From college to the pros, whether the sport is baseball, basketball, football or hockey, fans love to debate who has the best uniform in sports. And while most hold passionate opinions, few are rationale and none objective about the quality of their team's threads.
Good luck finding an Ohio State fan that likes Michigan's maize and blue or a Boston fan who approves of pinstripes. The truth is, fans like colors they know and love, no matter how bad the combination may be to the rest of the world.
There's only one rule of thumb: Don't combine red, orange and yellow in the same uniform. (Just look at those old Astros' get-ups.)
That's basically it. Otherwise, the world of sports uniforms is a free-for-all where one fan's trash is another fan's treasure.
Uniforms have changed a great deal over the decades. Ever since the NFL encouraged teams to mute their colors for the sake of marketability, the Philadelphia Eagles' green has never been the same. And aren't we all a little nostalgic for New England's "Pat the Patriot"?
Truthfully, uniforms have improved in many ways. Remember the ridiculous amount of leg that basketball shorts used to reveal? I never wanted to see that much of Larry Bird. How about the itchy wool jerseys MLB players tolerated for decades? And I'm pretty sure NFL players like the latest additions to their uniforms: face masks.
This list is about the present. After consideration, this slide identifies the 25 best uniforms in sports, spanning the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL, as well as college football and basketball. You may not agree. But then again, your favorite colors may be red, orange and yellow.