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Okay, this is probably a highly unpopular opinion, but whatever. This?

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This is a horrible jersey. Now, I'm fully aware that the Falcons' current jerseys aren't exactly top-notch, but that hardly excuses these. There's a fine line between beautiful simplicity (Green Bay) and generic movie team (Miami Sharks), and these dance all over that line. First, the color balance is off. I've never really been a fan of the "nothing matches" combo, but these particularly annoy me. Bright red helmets, nice...but where's the rest of the red to bring this together? Why are primarily black socks being worn with this jersey, confining the rest of the red mainly to pants and sock stripes, giving the impression that this is a black/white team, with red as trim (save for the helmet, of course)? And speaking of stripes, why are there none at all on the jersey? There's a clear stripe on the jersey, pants, and socks, so why is the jersey bare, save for numbers and another pet peeve...a 95% black logo, with nothing else save thin white and red outlines, on a black jersey. Brilliant. Maybe this is where some modern looks got the idea from. Truth be told, this doesn't look like an NFL jersey. This looks like a retro Texas Tech knockoff, or some random college squad. I firmly believe that this is one of those looks that only gets praise due to the majority of modern designs going off the rails. Again, there are truly classic looks, and then there are those that pitifully try to imitate them. These are the latter, in my opinion.

Yeah.....no

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Stirrups are a bad look in baseball. They're not as horrible as the pajama pants, but the solid socks are the best by far.

This. So much this.

However I would way rather see long pants than stirrups

So you'd rather players look like complete tools instead of a little silly?

I assume you do not wear pants? I actually like stirrups, but only the low cut kind.

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Okay, this is probably a highly unpopular opinion, but whatever. This?slideshow_1222120_6.jpg

This is a horrible jersey. Now, I'm fully aware that the Falcons' current jerseys aren't exactly top-notch, but that hardly excuses these. There's a fine line between beautiful simplicity (Green Bay) and generic movie team (Miami Sharks), and these dance all over that line. First, the color balance is off. I've never really been a fan of the "nothing matches" combo, but these particularly annoy me. Bright red helmets, nice...but where's the rest of the red to bring this together? Why are primarily black socks being worn with this jersey, confining the rest of the red mainly to pants and sock stripes, giving the impression that this is a black/white team, with red as trim (save for the helmet, of course)? And speaking of stripes, why are there none at all on the jersey? There's a clear stripe on the jersey, pants, and socks, so why is the jersey bare, save for numbers and another pet peeve...a 95% black logo, with nothing else save thin white and red outlines, on a black jersey. Brilliant. Maybe this is where some modern looks got the idea from. Truth be told, this doesn't look like an NFL jersey. This looks like a retro Texas Tech knockoff, or some random college squad. I firmly believe that this is one of those looks that only gets praise due to the majority of modern designs going off the rails. Again, there are truly classic looks, and then there are those that pitifully try to imitate them. These are the latter, in my opinion.

There's potential (Red helmet and black jersey is a really nice combo), but yeah it's very plain with some annoying flaws. You didn't even mention the unspeakably out of place gold on the helmet either.

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Okay, this is probably a highly unpopular opinion, but whatever. This?slideshow_1222120_6.jpg

This is a horrible jersey. Now, I'm fully aware that the Falcons' current jerseys aren't exactly top-notch, but that hardly excuses these. There's a fine line between beautiful simplicity (Green Bay) and generic movie team (Miami Sharks), and these dance all over that line. First, the color balance is off. I've never really been a fan of the "nothing matches" combo, but these particularly annoy me. Bright red helmets, nice...but where's the rest of the red to bring this together? Why are primarily black socks being worn with this jersey, confining the rest of the red mainly to pants and sock stripes, giving the impression that this is a black/white team, with red as trim (save for the helmet, of course)? And speaking of stripes, why are there none at all on the jersey? There's a clear stripe on the jersey, pants, and socks, so why is the jersey bare, save for numbers and another pet peeve...a 95% black logo, with nothing else save thin white and red outlines, on a black jersey. Brilliant. Maybe this is where some modern looks got the idea from. Truth be told, this doesn't look like an NFL jersey. This looks like a retro Texas Tech knockoff, or some random college squad. I firmly believe that this is one of those looks that only gets praise due to the majority of modern designs going off the rails. Again, there are truly classic looks, and then there are those that pitifully try to imitate them. These are the latter, in my opinion.

There's potential (Red helmet and black jersey is a really nice combo), but yeah it's very plain with some annoying flaws. You didn't even mention the unspeakably out of place gold on the helmet either.

Georgia Tech fans would be butt-hurt if that stripe wasn't there.

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Stirrups are a bad look in baseball. They're not as horrible as the pajama pants, but the solid socks are the best by far.

This. So much this.

However I would way rather see long pants than stirrups

So you'd rather players look like complete tools instead of a little silly?

