50 Ugliest Sports Outfits of All Time

Kelsey GivensAnalyst IISeptember 1, 2010

50 Ugliest Sports Outfits of All Time

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    A sports uniform says a lot about the player wearing the outfit or their team. Sometimes they can be very high tech and fashionable. Other times they are more of an eye sore than a representation of the spirit of the athlete or team.

    Many times throughout the history of sports, teams and individual athletes have made poor choices in their clothing choices.

    Here is a list of the 50 ugliest sports outfits of all time.

98-99 Purple Raptors Jersey

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    By far not the ugliest, but still this jersey is difficult to look at. From the color combination to the cartoon dinosaur on the front, nothing about this jersey is intimidating.

    Photo courtesy http://www.americanmemorabilia.com/auction_item.asp?auction_id=34160

Green Bay Packers 1929 Throwback Outfits

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    While not the worst on this list, these uniforms are still pretty ugly.

    From using the tan, brown, and blue color palette instead of the normal green and yellow team colors, to the yellow circles containing the players numbers, these uniforms are definitely some of the ugliest in the NFL.

    Photo courtesy http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/442487.page#4100927

Philadelphia Throwback Outfit

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    Another NFL throwback uniform. This one belongs to the Philadelphia Eagles.

    This is an ugly uniform thanks to the use of too many bright, shiny colors. This throwback outfit is a lot to look at.

    Photo courtesy http://blackandgold.com/saints/21551-black-jerseys-3.html

Dallas Mavericks Alternative Road Uniform

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    While not the worst, the Dallas Mavericks alternative road uniforms are not the prettiest or best looking jerseys in the NBA.

    These uniforms are boring, and the way the number and team name are positioned on the uniform, they are competing with one another to be looked at, which makes the front of the uniform look very awkward and busy.

    Photo courtesy http://fatshawnkemp.blogspot.com/2009/10/new-2009-10-nba-jersey-review.html

Sacramento Kings Jersey

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    These Sacramento Kings jerseys are ugly and plain looking.

    There is nothing special about these jerseys. They are a combination of two very dull colors, both of which look like poor hue choices for their team colors.

    Photo courtesy http://www.spartyandfriends.com/?p=19331

1974 Dutch World Cup Uniform

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    This uniform, worn by the Dutch in the 1974 World Cup, is not a very fashionable look.

    There is so much orange in this outfit that it is almost too much to handle. And it might have looked better if the lettering on the shorts was the same color as the decal on the shirt.

    Photo courtesy http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_football/1975069.html

Lime Green Football Jerseys

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    These AFL jerseys are an eyesore on the field.

    While they may almost look cool with their flashy neon green color, the combination of that shade of green with the funky stormy weather logo on the jerseys makes these some of the ugliest jerseys in all of football.

    Photo courtesy http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/pro-sports/67337-seahawk-uniforms-today.html

John Daly's Pink Pants

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    While this entire slideshow could be filled up with pairs of pants golfer John Daly has worn on the green, these are some of the ugliest he has ever worn.

    They look very confused as to which era they came out of. The pattern looks very 60s or 70s, but the neon color scheme screams 80s.

    These pants are very hard to look at, and are extremely ugly.

    Photo courtesy http://www.theboot.com/2010/07/16/john-daly-i-only-know-one-way-new-album-2010/

John Daly's Pants

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    KOHLER, WI - AUGUST 10:  John Daly hits a tee shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 92nd PGA Championship on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits on August 10, 2010 in Kohler, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
    Andrew Redington/Getty Images

    Here is another pair of very ugly pants worn by golfer John Daly.

    These are very brightly colored and look very similar to the pattern found in tropical hotel carpet.

    In combination with the bright orange shirt and hat, this outfit is extremely ugly.

Roberta Vinci's Dull Tennis Outfit

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    NEW YORK - AUGUST 30:  Roberta Vinci of Italy reacts after a point played against Venus Williams of the United States during the Women's Singles first round match on day one of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Augu
    Al Bello/Getty Images

    This tennis outfit, worn by Roberta Vinci in a match against Venus William,s is not the most flattering or fashionable tennis outfit of all time.

