Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Are Bengals' uniforms the worst in the NFL?
By Jamison Hensley
As you know, all of us at ESPN.com love our rankings. That's why it's no surprise that our friends at Uni Watch has put together power rankings for the threads for all 122 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.
The first installment is out, and it's not good news for the Cincinnati Bengals. Uni Watch ranked the Bengals' uniforms at No. 121. Only the NBA's Sacramento Kings ranked lower.
Here's what Uni Watch said of the Bengals:
How bad are the Bengals' uniforms? So bad that the term "Bengalian" has become part of the vernacular here at Uni Watch HQ (as in "That design is a disaster of Bengalian proportions"). Even if you like the helmet design -- and not everybody does -- the stripe motif on the rest of the uniform is way out of hand, and can someone -- anyone -- explain why the black jersey has those white side panels? Or why they sometimes insist on going black-over-black? Blow it all up and start over.
I would never say the Bengals have the best uniforms in the NFL, but do they really have the worst? Off the top of my head, I would say the Seattle Seahawks have the most awful uniforms. It may be me, but I don't like uniforms that glow when the lights are off. The Seahawks, though, are at No. 110. Uni Watch's worst NFL uniforms are (in order): the Falcons, Lions, Seahawks, Jaguars, Cardinals, Panthers, Vikings and Bengals.