DeFrank

Instant Classic (Uniform Disaster)

Recommended Posts

Image result for rams chiefs instant classic

 

The Rams-Chiefs game from November 2018 will be remembered as one of the regular season's all-time greats. That being said, the Rams were outfitted in their gaudy color rush uniforms. To me, gold pants and socks made this an ugly, ugly game. The lighting didn't help either. Washed-out photos actually make the head-to-toe gold pretty cool, but that's not the reality of the situation. 

 

What are some other iconic sports moments that have been marred (in our uni-centric minds) by bad alternates or other unfortunate visual issues?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, DeFrank said:

Image result for rams chiefs instant classic

 

The Rams-Chiefs game from November 2018 will be remembered as one of the regular season's all-time greats. That being said, the Rams were outfitted in their gaudy color rush uniforms. To me, gold pants and socks made this an ugly, ugly game. The lighting didn't help either. Washed-out photos actually make the head-to-toe gold pretty cool, but that's not the reality of the situation. 

 

What are some other iconic sports moments that have been marred (in our uni-centric minds) by bad alternates or other unfortunate visual issues?

 

I respectfully disagree.  Athletic Gold with navy highlights looks awesome and it screams SoCal.  I’d switch to navy socks and make this the primary uniform with blue jerseys and white pants to mix it up occasionally. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let's just be grateful that the Chiefs weren't in their mono-red jerseys as well. The game would have been none other than a battle of condiments.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think there's been a thread like this before? Mainly because so many of us bitched about the Cavs' championship moment being ruined by sleeves.

 

gty_540016470.jpg?w=1000&h=600&crop=1

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Mitch B said:

I respectfully disagree.  Athletic Gold with navy highlights looks awesome and it screams SoCal.  I’d switch to navy socks and make this the primary uniform with blue jerseys and white pants to mix it up occasionally. 

 

In football, wearing a shirt and pants of the same colour is always wrong, unless that colour is white.  Make the pants blue, and you have a winning Rams combination.

About the question: 

 

I was lucky enough to be present for the Newark Bears' first Atlantic League championship in 2002, and I even got to meet their owner, the incomparable Richard Aldo Cerone.  But I was disappointed to see that the Bears were wearing their Newark Eagles alternates. 

 

This was a uniform that they wore every Sunday in honour of Newark's former Negro League team.  Even though the historical basis justified the use of an Eagles-related alt, the jersey was an ahistoric black, instead of the white of the actual Eagles' jersey. 

 



Image result for "newark eagles" uniform   Image result for 2002 newark bears



At any rate, in the championship series the Bears should have worn their primary uniform.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think anything can top Cavs in black sleeves in terms of the awfulness of the uniforms' aesthetics nor the game's importance to sports history. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Red Sox World Series win this year comes to mind. 

 

Also, I said this many times, but if the Rams remove the white stripe from their Color Rush Alt, it would look like even better. The contrasting white takes away from the rest of the uni. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have to disagree. i thought last nights game was the uniform matchup of the week and i loathe Color Rush on the whole. but the all white Chiefs v all yella Rams had enough contrast to distinguish the teams and i actually like that Rams CR uni. the matchup is bright and energetic, the perfect combination for that particular game i thought only enhanced by the lights and stains from real grass. i would love for the Rams to pair blue and/or white pants with that jersey, but this will be one of my favorites of the year

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, BrandMooreArt said:

i have to disagree. i thought last nights game was the uniform matchup of the week and i loathe Color Rush on the whole. but the all white Chiefs v all yella Rams had enough contrast to distinguish the teams and i actually like that Rams CR uni. the matchup is bright and energetic, the perfect combination for that particular game i thought only enhanced by the lights and stains from real grass. i would love for the Rams to pair blue and/or white pants with that jersey, but this will be one of my favorites of the year

All yellow/gold is gross. I’d be right there with you calling it the uni matchup of the week if the Rams wore white pants, but they didn’t so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

In football, wearing a shirt and pants of the same colour is always wrong, unless that colour is white.  Make the pants blue, and you have a winning Rams combination.

 

I must again respectfully disagree.  There's nothing inherently wrong with monochrome jerseys and pants.  It's just often poorly executed with bad striping patterns and sock choices.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Carolingian Steamroller said:

EVERY TOM BRADY SUPER BOWL.

 

My contempt for that turn of the century collection of piping and bad fonts burns with the fire of a thousand suns. 

 

20160203_102521_SB_XXXVI_39.jpg?w=555

 

The font is fine. The piping and paneling never really looked good from Day 1. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Mitch B said:

 

I must again respectfully disagree.  There's nothing inherently wrong with monochrome jerseys and pants.  It's just often poorly executed with bad striping patterns and sock choices.

No, it's pretty much always bad.. There may be exceptions, but they are few and far between 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Ice_Cap said:

All yellow/gold is gross. I’d be right there with you calling it the uni matchup of the week if the Rams wore white pants, but they didn’t so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

That’s my take.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, WavePunter said:

No, it's pretty much always bad.. There may be exceptions, but they are few and far between 

Gonna have to disagree, I find most pant and shirt matches good matches, it’s when you pair it with the same color socks it can take away from the look, but most of the time it’s looks fairly good, especially in this case. Those all yellows are some of the best in the league, should definitely be promoted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.