Friday, August 24, 2012
#UniWatch: How the AFC South looks
By Paul Kuharsky
Paul Lukas of Uni Watch has looked at every uniform in pro sports, ranking them 1-122.
We’ll review the AFC South here. Frankly, I’m surprised the Titans outrank the Texans. The Texans are second to the Colts in the division in my eyes.
I look forward to your reaction to this and the debate it may stir.
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53 -- Indianapolis Colts
“The Colts' jersey stripes have dwindled over the years, to the point where they're barely vestigial. If they can't be restored to their proper length, then it's time to retire them for good, because at this point they've become a distraction.”
65 -- Tennessee Titans
“This team has always been an interesting mix. The white helmet and contrasting yoke are retro-ish, while the tapered helmet stripes and the uni number font are modern. Most of it works surprisingly well (except for those helmet stripes, which now look hilariously dated). Might be time to update that primary logo, though."
75 -- Houston Texans
“Does anyone else think the Texans' logo looks really great on the right side of the helmet (i.e., when it's facing rightward) and really awkward on the other side of the helmet? Can't figure out why -- it's just the mirror image, so it should look just as good, but it doesn't, at least to this set of eyes. As for the rest of the uniform, it feels more like a generiform, no?”
113 -- Jacksonville Jaguars
“The Jags' original design was one of the best expansion uniforms ever. As a certain uniform columnist repeatedly opined, ‘It has the makings of a modern classic -- if they're smart enough to leave it alone.’ Well, we all know how that turned out. Bye-bye, gold trim; hello, idiotic wraparound stripes. The pants stripes look worse this season, because they now wrap toward the front of the leg, which makes them look really bad from the side. The helmet is still a keeper, but the rest of this uni is verging on arena league territory. And now a black alternate too, oh boy! Embarrassing.”