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  1. Last week was a tough act to follow but we still had some pretty good match ups for the best list this week. The worst list provided us with what is probably the worst train wreck of the season so far as well as a rare appearance by perennial best list team . Let's put 60 seconds on the clock and play our game. Best: 1. Washington - Indianapolis: Nice color contrast from two of the best looks in the league. 2. Eagles - Cowboys: Someday maybe Jerry Jones will notice how much better his team looks when all the colors match. Put the Eagles in all white and this one takes the top spot. 3. Panthers - Vikings: The Panthers take advantage of an average week and a match up with new best list powerhouse, the Vikings, to score a rare top three appearance. 4. Raiders - Rams: In my opinion, the Raiders have the best road look in the NFL. I'm probably in the minority, but I like the Rams current look. Throw in the gold pants and get rid of that stupid collar and this game is a contender for the top spot. 5. Bears - Lions: The Lions take advantage of, "improvement through attrition", a weak uniform schedule, and a matchup against the Bears to score another top five appearance. Worst: 1. Bengals - Buccaneers: My GF summed up this one best. When she saw this game on TV, her exact words were "that is some horrific gear." Yup. 2. Cardinals - Falcons: This game is the perfect example of why it's a bad idea to follow "fashion" when putting together a new look. These uniforms were bad when they debuted. Now they're bad and dated. This game would have been a lock for the best list...in 1975. 3. Broncos - Chiefs: Kansas City's red pants look great with white jerseys. Kansas City's red jerseys look great with white pants. Red on red? Not so much. Wow is that ugly. Add in the Broncos and their ugly, dated look and the only thing keeping this one from the top spot is...well...the two games in front of it. That's it for this week. Thanks for taking a look.
  2. First, a quick mea culpa for missing week 11. It was Thursday before I realized I'd forgotten to do the list. But it turned out that we didn't miss much anyway. Week 11 was easily the weakest uniform match up week of the season. There would have been two games on the best list - 49ers at Giants and Vikings at Bears - and no worst list. Fortunately for us, the weakest week of the season was followed by one of the stronger uniform match up weeks we've had this season. There was some serious competition for the number one spot on the best list. There were some truly great looking games this week. The top four are pretty much interchangeable. We also have what might be our best (?) worst list so far. There were some real train wrecks this week. So let's put 60 seconds on the clock and play our game. Best: 1. Packers - Vikings: It's no secret that, way more often than not, the top spot on this list usually goes to a match up of "traditional" uniforms. In my opinion, there aren't many "modern" looks that work well enough to knock the classics from the top of the pecking order. The Vikings home uniform is the rare exception. Throw in those fantastic Packers road uniforms and this game gets the #1 spot in a very competitive week. They should all look this good. 2. Jets - Bills: The Bills are another example of a "modern" uniform being able to hang with the big dogs. Thankfully, the Jets left the green pants at home. If the battle for the #2 spot this week had been a 100 yard dash, this game beats game #3 by .0002 seconds. Every game should look this good. 3. Chiefs - Raiders: How competitive was this week's best list? So competitive that this game is #3 on the list. Two of the best looks in all of football. Let's all pray to the football gods that neither of these teams ever decides it needs an "update." Every game should look this good. 4. Washington - San Francisco: A great looking match up. Sure, Washington has some stripe issues but the road look still looks great. The 49ers have no issues...well...other than at QB. Every game should look this good. 5. Cowboys - Giants: The only game on the best list that doesn't have an argument for the #1 spot. Maybe someday someone will finally convince Jerry Jones to fix the colors. As always, the Giants look great. Worst: 1. Ravens - Saints: Take away the black pants and this is a pretty good looking game. The Ravens should start wearing McCarthy's concept for their uniforms as soon as possible. If you haven't seen McCarthy's great Ravens concept, you should immediately head over to concepts and take a look. I'll wait. Does anyone think the Saints look good in black monochrome? Anyone other than Chawls, that is? 2. Cardinals - Seahawks: One of these teams is a few tweaks away from having a really great look. The other is the Seattle Seahawks. If the Cardinals just dropped those stupid stripes and side panels, they would look pretty good. Hell, I even kinda like the red shoulder thing. If the Seahawks would just get rid of the blue pants, their look would be halfway decent. Until then, weekly contenders for the worst list. 3. Browns - Falcons: Thanks, Browns. Another wasted week. This game could have been a contender for the #1 spot on the best list. But someone thinks those brown pants look good which is bad enough. What's worse is that someone thinks this Falcons look is better than their fantastic alternates. No accounting for taste, I guess. That's it for this week. We'll do it all again next week. Thanks for dropping by.
