY cap more famous than the Yankees. I guess those 83 years before he opened his fat mouth, people all over the world sported them in anticipation of his coming.

    The US has lost at least 20 IQ points since I’ve been around. AND it’s trending downward. Maybe we should be more concerned about THAT than the NASDAQ.[/quote]

    And what’s even worse is not only ARE we dumber, but it’s COOL to be stupid.

    Which means the impossibly dense among of us seem to get a disproportionate amount of air time…and so it becomes even cooler to be an know-nothing idiot. If you’re a dolt you get to be on TV.

    (REF: Jerry Springer and any reality show involving Bret Michaels, Flavor Flav or dating)

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357518″]Do morons who hate the Yankees actually root for a real team? or just flaunt their limited knowledge. This past week began with hearing ( t/f ? ) Jay Z thinks he made the NYY cap more famous than the Yankees. I guess those 83 years before he opened his fat mouth, people all over the world sported them in anticipation of his coming.

    The US has lost at least 20 IQ points since I’ve been around. AND it’s trending downward. Maybe we should be more concerned about THAT than the NASDAQ.[/quote]

    Actually, I think people who hate the Yankees actually do root for a real team. I think the bigger question is how many people who sport Yankees gear are actually fans or in reality just posers. A true fan roots for their team through good and bad. There are far too many douchebags who sport Yankees hats because they’re “frontrunners” and couldn’t name 3 other players outside of Jeter and ARod.

    I’ve got an idea for a new poll after the worst uni poll is completed, something for the hockey wing of the Uni-Watch universe.

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the day Jacques Plante first wore a goalie mask. In honor of that, why not have a poll for the best goalie mask of all time? No, the Mike Myers Halloween mask should not be considered.

    The Yankees? Seriously? worst uniforms? I vote to get the Yankees out of that poll, cause its OBVIOUSLY people people that hate the Yankees trying to get their way, that uniform is the classiest uniform in all sports.

    [quote comment=”357522″]Inclusion of Yankees in this “poll” was a lame attempt at humor, right?[/quote]

    two things in play here, leon

    a couple of ‘mets fan boards’ linked back to the original article, which resulted in a significant number of nominations both for the mercury mets AND the yankees pins…now, those who nominated the MM have a legitimate point, those who nominated the yankees are likely haters

    nevertheless, james (and to a lesser extent i) poured over all the nominations and could not ignore the sheer numbers who offered both of those up as suggestions…obviously, there were more nominees than we could offer back; but we did NOT discriminate and if certain unis received enough ‘nominations’ we included them

    as to ricko’s points — you’ll note that many of the nominees seem to appear on every ‘worst’ list, many of which seem to be included on those lists merely because the first one who ever started one of these lists decided they should be there — examples: tequila sunrise, orlando clip art weather, burger king, flying v and short-shorts … and while many would (and should) consider them awful, i personally would put at least two of those on my ‘favorites’ list

    but we tried to make the survey as democratic as possible…once we narrow it down to the nine “finalists” we will really have some awful awful unis, most likely truly deserving of the title “worst. uni. ever.”

    so, is it a lame attempt at humor? maybe, but that uni was nominated multiple times…and it wasn’t just randomly selected by james and me, it really did receive strong ‘support’

    Are the Dolphins wearing throwbacks for today’s game? Because they’re not a part of the legacy celebration…

    Yankee pinstripes only look bad when a 300 lb man wears them as pajamas. On anybody other than CC Sabathia, they will always look great.

    [quote comment=”357526″]Yankee pinstripes only look bad when a 300 lb man wears them as pajamas. On anybody other than CC Sabathia, they will always look great.[/quote]

    When the pictures included Wells and Sabathia, I thought the category was “worst representation of a Yankees uniform”……..

    One observation, the ’90s seem to be THE worst era for uniforms. At a quick glance, when you look at the nominees, close to half of them come from the 90s. Virtually all of the basketball and hockey. There had to be others from that era with tons of votes but just didn’t make the cut.

    Looking at the best college matchups of the weekend led me to a couple observations:

    1. Interesting that Syracuse is nominated for the worst uni list and is also on the best matchup list with extremely similar styles. The difference…add some white, ditch the all orange.
    2. I didn’t notice it while I was watching the game yesterday but Georgia’s black pants actually have a red/white/black stripe. The black stripe doesn’t show up well unless it’s a close up.

    I thought it was a swing and a miss due to the use of wells and c.c. as models, as some others have mentioned. I understand you are the messengers and should not be shot for delivery, but IMHO the inclusion of this uniform trivializes some of the other choices. I would categorize myself as more Yankee hater than lover but i still like the uniforms, especially the NNOB. I think photos of Dimaggio and Mantle rather than the 2 huskies that were presented would have shown the pins in a more realistic light. Sabathia and Wells don’t particularly flatter any uniform.

    BTW, I recommend Nyquil over Theraflu.

    [quote comment=”357531″]Looking at the best college matchups of the weekend led me to a couple observations:

    1. Interesting that Syracuse is nominated for the worst uni list and is also on the best matchup list with extremely similar styles. The difference…add some white, ditch the all orange.
    2. I didn’t notice it while I was watching the game yesterday but Georgia’s black pants actually have a red/white/black stripe. The black stripe doesn’t show up well unless it’s a close up.[/quote]

    Well, I suspect Syracuse’s “all orange” was the issue, not that orange and navy is inherently god-awful.

    And yeah, that stripe on Georgia’s pants was their regular striping but on black pants. Another element of a bad idea badly executed with bad results.

    Oh, and much discussion of Oregon’s rather-hard-to-read numbers last night. Looking at color photo in paper this a.m., a sort of all-compassing indictment of a thought struck me: They look like duct tape stuck on a jersey.

    —Ricko

    The inclusion of the Yankee uniform really is the first time I have been disappointed by this blog. I know Uni Watch was founded by a Mets fan, and that many, many people are anti-Yankee fans, but this blog has has always provided an unbiased, sartorial looks at sports.

    I am also a Tennessee fan, and I think those black jerseys were absolutely horrible. The sanctity of Home Depot orange and white purity is gone forever. Nice job, Mike Hamilton.

    [quote comment=”357533″]link?[/quote]

    Not mine, UW’s apparent ultimate worst.
    Needs to be the neon green jersey, though, but keep the blue numbers. Pants and helmets more definitley brown…and pins on the pants, maybe farther apart, Houston Rockets style.

    On second thought, maybe leave the helmet white so it doesn’t match anything. With just the pants brown, would be sort of Great Mangini-esque

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357535″]The inclusion of the Yankee uniform really is the first time I have been disappointed by this blog. I know Uni Watch was founded by a Mets fan, and that many, many people are anti-Yankee fans, but this blog has has always provided an unbiased, sartorial looks at sports.[/quote]

    You did read post #17, right? That a Mets site picked up the link?
    Maybe not, probably would undo your bias about a bias.

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357533″]link?[/quote]

    WoW! Step away from the football uni template Phil. :o)

    Still say the worst uniform ever belongs to the Memphis Mad Dogs. It’s simply wrong on many levels; small numbers, ridiculously huge bad logo on the jersey, same horrible logo on the helmet, and that huge blank spot on the jersey. With the placement of all of these elements, combined with the equipment worn underneath(horrible proportions), the results are disastrous.

    WAIT! Phil & James, There was a WORSE uniform from the XFL. A MUCH WORSE uniform! I really thought you would have had the “Memphis Maniax” representing the XFL….

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    [quote comment=”357539″][quote comment=”357533″]link?[/quote]

    WoW! Step away from the football uni template Phil. :o)

    Still say the worst uniform ever belongs to the Memphis Mad Dogs. It’s simply wrong on many levels; small numbers, ridiculously huge bad logo on the jersey, same horrible logo on the helmet, and that huge blank spot on the jersey. With the placement of all of these elements, combined with the equipment worn underneath(horrible proportions), the results are disastrous.[/quote]

    Forgive him, he’s doing what appears to be the UW worst ever hybrid.

    Re: cut of unis. I suppose this make big guys look like jocks and not walking beanbag chairs?
    link

    —Ricko

    That El Paso Diablos uni is growing on me, much like the Broncos’ throwbacks. So bad they’re good.

    Inclusion of LSU/Tulane in the top five – link link link Maybe I’m in the minority here, but any form of uniform that can be interpreted as a monochrome body suit doesn’t warrant praise, no matter the opponent or colorful accent color.

    I despise the Yankees but grudgingly admire their unis. However, if the people want cake, let them eat cake.

    [quote comment=”357535″]The inclusion of the Yankee uniform really is the first time I have been disappointed by this blog. I know Uni Watch was founded by a Mets fan, and that many, many people are anti-Yankee fans, but this blog has has always provided an unbiased, sartorial looks at sports.[/quote]

    Even as a die-hard Red Sox fan, I can admit that the Yankees have a timeless look with the pinstripes. It’s a good look.

    But there’s a simple solution, guys: Don’t vote for the Yankees in the poll this time around.

    As much as I despise the Yankees, I could never bring myself to say they have terrible uniforms…because they don’t. I also refuse to believe that the Tucson Toros ever wore that…it’s simply inexplicable.

