5:45 pm, November 20th, 2012
The art of
acid-tounging uniforms is a SportsGrid pastime, one which we take seriously. So when the Pittsburgh Steelers wore those atrocious bumblebee costumes on Sunday night, it got us thinking: what are some other terrible uniforms?
It turns out that most of the worst uniforms are simply modern throwbacks, because most older uniforms were much simpler in color scheme and generally lacking in creativity. Not ugly, per se, but just kind of blah. So here’s what most cultivates our acid tongues, 10 of the worst uniforms in NFL history.
1.1. Chicago Bears
This 75th anniversary special worn by the Bears in 1994 is particularly atrocious, mostly because the franchise not the Cincinnati Bengals. Except the orange isn't all that sprightly and the number is white, for whatever reason, and randomly placed on the front side of the shoulder.
2.2. Cleveland Browns
When I used to go skiing as a child, my mother would make me wear a bright orange helmet so I would stand out. It was a defensive measure on her part, not a stylistic one. The Cleveland Browns are not professional skiers.
3.3. Philadelphia Eagles
These were supposed to be throwbacks instead of throwaways, but whatever.
4.4. Green Bay Packers Throwbacks
A throwback to the 1929 championship Packers. Must anything be said here?
5.5. Pittsburgh Steelers
Such cute, cuddly bumblebees. My friend's sister dressed up as a bumblebee for Halloween this year. She's five and doesn't run around trying to decapitate other large men on a giant field of grass.
6.6. Wait, what team is this?
Please try to guess what team this is. Give up? The Denver Broncos. Yeah.
7.7. New York Jets
Even though they were the New York Titans once, their nickname is "Gang Green."
8.8. Seattle Seahawks
There is nothing going on here. Boring colors. No innovative design. Nothing. Kinda describes Seattle's history as a franchise, no?
9.9. Seattle Seahawks, again!
Seizures. Many seizures.
10.10. Tampa Bay Bucs
Vinny Testaverde! Anyway: any time your primary color is too close to white, or you don't at least have a secondary color to create some type of contrast, your uniforms make you look whimp-ish.