  3. Week ten was certainly better than week 9, but we still haven't had a truly great week of uniform match ups this season. But we still had some good match ups this week and a couple really bad match ups. Put 60 seconds on the clock and let's play our game. Best: 1. Chiefs at Bills: Anyone that follows my little weekly thread knows that, as a rule, I'm not the biggest fan of dark pants. But the Chiefs are one of the exceptions to that rule. This game looked fantastic. Buffalo's home look is one of the best in the NFL. Kansas City's road look is one of the best in the NFL. Put them together and it's an easy choice for the top spot on the best list. 2. Steelers at Jets: Another match up of top flight NFL looks. The Jets home look is one of my favorites. Thankfully, they didn't decide to go green monochrome and ruin this great match up. The Steelers are a better number font away from being a weekly contender for the top spot on the best list. Any other week this season, and this one might be battling for the top spot. 3. Bears at Packers: Put the Bears in all white and this one is the clear cut, no doubt about it, slam dunk winner of the top spot every single time. The blue pants are what keeps this one from the top spot. Don't get me wrong, I still think the Bears look good, but the blue pants just don't work well enough for me to move this game past the two in front of it. That said, even with the blue pants, this one still has more than enough to make the best list. 4. Panthers at Eagles: Nike finally comes through and at long last we get to see the Eagles in green jerseys this season. I like them. Maybe it's just the pictures and the color settings on my TV, but this version of the green seems to be...richer...I guess? Or it could just be that I haven't seen these jerseys since last season. In any case, I thought the Eagles looked good. Add in the Panthers very solid road look and this game is good enough for the best list this week. Worst: 1. Browns at Bengals: The Browns are one of a handful of teams that are capable of taking the top spot on the best list one week only to take the top spot on the worst list in another. Why Cleveland insists on ruining the precious few weeks we have left with their classic look with those awful brown pants is beyond me. Throw in the Bengals going with the worst of nothing but bad choices, and we have a winner for worst looking game of the week. 2. Falcons at Buccaneers: Outdated and ugly meets modern and really ugly. Put the Falcons in their alts and the Bucs in their prior set and this game is competing for the top spot on the best list. That's it for this week. We'll do it all over again next week.
  4. Running a little late this week but the show must go on or something like that. Another unremarkable week in uniform match ups but we did have one team finally decide to go with what is easily it's best look. Put 45 seconds on the clock and let's play our game. Best: 1. Raiders at Browns: The best road uniform in the NFL matched up against one of the best home uniforms in the NFL makes this one a clear cut choice for the #1 spot this week. Unfortunately, this will probably be the last time we'll see this classic uniform match up for the foreseeable future. 2. Texans at Titans: Why the Titans don't make this look their primary is an enduring mystery. It's not only easily their best look, it's one of the best looks in the NFL. Go with this as the home look, do white over the light blue on the road, and you got yourself a top notch uniform set. The Texans look better in all white and the blue socks need to go. The Titans are what carried this game to #2. That's a great looking uniform. 3. Rams at Chiefs: Put Tennessee in their usual garbage and this game makes the #2 slot. Put Tennessee in their usual garbage, put the Rams in gold pants,combined with the top 5 look of the Chiefs, and this one is in contention for the #1 slot. Still a great looking game. Here's hoping that Nike never gets it's hands on the Chiefs. 4. Washington at Dallas: Sure, Washington has some stripe issues and Dallas is Dallas, but this is still a pretty good looking game. Worst: 1. Ravens at Bengals: This game could have been a lot worse. Kudos to Cincinnati for at least going with the best of a bunch of bad combos. The real shame is that this game is just a few fixes away from being a really solid match up. The Bengals need to lose the jersey side panels and fix the pants stripes. The Ravens need to throw those black pants in the Chesapeake Bay. That's it for this week. Apologies for being a day late. Be sure to drop by next week for another infuriating/exciting edition.