    1.) As many fans across the country that love the Yankees and their “consistent through the years” unis there are fans that hate them because they haven’t tweaked or changed them much.

    2.) link probably wouldn’t look so bad if they had some black in the helmet and pants. But BFHS (Black for Halloween’s Sake) just doesn’t work for all teams

    3.) Hey Ricko, link

    [quote comment=”357546″]1.) As many fans across the country that love the Yankees and their “consistent through the years” unis there are fans that hate them because they haven’t tweaked or changed them much.[/quote]

    There’s a point to be made there, but the counterargument has to be that you can’t just change for the sake of change *cough*Buffalo*cough*.

    [quote comment=”357537″][quote comment=”357533″]link?[/quote]

    Not mine, UW’s apparent ultimate worst.
    Needs to be the neon green jersey, though, but keep the blue numbers. Pants and helmets more definitley brown…and pins on the pants, maybe farther apart, Houston Rockets style.

    On second thought, maybe leave the helmet white so it doesn’t match anything. With just the pants brown, would be sort of Great Mangini-esque

    —Ricko[/quote]

    better worse?

    People, we need to take a step back for a second. All these comments about “this site has disappointed me by putting the Yankees uniform in a ‘worse uni pol'” are a bit misguided.

    A lot of people voted for it. Whether they’re “haters” is irrelevant. The call went out and the people spoke. I don’t like the Yankees, but I think they’re uniforms are pretty much perfect, so I don’t agree with the inclusion. On the other hand, just because their inclusion doesn’t jive with my opinion or viewpoint doesn’t lessen the opinion or conviction of whoever voted in favor of it.

    It’s a Uniwatch poll, people. Take it for what it is.

    [quote comment=”357546″]1.) As many fans across the country that love the Yankees and their “consistent through the years” unis there are fans that hate them because they haven’t tweaked or changed them much.

    2.) link probably wouldn’t look so bad if they had some black in the helmet and pants. But BFHS (Black for Halloween’s Sake) just doesn’t work for all teams

    3.) Hey Ricko, link[/quote]

    Now we’re getting there. All those UW horrors in one place.

    [quote comment=”357548″][quote comment=”357537″][quote comment=”357533″]link?[/quote]

    Not mine, UW’s apparent ultimate worst.
    Needs to be the neon green jersey, though, but keep the blue numbers. Pants and helmets more definitley brown…and pins on the pants, maybe farther apart, Houston Rockets style.

    On second thought, maybe leave the helmet white so it doesn’t match anything. With just the pants brown, would be sort of Great Mangini-esque

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link?[/quote]

    There you go. Between Phil and Marcus they got it.
    NIGHTMARE ON UW STREET.

    [quote comment=”357548″][quote comment=”357537″][quote comment=”357533″]link?[/quote]

    Not mine, UW’s apparent ultimate worst.
    Needs to be the neon green jersey, though, but keep the blue numbers. Pants and helmets more definitley brown…and pins on the pants, maybe farther apart, Houston Rockets style.

    On second thought, maybe leave the helmet white so it doesn’t match anything. With just the pants brown, would be sort of Great Mangini-esque

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link?[/quote]

    I bet those pants scan at the supermarket as guacamole dip

    As a die-hard Indians fan, I also grudgingly admire the Yankees’ uniforms. I was disappointed by the inclusion of the Yankees, but I remembered that the article mentioned that the choices were all popularly nominated. Don’t forget, the ‘V-collars’ and the ‘tequila sunrise’ unis are among Paul’s favorites and they’re up there too.

    [quote comment=”357516″]Guess the Scoreboard?

    I was there. And there long after the crowd had gone. Just walked around in the fan-ravaged debris in the box seats area behind home plate, thinking about how much of my childhood was in that place.

    The lead on my game story was…

    “Let it it never be forgot,
    that once there was a spot,
    where catch was played,
    and banquets laid,
    in a stadium parking lot.”

    Final score was 10-6, btw. Not much of a game. Have it on VHS somewhere.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    As a late-comer, I most likely missed this, but who did you write for?

    [quote comment=”357553″]As a die-hard Indians fan, I also grudgingly admire the Yankees’ uniforms. I was disappointed by the inclusion of the Yankees, but I remembered that the article mentioned that the choices were all popularly nominated. Don’t forget, the ‘V-collars’ and the ‘tequila sunrise’ unis are among Paul’s favorites and they’re up there too.[/quote]

    Color is such a factor, isn’t it. Wonder how much less hate the Canucks “V’s” would get if they were in, say, Navy, Red & White (with a white jersey, not gold). Probably some, but not to the degree they do now, I’d wager.

    —Ricko

    I can understand how the Yankees could get included.

    They fall squarely into the love it or hate it category. No one says their uniform is OK, it’s either classic and beautiful… or it sucks.

    Of course the same thing can probably be said for a few of the teams on the list.

    Yeah, the Coyotes mountain-sunset-cactus-southwestern inspired hem and sleeve embellishments were a bit much (horrible, lame, even), but that “Picasso” Native American coyote head logo was one of the greatest, most original, eye-catching logos in all of sports.

    Where’s the love?

    [quote comment=”357554″][quote comment=”357516″]Guess the Scoreboard?

    I was there. And there long after the crowd had gone. Just walked around in the fan-ravaged debris in the box seats area behind home plate, thinking about how much of my childhood was in that place.

    The lead on my game story was…

    “Let it it never be forgot,
    that once there was a spot,
    where catch was played,
    and banquets laid,
    in a stadium parking lot.”

    Final score was 10-6, btw. Not much of a game. Have it on VHS somewhere.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    As a late-comer, I most likely missed this, but who did you write for?[/quote]

    By that time I was moved into advertising but freelanced the game stories for Bob Lurtsema’s Viking Report (which I edited in ’78 and again in ’83 and ’84, also on the side while working in advertising).

    Yes, I got to cover the Les Steckel debacle.
    Shudder.

    —Ricko

    Lost all respect for this blog. You know it has nothing to do with the look of the Yankee’s Uniform, all about the hate. Mets fans are pathetic.

    [quote comment=”357559″]Lost all respect for this blog. You know it has nothing to do with the look of the Yankee’s Uniform, all about the hate. Mets fans are pathetic.[/quote]

    It clearly says in post #17 that Mets fans from other sites may have stuffed the ballot box.
    Read before you type, okay?

    [quote comment=”357542″]That El Paso Diablos uni is growing on me, much like the Broncos’ throwbacks. So bad they’re good.[/quote]

    I agree.

    And just to show that, although I love the 80s and most of the unis from that era, I’m making an exception with the Toros. That is just a montrosity and should be a finalist with the Ducks’ diamondplates for worst ever.

    [quote comment=”357561″][quote comment=”357542″]That El Paso Diablos uni is growing on me, much like the Broncos’ throwbacks. So bad they’re good.[/quote]

    I agree.

    And just to show that, although I love the 80s and most of the unis from that era, I’m making an exception with the Toros. That is just a montrosity and should be a finalist with the Ducks’ diamondplates for worst ever.[/quote]

    I’m also on the Canucks’ V bandwagon. Cmon, Cam Neely wore them briefly!

    “It clearly says in post #17 that Mets fans from other sites may have stuffed the ballot box.”

    Presumably these same Mets fans didn’t choose the photos to illustrate their choice. Like the poster said earlier, just don’t vote for it this time around. (This supposes the ballot box can’t be stuffed again).

    [quote comment=”357559″]Lost all respect for this blog. You know it has nothing to do with the look of the Yankee’s Uniform, all about the hate. Mets fans are pathetic.[/quote]

    couple things here, adam

    first of all, don’t group paul in with this poll — sure, he’s not the number 1 yankee fan, but he had NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with this list

    maybe it was a mistake to put the yankees on the list, but the uniform was nominated multiple times

    personally, i think it may be THE GREATEST uniform in all of sport, certainly in baseball, but james and i couldn’t just “ignore” all the nominations for it … that would be as wrong as ignoring all the nominations for the orlando thunder (another uni i happen to love)…it’s not about personal feelings — if you don’t feel the yankee pins are the worst uni, the answer is simple, don’t vote for it

    the problem with “democracy” (as it were) is that there will always be voices of dissent, in this case…those who dislike (for WHATEVER reason) the yankee uniform…silencing those voices because YOU don’t happen to agree with them is not going to happen

    just FYI, we also received nominations for the celtics, the packers, the canadiens and penn state (though perhaps only one or two for each) — and those, along with the yankees, are generally considered among the BEST unis in all of sport…had any of those received multiple nominations, we would have had to include them in the poll as well

    im sure when the final results are tallied, you won’t have to worry about the yanks being included in the first round of voting

    [quote comment=”357514″]Re: the scoreboard…

    What’s a good reference for old football scores (a la retrosheet)? I don’t know of one yet, so I’m limited to saying, “it’s the first line score depicted on page 22 of this document:”

    link

    Try this

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    [quote comment=”357543″]Inclusion of LSU/Tulane in the top five – link link link Maybe I’m in the minority here, but any form of uniform that can be interpreted as a monochrome body suit doesn’t warrant praise, no matter the opponent or colorful accent color.

