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I've noticed that many times in sports, teams have come out with alternate uniforms that look similar to, but also far superior to the regular uniforms. A couple examples (in my humble opinion):

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What are some other examples of this phenomenon?

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This was my favorite uniform in the NBA.

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Say what you will about the "ATL" script, the Hawks just look right in red.

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Easily better than their primary uniforms.

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This shouldn't count as a third since it's a throwback, but it still blows the Flames' primary set out of the water.

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Normally I hate when baseball teams wear their colored alts more than their primary white/grays, but in this case, I would not have minded.

There's 5. I had to make sure to differentiate between "alts I like" and "alts that are better than the primaries."

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This one's easy.

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This is in my opinion far better than the regular Ducks uniform, and I like this thing more and more every time I see it. Nothing against the regular set, which is little more than adequately satisfying as is, but on TV - or at least, on ESPN Player - the colours sort of blend in too well and they look too like a black and white team with the gold and orange being barely noticeable (orange moreso) until you get close up shots of the players. The third jersey, aside from the use of superior logos, looks better on the ice, and I really like the way black and orange have been applied, with gold accents that help to balance it all out.

EDIT: Also for good measure, I'm gonna throw in the Stars current third as well.

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The "college script" jerseys look OK, but nothing beats having a logo on the front of a hockey jersey. I'd love to see them wear a green version of this in future.

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I don't know if I'm alone in this, but I've long thought that alternates were supposed to look better than either primary set, home/away (although, as we all know, that ain't always the case). The whole reason for alternates, in my mind, is as a change-of-pace look...that'll also help put some more money back into the teams' piggybank, courtesy of us fans' wallets. The problem, though, is that sometimes, alternates are so good the fanbase then starts pushing for it to become the primary--at which point the alternates lose their allure and distinctiveness...and over time, less money goes back into the teams' piggybanks.

Then there's the case of the whole Blueland thing...but Imma just leave the lid on that there can of worms.

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I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned this yet...

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...while not perfect, it's light years ahead of the rest of the Avs set.

Also, from past and current sets:

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I don't hate the current Rockets' identity, but why they didn't go with yellow-gold instead of silver is beyond me.

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The "college script" jerseys look OK, but nothing beats having a logo on the front of a hockey jersey. I'd love to see them wear a green version of this in future.

YES. I was so disappointed when they came out with another white jersey instead of a green jersey. Idk what it is about Dallas' aversion to green, but they really need to get over it. A green version of that or the primary home jersey would be awesome.

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I've noticed that many times in sports, teams have come out with alternate uniforms that look similar to, but also far superior to the regular uniforms. A couple examples (in my humble opinion):

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What are some other examples of this phenomenon?

Seriously? Only one of those look better (or good at all for that matter) and it's the only one that's still in use.

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