  5. It's been an unusual season for uniform match ups. We're seven weeks in and we still haven't had a full worst list, only a couple full-fledged train wrecks, and the best list has seen teams ranked higher than their looks normally merit. You'll see that this week is another perfect example of that. Put 60 seconds on the clock and let's play our game. Best: 1. Vikings at Bills: This is Minnesota's first non-throwback week in the top spot. As I said last week, the Vikings new look didn't go over well with me at first, but it's really grown on me. I like the home set a lot. The Bills look great in all-white. This game should be page one, chapter one in the book of "How to modernize an NFL uniform." Both of these teams knocked it out of the park with their new looks. 2. Panthers at Packers: the Panthers look good in all white and the Packers have one of the best home looks in the NFL. Good looking game. Great helmet match up. 3. Giants at Cowboys: the Giants were enough to put this game in the #3 spot this week. Fix the Cowboys colors and this one goes straight to #1. Despite the color issues, this was still a pretty good looking game. Another great helmet match up. 4. Texans at Steelers: put Houston in all white and this game moves up a few slots. Put Houston in white pants and put block number fonts on the Steelers jerseys and this one moves to #1 this week. But the Texans wore blue pants, the Steelers still have a lousy number font, and this game only makes the #4 slot. 5. Saints at Lions: thankfully, New Orleans decided to dress like an NFL team this week. If there is such a thing as a uniform taking advantage of a weak schedule, the Lions are the perfect example of it. Seven weeks in and I think the Lions have been on this list at least 5 times. Detroit is capitalizing on a weak uniform match up schedule. Worst: 1. Falcons at Ravens: Atlanta's look was ugly when it debuted. Now it's ugly and dated. The worst part? The Falcons are letting one of the best uniforms in the NFL gather dust in a closet. If Atlanta ever switches full time to their alternates, they would shoot straight to the top five. The Ravens just look ridiculous. That's it for this week. We'll try it again next week.
  6. Not a lot to talk about this week. One outstanding match up, a couple really good ones, and one above average. Luckily for us, there weren't any match ups bad enough to make the worst list. But one team looked so awful that it can't go without comment. So put 60 seconds on the clock and let's play a lightning round of our game. Best: 1. Colts at Texans: Normally, playing in a dome under artificial light seems to drain the colors out of a uniform. That's not the case with the Texans. I don't know if they planned it or if it's just blind luck, but the Texans look as good in artificial light as they do in sunlight. Throw in one of the best road looks in the NFL with the Colts and this one was the easy pick for the top spot this week. A lot of blue, but it works. 2: Steelers at Browns: Barring a highly improbable meeting in the playoffs, this is probably the last time for the foreseeable future that we'll get to enjoy this match up of two outstanding football uniforms. Why the Browns brass believes they can improve on this look is an enduring mystery. Why the Steelers stick with that italic number font is another one. 3. 49ers at Rams: Despite my love of traditional uniforms, this Rams throwback is not one of my favorites - I prefer their current blue over gold look. But the throwbacks are still a very good look. When you add the 49ers road uniforms to the mix, this one has to make the best list. 4. Lions at Vikings: I didn't like it at first, but I have to admit that I've become a fan of the Vikings current look. There are still a couple things I'm not crazy about like the number font and the black facemask, but overall it's a good look. The Lions are the Lions - a few tweaks away from looking great. Worst: The Philadelphia Eagles: I get that wearing all white was probably getting a little old, but nothing can justify this... That's it for this week. Drop by next week for another infuriating/exciting edition.