    I despise the Yankees but grudgingly admire their unis. However, if the people want cake, let them eat cake.[/quote]

    Monochrome isn’t my favorite look – I’d prefer this: link but if there is good striping on the pants I let it go. I let other little things go sometimes, if the color matchup is appealing.

    As for the Yanks, if it really were about the unis, there would be votes for the White Sox as well. Since they’re not on here, I think a lot of people are confusing team loyalty (or team hatred) with taste in unis.

    [quote comment=”357564″]”It clearly says in post #17 that Mets fans from other sites may have stuffed the ballot box.”

    Presumably these same Mets fans didn’t choose the photos to illustrate their choice. Like the poster said earlier, just don’t vote for it this time around. (This supposes the ballot box can’t be stuffed again).[/quote]

    No, but if doing a piece on ugly unis, you pick photos showing them at their ugliest, regardless of whether you agree with the nomination. If you select photos that show them at their best, you’d appear to expressing your belief that the nomination was in error.

    And someone would bitch either way. Best bet is to stay true to the platform of the story,

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357540″]WAIT! Phil & James, There was a WORSE uniform from the XFL. A MUCH WORSE uniform! I really thought you would have had the “Memphis Maniax” representing the XFL….

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    Those are bad, but the Rage really stink in my opinion. The jagged numbers, the beyond-angry-looking logo, it’s just such a mess that it’s an insult to the Orlando Thunder that they’re grouped in the same poll.

    My votes:

    -Devil Rays
    -Bills

    -Cavs (which means they’re really bad, since I can’t stand those Rockets unis either)

    -Burger King

    -Mercury Mets

    -Toros (wow those are bad)

    -Oregon (wow those are bad part II)

    -Team USA

    -Orlando Rage (Mad Dogs a close 2nd)

    See, Phil? There are unis I wouldn’t wear. In fact, the only one from this list I’d wear is the Bills road uni.

    [quote comment=”357548″][quote comment=”357537″][quote comment=”357533″]link?[/quote]

    Not mine, UW’s apparent ultimate worst.
    Needs to be the neon green jersey, though, but keep the blue numbers. Pants and helmets more definitley brown…and pins on the pants, maybe farther apart, Houston Rockets style.

    On second thought, maybe leave the helmet white so it doesn’t match anything. With just the pants brown, would be sort of Great Mangini-esque

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link?[/quote]

    To even get these things in the same league as the MadDogs, you gotta make that logo off-center, creating freakish amounts of blank space on the uni front, and then add randomly positioned small numbers somewhere in that blank space. And even then, I’m not sure you’d compete, since the MadDog logo is worse.

    If you gave the MadDogs neon-green jerseys and brown helmets, you’d come closer to Peak Awful, but I’d advise a slightly lighter color brown than has appeared in the mockups so far.

    [quote comment=”357565″][quote comment=”357559″]Lost all respect for this blog. You know it has nothing to do with the look of the Yankee’s Uniform, all about the hate. Mets fans are pathetic.[/quote]

    couple things here, adam

    first of all, don’t group paul in with this poll — sure, he’s not the number 1 yankee fan, but he had NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with this list

    maybe it was a mistake to put the yankees on the list, but the uniform was nominated multiple times

    personally, i think it may be THE GREATEST uniform in all of sport, certainly in baseball, but james and i couldn’t just “ignore” all the nominations for it … that would be as wrong as ignoring all the nominations for the orlando thunder (another uni i happen to love)…it’s not about personal feelings — if you don’t feel the yankee pins are the worst uni, the answer is simple, don’t vote for it

    the problem with “democracy” (as it were) is that there will always be voices of dissent, in this case…those who dislike (for WHATEVER reason) the yankee uniform…silencing those voices because YOU don’t happen to agree with them is not going to happen

    just FYI, we also received nominations for the celtics, the packers, the canadiens and penn state (though perhaps only one or two for each) — and those, along with the yankees, are generally considered among the BEST unis in all of sport…had any of those received multiple nominations, we would have had to include them in the poll as well

    im sure when the final results are tallied, you won’t have to worry about the yanks being included in the first round of voting[/quote]

    A weak, wimpy explanation. Ever hear of an executive decision? If enough people tell you that the world is flat, does it make it so?

    i like all the worst uni choices. otoh, my love of unis began with jim nash sports illustrated cover march 1967.

    No voting on NASCAR uni’s? Are they considered not a sport for these purposes, or are they not terrible enough? Because Jeff Gordon’s “Rainbow Warrior” DuPont uniform was absolutely horrendous.

    The Yankee nomination is ridiculous, I agree.

    Like many others on this thread, I yield to nobody when it comes to Yankee hatred. Yet I grudgingly acknowledge that their uniforms are absolute classics (though I can’t say that I really love them; they’re a little dull).

    But I don’t blame the blog. I blame all the idiots who nominated the Yanks’ unis. Them I have no respect for. To the extent that they were Mets fans, I’m not sure I ever did ;-)

    Seems to be a lot of hate for including a uniform set that can’t even decide which variety of the logo they want to use. The interlocking NY is different on the cap compared to the jersey.

    Just because that uni-set hasn’t changed since the 20s doesn’t mean it doesn’t look ridiculous. If any other team tried to pull that off, you’d mock them as horrible, so why should the Yanks get a free pass?

    By the way, I do like the Yankees pinstripes, just giving a possible reasoning for the nomination… Amongst many other reasons.

    “No, but if doing a piece on ugly unis, you pick photos showing them at their ugliest, regardless of whether you agree with the nomination.”

    …removing all semblance of neutrality on the part of the polltakers. Sort of like sayin the bears uni suck and illustrating it with william perry rather than walter payton.

    [quote comment=”357572″][quote comment=”357565″][quote comment=”357559″]im sure when the final results are tallied, you won’t have to worry about the yanks being included in the first round of voting[/quote]

    A weak, wimpy explanation. Ever hear of an executive decision? If enough people tell you that the world is flat, does it make it so?[/quote]

    Executive decisions are made in a democratic republic, such as the one in which we live. This blog, on the other hand, can be anything from a monarchy (or a dictatorship if you don’t agree) to a pure democracy. I think Phil and James are trying the latter approach in this poll.

    [quote comment=”357559″]Lost all respect for this blog. You know it has nothing to do with the look of the Yankee’s Uniform, all about the hate. Mets fans are pathetic.[/quote]

    Is this the first time that you’ve lost respect for this blog?
    But you keep coming back. Don’t you?

    Since we seem to be in a polling mood, is there any chance of us voting on our favorite Oregon unis at the end of the season?

    As a true blue Michigan Wolverines fan, I would hate to see my own team have more than two jerseys, one set of pants and one helmet. But I’ve got to admit I actually like Oregon’s “winged” jerseys and simple pants this year, and I enjoy the anticipation of seeing what they’ll be breaking out each weekend.

    So far my favorites have been their Utah set, followed by their Cal set and the Wazoo combo. But I sure hope they break out those colors they used for Cal without the throwback design by the end of the year.

    [quote comment=”357577″]”No, but if doing a piece on ugly unis, you pick photos showing them at their ugliest, regardless of whether you agree with the nomination.”

    …removing all semblance of neutrality on the part of the polltakers. Sort of like sayin the bears uni suck and illustrating it with william perry rather than walter payton.[/quote]

    And showing a uni nominated as ugly at its absolute best wouldn’t also tank the notion of neutrality?

    Just saying, as a photo editor in that situation, you can’t win either way. Someone will accuse you of cooking things based on the images you choose no matter what.

    Also, if you’re trying to have fun with it, you’d use ugly photos…and live with the fact that someone’s nose will get all out of joint on any number of the team’s invovled.

    Similar to this: I always liked the White Sox “tails out” unis, as one-team thing. Yet, what is always used to show them? The shorts…
    link
    …which they wore for, at most, four games in the six full seasons they wore that uni. No exactly a fair presentation of how that uni was most often seen.

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357576″]Seems to be a lot of hate for including a uniform set that can’t even decide which variety of the logo they want to use. The interlocking NY is different on the cap compared to the jersey.

    Just because that uni-set hasn’t changed since the 20s doesn’t mean it doesn’t look ridiculous. If any other team tried to pull that off, you’d mock them as horrible, so why should the Yanks get a free pass?

    By the way, I do like the Yankees pinstripes, just giving a possible reasoning for the nomination… Amongst many other reasons.[/quote]

    And that’s a fair point…especially amongst the OCD members of the readership.

    I used to think I was a little OCD, but when I found this site I realized I’m not. I never noticed the NYs were different before coming here. There are other details from other unis I never noticed as well.

    I’m thinking a good number of readers also had no idea there are two NY logos, so I still believe there’s a bit of a conspiracy afoot.

    By the way, if Mongo were a Yankee, would he have the most pinstripes ever??

    [quote comment=”357576″]Seems to be a lot of hate for including a uniform set that can’t even decide which variety of the logo they want to use. The interlocking NY is different on the cap compared to the jersey.[/quote]

    Nothing wrong with that!

