Which Sports Team Most Needs A Uniform Redesign?

May 22, 2014

Uniform redesigns make headlines now more than ever, in part because teams change uniforms more frequently and in part because many teams are opting to move away from traditional designs to adopt radical new styles. Plus, uniform design is a serious business: the Cleveland Browns, for example, are halfway through an NFL-mandated two-year uniform redesign process.

Some of my favorite uniform makeovers come in the form of alternative jerseys, which are sort of just for fun; other redesigns rebrand an entire franchise. Is it a coincidence the New England Patriots went from uniforms that looked like this:

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Photo credit Jeffrey Beall via Flickr Creative Commons license

to this:

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Photo credit Keith Allison via Flickr Creative Commons license

and then proceeded to rise from the basement to become one of the most dominant teams in the NFL? I think not.

College teams get more redesigns than professional teams; the process must be easier and guidelines less strict. Check out these awesome Missouri Tiger uniforms:

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Or how about these Baylor basketball jerseys:

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And the Toronto Blue Jays began sporting a variety of different uniforms in 2012:

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Several graphic designers have created mock uniform redesigns as well, though they haven’t been adopted by any teams. Mr. Design Junkie, for example, made waves with his uniform redesigns for all 32 NFL teams:

Mr. Design Junkie All 32 NFL Team's Uniforms Redesigned - Google Chrome_2014-05-01_09-44-12


Graphic designer Jesse Alkire did the same:

All 32 NFL Team Uniforms Were Redesigned AGAIN, This Time by a Talented Designer_2014-05-01_09-56-23


While some teams routinely adopt cutting-edge design into their uniforms, other teams leave their fans clamoring for redesigns. Several media outlets have even created lists of the ugliest sports uniforms ever.

Thus, my question to you is, which team, in any professional or college sport, most desperately needs a uniform redesign? Share your opinion in the comments!

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

Anonymous's picture
January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

I think every sport team have to redesign uniform. Customize t-shirts, shirts and shorts with your team's names and numbers. And check out a list of other team names to get ideas for your own team.

Anonymous's picture
January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

All of them, Jessica? That's a lot of lucrative design work! :)

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