  7. On the best ledger, there were no true classics this week but there were still some pretty good looking games - and a real shocker at #2. On the worst side of things, we did get a couple train wrecks - including one that, under different circumstances, would have made the best list. All in all, I'd say it was an average week. Put 60 seconds on the clock and let's play our game. Best: 1. Bears at Panthers: This one was easy. Best home uniform in the NFL on the road against one of the best "modern" looks in the league. When the Bears are wearing their home uniforms against another good looking team, you can pretty much count on them taking the #1 spot. 2. Jets at Chargers: Anyone who reads my little list each week knows that I'm not a big fan of the Chargers current uniform set. It's a mishmash of poorly executed ideas. Despite all the problems I have with the overall look of the Chargers, I do think the blue jersey/white pants combo looks OK. It's not great, but it's not bad. But yesterday against the Jets, it looked great. I don't know if it was the color contrast between the two uniforms or the San Diego sunshine, or what. All I know is that this Chargers set looked great against the Jets in all white. Yeah, I'm as surprised as anyone. It's not what it could have been had the Chargers worn any of their prior sets, but it was still a really good looking game. 3. Chiefs at 49ers: The Chiefs white over red look is one of my favorites, but put them in all white and this game is a contender for the top spot. The 49ers always look great. There was just a little too much red going on for this game to get past the two ahead of it. But even with all the red, this game looked pretty good. 4. Texans at Cowboys: I've heard all the arguments against the Cowboys home uniforms and I don't care. Despite all it's problems, and there are many, it's still a good looking uniform. Houston's home uniform is working it's way towards being one of my favorites. The Texans are one of the rare teams to get their uniform exactly right on the first try. And what a great helmet. 5: Vikings at Packers: Like the Bears, I think the Vikings look "tougher" in all white but I gotta admit the purple pants aren't bad. Especially when matched up against one of the best uniforms in football in the Packers. Minnesota did a nice job of upgrading from their old clown suits. Worst: 1. Buccaneers at Saints: Last season, provided the Saints wore gold pants, this game makes the best list. This season? Not so much. Tampa Bay doesn't have a choice anymore. They have to look awful. There's no excuse for the Saints ruining a great look with those God-awful black pants. The worst part of this game? The Bucs are about 3 major tweaks away from having a decent look. Lose the alarm clock numbers, reduce the size of the helmet decal by 20%, and fix the stripes. The colors work. The rest is pure garbage. 2. Cardinals at Broncos: 1997 called. It wants those uniforms back. If these teams were in their prior uniform sets, this game makes the best list. Instead, we got a match up of outdated, weren't good to begin with, clown suits. That's it for this week. Thanks for dropping by and be sure to tune in next week for another exciting/infuriating edition.
  8. Last week, we had seven teams make the best list. That won't be the case this week, but we still had some really good looking games - and a game that could have been in the running for the best of the season, but decided not to. And we got to see some truly awful uniforms take the field this week. So without further adieu, put 60 seconds on the clock and let's play our game. Best: 1. NY Giants at Washington: The Giants have one of my favorite road looks. I don't care about the red. I don't care about the stripes. It's a good looking uniform and that's all that matters to me. Throw in Washington's home look and we have ourselves a game worthy of the #1 spot on the best list. Great looking game. And a great helmet match up. 2. Eagles at 49ers. The 49ers home uniforms are a top five look. The Eagles in all white looks better to me every week. Great looking game. 3. Bills at Texans: Almost put this one at #2 but I liked the color contrast better in game #2. The Texans are a perfect example of how a uniform doesn't have to look like the result of a designer's acid trip to be "modern." The Bills look should be the first chapter in the "How to modernize a uniform without ruining it" textbook. Another great helmet match up. 4. Lions at Jets: As long as the green pants aren't involved, the Jets have one of the best looks in the league. I'd like to say that the Lions look is growing on me, but it's not. I don't like it any more now than I did when it debuted. The Lions are the prime example of a team's look improving through attrition - the Buccaneers ruined their look and the Lions move up another notch. When the Browns inevitably ruin their uniform next season, the Lions will move up again. Still not a bad looking game. This week's worst list is more like a "one team ruined what could have been a good looking game" list Worst: 1. Packers at Bears: It's almost impossible for the Chicago Bears to make the worst list - key word being "almost." There is one thing that can get one of the best dressed