I don't think they look like tools. Granted, I definitely prefer the socks to long pants, but I'm not on the hate bandwagon when it comes to long pants.

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Okay, this is probably a highly unpopular opinion, but whatever. This?

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This is a horrible jersey. Now, I'm fully aware that the Falcons' current jerseys aren't exactly top-notch, but that hardly excuses these. There's a fine line between beautiful simplicity (Green Bay) and generic movie team (Miami Sharks), and these dance all over that line. First, the color balance is off. I've never really been a fan of the "nothing matches" combo, but these particularly annoy me. Bright red helmets, nice...but where's the rest of the red to bring this together? Why are primarily black socks being worn with this jersey, confining the rest of the red mainly to pants and sock stripes, giving the impression that this is a black/white team, with red as trim (save for the helmet, of course)? And speaking of stripes, why are there none at all on the jersey? There's a clear stripe on the jersey, pants, and socks, so why is the jersey bare, save for numbers and another pet peeve...a 95% black logo, with nothing else save thin white and red outlines, on a black jersey. Brilliant. Maybe this is where some modern looks got the idea from. Truth be told, this doesn't look like an NFL jersey. This looks like a retro Texas Tech knockoff, or some random college squad. I firmly believe that this is one of those looks that only gets praise due to the majority of modern designs going off the rails. Again, there are truly classic looks, and then there are those that pitifully try to imitate them. These are the latter, in my opinion.

Was never a fan of those Atlanta jerseys from 1966,, they did add stripes to sleeves at one point and it improved the look:

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But for my money, they looked vastly better come 1971 when they went to a red uni.

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Okay, this is probably a highly unpopular opinion, but whatever. This?

slideshow_1222120_6.jpg

This is a horrible jersey. Now, I'm fully aware that the Falcons' current jerseys aren't exactly top-notch, but that hardly excuses these. There's a fine line between beautiful simplicity (Green Bay) and generic movie team (Miami Sharks), and these dance all over that line. First, the color balance is off. I've never really been a fan of the "nothing matches" combo, but these particularly annoy me. Bright red helmets, nice...but where's the rest of the red to bring this together? Why are primarily black socks being worn with this jersey, confining the rest of the red mainly to pants and sock stripes, giving the impression that this is a black/white team, with red as trim (save for the helmet, of course)? And speaking of stripes, why are there none at all on the jersey? There's a clear stripe on the jersey, pants, and socks, so why is the jersey bare, save for numbers and another pet peeve...a 95% black logo, with nothing else save thin white and red outlines, on a black jersey. Brilliant. Maybe this is where some modern looks got the idea from. Truth be told, this doesn't look like an NFL jersey. This looks like a retro Texas Tech knockoff, or some random college squad. I firmly believe that this is one of those looks that only gets praise due to the majority of modern designs going off the rails. Again, there are truly classic looks, and then there are those that pitifully try to imitate them. These are the latter, in my opinion.

I agree. It looks haphazardly slopped together.

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My unpopular opinion: The Bucs aren't that bad. They're not great, by any means, but their new uniforms aren't the worst thing that's happened to the NFL like most would have you believe. Let's break it down:

The helmet: The logo is too big. That said, the old one, I feel, was too small, so the new helmet was a step in the right direction, just taken a bit too far. I like the "chrome" (really brushed metal) facemask. It adds to the pirate feel and reminds me of a sword.

The jersey template: When Nike said they were tweaking the Bucs' look, I assumed it would be more akin to the Panthers' new logo. The jersey didn't need to be changed, but if you're gonna modernize a jersey, you could do a lot worse than a plain shoulder yoke with a small, angled accent color. The pewter contrasts nicely with the red or white, and the orange brightens up what is an otherwise dark look, even with the brighter red than before.

The numbers: Alright, there's no defending these. I'm all for non-traditional, non-block numbers, and to be honest, I think the double outline on the old numbers were too thick and made everything look muddy. But this was not the way to go. I tried to think of something other than the popular "alarm clock display" putdown, but it's too accurate.

The pants: I like them. No real complaint. The incomplete stripe up the side also reminds me of a sword, which fits.

The logos: Not bad, but not great either. The old logos were starting to show their age and look very late-90s. They could have been cleaned up a little better than this, though. The new logo looks less like a skull and more like a robot.

Altogether, it's not awful. It's mostly unnecessary, but not bad.

With time I've also gotten used to the Bucs look. Ditch the pewter pants and socks, add an orange jersey with white letters and NOB and we're golden 'til the next rebrand.

No you are not at all. Any team wearing that knock-off alarm clock font will automatically look unspeakably bad no matter what.

I know the alarm clock font is awful. Unbearingly awful. Gut-wrenchingly awful. But the ditching the pewter pants and socks would turn the chicken poop into a somewhat palpitable salad.

The only thing I don't like about the New Bucs uniforms is the NOB and Number fonts. Everything else looks great to me. I love the chrome striping.

