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On 6/15/2021 at 10:03 AM, dont care said:

When they would raise they’re arms to celebrate is the only time you’d see the stripes, that’s where the term victory stripes came from. If you’re wondering why other teams didn’t adopt it I’d assume it is because they didn’t want to be viewed as copying them. Why lower leagues wouldn’t do it, is because it was never a template option.

Well I know what they did, but I wasn’t sure why they had them. But I did just watch a video from Icethetics, where Chris did an interview with Phil Esposito. He said that he wanted to be unique, so he added elements like the bolt on the breezers or the victory stripes. 

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1978 Junior Ah You | Canadian football, Nfl football players, Montreal  alouettes

Back to the CFL. For most of its run, the 1974-81 Montreal Alouettes uniform lacked TV numbers.

 

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That changed in 1979, when they were added to the jersey sleeves, thus completing what was already a pretty solid look. It wouldn't be there for long, because in 1980.....

 

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....the team put their "delta-A" logos on the sleeves, migrating the TV numbers to the shoulder pad for the final two years of this uniform set's run.

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On 6/15/2021 at 1:10 AM, chcarlson23 said:

Well they’re still wearing jerseys with no victory stripes... 

 

And I mean they wore them from 1992-2014, so they weren’t short-lived by any means, but they definitely were unique. I’ve never seen another team do that, even in lower level hockey. Does anyone know the story behind those? 

I didn't realize they never put them back on! Apparently ownership promised to as part of the upgrades to those jerseys (solid numbers, bolt pants, etc), but I guess they were the one thing they never did.

 

On 6/15/2021 at 11:03 AM, dont care said:

When they would raise they’re arms to celebrate is the only time you’d see the stripes, that’s where the term victory stripes came from. If you’re wondering why other teams didn’t adopt it I’d assume it is because they didn’t want to be viewed as copying them. Why lower leagues wouldn’t do it, is because it was never a template option.

 

Victory stripes, explained in a photograph.

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On September 20, 2012 at 0:50 AM, 'CS85 said:

It's like watching the hellish undead creakily shuffling their way out of the flames of a liposuction clinic dumpster fire.

On February 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM, 'pianoknight said:

Story B: Red Wings go undefeated and score 100 goals in every game. They also beat a team comprised of Godzilla, the ghost of Abraham Lincoln, 2 Power Rangers and Betty White. Oh, and they played in the middle of Iraq on a military base. In the sand. With no ice. Santa gave them special sand-skates that allowed them to play in shorts and t-shirts in 115 degree weather. Jesus, Zeus and Buddha watched from the sidelines and ate cotton candy.

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On 6/16/2021 at 9:34 PM, nash61 said:

I didn't realize they never put them back on! Apparently ownership promised to as part of the upgrades to those jerseys (solid numbers, bolt pants, etc), but I guess they were the one thing they never did.

 

 

Victory stripes, explained in a photograph.

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Speaking of the Lightning, there was the endless futzing with the back name and number in the first few years...

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France 2009 - 2010 Player Issue TechFit Home Shirt (Good) L | Vintage  Sports Fashion

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These were meant to be skintight uniforms to keep the opponent from pulling on the jersey. But it wasn't worn by all of the players on each team so it stood out like a sore thumb in some competitions. 

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France with both cuts shown:

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Did Beckham wear the tightest jersey ever? | SBI Soccer

 

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It was visually jarring with some color sets and went away after about 2-3 years. 

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