teams in the NFL on the worst list and it's those awful Bears throwbacks. This game should have been the runaway, no doubt about it, best game of the week. Going into the weekend, I was sure this game would be #1 on the best list. Instead, we got the Bears in what my GF described as "broke-ass Wal Mart uniforms." I get that the Bears are going to wear those 1950's High School uniforms twice a year, but couldn't they at least wear them against teams with bad uniforms? No, it's not the worst looking game of the week. It's here because the Bears really botched what could have been the best looking match up of the year. They need to be punished for that. 2. Saints at Cowboys: Keep the black pants in the dumpster, and the Saints have a great look. But for reasons passing understanding, the Saints always send someone over to the dumpster to bring out the black pants to ruin another game. No black pants and this one has a spot on the best list. Oh well, it was still a great helmet match up. 3. Panthers at Ravens: Another "what could have been game." The Ravens are the original improve through attrition team. They look pretty good when wearing the purple jerseys and white pants. Their all black look may be the worst look in the NFL - and in a league that has the Bucs, Jags, Cards, Bengals, and Seahawks, that's really saying something. Thanks for ruining what would have been a good looking game, Baltimore. 4. Patriots at Chiefs: The Chiefs in all red. Who thought that was a good idea? I held off doing this week's list just so I could watch this game to decide if it made the best list. Needless to say, that ship sailed with the opening kickoff. 5. Jaguars at Chargers: The theme of this week's worst list is "what could have been" and this game is the perfect example of that. The only thing wrong with this Jags look is that idiotic helmet. Fix the helmet, lose the black pants, and I think the Jags would have a really nice modern uniform. The Chargers just need to go back to any of their previous looks. That's it for this week. Thanks for dropping by. We'll be back next week with another exciting/infuriating edition.
  9. Put 60 seconds on the clock and let's play our game. A really good week in NFL uniform match ups. How good? 7 games made the best list and we had one honorable mention. There were a couple real disasters too. Best: Another tough call for the top spot this week. 1. Cowboys at Rams: One of the rare occasions when we get to see those beautiful Cowboys road uniforms. If I ran the show, this would be the Cowboys primary look. The Rams look pretty good in all white, but if they had worn their gold pants, this game would have been sheer perfection. But it's still good enough to take the #1 spot this week. 2. Bears at Jets: The Jets have one of the top home looks in the NFL. The only thing keeping this game out of the #1 slot is Chicago's blue pants. Put the Bears in all white and this one is the clear cut number one game of the week. This makes 3 straight weeks the Bears have made the top three on the best list. 3. Washington at Philadelphia: The more I see the Eagles in all white, the better I like it. Thanks to Nike, I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of this Eagles look this season. If Washington would fix the jersey stripes to match the pants, they'd have a top five look. Still a really good looking game. 4. Packers at Lions: In my book, the Packers road look is second only to the Raiders road look. Put Detroit in their Barry Sanders era set and this game goes right to the top of the list. 5. Raiders at Patriots: The best road look in the NFL is so good that it carried the Patriots to the best list this week. I think the Pats uniforms are decent, but they could be so much better with a few minor tweaks. Still a pretty good looking game. 6. Ravens at Browns: When they aren't screwing it up with their leotard pants or black jerseys, the Ravens have a really solid look. When it comes to the Browns, enjoy this while it lasts. I think we're all pretty sure the Browns will be battling it out with Tampa Bay and Jacksonville next year. 7. Steelers at Panthers: If they simply went back to their block number font, the Steelers could dominate the best list. The italicized font is the only thing that keeps them from doing it. I prefer the Panthers black jerseys, but the blue ones are starting to grow on me. Very good looking game. Honorable Mention - Texans at Giants: Normally, how colors work together isn't a factor in making the best list. But in this case, while both uniforms look great, there is a little too much blue going on in this one. Worst: 1. Broncos at Seahawks: Denver's uniforms are tired and out dated. And they were never good to begin with. Coming off a rare appearance on the best list, the Seahawks return to form with one of the ugliest uniforms in all of football. There's all sorts of ugly going on here. 2. Buccaneers at Falcons: When it comes to "modern" looks, the Falcons aren't the worst thing I've ever seen. But when you add in the disaster that is the Buccaneers new look, you make the worst list. Sorry about that, Falcons, you were a victim of circumstance. That's it for this week. Be sure to drop by next week for another infuriating/exciting edition.