    Love,
    The Detroit Tigers

    [quote comment=”357582″][quote comment=”357576″]Seems to be a lot of hate for including a uniform set that can’t even decide which variety of the logo they want to use. The interlocking NY is different on the cap compared to the jersey.

    Just because that uni-set hasn’t changed since the 20s doesn’t mean it doesn’t look ridiculous. If any other team tried to pull that off, you’d mock them as horrible, so why should the Yanks get a free pass?

    By the way, I do like the Yankees pinstripes, just giving a possible reasoning for the nomination… Amongst many other reasons.[/quote]

    And that’s a fair point…especially amongst the OCD members of the readership.

    I used to think I was a little OCD, but when I found this site I realized I’m not. I never noticed the NYs were different before coming here. There are other details from other unis I never noticed as well.

    I’m thinking a good number of readers also had no idea there are two NY logos, so I still believe there’s a bit of a conspiracy afoot.

    By the way, if Mongo were a Yankee, would he have the most pinstripes ever??[/quote]

    Don’t know. But possibly the longest.

    [quote comment=”357583″][quote comment=”357576″]Seems to be a lot of hate for including a uniform set that can’t even decide which variety of the logo they want to use. The interlocking NY is different on the cap compared to the jersey.[/quote]

    Nothing wrong with that!

    Love,
    The Detroit Tigers[/quote]

    LOL. Was hoping someone would bring that up.
    Thanks.

    [quote comment=”357577″]”No, but if doing a piece on ugly unis, you pick photos showing them at their ugliest, regardless of whether you agree with the nomination.”

    …removing all semblance of neutrality on the part of the polltakers. Sort of like sayin the bears uni suck and illustrating it with william perry rather than walter payton.[/quote]

    If you want neutrality (and I include myself in this), then use the FUPP and Dressed to the Nines figures for the football and baseball unis. But as Ricko said, if you’re having fun, you can use less than flattering models, such as David Wells, Chris Hovan, etc. As long as it’s done across the board.

    [quote comment=”357586″][quote comment=”357577″]”No, but if doing a piece on ugly unis, you pick photos showing them at their ugliest, regardless of whether you agree with the nomination.”

    …removing all semblance of neutrality on the part of the polltakers. Sort of like sayin the bears uni suck and illustrating it with william perry rather than walter payton.[/quote]

    If you want neutrality (and I include myself in this), then use the FUPP and Dressed to the Nines figures for the football and baseball unis. But as Ricko said, if you’re having fun, you can use less than flattering models, such as David Wells, Chris Hovan, etc. As long as it’s done across the board.[/quote]

    Indeed. I think we can say there’s probably a shot of a WR, RB or DB that would make these look better…
    link

    But this ain’t a beauty contest, now is it.

    —Ricko

    “Also, if you’re trying to have fun with it, you’d use ugly photos…and live with the fact that someone’s nose will get all out of joint on any number of the team’s invovled.”

    Lots more i could offer in rebuttal, but i’ll drop it and move on before the arbiter of all that is worthy of debate here gives me the hook and then my nose might actually get out of joint. time to watch some gridiron action.

    I’m the one who put together the nominations. Naturally, Phil had veto power, but ultimately it was my decision to include the Yankees.

    For what it’s worth, I actually like the Yankees and I think their uniforms are among the best in baseball. As a Cubs fan, I grew up hating the Mets (at this point, I’m indifferent toward them) and I would have put their 80s pullover/sansabelt look in the survey if it had received even one nomination.

    Just thought I’d note that the Fins are wearing their normal togs (complete with drop shadows) against the Jets (Titans), so Phil, we’re not going to see uniforms that they should go back to, not today anyway.

    [quote comment=”357592″]Sigh.

    It’s Tucson, not Tuscon.

    The Tucson Toros.

    It’s ok. We’re used to it.[/quote]
    Crap. I know that.

    Shame on me.

    I know they never get any real mention on this site, but Texas A&M has some really sharp uniforms. They played Iowa State yesterday and it was very aesthetically pleasing.

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    You should have included the Canadiens uniforms from last night into this poll. They looked like clowns. There is such thing as too much of a good thing.

    i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.

    it is amazing how an internet poll is getting people all distraught.

    Seriously…it is Sunday. See your family, eat good food, and watch football. Life is too short to raise your blood pressure over something like this.

    [quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357595″]You should have included the Canadiens uniforms from last night into this poll. They looked like clowns. There is such thing as too much of a good thing.[/quote]

    Betcha a nickel much of the reason they chose them is BECAUSE they’re old-fashioned and ugly. Whatcha think?

    Or is it your contention they actually think they’re wonderful?

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357597″]it is amazing how an internet poll is getting people all distraught.

    Seriously…it is Sunday. See your family, eat good food, and watch football. Life is too short to raise your blood pressure over something like this.[/quote]

    you obviously don’t know me, i was joking, i’m a jester. but that cuse uniform is my fav of all time hands down.

    and yes ricko, people seem to hate the greatest colour ever.

    [quote comment=”357571″][quote comment=”357548″][quote comment=”357537″][quote comment=”357533″]link?[/quote]

    Not mine, UW’s apparent ultimate worst.
    Needs to be the neon green jersey, though, but keep the blue numbers. Pants and helmets more definitley brown…and pins on the pants, maybe farther apart, Houston Rockets style.

    On second thought, maybe leave the helmet white so it doesn’t match anything. With just the pants brown, would be sort of Great Mangini-esque

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link?[/quote]

    To even get these things in the same league as the MadDogs, you gotta make that logo off-center, creating freakish amounts of blank space on the uni front, and then add randomly positioned small numbers somewhere in that blank space. And even then, I’m not sure you’d compete, since the MadDog logo is worse.

    If you gave the MadDogs neon-green jerseys and brown helmets, you’d come closer to Peak Awful, but I’d advise a slightly lighter color brown than has appeared in the mockups so far.[/quote]

    link

    [quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    im sure this is worse

    [quote comment=”357603″][quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    NOW we’re gettin’ somewhere.

    [quote comment=”357604″][quote comment=”357603″][quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    NOW we’re gettin’ somewhere.[/quote]

    Combine with caknuck’s jersey, though.
    link

    [quote comment=”357590″]Just thought I’d note that the Fins are wearing their normal togs (complete with drop shadows) against the Jets (Titans), so Phil, we’re not going to see uniforms that they should go back to, not today anyway.[/quote]

    yeah…this is pissing me off

    with all the ‘original’ AFL matchups this season where neither team is wearing the throwbacks, why do they choose this one for the jets to wear the wonderful titans unis yet the fish go with their normal unis? i realize the dolphins weren’t part of the orignial 8, but it’s kinda lame to have only one team playing

    and i would have loved to see the dolphins wearing this (and the vikes tops kinda resemble the titans jerseys — cept with real loops)

    [quote comment=”357594″]I know they never get any real mention on this site, but Texas A&M has some really sharp uniforms. They played Iowa State yesterday and it was very aesthetically pleasing.

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    Yeah, I agree completely. Love the colors and them helmet is pretty classy to me.

    [quote comment=”357606″][quote comment=”357590″]Just thought I’d note that the Fins are wearing their normal togs (complete with drop shadows) against the Jets (Titans), so Phil, we’re not going to see uniforms that they should go back to, not today anyway.[/quote]

    yeah…this is pissing me off

    with all the ‘original’ AFL matchups this season where neither team is wearing the throwbacks, why do they choose this one for the jets to wear the wonderful titans unis yet the fish go with their normal unis? i realize the dolphins weren’t part of the orignial 8, but it’s kinda lame to have only one team playing

    and i would have loved to see the dolphins link (and the vikes tops kinda resemble the titans jerseys — cept with real loops)[/quote]

    ‘cept Titans never played the Dolphins.
    So, as you said, why not keep Legacy games among the original eight?
    Unless perhaps some teams needed placating?
    Call it “Keeping up by the Joneses.”

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357603″][quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    you had me at orange.

    burgundy or white shirt for lucha libre club de enchinar?

    Yeah, I agree completely. Love the colors and them helmet is pretty classy to me.[/quote]

    *that

    [quote comment=”357603″][quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    How about some truncated shoulder stripes?

    [quote comment=”357611″][quote comment=”357603″][quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    How about some truncated shoulder stripes?[/quote]

    wow

    [quote comment=”357606″][quote comment=”357590″]Just thought I’d note that the Fins are wearing their normal togs (complete with drop shadows) against the Jets (Titans), so Phil, we’re not going to see uniforms that they should go back to, not today anyway.[/quote]

    yeah…this is pissing me off

    with all the ‘original’ AFL matchups this season where neither team is wearing the throwbacks, why do they choose this one for the jets to wear the wonderful titans unis yet the fish go with their normal unis? i realize the dolphins weren’t part of the orignial 8, but it’s kinda lame to have only one team playing

    and i would have loved to see the dolphins link (and the vikes tops kinda resemble the titans jerseys — cept with real loops)[/quote]
    Yeah, definitely not a legacy game. Refs in normal black stripes (and long pants, damn) make this a glorified “Jets in white alternates” game.