    The skirt is not flattering and the green color used on the sides and along the seems is very dull and boring.

    While many tennis outfits are cute and fun, this one is ugly and plain.

Old Houston Astros Uniforms

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    The old Houston Astros uniforms look very much like a rainbow threw up on them.

    The growing intensity of color down the front of the uniform combined with blue long sleeves makes this one ugly uniform.

    Photo courtesy http://blog.thepowertoprovoke.com/2009/11/with-recent-celebration-of-halloween.html

Old Pittsburgh Pirates Uniform

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    There is too much yellow in this 1984 Pittsburgh Pirates baseball uniform.

    Everything on this uniform is yellow with the exception of the trim, lettering, and numbers.

    With that much of one bright color all in one outfit, this is one of the ugliest sports uniforms of all time.

    Photo courtesy http://www.city-data.com/forum/sports/125615-dorkiest-sports-uniforms.html

Oregon Ducks New Uniforms

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    These Oregon Ducks uniforms, created in collaboration with Nike, are most likely the worst in the NCAA.

    The checkered sleeves and knee patches look very out of place, especially on the white uniform where the checkered pattern almost can't be seen.

    Photo courtesy http://www.city-data.com/forum/sports/125615-dorkiest-sports-uniforms.html

1976 White Sox Baseball Uniform With Shorts

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    These Chicago White Sox uniforms didn't last long.

    Despite its simplicity, this is one ugly uniform thanks to the awkwardness of the shorts as part of the uniform.

    Instead of the typical pants, the Sox went with shorts this year, which left an awkward gap out of which just their knees were exposed.

    In combination with the tube socks, these uniforms just looked very nerdy and ugly,

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Phoenix Mercury Lifelock Uniforms

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    It may be understandable, for monetary reasons, why the Phoenix Mercury would choose to represent their sponsors on their jersey.

    But to make the sponsors name the dominate name on the jersey seems a bit much.

    In addition to minimizing their own team name, the new jersey is very cluttered and plain.

    With the different colored logos and trim on the white shirt and shorts, this uniform is ugly.

    Photo courtesy http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/womenshoopsblog/2009286675_wnba_monday_morning_dribble.html

Houston Rockets 1996-2000 Uniform

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    30 Nov 1996:  Forward Charles Barkley of the Houston Rockets moves the ball during a game against the Washington Bullets at the USAir Arena in Landover, Maryland.  The Rockets won the game, 103-99.     Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger  /Allsport
    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

    The Houston Rockets seem to have a history of ugly uniforms.

    This uniform, which was worn from 1996-2000, had a pinstripe pattern to it and almost looked like pajamas.

San Diego Padres 80's Uniform

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    CHICAGO - 1983:  Steve Garvey #6 of the San Diego Padres readies for the play during a 1983 season game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    This is another example of why no team should ever try to mix orange, brown, and yellow in the same outfit.

    There ugly hues of each of these colors combined into the shirt and the stripes on the white pants are hideous.

Denver Nuggets Rainbow Uniform

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    1992-1993:  Guard Jim Jackson of the Dallas Mavericks moves the ball during a game against the Denver Nuggets at McNichols Arena in Denver, Colorado. Mandatory Credit: Tim DeFrisco  /Allsport Mandatory Credit: Tim DeFrisco  /Allsport
    Tim DeFrisco/Getty Images

    This Nuggets uniform, which was worn from 1982-1993, actually had almost every color of the rainbow on it.

    This is an ugly uniform not simply because of the rainbow pattern on it, but because of the combination of a verticle rainbow stripe on the top and a verticle rainbow stripe on the shorts.

Phoenix Suns Orange Jerseys

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    These Phoenix Suns Jerseys were awful.

    The orange and grey color scheme was awful and replacing the Suns name with Los Suns looks silly.

    Also the Suns logo written on the top of the shorts looks ugly.

    Photo courtesy http://bbs.clutchfans.net/showthread.php?t=160618

San Antonio Spurs Jerseys

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    SAN ANTONIO - MAY 09:  Guard Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 9, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agree
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    It seems the only creative thing the Spurs could think to do with this uniform was to change to u in spurs to a boot spur.

