As the 2015 calendar year comes to an end, I’ve put together my annual list of the best and worst dressed teams in sports.
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 2015. That’s pretty much it. Let’s go take a look at the list for the National Football League.
** I hope I didn’t miss anything important.
NFL’s Best and Worst Dressed
BEST: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
For the first time in team history, the Chiefs wore their red socks with their all-white look. I like this a lot. I didn’t mind their white socks but something about this really makes this uniform pop out so much better. I don’t know if this is the permanent change going forward but if it is, I don’t mind at all.
MIAMI DOLPHINS – Dolphins threw back to their first ever uniform. Perfect. I wish they would make this the full-time set.
GREEN BAY PACKERS – A nice throwback for the Packers. It is the same one they wore in 1994.
TENNESSEE TITANS – This isn’t a new uniform, but it’s a change for the Titans as the navy tops are the standard home set again.
WORST: COLOR RUSH
This gimmick will continue next season for more teams. To see all the Color Rush uniforms, click here. It’s just not good. We had a color blindness issue and we had teams wearing very unfortunate uniform combinations. Just a terrible unnecessary gimmick.
CLEVELAND BROWNS – There are just no redeeming qualities about this design. The seams and the odd shoulder stripe and the poor choice of color combos make this set a disaster.
BALTIMORE RAVENS – Gold is an accent color and should remain that way. Making it the base color for pants was bad.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – Black is an accent color and should remain that way. Making it a base color for the uniform was bad.
MATCHUP OF THE YEAR: PACKERS VS. BRONCOS (NOVEMBER 1)
As you already know, I think that this particular matchup is the greatest uniform matchup in NFL history. So when these two decided to bring back their Super Bowl uniform matchup, I knew nothing could beat it. It’s a mix of old school versus new school with great contrasting colors. Perfect uniform matchup.
There were three other uniform matchups that I considered for this spot as well.
What other notable uniform, logo or any other visual changes this year did I miss? What did you like or hate?