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One of the first Edge unveilings and an early example of a previously competent uniform getting completely butchered by a horrible template.  The whites in particular looked terrible in action thanks to navy being reduced to razor-thin piping that provided no contrast.

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The red trim looked classy and attractive when it was used sparingly.  Not so much when it completely over-saturated the jersey.  One of the worst downgrades of the 90's without question.


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The one year disaster that was the 1927 Detroit Tigers uniforms.

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8 hours ago, Tigers6884 said:

The one year disaster that was the 1927 Detroit Tigers uniforms.

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On 4/4/2018 at 10:36 PM, Lee Noire said:

I get the Titans new look isn’t popular, but that’s far from the worse downgrade EVER.

 

Maybe you don't know where you are - it's the Chris Creamer Sports Logos Hyperbole Community.  

 

I think it's a downgrade, but you're right - not even close to qualifying for a "biggest in history" list.  Same with whoever posted about the Steelers.  It's subjective whether you consider that a downgrade (I do not), but it's laughable to consider it one of the "biggest ever".

 

As with all threads (not complaining, just pointing out) after the initial few posts, it just devolves into "post things".  For example "Legends in the Wrong Uniform" devolved quickly into "post pictures of hockey players without names".  That's just how it works.

 

IMO, the Bucs are a perfect example of what qualifies here.  I honestly cannot think of a single post on this board that considered it either an upgrade, lateral, or slight downgrade.  There's others too, but that's the archetype.  

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11 hours ago, Morgo said:

The red trim looked classy and attractive when it was used sparingly.  Not so much when it completely over-saturated the jersey.  One of the worst downgrades of the 90's without question.


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Yeah that's a popular opinion.  One I don't share, mostly because my roomate had one of these and I loved it, especially the numbering.  One of the few jerseys like this that I really liked.

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The black jerseys weren't a downgrade in and of themselves, but making them the primary was definitely a downgrade.  I was big into hockey back then, and hated watching games during the black Lindros era and the early Edge era because it was black and white vs white.  They could have gone with black sleeves like their old Alumni team jerseys.

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The other thing about those Flyers photos is that I can't tell if the move to that template pre-black is part of the downgrade or not.  

I think that template was fantastic and I wish the Flyers had kept it.  Those 1970s photos look, well 1970s.  I'm not fond of the current 1970s-inspired look.

 

In any case, yes, black as a primary was a mistake.

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2 hours ago, brycew8 said:

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This one gets a double credit as one of the worst downgrades.  Not only was it bad in its own right, but it started a trend of terrible design, one whose ill effects are still very much with us.  So this is a uniform disaster of historic magnitude.

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For some reason, it really bothers me that the new Celtics green uniform says "Boston" 

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44 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

This one gets a double credit as one of the worst downgrades.  Not only was it bad in its own right, but it started a trend of terrible design, one whose ill effects are still very much with us.  So this is a uniform disaster of historic magnitude.

 

 

Well said. And the logo sucks too! Should be a section for logo downgrades.

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