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what was the first team to use green? Oakland? Why is that not a more popular color? It seems like up until the 50's nobody used green. Maybe Brooklyn at some point but nobody else. Arizona has some but it's an awful mix with purple.

What gives?

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what was the first team to use green? Oakland? Why is that not a more popular color? It seems like up until the 50's nobody used green. Maybe Brooklyn at some point but nobody else. Arizona has some but it's an awful mix with purple.

What gives?

Why bother with green when you can have some combination of red/white/blue that 80% of the teams use?

But seriously, good question. Also, you forgot that the Devil Rays use it. Maybe that's why no one wants to touch it.

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The title of this thread is a bit misleading. While I'll grant you that there aren't a great many teams amongst North American sports franchises that utilize Green as their primary/dominant color, there are still about a dozen teams that do so.

Off the top of my head, I can think of...

Boston Celtics (NBA)

Dallas Stars (NHL)

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)

Green Bay Packers (NFL)

Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) - They've announced a return to a predominantly Green color scheme in time for next season.

Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)

Minnesota Wild (NHL)

New York Jets (NFL)

Oakland Athletics (MLB)

Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)

San Jose SaberCats (AFL)

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL)

Seattle SuperSonics (NBA)

Tampa Bay Devil Rays (MLB)

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The title of this thread is a bit misleading. While I'll grant you that team's utilizing Green as their primary color don't dominate North America's professional sports leagues, there are still about a dozen teams that do so.

Off the top of my head, I can think of...

Dallas Stars (NHL)

Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)

Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) - They've announced a return to a predominantly Green color scheme in time for next season.

Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)

Minnesota Wild (NHL)

New York Jets (NFL)

Oakland Athletics (MLB)

Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)

San Jose SaberCats (AFL)

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL)

Seattle SuperSonics (NBA)

Tampa Bay Devil Rays (MLB)

Was it irony, or intentional, that you, of all people, forgot the Boston Celtics?

:D

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Was it irony, or intentional, that you, of all people, forgot the Boston Celtics?

:D

I inadvertently erased the first entry on my list while editing the line just before it in my post. Go figure.

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Ironic that everyone forgot the GREEN bay packers.

I dont know but green seems to maybe be a weird color that not everyone wants to wear, and doesnt match with a whole lot of things. You dont see alot of people on the street wearing green shirts, but alot of people wear blue/red.... Doesnt mean its not a good color to be used like green with blue=underrated

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North Texas "Mean Green" This is an obvious choice

Tulane GREEN Wave, Southeastern Louisiana, Michigan State, South Florida, Oregon Ducks, Miami Hurricanes, Ohio University, Marshall University, and many more!

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(Don't forget Dartmouth.)

But it's true that in proportion to Red/White/Blue teams, there are very few green schemes.

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but as MLB teams go, there are really very very few green teams. Oakland, TB.. is that it for primary?

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Ironic that everyone forgot the GREEN bay packers.

That's because the Green Bay Packers wore Navy and Gold until 1937 when, for the first time, they wore green. A couple years on and off they wore green, but mainly Navy Blue before Green went full time in 1959.

(Thanks to Gothamite's website on that info)

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Maybe because it blends to much with the grass/turf fields?

That makes a lot of sense. Contrast between the jerseys and the playing fileld. Very astute.

yeah...maybe if you're blind. I've never mistaken a Packer, an Eagle or a Jet for grass, and the A's and Rays wear white or gray jerseys most of the time. Adding to that, the other major professional green teams don't play on grass. By your logic, a hockey team wearing white jerseys would be hard to pick out from the white ice.

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Maybe because it blends to much with the grass/turf fields?

That makes a lot of sense. Contrast between the jerseys and the playing fileld. Very astute.

yeah...maybe if you're blind. I've never mistaken a Packer, an Eagle or a Jet for grass, and the A's and Rays wear white or gray jerseys most of the time. Adding to that, the other major professional green teams don't play on grass. By your logic, a hockey team wearing white jerseys would be hard to pick out from the white ice.

about the hockey philosophy,...thats kinda true sometimes.

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Which is why "white sweaters at home" seemed like such a bad idea to me....

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hey thanks for remembering the sabercats,they get no respect.

Not to rain on your parade, but the Arena Football League doesn't get any respect at all usually.

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what was the first team to use green?  Oakland?  Why is that not a more popular color?

Actually, the green and gold predate the move to Oakland. They started wearing it in Kansas City in 1963.

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It seems like up until the 50's nobody used green.  Maybe Brooklyn at some point but nobody else.  Arizona has some but it's an awful mix with purple.

Brooklyn used it for one season, 1937, before going back to Dodger blue.

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Arizona's color is teal, not green.

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