NBA Christmas jerseys are just not creative

Adidas is terrible. Here is another example of why.

Dolphins going mono-aqua is a good and bad thing

Dolphins have confirmed this uniform combination for Thursday night.

The Miami Dolphins, for the longest time, have a very unique uniform system. For home day games, they wear all white. Even when they tell fans to wear aqua for their “Aqua Out” game, the team still wore white because it was a day game. But for night games, they always wear their aqua jerseys. That’s a welcomed site because I think their aqua jerseys are nice.

This Monday night, they’re going to pair the jersey with aqua pants. This is the first time they’ve worn an all-aqua look in almost a decade. Overall, they are 2-1 when going with the all-aqua look. This new combination looks promising.

But here’s my thing about the Dolphins identity. I love their all-white look. In fact, I am a fan of teams who wear all-white. There’s something about a clean uniform like that that really gets my attention. With the popping colors of aqua and orange, the Dolphins pull it off nicely. The fact that they wear it for day games (to combat the heat) is a fine system. Unfortunately, because they haven’t been good for so long, seven of their eight home games are always day games.

If the Dolphins were a better team, maybe I wouldn’t complain as much. But their all-white is too much and because of that, I openly welcome the all-aqua just for a change of pace. I hope that the Dolphins get better and wear their aqua jerseys more often. I am not calling for the mono-aqua to be a more frequent thing, but I’ll take it now because of what we’ve seen lately.

New Minnesota Twins home uniform has too much gold

The Twins have finally unveiled their new home uniforms. As we all heard before, the look will feature no pinstripes and a new accent of gold. I didn’t like that idea at all but I was willing to see what the new set would look like before I make any judgment.

CAP – I think the cap looks OK. The gold complements it well. This is what a good balance of gold should be.

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I am not a fan of the Twins removing the pinstripes

Livan Hernandez in the alternate home pinstripe vest jerseys during their final years at the Metrodome.

News has surfaced that the Minnesota Twins will have new home uniforms next year and they won’t feature pinstripes. Growing up as a young baseball fan, pinstripes has always been the identity for me when it came to the Twins. Their days back in the Twinkiedome and their pinstripes worn by guys like Kirk Puckett and Shannon Stewart has always been the look I remembered.

Even when they moved to Target Field and removed the pinstripes from the road set, I still like their home pinstripes. I was even glad their throwback alternate had it too.

But now the time has come for them to change. I don’t know why. From what the report is saying, it will feature gold. Granted, the gold look is just a small trim. I can see where they might want to go with it, but the pinstripe to me is too iconic. The team’s two best seasons, 1987 and 1991, were won with pinstripes.

What I actually missed the most was the vest look. It seemed to me that Livan Hernandez was the only one who liked wearing it. During their first year at Target Field, the vest look was still a jersey they sold in stores despite discontinuing it. I hope that one day the Twins will bring back the pinstripe. Just the idea of it gone makes me sad.

Cavaliers to wear new uniforms because LeBron is back

The Cavaliers are wearing new blue uniforms for opening night. Details here.

It actually goes really well with the new court they just unveiled. And the actual uniform isn’t bad. It’s vibrant and it features blue, which the other three uniforms don’t have.

But we all know why they did this. Because LeBron James is back and they want to boost merchandise sales. When James was first with Cleveland, or even in his time with Miami, the team would have a new alternate or a throwback every year. It was all for the money. And this one is no different

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Was this Nike or the NFL coming up with this idea?

So let me get this straight. Either Nike or the NFL thinks this is a good idea. Good enough for a proposal?

Essentially, they’re going to treat Thursday Night Football like some extravagant gala that requires both teams to wear nice new uniforms for this one event only. They’re treating Thursday Night Football as something bigger than it is.

And of course, this will lead to discussion and boost up merchandise sales, right?

The league doesn’t need this. This doesn’t need to happen.  There doesn’t need to be flashy new uniforms just for one game to boost merchandise sales.

Islanders going back to Gorton’s Fisherman look for one more night

For one last time, the Islanders will bring back Gorton’s Fisherman.

As a kid just starting to learn about the game of hockey, I had some trading cards. I remember my first exposure to the New York Islanders was the Gorton’s Fisherman look. Even though the identity lasted only two seasons, that to me is what the Islanders are to me.

Yes, the identity was terrible. Yes the colors were so 90s. But it was unique. It didn’t make sense. But I loved it. I wish the team kept it a little longer.

Well, it looks like the memory isn’t gone forever. With the Islanders celebrating their final season at Nassau, they will wear that ugly logo one last time.

I want a part of this. Even something as simple with the logo on a cap, I want to have something with this logo. There’s a part of me that just longs to have that one nostalgic moment. Just a time where something so bad could be considered good enough to outfit a professional team.

Thank you, Isles, for letting me be on the boat one last time.