Today is the final day of 2014 and after much deliberation, I’ve decided to do my annual uniform in review post. I was close to not doing this again this year because I didn’t think I had the time for it. But I have made time and there are some noteworthy uniform notes from this past year.
This is a list of strictly my opinion, so feel free to agree or disagree or just take it for what it is.
To qualify for this list, the uniform element must be a new set that debuted and was used for in-game action in 2014. That’s pretty much it. Let’s go take a look at the list for National Football League.
** I hope I didn’t miss anything.
NFL’s Best and Worst Dressed
BEST: MIAMI DOLPHINS
For the first time in almost a decade, the Dolphins went all aqua. They teased the idea earlier in the year but they finally came through with it. I am no way a fan of monochrome, but sometimes it works out. I say this is one of the cases. The socks could use some work but other than that, it’s a refreshing change in color. I’m all for it.
BUFFALO BILLS – The color balance for the Bills really worked out when they went all mono.
TENNESSEE TITANS – They basically got rid of any jersey or pants with light blue. I actually think this was OK because I like their navy pants.
WORST: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Wake up with the Bucs! The reflective numbers. The font. The big logo. The overall design is a mess.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Nike already messed up by not getting the green uniforms ready. Then they trot this out? Garbage!
MATCHUP OF THE YEAR: PACKERS VS BILLS (DECEMBER 14)
The mono blue by Buffalo isn’t even that great. But what made this matchup memorable for me is because of the color contrast. A team that’s white, green and yellow versus a team that’s red, white and blue. Lots of differing colors. Great visual. I’m on board.
What other notable uniform, logo or any other visual changes this year did I miss? What did you like or hate?