    Other than this clever little change, the rest of the uniform is very plain and boring making it sort of ugly.

Russia's Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin at Olympics

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    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 16:  Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin of Russia perform during Festa on Ice 2010 at Olympic gymnasium on April 16, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
    Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

    This ice skating pair looks like they may have tried to pull off both a tribal and gingerbread cookie look.

    Parts of their outfits look very tropical while other parts look very wintery. What ever their theme was supposed to be clearly didn't come off completely the way they wanted it too.

    Even if their theme was clear, these outfits are ugly.

Norwegian Curling Team's Pants

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    VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 20:  A detail of the pants of members of the team from Norway during the curling round robin game against Denmark on day 9 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Vancouver Olympic Centre on February 20, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    At the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Norwegian curling team donned these pants as they competed on the ice.

    These look more like golf pants than pants someone would wear to an Olympic event.

    And just like most golf pants, these are extremely ugly.

Joji Kato's Speed Skating Outfit

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    VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 15:  Joji Kato of Japan competes in the men's 500 m speed skating held at the Richmond Olympic Oval on day 4 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Richmond Olympic Oval on February 15, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Jasp
    Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

    While most speed skating outfits aren't very fashion forward seeing as how they're built for speed not looks, this one is even worse than usual.

    This high shine gold suit is almost so reflective and shiny that it's distracting. And neither his skates nor his glasses match the suit.

The Houston Rockets Red and Yellow Uniform

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    The Houston Rockets could possibly have the ugliest uniform in the NBA.

    The bright red and yellow combined are too much in one outfit. Together on these jerseys they become and eye sore.

    In addition to being very bright, the hue of both of these colors looks like ketchup and mustard.

    Photo courtesy http://fatshawnkemp.blogspot.com/2009/10/new-2009-10-nba-jersey-review.html

1992 LA Lakers Uniform

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    17 Dec 1992:  Guard Sedale Threatt of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a game. Mandatory Credit: Layne Murdoch  /Allsport Mandatory Credit: Layne Murdoch  /Allsport
    Layne Murdoch/Getty Images

    When done right, purple and yellow can go very well together.

    The 1992 Lakers uniform is not an example of purple and yellow put well together.

    These uniforms were hideous thanks to the too wide stripe on the shorts and the funky yellow wasteband which breaks up the flow of the purple color.

Cleveland Browns 1990's Uniform

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    5 Nov 1995:  Defensive tackle #73 Tim Goad of the Cleveland Browns is injured on the field at Cleveland Stadium in Ohio in the game against the Oilers.  The Oilers defeated the Browns 37-10.  Mandatory Credit:  Rick Stewart/Allsport
    Rick Stewart/Getty Images

    The Browns have never had really good looking uniforms, but these 1990s uniforms were especially bad.

    The skinny brown and orange stripes on the white look even smaller or big football players, and having horizontal and vertical stripes so close together looks a little weird.

Connecticut Sun Uniform

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    The Connecticut Sun uniform looks very outdated and dark.

    The thick lines and heavy colors make these uniforms look very ugly.

    Photo courtesy http://www.newstimes.com/basketball/slideshow/Slideshow-Connecticut-Sun-716.php

Northwestern Women's Lacrosse Dress Uniform

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    Most women's lacrosse uniforms consist of a top and a kilt.

    For one season, the Northwestern team decided to try a one piece uniform, which was not very pretty and looked a little weird on the field.

    Photo courtesy http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/%7eamyejohn/archives/bit200f07/index.html

1990s Orlando Magic Uniform

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    1990:  Jay Vincent of the Orlando Magic shoots the ball during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.   Mandatory Credit: Ken Levine  /Allsport
    Ken Levine/Getty Images

    This is another NBA uniform that tried to implement the classic pinstripe look, but ended up looking more like pajamas rather than a basketball uniform.

    The in addition to the awful pinstripes, the double stries on the wasteband are very awkward looking as well.

Cornell Men's Lacrosse Uniform

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    BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 29:  AJ Fiore #47 of the Cornell Big Red makes a save against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2010 NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse Semifinal Championship game on May 29, 2010 at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by M
    Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

    The Cornell men's lacrosse uniform is another very ugly uniform.

