Posted May 10, 2010 - 01:39
Ok on uniwatch they have a few black for black sakes articles.
Well one that is definitely true from the 90s was teams having the utlimate 90s colors.....teal or purple (or both!)
Lets take a took at the teams (pros only)
Detroit Pistons - Ah yes the pistons, this is mostly tied with the grant hill era, they wore these for 4 seasons before wising up and going back to red and blue. I would say it certainly was a FAIL, and didnt suit them.....BUTTTT the logo was badass, and I wish they kept the recolored version.
Vancouver Grizzlies - ah yes, an expansion 90s team, basically most teams that started in the 90s had purple or teal as their color, grizzlies loved the teal when they started.....and the would use another 90s fad color with it more...black! since then they went with another nba fad in colors....different shades of blue!
Milwaukee Bucks - ah yes purple and green, I actually thought they didnt look bad, and it looked more forestish, but alas they went back to green and red
Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets - The first of the teams that used BOTH as colors, they debuted in 88, so they could be pointed as the start of this trend, and they still use these colors to this day! well of course they modifed the colors and the purple looks more on the blue side. But its still nice to see them using it, plus it looks great for new orleans.
Sacramento Kings - Ah yes in the 90s they felt like switching to 2 of the hottest colors then, purple and black. And it worked really good, and I'd say the colors are much better than blue and red were, only thing is they should have a black alt!
Spurs - Ok they never used it in their uniform, but for their logo they did, and it made no sense, teal, pink and orange, so odd and 90ish, thankfully it never was used on thier uniforms
Toronto Rapters - the other 90s teams, they got the purple end, and really never looked good, both uniforms that used purple looks like a joke, they look better now in red, silver and black
Arizona Diamondbacks - 90s team, AND they used BOTH!!! actually even better they used the ULTIMATE 90s COLOR TRIFECTA!!! Purple, Teal and Black! Hell there was a white, purple, teal and black hate! sadly in 2007 they would go to red, tan and black and while they do look good now, I hope they have some throwback games
Colorado Rockies - 90s team again, and they used black and purple. While I always liked that they used these as colors, they need to bring out the purple a bit more, the hat with the purple bill is great imo, but wheres the purple alt! they need to break that out more then the stupid black vest w/ black sleeves!
Florida Marlins - teal and black, and when they started they loved the teal, and looked great! how a south florida team should look! sadly teal is only used as an outline now, boooo
Seattle Mariners - best move they even made was when they switched to navy and teal....of course teal needs to come back more! the hat with the teal brim is so great looking, and I know their bp hat has that now but they need to bring it back as an regular hat for home!
Tampa Bay Devil Rays - Ah yes the devils rays, of course they techincally had alot of colors! but purple was one of them, the numbers on their black jersey was purple as well as the brim of one of their hats. sadly within a few years they would go with green, blue and such then they would become just the rays and look like they do now
thats it for mlb, other than the mariners, it was mainly the new teams in the 90s that used them
Baltimore Ravens - When the browns went to baltimore, they realized brown was such a 70s color and they wanted to be 90s! so purple, black and gold were their colors, and they look good and still use them now, a bit more emphasis on black but hey a raven is black afterall!
Jacksonville Jaguars - 90s team! so of course they used teal, gold and black, and they looked good for the most part, what they wear now tho doesnt look so good, need to bring back the gold to accent the teal and black!
and thats it! I was thinking of the eagles, but it leans more on the green side...also id say it worked out great for them.
Anaheim Mighty Ducks - 90s team based off a 90s disney movie! Colors is Purple and green....that looks to have some teal in it! Thought the color worked well, but they didnt and so they are black with gold and orange or something.
LA Kings - they looked so cool in the 90s....sadly tho this team seems to hijack other team colors, first it was the lakers then it was the raiders, then gretzkey left and they wanted to have the same colors as the other kings in the nba, so black and purple came, they do look good in it! I think they need to have a purple jersey again, also if your gonna have a black ans silver jersey it should be the awesome one from the 90s
New York Islanders - ah yes the gortons look, this didnt last long and the islanders realized they look better in blue and orange, but a teal alt wouldnt be too bad no?
Phoenix Coyotes - relocated 90s team gets purple of course! and they looked pretty crappy theyw ould trade it in for red and tan, which looked better mediocre still...lets hope they go back to winnipeg!
San Jose Sharks - 1990 team, and they looked fantastic in real, of course they still use teal (albeit a bit darker now) and still look great, the sharks just like the hornets was one of the pioneers of teal!
and that wraps it up! sadly there is no examples of a team bring teal or purple back just yet....I would like teal to be like light blue is now in the mlb and make a slight comeback, well the marlins and mariners need to embrace their tealness more!