View Full Version : The Five Worst Uniforms In NFL History
06-06-2007, 10:00 PM
2 - Denver Broncos (1960-61): The story has it that, for the Broncos’ inaugural season, general manager Dean Griffing purchased what were considered “compromise” uniforms, light colored jerseys and drab brown pants along with socks with vertical stripes that could be worn at both home and away games. Reputed to be extremely frugal (cheap is more like it), Griffing reportedly bought these used uniforms from a defunct organization in Tucson, Arizona. Research indicates differing accounts as to the exact origin of the uniforms. Some sources have indicated that the uniforms were purchased from a defunct college bowl organization (Cooper Bowl College All-Star Game), while coach Jack Faulkner has suggested that the uniforms came from an Arizona semi-pro organization—the Rattlers—with whom Griffing had been previously employed. With a team that looked like that, it’s a wonder the American Football League lived long enough to merge with the NFL.
maybe that's why plummer did not want to go to Tampa
06-06-2007, 10:53 PM
Good list and one hard to argue with.
Pretty much all the old uniforms prior to the AFL-NFL merger were ****ing awful.
Jason in LA
06-06-2007, 11:15 PM
They should have showed a picture of the uniforms.
06-06-2007, 11:18 PM
The Gay Pirate of Tampa was still the funniest logo in any sport, ever.
06-07-2007, 01:12 AM
No pictures? What's the point...
06-07-2007, 01:25 AM
In the book "The Pro Football Hall Of Shame" (Nash and Zullo, Pocket Books, 1986), there is a team photo of the 1934 NFL Pittsburgh Pirates. The broad black and white horizontal stripes made the players appear to be escaped convicts (or possibly enormous honeybees), complete with numerals stitched across the chest. The Pirates, owned by the sainted Art Rooney, went on to a 2-10 season that forced a major redesign the following year after opponents mocked them as "jailbirds".
Seriously, if you could see the picture I'm seeing from the book, you'd understand why the Steelers sucked for the next 35 years.
Those uniforms would have to be #1.
#2) Current Cincinnati "dark" uniforms. An unmitigated disaster unless your goal is to force opponents to double up in laughter.
#3) Tampa Gay Buccaneers. Who ever thought a football team would have any pride while wearing a guy with an earring and a feather in his hat? In flaming orange and red, no less.
#4) Seattle Seahawks "dark" uniforms. It must be all that rain that affects the fashion sense of Seattle sports teams.
#5) Denver Broncos first uniforms. The colors were drab enough but the vertical socks are what took them over the edge.
06-07-2007, 01:39 PM
I must be the only one on the planet who didn't mind the orange Bucs uniforms.....but I'll tell you this, I'd take them (or just about anything) over this Arena looking, cyborg crap you see a lot of teams going for now.
EDIT: I don't know what the hell happened....don't ask Ha!
06-07-2007, 03:19 PM
How can the dude in the article complain about the Pack & Bears not having logo's on their helmets? For Gods Sake they had leather Helmets back then!
06-07-2007, 08:02 PM
Check out the uni on the right. That's the 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates (although the team photo is funnier, I can't find it on Google).