I saw a bit of the “Titans” game. The worst thing was that those uniforms were just plain ugly–like a UCLA uniform with the shading all wrong.
I know that the uniforms were planned long before Favre was signed by the Jets but to me it just seemed like another marketing angle to get more #4 jerseys out there. Problem is, nobody will want to be seen in those abominations.
I will continue to hope against hope that the Buccaneers wear the old Orlando Rage (XFL) uniforms for the league’s next throwback day instead of the red/orange/white.
Then I can wear mine.
To be honest, I don’t understand the whole “throwback” thing. If you want to honor the old uniforms, just design some of their elements into the current ones.
The Bucs did this very cleverly by incorporating an orange outline into the jersey numbers and a tiny orange pinstripe on the jersey pants (when they switched to red and pewter), along with the orange football on the new team logo (the skull and crossed swords pirate flag).
The Bears do this very badly by simply wearing the same uniforms (apparently) they’ve had since about 1975. They were ugly then and they’re ugly now.
By contrast, Manchester United played in their late-50s kit for the anniversary of the Munich air crash recently, and I thought it looked incredibly good compared to modern kits. I was able to watch them for almost 15 minutes without the bile rising, which is pretty much unprecedented.
Back when the NFL was having its 75th anniversary, all the team wore uniforms from back when they joined the league. I definitely enjoyed it. Of course my team, the Cleveland Browns, wore a uniform that was 95% identical (I think only the typeface changed) (and still hasn’t changed much–talk about conservative).
That worked then because all teams were doing it. Sporadic stuff you seen now seems rather ad hoc.
I am with Bearflag70 all the way. I love seeing old MLB uniforms in real life and not in faded or B&W photos. It gives me the chance to get a more complete feel for the way my father grew up watching the game.
With the NFL I am largely indifferent unless the Jets start pulling out those awful looking things more often.
They’re being overused, but I do like them. In some cases they bring a lot of variety and go against league trends - in the MLB, everbody seems to be moving toward red and gray, and in the NFL everybody’s using dark colors without much contrast. I know it’s a ploy to drive up jersey sales, but they’re fine as a change of pace. In a few cases the throwbacks are better than what the teams are currently wearing, but the Jets are absolutely not one of those teams.
Come on, dude, they also had uniform numbers on the side of the helmet. Talk about a radical redesign!
No: apparently Malcolm Glazer absolutely hated them. It’s kind ofa shame, because that’s one of the uniforms that I think would be fun to see on the field once a season or so.
There are some teams which just have good throwbacks: The Chargers’ powder blues are fantastic looking, the Bills throwbacks look good, and the Pat’s red uniforms with Pat the Patriot on the helmet all look pretty good. On the flip side, the Steelers, Eagles and Jets all have hideously garish ones.