Ugliest Jerseys: What Were They Thinking?
Sometimes you mess up the simplest things. It seems many teenagers could design a competent uniform. And yet many professional teams have paid others big bucks to design crap. Remember those Florence Griffith-Joyner designed Indiana Pacers uniforms? Or those Nike designed Oregon Ducks atrocities? I hope you don’t. But despite those failures, they aren’t the worst offenders from the clothing side of sports. Check out these ten great misses in uniform technology (or when when good uniforms go bad):
(Please view in very low light as this could be detrimental to your eyesight.)
10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1970s)
These jerseys were so bad, that when Tampa Bay came up with their current duds, they didn’t keep the colors let alone the logo. Speaking of which, I didn’t think any pirate could be sexier than Johnny Depp…
Would you let your daughter go out with this guy?
9. Hull City Soccer Club (1993)
Our first soccer “kit” makes the countdown. I knew that a soccer jersey had to be special to crack this list. Hull City of the English Premier League did not let us down, as the Tigers took their Tiger pride to the next level. If only the Cincinnati Bengals would do the same thing, it would making watching them that much more entertaining. I know that Bayside High would have done it.
What I don’t know is what would be worse for Hull City fans: watching their team dawn these awful unis or after the game trying to pick up a girl wearing the exact same animal print.
8. Denver Nuggets (1980s)
Oh, that beautiful Denver skyline. Every time I see it, this atrocious rainbow filled uni comes to mind. Great idea to highlight the skyline with poor execution.
Its a good thing Denver liked the skyline uniforms because this was the back up
7. Quebec Nordiques (1972-1995)
6. Washington Wizards (2008 Alternate Jerseys)
At least we know where the inspiration for these jerseys came from:
Wizards alternate jerseys and WWE’s Goldust laying a pick on me are two things I never want to experience on the basketball court.
5. Houston Astros (1970s)
4. Mexican Goalkeeper Jorge Campos
I don’t know about a soccer jersey but this would make one hell of a laser tag outfit.
3. Chicago White Sox (1976)
2. Vancouver Canucks (1978-1984)
1. Pittsburgh Pirates (1970s)
Although we exhausted our Top 10, I’d like to give an honorable mention nod to the early 1990s Orlando Thunder day-glo neon green jerseys:
Stay classy, World Football League!