    [quote comment=”357606″][quote comment=”357590″]Just thought I’d note that the Fins are wearing their normal togs (complete with drop shadows) against the Jets (Titans), so Phil, we’re not going to see uniforms that they should go back to, not today anyway.[/quote]

    yeah…this is pissing me off

    with all the ‘original’ AFL matchups this season where neither team is wearing the throwbacks, why do they choose this one for the jets to wear the wonderful titans unis yet the fish go with their normal unis? i realize the dolphins weren’t part of the orignial 8, but it’s kinda lame to have only one team playing

    and i would have loved to see the dolphins link (and the vikes tops kinda resemble the titans jerseys — cept with real loops)[/quote]

    Those throwback Dolphins unis would look good, for a change. Especially when matched up with these “Titans”.

    As for these aqua unis today, I quite like seeing them, but hate that they pretty much only wear them on the road. Stupid backwards logic.

    [quote comment=”357612″]Okay, let’s really shake it up.

    NFL vintage graphics as Super Graphics?

    link

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Interesting take, Ricko. Reminds me of this one:
    link

    if the browns find the need to destroy the best uni ever could they at least do it with oRANGE pants with strype?!!

    [quote comment=”357615″][quote comment=”357606″][quote comment=”357590″]Just thought I’d note that the Fins are wearing their normal togs (complete with drop shadows) against the Jets (Titans), so Phil, we’re not going to see uniforms that they should go back to, not today anyway.[/quote]

    yeah…this is pissing me off

    with all the ‘original’ AFL matchups this season where neither team is wearing the throwbacks, why do they choose this one for the jets to wear the wonderful titans unis yet the fish go with their normal unis? i realize the dolphins weren’t part of the orignial 8, but it’s kinda lame to have only one team playing

    and i would have loved to see the dolphins link (and the vikes tops kinda resemble the titans jerseys — cept with real loops)[/quote]

    Those throwback Dolphins unis would look good, for a change. Especially when matched up with these “Titans”.

    As for these aqua unis today, I quite like seeing them, but hate that they pretty much only wear them on the road. Stupid backwards logic.[/quote]

    Logic woulda been all goofy either way. “Titans” had long since become the Jets by the time the Dophins came into the AFL.

    So if ananchronisms are great history, then I guess it would have been good. Kinda like last week. The “Titans” never played against the silver & black Raiders, either.

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357618″]if the browns find the need to destroy the best uni ever could they at least do it with oRANGE pants with strype?!![/quote]

    As in the Brian Sipe era.
    link

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357618″]if the browns find the need to destroy the best uni ever could they at least do it with oRANGE pants with strype?!![/quote]

    I would like the brown pants a lot more if they had some striping, the brown pants work IMO.

    [quote comment=”357621″][quote comment=”357618″]if the browns find the need to destroy the best uni ever could they at least do it with oRANGE pants with strype?!![/quote]

    I would like the brown pants a lot more if they had some striping, the brown pants work IMO.[/quote]

    As long as the Browns keep playing like a junior college team, they might as well keep the brown pants and look like one, too.

    When they start playing like so many quality Browns teams of the past they can start dressing like them again.

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357622″]Anyone else in the NY area having trouble w/ the Giants game on Fox?[/quote]

    Other than the score, you mean?

    [quote comment=”357545″]As much as I despise the Yankees, I could never bring myself to say they have terrible uniforms…because they don’t. I also refuse to believe that the Tucson Toros ever wore that…it’s simply inexplicable.[/quote]

    Agree on both counts. One of my favorite lines was The Boss insisting that the Yanks WERE wearing TATC uniforms.

    [quote comment=”357617″][quote comment=”357612″]Okay, let’s really shake it up.

    NFL vintage graphics as Super Graphics?

    link

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Interesting take, Ricko. Reminds me of this one:
    link

    I hope you realize I meant that kind of thing as an alt.

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357542″]That El Paso Diablos uni is growing on me, much like the Broncos’ throwbacks. So bad they’re good.[/quote]

    I have to agree here, too. El Paso’s Hispanic influence obviously contributed to the gobs and gobs of yellow. Nothing wrong with tipping you hat to the culture.

    Now those Tucson duds, that’s another matter. Completely.

    [quote comment=”357601″]Warning to orange haters: Do NOT watch Bears/Browns today.[/quote]
    I think they’re trying to compare the worst uni elements in each team’s closet or something. It’s not even a contest though. The orange tops look worse than the brown pants. The pants wouldn’t even look that bad if they had some stripes.

    10-2 Rams at the half?
    Lions’ offense up to speed already.
    Ya gotta love consistency, dontcha.

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357613″][quote comment=”357611″][quote comment=”357603″][quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    How about some truncated shoulder stripes?[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    way too fun…
    link

    [quote comment=”357633″][quote comment=”357613″][quote comment=”357611″][quote comment=”357603″][quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    How about some truncated shoulder stripes?[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    way too fun…
    link[/quote]

    Or just make the cleats pink.

    I may be in the minority, but I think the 1994 world cup shirt is among the most original designs ever. I just dig them, it doesn’t strike me as overly gaudy or anything. But thats why this stuff is subjective

    [quote comment=”357606″][quote comment=”357590″]Just thought I’d note that the Fins are wearing their normal togs (complete with drop shadows) against the Jets (Titans), so Phil, we’re not going to see uniforms that they should go back to, not today anyway.[/quote]

    yeah…this is pissing me off

    with all the ‘original’ AFL matchups this season where neither team is wearing the throwbacks, why do they choose this one for the jets to wear the wonderful titans unis yet the fish go with their normal unis? i realize the dolphins weren’t part of the orignial 8, but it’s kinda lame to have only one team playing

    and i would have loved to see the dolphins link (and the vikes tops kinda resemble the titans jerseys — cept with real loops)[/quote]

    Oh, man, that picture is the stuff of nightmares! I watched that game in a German apartment: 12 Minnesota college students, one serviceman from Minnesota and one serviceman from Florida. By the start of the second quarter, the guy from Florida was utterly drunk and cackling, “I feel for ya, but I can’t reach ya!”

    [quote comment=”357528″]One observation, the ’90s seem to be THE worst era for uniforms. At a quick glance, when you look at the nominees, close to half of them come from the 90s. Virtually all of the basketball and hockey. There had to be others from that era with tons of votes but just didn’t make the cut.[/quote]

    Even those over-thick lineman facemasks on the helmets sucked. I don’t have the manufacturer or style number, but there were two linemen style facemasks that were both ridiculous.

    This may get lost in the crossfire, but if you’re looking for old sports scores, there is only place to go:

    link

    it has:
    pro football back to 1933
    MLB back to 1900
    NBA back to 1946-47 and ABA 1967-1976
    NHL back to 1917-18 and WHA 1972-1979
    all of golf’s majors winners
    all of tennis’s majors winners, men and women
    college football score by team, going back well into the 19th century
    NCAA basketball tournament back to 1939
    a general list of “big four” sports champions back to day one,
    and
    It also gives gives you standings for any day of the season of the above sports that you’re after.

    The search engines are incredibly manipulative as well. Numerous ways to search and very user friendly.

    I use it frequently for many purposes.

    100% RECOMMENDED BY TIMMY B

    if that means anything to anyone…

    The Montreal Canadiens barber pole jerseys are, quite possibly, the ugliest thing ever.

    FTH GLG

    [quote comment=”357633″][quote comment=”357613″][quote comment=”357611″][quote comment=”357603″][quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    How about some truncated shoulder stripes?[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    way too fun…
    link[/quote]

    Here you go (I put the Breast Cancer Awareness pink on the cleats and wristbands)…
    link

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357620″][quote comment=”357618″]if the browns find the need to destroy the best uni ever could they at least do it with oRANGE pants with strype?!![/quote]

    As in the Brian Sipe era.
    link

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Loved the Brian Sipe look.
    PS- if you look here, you can see all Favre fans in the stands. YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE..
    link

    More Halloween uni-wackiness with the Bears today? Yes, I realize it’s Nov 1 but still. Maybe the Browns should have a jack-o-lantern face on their orange helmets to complete the look.

    [quote comment=”357633″][quote comment=”357613″][quote comment=”357611″][quote comment=”357603″][quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    How about some truncated shoulder stripes?[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    way too fun…
    link[/quote]
    Keep going – someone will chime in that they LIKE it!

    For the scoreboard (sadly it’s already been posted multiple times, but I found it on my own – really): link

    [quote comment=”357625″][quote comment=”357622″]Anyone else in the NY area having trouble w/ the Giants game on Fox?[/quote]

    unfortunately, no[/quote]
    G-men trying to give up nearly 100 points in two games. Not te stuff of Super Bowl candidates.

    [quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    I have no problem with orange. I have no problem with brown, either. Just don’t put them together…

    Robert, does James have a matching curling uni?

    The Bears have established the divide between the Ohio pro(?) franchises. 10-45 to Bengals, 30-6 over Browns.
    The Brownies should maybe be forced to wear the poo-pants until they can carry themselves like an NFL outfit.

