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I was thinking about rare color combinations for sports teams today and I think I found the rarest without including pink or purple: orange and yellow.

The only team I can think of that even *INCLUDES* orange and yellow in their colors is the Oklahoma City Thunder, but their primary color is blue and orange and yellow are only used for trim on the uniforms, although orange is a big part of their logo. Has the Thunder ever worn orange or yellow alternate jerseys?

After the Thunder your choices are extremely slim if not nothing, at least in the U.S. You have the original Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniforms, and even though yellow would fit nicely into that uni set, it wasn't one of their colors (their actual colors being orange and red).

Then you have the Vancouver Canucks with their late 70's / early 80's jerseys with the infamous giant V neck design. Even though in some pictures it looks orange, and on the Canucks' Wikipedia page it is referred to as "red-orange", the "red-orange" color was actually closer to red and the others were yellow and black. This is sooooo flippin' close to being a team with orange and yellow in their uniforms but the "red-orange" color is just too red! Oh well.

In my research I discovered that FC Barcelona, a European soccer team out of Spain, has worn orange and yellow gradient uniforms. (Oddly enough their home colors are red and blue but their usual away unis are mono orange and their usual alternate unis are mono yellow! I wonder what the reasoning behind this is...)

I'm surprised some pro or college team in Florida never went for orange and yellow because it is a very citrusy combination and Florida is famous for it's oranges.

Now it's your turn. I am open to hearing about ANY pro team (big 4, minor league, foreign) or any U.S. or Canadian college team (Division 1, 2, or 3) that currently has orange and yellow as their colors or part of their colors, or once did. No high schools please. GO!

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WOW! Awesome! Thanks so much for this, I actually never even heard of the Montana Grizzlies. The photo above shows throwback uniforms, correct? Do you know what year these unis are throwing back to? They look very 80's with the giant "MONTANA" text on the chest above the numbers. Also on the Montana Grizzlies wikipedia page is very interesting information about how the team changed colors from maroon and silver to copper and gold in 1968 and kept them until 1996, when they switched back to maroon and silver. Are there any other college football teams who had such a dramatic shift in color scheme during the modern era?

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YES! I loved those uniforms! They actually crossed my mind when brainstorming but I forgot to include them in my original post. I'm pretty sure they even had an orange alternate jersey! Thank you so much! :)

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In my research I discovered that FC Barcelona, a European soccer team out of Spain, has worn orange and yellow gradient uniforms. (Oddly enough their home colors are red and blue but their usual away unis are mono orange and their usual alternate unis are mono yellow! I wonder what the reasoning behind this is...)

Yellow (along with red) is one of the two colours of the Senyera, the flag of Catalonia - hence Barcelona opting to use it as an away colour.

Yellow/orange hues aren't worn that frequently as first choice in Association Football - certainly compared to reds, whites and blues - but in the English top four leagues you have...

  • Hull City (amber, with black stripes)
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers (gold with black trim)
  • Blackpool (tangerine)
  • Norwich City (yellow, with green trim)
  • Watford (yellow, with varying amounts of red/black trim)
  • Bradford City (amber with claret stripes)
  • Cambridge United (amber, sometimes with black stripes)
  • Burton Albion (yellow)
  • Newport County (amber and black)
  • Luton Town (orange)
  • Mansfield Town (yellow and blue)
  • Oxford United (yellow and blue)
  • Newport County (amber and black)

Shrewsbury Town also wear varying amounts of yellow and blue, though the latter has outstripped the former in recent years.

Internationally, two major nations wearing the colours are Brazil (yellow shirts) and the Netherlands (orange shirts).

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WOW! Awesome! Thanks so much for this, I actually never even heard of the Montana Grizzlies. The photo above shows throwback uniforms, correct? Do you know what year these unis are throwing back to? They look very 80's with the giant "MONTANA" text on the chest above the numbers. Also on the Montana Grizzlies wikipedia page is very interesting information about how the team changed colors from maroon and silver to copper and gold in 1968 and kept them until 1996, when they switched back to maroon and silver. Are there any other college football teams who had such a dramatic shift in color scheme during the modern era?

Not sure exactly, but here's a picture of the originals in action

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In my research I discovered that FC Barcelona, a European soccer team out of Spain, has worn orange and yellow gradient uniforms. (Oddly enough their home colors are red and blue but their usual away unis are mono orange and their usual alternate unis are mono yellow! I wonder what the reasoning behind this is...)

Yellow (along with red) is one of the two colours of the Senyera, the flag of Catalonia - hence Barcelona opting to use it as an away colour.

Yellow/orange hues aren't worn that frequently as first choice in Association Football - certainly compared to reds, whites and blues - but in the English top four leagues you have...

  • Hull City (amber, with black stripes)
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers (gold with black trim)
  • Blackpool (tangerine)
  • Norwich City (yellow, with green trim)
  • Watford (yellow, with varying amounts of red/black trim)
  • Bradford City (amber with claret stripes)
  • Cambridge United (amber, sometimes with black stripes)
  • Burton Albion (yellow)
  • Newport County (amber and black)
  • Luton Town (orange)
  • Mansfield Town (yellow and blue)
  • Oxford United (yellow and blue)
  • Newport County (amber and black)

Shrewsbury Town also wear varying amounts of yellow and blue, though the latter has outstripped the former in recent years.

Internationally, two major nations wearing the colours are Brazil (yellow shirts) and the Netherlands (orange shirts).

Thank you for this list, however I was asking about teams that wear orange *AND* yellow at the same time. I only brought up FC Barcelona's orange away unis and yellow alternate jerseys because I thought it was odd since their home uniforms were red and blue but I mentioned them mainly because they were relevant to this thread because they had worn a special orange AND yellow gradient uniform.

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Spokane Shock:

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Nice! Thanks for this, they look like the Arena Football equivalent of the 2000's Golden State Warriors!

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I don't know how welcome talk about the WNBA is in this forum but the Connecticut Sun have A LOT of orange and yellow in their logo, but sadly no orange in their uniforms. Their uniforms are mostly navy blue with red and yellow trim but you'd think a team named the Sun would be the ideal team to have orange and yellow unis.

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OMG how could I forget about the Astros rainbow jerseys from the 70's and early 80's?!?!? Thanks so much for reminding me!!!

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Philadelphia Blazers of the WHA:

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After some research I would say the red-orange color on the Blazers's jerseys was closer to red than orange but thanks anyway!

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Philadelphia Blazers of the WHA:

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That mask just takes that uniform to the stratosphere of bada$$ery.

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San Diego Padres:

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WOW shame on me for forgetting this one since I am a big fan of late 70's and early 80's baseball uniforms! Thanks so much for reminding me! Turns out yellow and orange appearing in a team's color scheme isn't so rare after all!

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Philadelphia Blazers of the WHA:

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After some research I would say the red-orange color on the Blazers's jerseys was closer to red than orange but thanks anyway!

Colorwerx is the dude that stops color arguments here. He is basically a living Pantone-pedia. If he says it's orange...it's orange.

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What immediately came to mind was the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL:
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Another one that could work is the LA Kiss of the AFL:

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And I can't find any pictures of the uniforms, but the Bakersfield Blaze of MiLB had a very odd flaming maple leaf logo from 2001-2010:

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