Warriors unveil completely unnecessary slate gray alternate uniform

New Warriors alternate uniforms.

I knew this was coming. I didn’t want it to happen. But here we are.

The NBA and Adidas, for the third straight season, have given the Warriors a new alternate uniform to wear. This one was expected as the team’s style guide revealed several of their logos recolored in slate gray. It was an indication that a new uniform would be on its way.

The initial reaction is “why?” The Warriors have vibrant colors of royal and gold. It’s a great identity and to murk it up with gray doesn’t work for me. It’s drab and doesn’t match their current identity.

I don’t know if they are trying to look like the Nets but calling these the #WarriorsSlate in an attempt to make it like some secret spy uniform is pretty silly. Slate gray is just not working for me. Check out more photos of the new set.

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The new Lightning third jerseys look like the Kings

This is basically like the Kings jerseys. This is underwhelming and the balance of black and blue isn’t all that great. I actually don’t think this third set is strong at all. Even this fake one is better.

Here are more pictures from the team site.

Black and blue? Reminds me of this.

The new Dallas Mavericks alternate jerseys look terrible

Remember when Mark Cuban had a design contest for new uniforms? Those new uniforms were unveiled today. The dark blue ones will be worn in the 2015-16 season and the other ones might be worn in the following season.

I don’t mind the skyline, but it looks so boring. The font is uninspiring, the colors are still drab and I don’t think adding more blue to an identity is great. A gray set might have worked.

This just shows that the creativity (or Cuban’s taste) are very poor. The lime green alt looks even worse. What was Cuban thinking? These are just bad.

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The Washington Capitals Winter Classic look has a lot of stripes

This is supposedly what the Capitals will wear for the Winter Classic. The official unveiling will come shortly.

But my first reaction are the stripes. It’s on the shoulder, on the socks. I like the shorts with the stars and stars down the sleeves. It’s a pretty bold look. I like the chest logo too.

It’s actually not bad. It stands out. I wonder how it will look on ice. The massive amounts of stripes will be something that I will have to get used to. It’s not bad, but it’s not great in my opinion. But since it’s just for one game, it might be OK.

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ third jersey has a championship look

Pittsburgh Penguins’ third jersey has a championship look

Samuel:

I really like this. It’s the classic Pittsburgh colors (instead of the gold they use currently) and it really has that retro look. Very nice. Well done. One of the best looking jerseys in hockey right now.

Originally posted on For The Win:

The Pittsburgh Penguins unveiled their third jersey on Friday in a dramatic video.

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If you think it looks familiar, check out this photo of Mario Lemieux lifting the Stanley Cup in 1991.

(Jim Mone, AP)

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The Penguins will wear the Pittsburgh Gold jersey 12 times during the regular season.

And we’re guessing it could make a playoff appearance, too.

The Blues’ new jerseys

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MLB honors 9/11 victims with inconsistent patches again

Last season I wrote about the 9/11 flag patches MLB has every player wear to honor the victims of the day. MLB is doing it again and it once again shows that the caps the players are wearing are not the same ones you can buy online.

Minnesota Twins just placed the flag patch over the All-Star Game patch.

Notice the flag patch here. It’s clearly just glued on over the Twins’ All-Star Game patch. Different from what the online shop is saying they are wearing. Also, the location of the patch is on the first side panel, placed in front of the ear.

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The Panthers and Jaguars got it right 20 seasons ago

The Panthers and Jaguars played each other for their first game.

Both the Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars are celebrating their 20th season in the NFL. I have a soft spot for expansion teams and when they both made the playoffs in their second year, it was a huge deal for me as a young NFL fan.

I was looking through some old photos and I found this gem. Take a look at the above photo. Their first ever NFL game was a preseason matchup against each other. Look at the uniforms. One team remained mostly the same. The other is completely different.

I like the Panthers uniform and I am so glad they kept it. Although I do wish they had kept wearing the blue socks with the home set. The Jags on the other hand, got it right from the start. Simple pant stripes, great logo, no over muddling of design. It was a great look and it should have stayed. It was a better alternative than the uniform they initially planned to wear.

As the NFL season approaches, it’s crazy to think that it was around 20 years ago I started watching football and part of the reason why were these two expansion teams. A lot has changed since then. Well, not so much for the Panthers. But looking at these original sets, I wish they would have kept them.