Top 10 worst sports uniforms

November 30, 2006


從不否認自己是個以貌取人的膚淺傢伙

在我這種人眼中

除了自己心中最支持的球隊我還可以用對球隊的熱情稍微壓制一下自己對球衣設計的不滿

(所幸我曾經支持過的球隊都還沒出現那種讓我無法忍受的球衣設計...)

其他敵對球隊就難以逃過我用球衣設計是否對味來作為評價該球隊首要標準的命運

不過對"迷信"的職業球隊而言

一套球衣除了是否美觀大方可以吸引那種從不參與該項運動的人在進入店中的第一瞬間就決定購買該隊球衣

以及死忠球迷是否得為了表達對球隊支持卻犧牲個人美學標準之外

球員身穿該球衣時為球隊打出的戰績好壞與否也往往主宰了一套球衣是否被沿用的決定



還記得Chicago Bulls在97-98球季時那套黑色帶有白色細直條紋的客場球衣嗎?

那是我個人當初最喜愛的一套球衣

不過相信當時已經有觀看NBA習慣的球迷應該都還記得

Chicago Bulls之所以不那麼常穿那套球衣的原因

說穿了就是球團和部分球迷認為穿上那套球衣的Chicago Bulls似乎戰績"相對"較差

(如果真是以勝率考量的話...最該被換掉的球衣應該是New York Knicks的主場球衣吧...對了...還有New Jersey Nets的客場球衣)

但是我永遠忘不了Michael Jordan在1998年身穿該球衣以及經典紅黑配色的Air Jordan 1 OG

(據Jordan說那是他在84年穿過而留到當時的球鞋...14年後甚至連尺寸都已經過小了...)

最後一次以Chicago Bulls球員身分飛翔在Madison Square Garden上空的身影...





Top 10 worst sports uniforms

By Dave Golokhov / Askmen.com



Like it or not, we live in a superficial world. How you look and how you dress is taken as a representation of your self.



And with so many eyes gazing and glaring, one should always want to look his or her best. That's not always the case, however — particularly in the sports industry.



Before the puck is dropped, the coin is tossed or the first pitch is thrown, each team suits up in a uniform that will inevitably exude a certain impression.



So, considering that sports franchises spend millions of dollars on their players, stadiums and marketing, shouldn't they shell out a couple of bucks to ensure that their athletes look as sharp and confident as possible?



Here's a list of the top 10 teams who cut corners on uniform creativity, and left their players imprisoned in the most unappealing jerseys in sports.





10. Newcastle United FC (home)Jersey lifespan: 1894-present



The creator of the Newcastle United jersey didn't have a very colorful imagination; his gray thinking turned out a uniform that alternates between thick black and white stripes.



It's unclear whether he was inspired by the outfits of early 1900s jailbirds, hockey and football referees, or simply zebras. Whatever the case, none of these are really prime images to be affiliated with.





9. Golden State Warriors (home/away)Jersey lifespan: 1962-1971



A team's uniform is supposed to ooze with confidence and instill a bit of fear in the opponent, but the Golden State Warriors' cheesy mid-'60s concoction did quite the opposite. The predominant color was a cheddar-yellow and the trim was blue. With a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge on the front and a trademark San Francisco trolley on the back, this stitched postcard was more welcoming than it was threatening.





8. Miami Dolphins (alternate)Jersey lifespan: 2003-present



The color orange has high visibility and is eye-catching, but the all-orange Miami Dolphins' third jersey is more repelling than appealing. The few that do find the orange coloring young, hip and attractive, are usually turned off by the decision to use a clashing mint green as the complementary color. The only thing saving the Dolphins from looking like one giant Orange Crush ad is the fact that their helmet is predominantly white.





7. Denver Nuggets (road)Jersey lifespan: 1976-1998



The world of sports has not been the most welcome place for the gay fitness community, but the Denver Nuggets tried to break the ice. With a red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple stripe across the midsection, the Nuggets jersey bore a striking resemblance to the rainbow flag over a 20-year period. Although their look has since evolved, throwback Nuggets jerseys can still frequently be seen at gay and lesbian pride events.





6. Tampa Bay Lightning (alternate)Jersey lifespan: 1996-1999



This jersey looks like the product of a collaborated effort by a third-grade class. The theme of lightning is translated into a lame graphic of a storm, with a wave on the lower part that tucks in. Around the team logo is what might be the worst depiction of rain in the history of mankind, which can easily be mistaken for pieces of masking and electrical tape. But the tacky maraschino cherry on top has to be the yellow lightning bolts on the arm sleeves. As they say, when it rains, it pours.





5. Chicago White Sox (home)Jersey lifespan: 1976



Fashion statements are fairly limited in the sport of baseball. You can customize the color of your glove, you can wear a Livestrong wristband or you can move the bill of your cap off-center. Well, the '76 White Sox decided to push the envelope, fitting their team with shorts instead of pants. The navy blue cutoffs were combined with knee-high socks, quickly turning the White Sox into the league's laughing stock. Even though they donned the shorts just once, this uni will be etched in the minds of baseball fans forever.





4. Nashville Predators (alternate)Jersey lifespan: 2001-present



There are few colors recognized by the human eye that are more revolting than the shade of pus. That didn't deter the Predators from sampling that tone for their third jersey. On the front is a sabertooth tiger poking his head through a triangle. And you thought Quentin Tarantino's thinking was bizarre.





3. San Diego Padres (alternate)Jersey lifespan: 2003-2004



Sometimes in sports, teams perform so poorly that they want to hide. The San Diego Padres tried to do the next best thing by wearing a camouflage jersey; what they didn't realize was that baseball games are played in a stadium, not a jungle. Instead of blending into the background, they stood out like sore thumbs in their army fatigue outfits. Some might call it innovative. I call it ugly.





2. Vancouver Canucks (home/away)Jersey lifespan: 1978-1985



Sports jerseys are always a quick fix if you're in need of an easy Halloween costume, but the 1978-85 Canucks looked like they were trick or treating 365 days a year. Their jersey's three predominant colors of black, yellow and orange/red borrowed the color scheme from the October 31st holiday, and they couldn't shake that pumpkin theme for almost a decade.





1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (alternate)Jersey lifespan: 1976-96



The key to this horrendous outfit was not the burnt orange jersey or the white pants. It was the helmet. On it is a buccaneer who is either winking, has something in his eye or has lost his eyepatch. Furthermore, he's holding a dagger in his teeth, and he's topped with a pirate's hat that's about to blow off. Seems like our one-eyed friend is about to walk the plank.





The ugliest uniforms ever

People do look and do pay attention to how you fashion yourself. So when you step into the public eye, try to look your best — especially if you're entertaining thousands of sports fans.











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