Seattle Seahawks New Uniforms 2012: Seattle Gets Biggest and Ugliest Makeover

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Seattle Seahawks New Uniforms 2012: Seattle Gets Biggest and Ugliest Makeover
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The Seahawks unveiled their new uniforms on Tuesday, and—unlike many of the other new uniforms—it isn't difficult to see a difference.


The Seahawks were the only team to get a big change in terms of its uniform, for better or worse. When Seattle moved into its new stadium in 2002, it debuted a predominantly blue uniform, which has now been replaced by a darker blue hue highlighted by a rather … loud shade of neon green.

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Source: Seattle Seahawks

There is also a white version which is highlighted by the same neon green, and in a third alternate version, the predominant shade is "wolf gray."

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The uniform incorporates hints of coastal Indian artwork down the side of the tops and pants, and along the neckline. In another alteration, the logo is bigger on the helmets.

Source: Seattle Seahawks

According to's Mike Sando, Nike wrote of the Seahawks uniform:

The new uniform colors are rooted in Seattle's own environmental hues—the deep blue of the ocean water that tucks into the harbor near downtown and the Seahawks' stadium. The new color addition called Action Green represents the green of the ubiquitous trees, ferns and moss literally covering the Pacific Northwest landscape.

It's a pretty verbose description of something that can simply be called neon and, in a word, kind of ugly.

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As many of the Seattle fans said on Twitter, though, more important than the appearance of the uniform is the skill level of the players actually wearing them.

Source: Associated Press

Unless you're one of those Seattle fans who loves collecting and wearing replica jerseys, you're kind of screwed.

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