By Ed Morgans @writered21 on August 25, 2014
Part of the greatness of sports and what draws us to them is all the color and uniqueness of uniforms. Be it a legendary football helmet (the Cowboys' star, for example) or a slick uniform for a successful team (the Lakers' all-yellow home uniforms from the Showtime era), there have been many great ones. But currently in sports, there are some terrible unis that make you turn the game off. Here are the 15 worst.
The Mets have such a great look with their white pinstripes at home and gray roadies; why they mix in this blue jersey is a mystery.
Go back and watch video from Calgary's great teams of the late 1980s and you see a simple red, yellow and white combo that worked. Then the Flames had to mix in black, like many other teams, and it didn't work, like it hasn't for many other teams.
If it's a list of the worst, the Cubs are on it somewhere, and this jersey they wore on Sunday for 1990s throwback day gets the job done. They were laughed at originally because the font used makes it look like the jersey reads "Cuba" across the front, but Cuba has been more successful at baseball than the Cubs.
What were you thinking Dolphins? A once great uniform of orange and a sea green is now changed, making the team look more like an opponent in "Any Given Sunday."
Another team that has thrown their colorful tradition away is the San Diego Padres. From mustard and brown to white and the most boring shade of blue, the Padres have no personality and lately, no chance to win.
On the other hand, the Bengals have put too much personality in their uniforms. A cross between a prison jump suit and Halloween costume, Cincinnati was much better off with the classic solid back uniforms and "BENGALS" on the helmets.
The Sabres have one of the best and most iconic logos in all of the NHL. That they put this yellow monstrosity of a uniform around it is a travesty.
The Jaguars were the first NFL team to give us a two-tone helmet (gold and black). This is something we didn't want and we didn't need. The rest of the uniform isn't worth writing home about, either.
The Nets' complete lack of imagination makes them look like a rival high school team that should be challenging Will Smith in an episode of "Fresh Prince of Bel Air."
The uniforms worn by the Flyers really aren't that bad, but the name plates on the back are dreadful. They stand out, are distracting and are a nod to Flyers' history that no one wants to remember -- the time when they won Stanley Cups.
From powder blue jerseys to the yellow and dark blue of the Dan Fouts era, the Chargers have had some wonderful uniforms. The current getup, however, is some weird combination of all that and it screams ugly rather than Fouts or Kellen Winslow.
Maybe now that LeBron James has returned to Cleveland, he can do something about these uniforms. They suffer many of the same failings as those seen earlier with Brooklyn but throw in an ugly combination to boot.
You automatically make this list if you are wearing throwbacks to a time when not only did said team not exist, but the city was being used as bait by Major League teams that were holding their cities at ransom to get a new stadium built.
Tampa Bay went from the awesome Creamsicle jerseys of their original years, to awful with pewter helmets to absolutely dreadful with the new uniforms for 2014. Colors and stripes and an ugly font combine to make Tampa Bay a team that will actually burn your retinas if you aren't careful. That's not even counting how they play.
Pick an Oregon football uniform, any uniform. Colors with no relation to the school colors (green and yellow in case you forgot), mirrored helmets, weird winged things on the shoulders -- it's a mess. Oregon pays for being Nike's guinea pigs.
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