Sports are about one thing and one thing only: looking good. These teams, for a variety of reasons, are failing in that duty and require immediate changes:
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The Panthers had the same logo since they came into the league, and then they did this. What is this? Get this out of here.
Points for effort, but there's no way to make these jerseys look good. Having a team name like the Magic is tough, and having an all-time classic uniform that was too 90s to live makes it tougher, but these appeal to no one.
There's nothing wrong with the Rockies' color scheme or their jerseys, but what are these hats? Did the Rockies miss a deadline in 1991 and slap some ClipArt together and call it their logo? How has this lived for 21 years?
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The Mavs won a title with this look that couldn't be more early-aughts if they tried, so they haven't changed anything. But that logo has to go. It looks like the logo from a team in a bad made-for-TV movie.
New England Patriots
We're so used to these uniforms, we've built up a tolerance — but these uniforms are bad. The Elvis logo is bad and the jerseys are a mess. What's going on with that piping? And the gray — there's so much gray. The Patriots have an answer to this problem — his name is Pat.
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They're not going back to being the Mighty Ducks, which is sad, but we have to move forward. The Ducks used to have their full name written across the chest — this was an upgrade to that joke, but then they added the orange that muddled what could have been a decent look. Black, orange, and gold don't go together. This has become too conflated to salvage. They need to start from scratch.
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This mix of black and dark green is an affront to the eyes. Getting rid of the black or going to a lighter shade of green would be advantageous. Also, why do we not talk about this helmet? Are the wings coming out of the forehead? It makes sense for the Vikings and Rams to have horns — they actually come out of the head — but these face wings make no sense.
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Pick a color. And while you're at it, come up with a real logo. The state flag and a T with a drop shadow is not a logo set. The Texas Rangers could do better.
This is probably the best-case scenario for jerseys considering the color scheme. The Nuggets have good logos, but these colors are strange. These would look so much better in black and gold — or anything but baby blue.
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So. Much. Piping.
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They just got a new look, and it's comically bad. These were road jerseys worn on back-to-back days this month. Two different road jerseys, one with turquoise piping, another with a weird shoulder situation. We haven't even gotten into the home and alternate uniforms, which feature a strange dot matrix on the back and at the bottom of the pants. These need to be thrown away, but then again, considering that this is what the Diamondbacks came up with on their last attempt to create a new look, we might be better off sticking with these jokes.
The jerseys are wickedly turn of the century, but that's not the real problem — the issue is the logo. What is that? A shield — on fire? Tennessee has an excellent sword T logo and yet this is what's on the helmet.
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Oklahoma City Thunder
The jerseys are fine. Could be better, could be way worse. But that — whatever it is (a skiing, asymmetrical shield?) — is the worst logo in professional sports. They put that nonsense on letterhead.
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Los Angeles Clippers
The new home uniform looks as if the team lost its jerseys and had to craft new ones using last year's template. Write Clippers in black and then underline it a couple of times. The red road was so bad — who approved that? — the team opted to wear the almost equally ugly black alternate on the road for the rest of the season.
You're not honoring anyone but yourself. The fact that this is still up for discussion is concerning. Change the damn name and make a ton of money. It's a win-win.