    [quote comment=”357594″]I know they never get any real mention on this site, but Texas A&M has some really sharp uniforms. They played Iowa State yesterday and it was very aesthetically pleasing.

    link
    link
    link
    link

    We’ll give them an honorable mention. Actually I didn’t see any photos of that game until today.

    [quote comment=”357640″][quote comment=”357633″][quote comment=”357613″][quote comment=”357611″][quote comment=”357603″][quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    How about some truncated shoulder stripes?[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    way too fun…
    link[/quote]

    Here you go (I put the Breast Cancer Awareness pink on the cleats and wristbands)…
    link

    —Ricko[/quote]

    an Anti-Beauty!!!

    [quote comment=”357648″][quote comment=”357594″]I know they never get any real mention on this site, but Texas A&M has some really sharp uniforms. They played Iowa State yesterday and it was very aesthetically pleasing.

    link
    link
    link
    link

    We’ll give them an honorable mention. Actually I didn’t see any photos of that game until today.[/quote]
    Always liked the Aggies clean maroon/white look. A good offset to the burnt orange guys in Austin.

    [quote comment=”357646″]
    I have no problem with orange. I have no problem with brown, either. Just don’t put them together…[/quote]

    brian sipe (wow…2 rfcs today) would like a word with you

    [quote comment=”357594″]I know they never get any real mention on this site, but Texas A&M has some really sharp uniforms. They played Iowa State yesterday and it was very aesthetically pleasing.

    link
    link
    link
    link

    Agreed. A&M’s unis are quite pleasing. Now if Iowa State would revert to their link all the time that could have been a top five list game.

    [quote comment=”357643″][quote comment=”357633″][quote comment=”357613″][quote comment=”357611″][quote comment=”357603″][quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    How about some truncated shoulder stripes?[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    way too fun…
    link[/quote]
    Keep going – someone will chime in that they LIKE it![/quote]

    I don’t know…I think at this point there’s only one set of unis comparable: link

    The linked FAMU set isn’t as bad as link. The linked set doesn’t look as bad as the current Atlanta Falcons kit.

    Not sure this was mentioned. Did anybody see Manu Ginobili save the day. This was one of the most impressive things I have seen.

    link

    You really should’ve left the Yankees off of the list. It undermines the credibility of the entire poll, which is a shame among a group of serious uni-watchers.

    [quote comment=”357524″][quote comment=”357522″]Inclusion of Yankees in this “poll” was a lame attempt at humor, right?[/quote]

    two things in play here, leon

    a couple of ‘mets fan boards’ linked back to the original article, which resulted in a significant number of nominations both for the mercury mets AND the yankees pins…now, those who nominated the MM have a legitimate point, those who nominated the yankees are likely haters

    nevertheless, james (and to a lesser extent i) poured over all the nominations and could not ignore the sheer numbers who offered both of those up as suggestions…obviously, there were more nominees than we could offer back; but we did NOT discriminate and if certain unis received enough ‘nominations’ we included them

    as to ricko’s points — you’ll note that many of the nominees seem to appear on every ‘worst’ list, many of which seem to be included on those lists merely because the first one who ever started one of these lists decided they should be there — examples: tequila sunrise, orlando clip art weather, burger king, flying v and short-shorts … and while many would (and should) consider them awful, i personally would put at least two of those on my ‘favorites’ list

    but we tried to make the survey as democratic as possible…once we narrow it down to the nine “finalists” we will really have some awful awful unis, most likely truly deserving of the title “worst. uni. ever.”

    so, is it a lame attempt at humor? maybe, but that uni was nominated multiple times…and it wasn’t just randomly selected by james and me, it really did receive strong ‘support'[/quote]

    So you would have included Green Bay Packers in this poll if a bunch of Vikings fans voted for it? Stupid.

    The entire poll is tainted by including the Yankees who obviously do not have one of the worst unis ever.

    [quote comment=”357524″][quote comment=”357522″]Inclusion of Yankees in this “poll” was a lame attempt at humor, right?[/quote]

    two things in play here, leon

    a couple of ‘mets fan boards’ linked back to the original article, which resulted in a significant number of nominations both for the mercury mets AND the yankees pins…now, those who nominated the MM have a legitimate point, those who nominated the yankees are likely haters

    nevertheless, james (and to a lesser extent i) poured over all the nominations and could not ignore the sheer numbers who offered both of those up as suggestions…obviously, there were more nominees than we could offer back; but we did NOT discriminate and if certain unis received enough ‘nominations’ we included them

    as to ricko’s points — you’ll note that many of the nominees seem to appear on every ‘worst’ list, many of which seem to be included on those lists merely because the first one who ever started one of these lists decided they should be there — examples: tequila sunrise, orlando clip art weather, burger king, flying v and short-shorts … and while many would (and should) consider them awful, i personally would put at least two of those on my ‘favorites’ list

    but we tried to make the survey as democratic as possible…once we narrow it down to the nine “finalists” we will really have some awful awful unis, most likely truly deserving of the title “worst. uni. ever.”

    so, is it a lame attempt at humor? maybe, but that uni was nominated multiple times…and it wasn’t just randomly selected by james and me, it really did receive strong ‘support'[/quote]

    Also, showcases how pathetic and jealous Mets’ fans truly are.

    They left the Yankees in to SHOW everyone what had happened, having faith that the nonsense would not continue and Yankees wouldn’t get past this round.

    I would think that is PAINFULLY obvious.

    Phil even explains basically that in post #17.
    And later JTH always explains it again.

    PLEASE read before you type.

    —Ricko

    Whoops. Posted before I read the entire string. Major party foul on my first post. I understand the rationale for inclusion, but I still think it’s a shame. Lesson learned.

    [quote comment=”357661″]How did ILLINOIS’S Orange Unis not make the Halloween list???[/quote]

    Or that game? As far as color combination, etc., was great looking.

    [quote comment=”357654″]The linked FAMU set isn’t as bad as link. The linked set doesn’t look as bad as the current Atlanta Falcons kit.[/quote]

    How about those White numerals on the White jersey for FAMU’s opponents …. Really !!!!!

    [quote comment=”357660″]They left the Yankees in to SHOW everyone what had happened, having faith that the nonsense would not continue and Yankees wouldn’t get past this round.

    I would think that is PAINFULLY obvious.

    Phil even explains basically that in post #17.
    And later JTH always explains it again.

    PLEASE read before you type.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I did READ the posts. Nevertheless, I believe the inclusion of the Yankees in a “worst uni ever” poll in any “round” is STUPID.

    I didn’t know Payton was orig#21 w-Bears:

    link

    BTW – There was a lotta talk on Chicago radio today about how Payton’s hard workinf attitude is sorely missed from todays’ players.

    The best comment came from Dan Hampton today: “Who are you gonna remember from today’s Bears team 10 years from now?”

    Hampton gave the best eulogy at Payton’s Soldier Field service in 1999 when, at the end of his eulogy, he talked about when his daughter asked him about his Bears teams, he’ll tell her about the great players & great times & the Super Bowl, but, the first player he’ll tell her about was Walter Payton.

    Any chance we could put together some sort of favorite “non-traditional” unis poll? I know there are more than a few among us who, though big fans of the Yankees, Bears, and Celtics of the world, also appreciate some of the more updated looks. Any nominees?

    [quote]So you would have included Green Bay Packers in this poll if a bunch of Vikings fans voted for it? Stupid.

    The entire poll is tainted by including the Yankees who obviously do not have one of the worst unis ever. [/quote]

    i quite agree the yankees do NOT belong in the poll, but there were numerous nominations to include them

    1. no one said “i found your poll from another board and i’m trying to screw you by nominating the yanks” … people simply nominated the yankees

    2. despite my personal feelings on many of the unis nominated (there are SEVERAL i would not consider for a “worst ever” poll), i cannot pick and choose what to include — if i (or james) did that, the entire integrity of the poll is brought into question

    3. the point of the poll was to let the reader (and not someone with a preconveived notion of a ‘worst’ uni) determine the nominees; frankly i’d have nominated the entire UFL, but we didn’t get any (or maybe one or two, tops) of those…but we did get dozens of yankee nominations

    4. i feel confident that when the votes are counted for this round, the yankees won’t make the cut, and the true “worst” unis will advance

    i didn’t count the total number of nominations (but it was in the hundreds) and james culled them down into the list we have today…which is still quite lengthy…i highly doubt anything but the cream of the crap will rise to the top

    and to answer your first question…yes, had we received dozens of packer nominations (we didn’t ask for justification, simply a name a “worst” uni), then we would have included them…we actually did receive one or maybe two nominations for the packers, so clearly someone out there doesn’t like them…i wouldn’t be one of them, but i don’t speak for anyone but myself

    [quote comment=”357666″][quote comment=”357660″]They left the Yankees in to SHOW everyone what had happened, having faith that the nonsense would not continue and Yankees wouldn’t get past this round.

    I would think that is PAINFULLY obvious.

    Phil even explains basically that in post #17.
    And later JTH always explains it again.

