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Don't get me wrong, these aren't really awful... but they are SO generic. They have very few stripes on their uniforms and taking away the stripes makes it look like a standard red sweater. I have said multiple times that the Red Wings logo is one of the best logos in sports, but it's so well-detailed and something so well-detailed like their logo being paired with those generic uniforms seems to me, out of place. I wouldn't have minded if they made a slight change to the number font or at least added an extra stripe, but these just aren't doing it for me.

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I think if the Rams didn't use monochrome and got rid of the side panels, they'd have one of the better looks in the league. Don't get me wrong, the Greatest Show on Turf uniforms were the best ever, but these aren't actually that bad.

It seems when they play the Broncos, they always bring out the great looks.

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I like the heck out of the Clippers sleeved powder blue unis. Even though they remind me of Louisiana Tech's women's unis from back in the day.

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The Tillman-era jerseys were basically practice sets, no?

I love that uniform. Not really sure why. The dark jersey, along with the Raiders, is about as basic as it gets but I really, really loved that uniform.

Actually, I thought they kept taking steps backwards on the white jersey and my love of it was over when they added the state flag.

I really liked the below set (though by now the sleeves on the white would obviously need to have changed)

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Coming to this part of this discussion late, but wanted to say one thing about those White jerseys...

The "Northwestern"-style striping that was present on the White jerseys of that era, is duplicated in University of Phoenix Stadium behind the north-end scoreboard. The smaller scoreboard, on the closed end of the stadium (opposite the end where the field slides in).

I took a tour of the stadium a couple of years ago, and they were walking us all over to the lofts (suites) on that end of the stadium, and that exact pattern of Black-White-Red-White-Black-White-Red-White-Black was painted from floor to ceiling along that entire wall. It took me aback, and we were moving so quickly through there, I wasn't able to take a picture of it. Really regret not doing that.

I thought it was a great touch.

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I think it's time for the Cardinals to go back to dressing like a traditional football team. Not sure what the answer would be for the roads, though.

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Don't get me wrong, these aren't really awful... but they are SO generic. They have very few stripes on their uniforms and taking away the stripes makes it look like a standard red sweater. I have said multiple times that the Red Wings logo is one of the best logos in sports, but it's so well-detailed and something so well-detailed like their logo being paired with those generic uniforms seems to me, out of place. I wouldn't have minded if they made a slight change to the number font or at least added an extra stripe, but these just aren't doing it for me.

If you take away the stripes from any jersey it's a blank jersey. The most intricately striped jersey is blank without any stripes. Not sure what you're trying to say there.

I'd argue that the detailed logo pairs nicely with simple striping. Too many stripes matched with that logo would be visual overkill.

They've worn these since the 30's. There's some historical context to why they're so simple or as you put it "generic". They were actually one of the first to adopt that template and the red sleeves on the aways are hardly generic. That so many other teams have borrowed the look since they created it is not their fault. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It's not like these are a new design adopted by a 1990's Florida expansion team or something.

Also, they tried a different number font and it lasted exactly one season.

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Don't get me wrong, these aren't really awful... but they are SO generic. They have very few stripes on their uniforms and taking away the stripes makes it look like a standard red sweater. I have said multiple times that the Red Wings logo is one of the best logos in sports, but it's so well-detailed and something so well-detailed like their logo being paired with those generic uniforms seems to me, out of place. I wouldn't have minded if they made a slight change to the number font or at least added an extra stripe, but these just aren't doing it for me.

If you take away the stripes from any jersey it's a blank jersey. The most intricately striped jersey is blank without any stripes. Not sure what you're trying to say there.

I'd argue that the detailed logo pairs nicely with simple striping. Too many stripes matched with that logo would be visual overkill.

They've worn these since the 30's. There's some historical context to why they're so simple or as you put it "generic". They were actually one of the first to adopt that template and the red sleeves on the aways are hardly generic. That so many other teams have borrowed the look since they created it is not their fault. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It's not like these are a new design adopted by a 1990's Florida expansion team or something.

Also, they tried a different number font and it lasted exactly one season.

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I didn't like these when they opened in Vancouver this wkend. The red is way too deep without let-up, coupled with the same shorts.

Bring this red one back please...

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Don't get me wrong, these aren't really awful... but they are SO generic. They have very few stripes on their uniforms and taking away the stripes makes it look like a standard red sweater. I have said multiple times that the Red Wings logo is one of the best logos in sports, but it's so well-detailed and something so well-detailed like their logo being paired with those generic uniforms seems to me, out of place. I wouldn't have minded if they made a slight change to the number font or at least added an extra stripe, but these just aren't doing it for me.

While I see your point, I rather like the fact that the template is so bland by today's standards, as it put the focus on the crest/logo, which is exactly the way it should be IMO.

Also, this might be an unpopular opinion of my own, but I actually like the UCLA-style font for the Red Wings. Shame it was eliminated after one year.

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I actually liked the Dallas Stars' "Mooterus" logo.

And I agree with you about the Nordiques logo. Looking at it nowadays, it just seems so dated and old. Though I actually like the Jets and North Stars logos.

I actually still have that jersey.... and I still love it.

Also the Nordiques logo is overrated and I actually was not a fan of both of the Stadium series jerseys this year the could have be so much more done but I digress. I also hate the Miami Marlins "M" logo... I just don't like it

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I feel like the Wings logo could use a minor update just like the Bruins did in '95 & '07. What they have currently is beautiful on its own right, but there's a couple of lines here and there that could be cleaned up and maybe simplified.

I also don't care for their arched text for names (same with the Rags); it works for basketball and baseball for what ever reason but looks funky for football and hockey.

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I feel like the Wings logo could use a minor update just like the Bruins did in '95 & '07. What they have currently is beautiful on its own right, but there's a couple of lines here and there that could be cleaned up and maybe simplified.

I also don't care for their arched text for names (same with the Rags); it works for basketball and baseball for what ever reason but looks funky for football and hockey.

My question is what would an updated Wings logo look like...my guess is a deflated tired because that's what happened to their Motor Industry XD.... But Seriously I would say it'd have Detroit added to the logo or something like that.

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Too many teams have Red as their primary colors.

Agreed. Though I give TFC a pass for multiple reasons...

- Raptors are the only other Toronto club featuring red & that may change soon,

- TFC's unofficial nickname are Reds, the unis are very popular with Liverpool-ManU-Arsenal among others of which many TFC fans are supporters of; it makes the team feel official,

- Canada, we can get away with it better for Canadian branding.

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Too many teams have Red as their primary colors.

Agreed. Though I give TFC a pass for multiple reasons...

- Raptors are the only other Toronto club featuring red & that may change soon,

- TFC's unofficial nickname are Reds, the unis are very popular with Liverpool-ManU-Arsenal among others of which many TFC fans are supporters of; it makes the team feel official,

- Canada, we can get away with it better for Canadian branding.

Also the red on the city flag, not to mention the provincial flag.

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My question is what would an updated Wings logo look like...my guess is a deflated tired because that's what happened to their Motor Industry XD

XD a major sector of the American economy and middle class failed XD

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