  10. Back for yet another season with picks that are sure to please some and infuriate others. And now, on with the show. Worst: Fortunately for us, there weren't any truly awful looking games this week. That said... 1. Carolina at Tampa Bay: The Panthers looked fine, but I can't do my first Best and Worst of the season without pointing out the uniform atrocity that is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs used to be a team that never looked bad. Every possible combo of their previous set looked great. Now they're a team that can't possibly look good. What a shame. What a disaster. Best: There were some really great uniform match ups this week. 1. Buffalo at Chicago: The Bears have the best home look in the NFL. The Bills have one of the best looks in the NFL. This one barely edged out game #2 on the strength of the Bears home uniform. 2. Oakland at New York Jets: The Jets have one of the best - if not the best all white looks in the NFL. Throw in the Raiders and it's uniform perfection on both sides. Thankfully, the Jets didn't break out the green pants and ruin this classic. 3. Washington at Houston: They have a lousy name, but Washington's NFL team has a great looking uniform. The Texans really need to wear the all white look more often. It looks great. 4. San Francisco at Dallas: (Hi, Dennis B.) Imagine how good this game would look if the Cowboys fixed their colors. Still a great looking game - color issues and all. That's if for this week. Be sure to tune in next week for a brand new edition.
  11. Is it really week six already? Time flies, I guess. Let's get the show on the road... I don't know if it's just a fortunate quirk in the scheduling this season or what, but if memory serves, I don't think we've had a full worst list yet this year. And that streak will continue this week. That said, we won't have any trouble filling the five slots on the best list this week. Best: 1. NY Giants - Chicago: Thanks to the aforementioned schedule quirk, it took a while, but we finally have the Bears home uniforms where they belong - #1 on the best list. For my money, the Bears have the best home look in the NFL. It is a perfect football uniform. Throw in a top five road look with the Giants, and we get a game that's pretty much a perfect uniform match-up. It doesn't get better than this. 2. Oakland - Kansas City: The number one slot gave us the best home look in the NFL. At number two, we get the best road look. I'm probably in the minority, but for as great as the Raiders home uniforms look, I think their road uniforms look even better. Throw in a top ten home look from the Chiefs, and we have ourselves another fantastic looking game. 3. Pittsburgh - NY Jets: Probably a minority opinion again, but I like the Steelers road look better than their home look - and their home look is pretty great. I just wish they would just get rid of the italicized font and go back the the block font. Do that, and they just might have a shot at knocking the Bears out of the #1 spot on the home uniforms list. The Jets home look is one of my favorites. Another great looking game. 4. Philadelphia - Tampa Bay: Add the Eagles to the teams that move up the list thanks solely to the fact Seattle, Miami, and Jacksonville updated to some really awful uniforms. There isn't a bad looking combo in the bunch with the Buccaneers. This game is a great example of how a modern uniform doesn't need to look ridiculous. 5. Detroit - Cleveland: Speaking of number fonts...the Lions are a couple tweaks away from having a really nice look. The Browns are this week's "if they could just play half as good as they look" team. Honorable mention: Washington - Dallas: Yes, the Cowboys home uniform has numerous issues. I don't care, I still like it. Yes, the Redskins have some stripe issues. I don't care, I still think they look great. Worst: Tennessee - Seattle: I don't know what to say about Seattle so I won't say anything. The pictures sum it up. 2. Jacksonville - Denver: Q. What do you get when a really dated, it looked lousy from the start, modern uniform takes the field against an over stylized, "Nike-fied", uniform that includes the worst helmets in the history of the NFL? A. Well, thanks to Seattle, you only manage to get the #2 spot on this week's worst list. There was a whole lot of ugly going on yesterday at Mile High. Don't know which Jaguar's hand it is, but he's doing Ronnie Hillman a favor. That's it for this week. We'll do it all over again next week.