    PLEASE read before you type.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I did READ the posts. Nevertheless, I believe the inclusion of the Yankees in a “worst uni ever” poll in any “round” is STUPID.[/quote]

    Tell me, how would YOU have known which votes to discount?

    Sure, the results are nuts. Only takes the IQ of a pigeon to see that. You saying you didn’t immediately think, “Well, somebody overloaded THIS deal” the moment you saw the Yankees listed?

    Better Phil and Jim share with us what happened. If they don’t, how do we know they won’t just alter the results every week?

    Or are you advocating aribtrary judgements based on someone’s definition of how the world works?

    —Ricko

    I know Papa Bear brought the Illinois blue&orange to the Bears, but, we can’t (completely) blame him for both teams’ orange jerseys this wknd.

    [quote comment=”357671″]I know Papa Bear brought the Illinois blue&orange to the Bears, but, we can’t (completely) blame him for both teams’ orange jerseys this wknd.[/quote]

    Illinois wore orange jerseys for most of the ’70s, didn’t they? I don’t believe Scott Studwell wore a navy jersey the entire time he was there.

    So it didn’t come totally out of nowhere.

    —Ricko

    During the 4th quarter of the Dolphins/Jets game today, my CBS signal went crazy, and the colors all changed.

    The Dolphins’ aqua and white because a dark orange and darker white. The Jets’ gold pants became a very bright turquoise. Plus, all the white skin became a Smurfy blue (especially Rex Ryan).

    The colors were certainly a different matchup than usual, and was quite the trainwreck.

    [quote comment=”357674″]For everyone’s viewing please in this era of Internet technology…

    link

    Hopefully he doesn’t have a colonoscopy scheduled for tomorrow.

    [quote comment=”357674″]For everyone’s viewing please in this era of Internet technology…

    link

    It’s ahead of the TV broadcast.

    [quote comment=”357675″][quote comment=”357674″]For everyone’s viewing please in this era of Internet technology…

    link

    Hopefully he doesn’t have a colonoscopy scheduled for tomorrow.[/quote]

    Actually, that’s the camera they’re using today.

    [quote comment=”357677″][quote comment=”357675″][quote comment=”357674″]For everyone’s viewing please in this era of Internet technology…

    link

    Hopefully he doesn’t have a colonoscopy scheduled for tomorrow.[/quote]

    Actually, that’s the camera they’re using today.[/quote]

    Good thing is, it stays on during commercials.

    [quote comment=”357674″]For everyone’s viewing please in this era of Internet technology…

    link

    effin favre-cam is about 2 seconds AHEAD of my hdtv feed…

    [quote comment=”357679″][quote comment=”357674″]For everyone’s viewing please in this era of Internet technology…

    link

    effin favre-cam is about 2 seconds AHEAD of my hdtv feed…[/quote]

    Yup, I knew Harvin had scored before you did. Didn’t SEE it, but knew it.

    [quote comment=”357665″][quote comment=”357654″]The linked FAMU set isn’t as bad as link. The linked set doesn’t look as bad as the current Atlanta Falcons kit.[/quote]

    How about those White numerals on the White jersey for FAMU’s opponents …. Really !!!!![/quote]
    Yeah – I called that out when that game happened. Not very viewer-friendly (see last nights Ducks discussion.)

    I can’t believe how many folks have gotten their knickers in a wad over this Yankee uniform thing. As if EVERYONE in the world MUST love that uniform. People have likes and dislikes that may be different than yours. Roll with it.

    [quote comment=”357681″][quote comment=”357679″][quote comment=”357674″]For everyone’s viewing please in this era of Internet technology…

    link

    effin favre-cam is about 2 seconds AHEAD of my hdtv feed…[/quote]

    Yup, I knew Harvin had scored before you did. Didn’t SEE it, but knew it.[/quote]

    What’s bad is I’m in an Arizona/Carolina market, so I’m actually watching/listening to the Vikings game by keeping that link open.

    Here you go (I put the Breast Cancer Awareness pink on the cleats and wristbands)…

    One more tweak – make one sleeve orange with green trim, and you have the winner. (Kudos to Ricko, Marcus, and everyone else who’s helped realize this.)

    Oh, yeah. What about the monochrome version?

    The basic tenets of polling (aka statistical sampling) would suggest that this poll “lost all integrity” when you didn’t control the sample universe.

    Who did you intend to poll? Regular readers of UW? If so, you needed to make an effort to only include them in your universe of people who can make nominations. Since you didn’t, and non-UW-reading Mets fans reportedly stuffed the ballot box, you end up with a sample universe that ended up being heavily weighted towards people who hate the Yankees. It’s like asking people who show up at a “Tea Party” rally for their opinion on health care reform, and expecting that result to be reflective of the population as a whole.

    (And seriously, ’96 KC Wiz? You can laugh at an unfortunate name choice, but those aren’t the worst ’96 MLS kits by several orders of magnitude.)

    [quote comment=”357669″][quote]So you would have included Green Bay Packers in this poll if a bunch of Vikings fans voted for it? Stupid.

    The entire poll is tainted by including the Yankees who obviously do not have one of the worst unis ever. [/quote]

    i quite agree the yankees do NOT belong in the poll, but there were numerous nominations to include them

    1. no one said “i found your poll from another board and i’m trying to screw you by nominating the yanks” … people simply nominated the yankees

    2. despite my personal feelings on many of the unis nominated (there are SEVERAL i would not consider for a “worst ever” poll), i cannot pick and choose what to include — if i (or james) did that, the entire integrity of the poll is brought into question

    3. the point of the poll was to let the reader (and not someone with a preconveived notion of a ‘worst’ uni) determine the nominees; frankly i’d have nominated the entire UFL, but we didn’t get any (or maybe one or two, tops) of those…but we did get dozens of yankee nominations

    4. i feel confident that when the votes are counted for this round, the yankees won’t make the cut, and the true “worst” unis will advance

    i didn’t count the total number of nominations (but it was in the hundreds) and james culled them down into the list we have today…which is still quite lengthy…i highly doubt anything but the cream of the crap will rise to the top

    and to answer your first question…yes, had we received dozens of packer nominations (we didn’t ask for justification, simply a name a “worst” uni), then we would have included them…we actually did receive one or maybe two nominations for the packers, so clearly someone out there doesn’t like them…i wouldn’t be one of them, but i don’t speak for anyone but myself[/quote]

    [quote comment=”357664″][quote comment=”357661″]How did ILLINOIS’S Orange Unis not make the Halloween list???[/quote]

    Or that game? As far as color combination, etc., was great looking.[/quote]

    I was going for matchups with orange vs. black. South Carolina barely had some yesterday, so they qualified. Michigan just had maize and blue, so that game didn’t.

    Michigan/Illinois didn’t make the top five because they had a little too much piping going on with those jerseys. link
    Color-wise, they looked nice. For the sake of a good color matchup, I’ll overlook a flaw on one team. If both teams have it though, I look elsewhere.

    I thought the polls were just about us Uni-geeks having some fun. No cash prizes for best unis – no punishments for worst unis. just fodder for discussion.
    Yeesh – unwad yer briefs guys.

    [quote comment=”357512″][quote comment=”357509″]Poor Frank Robinson had to endure the all-orange Orioles AND the all-red Indians.[/quote]

    So did Boog Powell.[/quote]

    Now THAT’S an interesting poll – what athlete endured the worst uni career? Boog Powell wore both the popsicle unis, Charles Barkley had awful Philly, Phoenix and Houston unis.

    Any other nominees?

    Didn’t see pictures until today, but Kansas/Texas Tech looked nice. Don’t think they would have cracked the top 5, but they’re worth a look. link
    I think that’s Tech’s best look.

    [quote comment=”357690″][quote comment=”357512″][quote comment=”357509″]Poor Frank Robinson had to endure the all-orange Orioles AND the all-red Indians.[/quote]

    So did Boog Powell.[/quote]

    Now THAT’S an interesting poll – what athlete endured the worst uni career? Boog Powell wore both the popsicle unis, Charles Barkley had awful Philly, Phoenix and Houston unis.

    Any other nominees?[/quote]
    Derek Jeter? I kid!

    [quote comment=”357694″][quote comment=”357690″][quote comment=”357512″][quote comment=”357509″]Poor Frank Robinson had to endure the all-orange Orioles AND the all-red Indians.[/quote]

    So did Boog Powell.[/quote]

    Now THAT’S an interesting poll – what athlete endured the worst uni career? Boog Powell wore both the popsicle unis, Charles Barkley had awful Philly, Phoenix and Houston unis.

    Any other nominees?[/quote]
    Derek Jeter? I kid![/quote]

    Dave Winfield? He wore the Padres and the Yanks.
    I kid as well! I like both unis.

    I think Barkley’s gotta be the hands down unfortuante winner of this poll. Although the Phoenix ones weren’t so bad.