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Exactly... the fonts single-handedly ruin the uniform. If they went with something that didn't look like an amateurish free font, it would be a fine uniform.

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I love the Brooklyn Nets uniforms and logos. Less is really more with the Nets.

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I love the 90's NBA trend of putting a vertical stripe on only one side of the uniform, and I really like these too:

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Very sleek.

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I.. actually like Pitt's current script quite a lot and fits its identity very well. The original Pitt script's nice, no questioning that, but I feel the current one's better.

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I love the 90's NBA trend of putting a vertical stripe on only one side of the uniform, and I really like these too:

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Very sleek.

This is the unpopular opinions thread? Good. I always thought those jerseys would be cooler if they changed the location of the navy stripe depending on the player's shooting hand. In that picture, it's on the "correct" side. If he was a left-handed shot, though, the stripe would be all bunched up all the time because that arm would be the one lower on the sick. It would probably look better on goalies on the stick hand on the same principle.

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Okay, this is probably a highly unpopular opinion, but whatever. This?

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Sorry, I didn't read all that... I was was too busy staring at the best uniform in football.

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I love the 90's NBA trend of putting a vertical stripe on only one side of the uniform, and I really like these too:

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Very sleek.

The problem with this jersey is that it even has a vertical stripe in the first place. The pre-edge jersey with a horizontal stripe was infinitely better

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I.. actually like Pitt's current script quite a lot and fits its identity very well. The original Pitt script's nice, no questioning that, but I feel the current one's better.

Building on that, I think the Pro Combat script from a few years ago is even better than the current one.

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Okay, this is probably a highly unpopular opinion, but whatever. This?

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Wordswordswordswordswordswordswords. Blahblahblahblahblahblahblah. Yadayadayadayadayada, etc.

Sorry, I didn't read all that... I was was too busy staring at the best uniform in football.

Hey, can you tell me what you find attractive about this uniform? No sarcasm at all here, I'm honestly curious. Not everything can be handwaved as "personal opinion," and I wonder just what it is that you and others see that I don't?

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I love the 90's NBA trend of putting a vertical stripe on only one side of the uniform, and I really like these too:

nhl_g_kovalchuk_576.jpg

Very sleek.

The problem with this jersey is that it even has a vertical stripe in the first place. The pre-edge jersey with a horizontal stripe was infinitely better

The pre-edge one is too busy and the Edge one looks better without the extra bulk.

The side stripes on the edge jersey match the arm stripe and look good imo. Although I would like to see the edge jersey with the side striping only on one side.

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Okay, this is probably a highly unpopular opinion, but whatever. This?

slideshow_1222120_6.jpg

Wordswordswordswordswordswordswords. Blahblahblahblahblahblahblah. Yadayadayadayadayada, etc.

Sorry, I didn't read all that... I was was too busy staring at the best uniform in football.

Hey, can you tell me what you find attractive about this uniform? No sarcasm at all here, I'm honestly curious. Not everything can be handwaved as "personal opinion," and I wonder just what it is that you and others see that I don't?

Sure. To me, one of the absolute hallmarks of design (and one that's being blown out of the water in the current climate of sports design) is economy. Along with symmetry, variety, harmony, etc., economy is one of the basic principles of organization. I tell me students all the time, if you can tell the story with 5 lines, sometimes that's all you need. (But usually, they just keep drawing anyway.)

Just like writing, cooking... hell, anything, there's a point when you've nailed it, and anything added is just superfluous filler, cluttering up the perfect statement. Of course, its personal preference... I say "simple and complete", you say "plain and lacking" but by my standards of design (no, not just "nostalgia".... the 60's Falcons don't mean anything to me) this is perfect.

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Okay, this is probably a highly unpopular opinion, but whatever. This?slideshow_1222120_6.jpg

Wordswordswordswordswordswordswords. Blahblahblahblahblahblahblah. Yadayadayadayadayada, etc.

Sorry, I didn't read all that... I was was too busy staring at the best uniform in football.

Hey, can you tell me what you find attractive about this uniform? No sarcasm at all here, I'm honestly curious. Not everything can be handwaved as "personal opinion," and I wonder just what it is that you and others see that I don't?

Sure. To me, one of the absolute hallmarks of design (and one that's being blown out of the water in the current climate of sports design) is economy. Along with symmetry, variety, harmony, etc., economy is one of the basic principles of organization. I tell me students all the time, if you can tell the story with 5 lines, sometimes that's all you need. (But usually, they just keep drawing anyway.)

Just like writing, cooking... hell, anything, there's a point when you've nailed it, and anything added is just superfluous filler, cluttering up the perfect statement. Of course, its personal preference... I say "simple and complete", you say "plain and lacking" but by my standards of design (no, not just "nostalgia".... the 60's Falcons don't mean anything to me) this is perfect.

So you like it because it's simple? So why do you love this dreck and not other unis with no actual design to them?

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