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I was thinking today about hockey uniforms, and how with the exception of the Rangers and the Blue Jackets, 94% of the NHL matches the helmets of their dark jerseys with their pants colour.

Why? That's just the way it's always been done. What other examples can you think of, and what exceptions?

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I was thinking today about hockey uniforms, and how with the exception of the Rangers and the Blue Jackets, 94% of the NHL matches the helmets of their dark jerseys with their pants colour.

Why? That's just the way it's always been done. What other examples can you think of, and what exceptions?

Also, how socks almost always match the jersey color, save for the Bruins and Ducks homes.

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The Cowboys' multiple shades of blue and silver (a dead horse beaten on these boards)

But I love the inconsistencies and enjoy this outlier! Hate the Cowboys, but love their uniforms!

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The football number system. Its so natural to associate QB numbers, skill position numbers, linemen numbers, linebacker numbers, but its so random if you think about it.

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Grey road uniforms in the MLB.

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Grey road uniforms in the MLB.

God I hate grey unis in baseball. Just go with a color and make the game more vibrant and less boring.

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The football number system. Its so natural to associate QB numbers, skill position numbers, linemen numbers, linebacker numbers, but its so random if you think about it.

It's actually for the benefit of referees because of football's position rules. Specifically about linemen/eligible receivers.

As a fan, and someone who became a lifelong football loyalist as a child, the groupings of numbers by position invites and accelerates the learning of an otherwise complicated game and rulebook. I do not like WRs having QB-style numbers FYI. Thanks alot, Keyshawn.....

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Number restrictions definitely help out when you are a Safety/ Linebacker and you need to identify running backs in the slot, tight ends, wildcat formations, ect.

Separately, I've always wondered why baseball can have all these stadium inconsistencies (the hill in Houston's center field, Tampa Bay's rafters, the green monster, different field lengths, ect.) but football has nothing of the sort. I feel like something unique about a home stadium would make the game more exciting.

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Stripes running down the middle of some football helmets.

Coaches/Mgrs wearing baseball uniforms (We know why, so maybe this does not fit, but a lot of people find this odd; I like it)

Football usually wearing dark at home while baseball and basketball tend to wear white. (Hockey, of course, is another story)

Non-goalies not wearing #1. (also goalies wearing certain numbers, though that pool gets bigger all the time)

Plus even goalies have kinda stopped wearing it (which I think is too bad)

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Number restrictions definitely help out when you are a Safety/ Linebacker and you need to identify running backs in the slot, tight ends, wildcat formations, ect.

Separately, I've always wondered why baseball can have all these stadium inconsistencies (the hill in Houston's center field, Tampa Bay's rafters, the green monster, different field lengths, ect.) but football has nothing of the sort. I feel like something unique about a home stadium would make the game more exciting.

Like one of the red zones only being 40 yards wide?

My gut reaction was that the dimensions almost always have to be the same. They are in MLB regarding the infield and the trajectory of the foul lines. But actually not all hockey rinks are the same either. So if that's the case, I suppose you could argue that basketball courts could have some variation. That seems weird...so maybe you are right; it's all just "because."

For baseball it's probably how old the game is and the way ballparks had to be squeezed into city blocks when the entire fan base came by foot or streetcar.

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The football number system. Its so natural to associate QB numbers, skill position numbers, linemen numbers, linebacker numbers, but its so random if you think about it.

It's actually for the benefit of referees because of football's position rules. Specifically about linemen/eligible receivers.

As a fan, and someone who became a lifelong football loyalist as a child, the groupings of numbers by position invites and accelerates the learning of an otherwise complicated game and rulebook. I do not like WRs having QB-style numbers FYI. Thanks alot, Keyshawn.....

Gotta disagree, I find it much more appealing when a receiver has a number 10-19 than 80-89.

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The acceptable color schemes for any sport.

Like how white pants/shorts are acceptable, even standard, in basketball, football, soccer, and baseball, but entirely wrong in hockey.

Or how striping continues from the shorts to the jersey on most basketball uniforms, but are very rare in other sports (well, they've become common in football, but those are almost uniformly* ugly.)

Or how hockey jerseys look incomplete without hem stripes, but other sports don't have them at all.

Or how basketball has white home/colored away, football (mostly) dark home, white away, baseball has white/gray, and soccer has a main kit and a clash kit.

Or the position of numbers, wordmarks, and logos on various jerseys.

*pun not intended

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The Cowboys' use of black in their sleeve stripes, and nowhere else.

The Yankees' collection of different NY logo, depending on piece of the uniform

The Dodgers' red number on the front of the jerseys.

Baseball using 6 umpires in the post season, but only 4 during the regular season.

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The Cowboys' use of black in their sleeve stripes, and nowhere else.

The Yankees' collection of different NY logo, depending on piece of the uniform

The Dodgers' red number on the front of the jerseys.

Baseball using 6 umpires in the post season, but only 4 during the regular season.

This one always bug me. It is as if, those 162 games don't merit the extra scrutiny or the extra 4 eyes.

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Basketball uniforms being the only ones where the overwhelming standard is to match colors for the jersey and shorts

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Or how hockey jerseys look incomplete without hem stripes, but other sports don't have them at all.

This this this. I can't stand hockey sweaters with no effort at all to display a hem stripe. It just looks right.

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Basketball uniforms being the only ones where the overwhelming standard is to match colors for the jersey and shorts

it is also the standard in baseball, even if teams ruin it with alt jersey tops.

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