Somewhere around the turn of the century a handful of people in the NFL thought it would be a good idea to add as many stripes as possible to uniforms.
In 2002 the Buffalo Bills decided to don the ugliest uniforms in professional sports.
The helmet had more stripes than wins last year and somehow found a way to make the color blue look stone-cold hideous.
Why Buffalo decided to do this is beyond me.
Can you imagine the Oakland Raiders or Chicago Bears adding pipping to their uniforms?
Would the Dallas Cowboys think about adding a different shade of blue?
The Buffalo Bills had a good thing going with their uniforms from the 1974-1983 seasons. Miraculously their front office made the correct decision to go back to the clean and classic look.
Franchises such as the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Jets and Giants have gone back to their more traditional uniforms as well.
Others continue to screw it up and make their team wear uniforms that would have been an embarrassment to the XFL.
Buffalo is currently not the type franchise you want your team to copy on a daily basis. But with most rules there are always exceptions.
The decision to go with a simple look is something these teams should follow at some point in the near future.