  12. Week five is in the books so let's do this thing. Special shout out to Jimmy! who took the time to send me a PM asking if a certain uniform would make this week's list. It will indeed. Nothing truly great this week. We had a couple good looking games, some bad looking games, two that I'm sure will be shockers, and one team who just may have trotted out the worst look we'll see all season. And away we go... Best: 1. Philadelphia - NY Giants: I've never been that crazy about the Eagles current look. But I really like their all white combo. It's easily their best look. Now that they're 0-5 and they haven't looked good in any of their games, we can probably give the Giants the "if they only played even half as good as they look" slot for the foreseeable future. 2. Detroit - Green Bay: The Lions move up the list of good looking teams thanks solely to the fact Seattle, Miami, and Jacksonville updated to some really awful uniforms. All of a sudden, the Lions goofy font for font's sake numbers, etc. don't look as bad as they used to. Funny how that happens. The Packers are the Packers - uniform perfection. 3. Houston - San Francisco: The Texans are one of the few teams that I think look pretty good with dark pants. Their helmet is a modern classic - it's perfect. We do, however, have to dock Houston a few points for the blue socks. Throw in the 49ers home uniforms and we got ourselves a really good looking game. If the Texans had gone all white, this game would have probably taken the top spot this week. 4. Seattle - Indianapolis: Seattle's uniforms are a complete disaster in just about every way - except one - their all white combo. That one actually looks pretty good and (GASP!) I actually like it. Any time the Seahawks wear the all white, they have a shot at making the best list. My guess is they won't be here often. The Colts, on the other hand, never look bad. 5. Carolina - Arizona: Certain people around here (his initials are D.B.) are firmly convinced that my uniform preferences are as follows: old, traditional, 'throw 'em backs" = good. Anything else = bad. As games #4 & 5 clearly illustrate, that is hardly the case. I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I really like the Cardinals black alternates. The black alt just works better with the rest of their clown suit look. Fortunately, the Cardinals broke out the black alts against a team that looks good like the Panthers. And with that, the Arizona Cardinals make their debut on the best list. So put that in your pipe and smoke it Mr. D.B. Worst: This week we've had two of the worst looking teams in the NFL make their debut on the best list. It only seems to reason that one of the best looking teams in the NFL should make their debut on the worst list, right? So without further adieu... 1. And it ain't even close. The Cleveland Browns and their monochrome brown nightmares. Welcome to the worst list, Browns. Now do us all a favor and make this week your one and only appearance on this list. There's a very good chance that the Browns have subjected us to the worst look we'll see all season. And in a league that includes Seattle, Jacksonville, and Cincinnati, that's saying something, folks. And that's it for this week. Be sure to tune in again next week for another episode.