    [quote comment=”357643″][quote comment=”357633″][quote comment=”357613″][quote comment=”357611″][quote comment=”357603″][quote comment=”357598″][quote comment=”357596″]i had to stop reading, because clearly people have a problem with orange. the orange’s no superfluous white-all orange is the best uni since clemson won the title with homer jordan. if that advances, i will personally drive around the country kicking ass and taking names. if we hate that, we are really going to hate my curling uniform today.[/quote]

    Drat. When tallying my list of “things we apparently hate” was gonna include orange and forgot.

    So, Phil or Marcus, put some orange on that butchered Orlando Thunder uni. Maybe the sleeve ends?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    How about some truncated shoulder stripes?[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    way too fun…
    link[/quote]
    Keep going – someone will chime in that they LIKE it![/quote]
    still needs some black for black’s sake. maybe the facemask and nothing else?

    [quote comment=”357695″][quote comment=”357694″][quote comment=”357690″][quote comment=”357512″][quote comment=”357509″]Poor Frank Robinson had to endure the all-orange Orioles AND the all-red Indians.[/quote]

    So did Boog Powell.[/quote]

    Now THAT’S an interesting poll – what athlete endured the worst uni career? Boog Powell wore both the popsicle unis, Charles Barkley had awful Philly, Phoenix and Houston unis.

    Any other nominees?[/quote]
    Derek Jeter? I kid![/quote]

    Dave Winfield? He wore the Padres and the Yanks.
    I kid as well! I like both unis.

    I think Barkley’s gotta be the hands down unfortuante winner of this poll. Although the Phoenix ones weren’t so bad.[/quote]

    I mean, doesn’t this link look better than this? link

    Neither one beats these. link

    [quote comment=”357671″]I know Papa Bear brought the Illinois blue&orange to the Bears, but, we can’t (completely) blame him for both teams’ orange jerseys this wknd.[/quote]

    Illinois looked fine in orange jerseys. The Bears, though, should really mothball theirs.

    [quote comment=”357518″]
    The US has lost at least 20 IQ points since I’ve been around. AND it’s trending downward. Maybe we should be more concerned about THAT than the NASDAQ.[/quote]

    remember, your Intelligence Quotient is your personal smartitude divided by the brainiosity of an average person of your age. So alls you gotta do is hold steady and as people get dumber, your IQ goes up. This is a good thing*

    *unless you’re waiting for a mouth-breathing cashier to dole out the proper change.

    Seahawks QB Matt Hasselback, tired of losing while wearing depressingly drab monotone, flung himself to the ground and refused to get up until he was promised another game in the neon green jerseys. link

    Well, maybe that’s not what happened, but I’d understand completely if that were indeed the case.

    Is it just me or did the Uniwatch timestamp not “fall back”? Currently posting this at 8:15 p.m. EST

    Not sure how much of Blanton’s jumbo sized swoosh I can deal with on chest/collar. Thanks overt logo creep.

    [quote comment=”357689″]I thought the polls were just about us Uni-geeks having some fun. No cash prizes for best unis – no punishments for worst unis. just fodder for discussion.
    Yeesh – unwad yer briefs guys.[/quote]

    Plus, there’s one element of this whole thing that IS entirely accurate:

    The color socks we each decide to wear tomorrow will have more effect on our lives than the results of this poll.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko

    [quote comment=”357685″]Today’s poll has been linked on Fark.com Fun comments

    link

    I proudly defended this place to some schmoe (my FARK handle is ‘exapno’), who was like aghast that this place existed….

    [quote comment=”357706″]Is it just me or did the Uniwatch timestamp not “fall back”? Currently posting this at 8:15 p.m. EST[/quote]

    Thanks for reminding me. Just fixed it (I think).

    [quote comment=”357714″]My first ballgame in a long time. Not sure if it’s funny or frustrating to listen to an announcer and colour guy with such poor chemistry.

    SB[/quote]

    Trust me. It goes from one feeling to the other. And occasionally “irritating” will slip in, too.

    And now that I’ve corrected the time-stamp, new comments are out of order, because they’re being added chronologically. Yes, it’s slightly confusing….

    Solution: Turn off the computer for an hour and just watch the ballgame.

    Can any anncr shill more products in a short period of time than Joe Buck?

    The answer is no. This post brought to you by Chevrolet.

    [quote comment=”357714″]My first ballgame in a long time. Not sure if it’s funny or frustrating to listen to an announcer and colour guy with such poor chemistry.

    SB[/quote]

    loved their pearl jam reparte. wonder if either of them know the origin of the term.

    Squatchee Watch: A shot of the Phillies’ dugout shows Cliff Lee’s game-issued (and probably not game-worn) cap DOES have the blue button on top.

    [quote comment=”357723″][quote comment=”357714″]My first ballgame in a long time. Not sure if it’s funny or frustrating to listen to an announcer and colour guy with such poor chemistry.

    SB[/quote]

    loved their pearl jam reparte. wonder if either of them know the origin of the term.[/quote]

    that should have been “repartee”.
    sorry

    (hope this appears after the post it’s referencing-but if you read the posts from last to first, it really doesn’t matter, does it?)

    [quote comment=”357725″][quote comment=”357723″][quote comment=”357714″]My first ballgame in a long time. Not sure if it’s funny or frustrating to listen to an announcer and colour guy with such poor chemistry.

    SB[/quote]

    loved their pearl jam reparte. wonder if either of them know the origin of the term.[/quote]

    that should have been “repartee”.
    sorry

    (hope this appears after the post it’s referencing-but if you read the posts from last to first, it really doesn’t matter, does it?)[/quote]

    shouldn’t.

    I may hate Favre right now for beating my Packers twice already this year, but I get to laugh at him in that hideous vikings jersey at least.

    -Greenie

    That Motorola commercial they keep showing during the WS with Singletary and the boys feature last year’s 49er uniform.

    The NHL player who has endured the worst uniform atrocities is Mike Sillinger.

    He spent time in the “Wild Wing” Mighty Ducks jersey, moved on to Tampa Bay with the “Storm” alternates, headed to Vancouver for the red alternates there, and spent time in Nashville with the mustard yellow alts.

    Second place? Byron Dafoe. He wore the “Burger King” Kings alternate, Atlanta’s god-awful light blue alternates, and Boston’s Pooh Bear alternates.

    Anyone notice that Jeter’s link is creased right through the NYS patch? I would assume that those patches are sewn on, so why ironing? Hmm…

    [quote comment=”357728″]The NHL player who has endured the worst uniform atrocities is Mike Sillinger.

    He spent time in the “Wild Wing” Mighty Ducks jersey, moved on to Tampa Bay with the “Storm” alternates, headed to Vancouver for the red alternates there, and spent time in Nashville with the mustard yellow alts.

    Second place? Byron Dafoe. He wore the “Burger King” Kings alternate, Atlanta’s god-awful light blue alternates, and Boston’s Pooh Bear alternates.[/quote]
    Sillinger has also worn the Islanders’ “Long Island Broncos” EDGE uniforms and their orange alternates with the star-like sides. Best of the worst? Yikes.

    [quote comment=”357728″]The NHL player who has endured the worst uniform atrocities is Mike Sillinger.

    He spent time in the “Wild Wing” Mighty Ducks jersey, moved on to Tampa Bay with the “Storm” alternates, headed to Vancouver for the red alternates there, and spent time in Nashville with the mustard yellow alts.

    Second place? Byron Dafoe. He wore the “Burger King” Kings alternate, Atlanta’s god-awful light blue alternates, and Boston’s Pooh Bear alternates.[/quote]
    Shame on me #2:

    Thanks for some of (the majority of?) the NHL uni photos, Teebz.

    Your Photobucket account was indispensable.

    I’ve always been a fan of the Orlando Thunder’s uniform. (It has nothing to do with Scott Mitchell’s involvment as their World Bowl QB,…allocated by the Dolphins at the time.) They’ve been the only team in history to rock those colors correctly. Totally friggin original. Gotta love the logo as well. The Seahawks’ lime on the other hand, is a total abomination. Hell, that whole uniform is.

    PS== are the Iowa Hawkeyes the only team with a pro-style sock design/wear? I like that very much.

    [quote comment=”357658″]So you would have included Green Bay Packers in this poll if a bunch of Vikings fans voted for it? Stupid.[/quote]
    Christ, no!

    But if a bunch of Bears fans did, that would be a different story.

    [quote comment=”357731″][quote comment=”357728″]The NHL player who has endured the worst uniform atrocities is Mike Sillinger.

    He spent time in the “Wild Wing” Mighty Ducks jersey, moved on to Tampa Bay with the “Storm” alternates, headed to Vancouver for the red alternates there, and spent time in Nashville with the mustard yellow alts.

    Second place? Byron Dafoe. He wore the “Burger King” Kings alternate, Atlanta’s god-awful light blue alternates, and Boston’s Pooh Bear alternates.[/quote]
    Shame on me #2:

    Thanks for some of (the majority of?) the NHL uni photos, Teebz.

    Your Photobucket account was indispensable.[/quote]

    I tend to hoard the photos of uniform brutality :o)

    Montreal’s barberpoles got ruined by the black tape on the striped socks. I totally dig though that they went with natural leather colored gloves. They could have gone with the regular colored ones but the extra little touch is sweet, so why not ask for transparent tape?

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