  13. The highs and lows of NFL week three. One truly great match-up, some really good ones, and one game that was a true disaster. Best: 1. Indianapolis - San Francisco: In week one, GFB said: "My case for 49ers vs Packers over Colts vs. Raiders would be that the California sun made that game much more bright and saturated than the one played inside Lucas Oil. The picture you used doesn't really do it justice." I responded by saying that I normally don't take lighting, etc. into consideration for this list. Well, this week I did just that. Two perfect football uniforms on a perfect Sunday afternoon. This game may be the best uniform match-up we'll see this season. The pictures don't do it justice. 2. Buffalo - NY Jets: I'm not a big fan of dark colored pants but I gotta admit they really work with a few teams and Buffalo is one of those teams. The Bills are the perfect example of how to get an "update/modernization" exactly right. Even with the screwed up green, the Jets still have one of the top home looks in the NFL. The horrific play by both teams was a real disservice to these great uniforms. 3. NY Giants - Carolina: I know a lot of people think the Panthers look "dated" but I think their look has held up well over nearly 20 years. As long as the Panthers leave the black pants in the dumpster where they belong, all of their uni combos look good. With the Browns win over Minnesota, the Giants are this week's "if only they could play even half as good as they look" team. (Count me among those who can't wait to see the Giants wear the new white pants.) 4. Cleveland - Minnesota: When it was unveiled, I didn't really care for the Vikings new look. Yesterday was the first time I got to see their new home uniforms in action. Suffice it to say that the publicity pictures for the unveiling didn't do this uniform justice. It looks damned good on the field. I still don't like the silly font for font's sake numbers, but other than that, this new Vikings look is a huge upgrade over their old clown suits. I really like the asymmetrical striping on the pants. The helmet finish works pretty well too. Throw in the Browns classic road unis and you got yourself a really good looking game. 5. Detroit - Washington: Imagine how good this game would have looked if Detroit had never "updated" or added black to their old uniforms. The Lions are another team where their look is improving simply by attrition. Honorable Mention: Kansas City - Philadelphia Chicago - Pittsburgh Worst: 1. Jacksonville - Seattle: You guys were right, you can't ignore the Jaguars helmet. Throw in that train wreck the Seahawks call a uniform and this game was as clear cut a choice for #1 on the worst list as Indy - SF was for #1 on the best list. Fix the helmet, get rid of the black pants, and I think the Jags would end up with a really nice looking modern uniform. I like Seattle's colors. I hate how "Nike-ified" the rest of the uniform is. This game was a real eyesore. Fortunately, it's the only game to make the worst list this week. Then again, after this disaster, almost anything else looks good by comparison. Talk about the perfect picture to illustrate this train wreck. That's it for this week. Be sure to tune in next week for another exciting (or infuriating) episode.
  14. Another week, another round of making heads explode. This week we'll lead off with the worst. Worst: Last week we had one of the worst uniforms in the NFL find it's way onto the best list. This week, we have one of the best looks in the league finding it's way onto the worst list. Fortunately, we only have one true eyesore to endure this week. 1. Dallas - Kansas City: This one is all Chiefs. Going red monochrome ruined one of the best looks in the NFL. If the Chiefs had just worn their white pants, it would have been enough to overcome all the issues the Cowboys have and ended up on the best list. Instead, we were subjected to this... Best: Not the greatest week, but there were still some fine looking games. 1. Washington - Green Bay: The Redskins have the worst name in sports. They also have one of the best looks in the league - as long as they're wearing the gold pants. A sleeve stripe fix away from perfect. The Packers are perfect. This is pretty close to what every NFL game should look like. 2. New Orleans - Tampa: The Saints did us a favor and left the black pants at home this week. The Bucs are the rarest of rare in the uniform community - every possible combination of their uniforms looks great. They never look bad. 3. Carolina - Buffalo: The Chargers powder blues are the consensus pick as the best of the throwback looks - and it's certainly a fine choice. In my book, the best throwback uniform in all the NFL belongs to the Buffalo Bills. The Chargers powder blues are #1b. The Panthers have one of my favorite "modern" looks. 4. New York Jets - New England: A lot of people think the Patriots uniforms have some serious issues - I'm not one of those people. The Pats have a really solid look. They're a fine example of a good "modern" uniform. The Jets all-white road uniform is one of the best looks in the NFL. 5. Browns - Ravens: Baltimore's look hasn't really changed since I started doing this bit every week but thanks to Seattle, Miami, Jacksonville, etc., the Ravens look a little bit better every season. As I said last week, as long as they stick to the basics, the Ravens have a decent look. Now if the Browns could just manage to play even half as good as they look... That's it for this week. Be sure to tune in next week for another exciting (or infuriating) episode.