    With its over crowding of numbers and letter on the back of the uniform and its stripes that get smaller as they do down the outfit, this is one ugly uniform.

1995 Cleveland Cavalier Jersey

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    15 Nov 1995:  Forward Michael Cage #44 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in action on the court during the Cavaliers 113-94 loss to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.   Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Allsport
    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    The early days for the Cavaliers were definitely not their best fashion wise.

    These jagged blue and black uniforms with orange writing don't look very cohesive and are extremely ugly.

Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat

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    TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 28:  Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France participate in the Gala Exhibition during the 2010 ISU World Figure Skating Championships on March 28, 2010 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
    Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

    This ice skating duo looks look like Barbie and Ken from the 80s. Maybe that was what they were going for, but in this day and age, their costumes are ugly.

Denver Broncos' Aniversary Uniform

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    In celebration of the aniversary of the AFL, the Broncos chose a very unflattering and ugly uniform for their players to wear.

    Not only are the colors ugly, but the striping from the pants to the socks is also unfashionable as well. Even if it was a replication of the 1960-61 uniform, it didn't look good in the 60s and it doesn't look good now.

    Photo courtesy http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0910/nfl.afl.throwback.uniforms/images/matt-prater25209101.jpg 

Team USA Freestyle Ski Aerial Outfits

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    The snow suits designed for the US 2010 Olympic freestyle aerial ski team looked more like pajamas then ski gear.

    While they do look very comfortable, they also look very ugly.

    Photo courtesy http://www.teamusa.org/multimedia/photo_gallery/1337/photo/27659

Vancouver's Old Uniform

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    Thank goodness this isn't the Vancouver uniform any more!

    This is definitely one of the ugliest sports outfits of all time.

    Everything about this uniform is hideous. From the awful color scheme to the repetition of V's all over the pants and shirt, nothing about this uniform works.

    Photo courtesy http://blog.thepowertoprovoke.com/2009/11/with-recent-celebration-of-halloween.html

Seattle Seahawks Neon Green Jerseys

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    The Seattle Seahawks neon green jerseys look like they would be more useful in directing traffic than playing football.

    These eye sores pare a neon green and dull blue together in the jersey making extremely ugly.

    Photo courtesy http://boards.sportslogos.net/index.php?showtopic=71189

90s New York Islanders Uniform

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    20 Nov 1997:  Steve Webb #88 of the New York Islanders in action during a game against the New Jersey Devils at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  The Devils defeated the Islanders 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello  /Allsport
    Al Bello/Getty Images

    This uniform is so full of color, shape, and pattern that it becomes very confusing to look at.

    It's an ugly uniform because because it just seems so poorly put together.

1988 Atlanta Hawks Uniform

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    INGLEWOOD, CA - 1988:  Spud Webb #4 of the Atlanta Hawks holds the ball during a NBA game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California in 1988.  (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)
    Mike Powell/Getty Images

    This is another ketchup and mustard colored uniform on a team in the NBA.

    These colors don't look very good together on this uniform, and looking at it kind of reminds you of McDonalds.

Montreal Canadiens Striped Jerseys

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    The Montreal Canadiens definitely missed the mark with these throwback jerseys.

    Everything about this uniform is unflattering, from the pattern of the stripes to the logo and lettering on the front and back of the jersey. It actually looks more like something these players would wear to bed rather than a professional uniform they should be wearing on the ice.

    Photo courtesy http://www.faniq.com/blog/ugliest-hockey-jerseys-ever-blog-18743

Nashville Predators' Dull Yellow Jerseys

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    This Nashville Predators' jersey is one of the worst in NHL history.

    While not the worst, the dull mustard yellow color isn't pleasent to look at and the whole design of the uniform makes people want to look away or find something more attractive to stare at.

    This is one ugly colored uniform.

    Photo courtesy http://www.faniq.com/blog/ugliest-hockey-jerseys-ever-blog-18743

NBA All-Star Game Jersey 1994

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    From the color combination to the cartoonish logos, this jersey looks more like something a five-year-old should be wearing than a team of grown men should.

    This was one of the two jerseys won by players in the 1994 NBA All-Star Game.

    Photo courtesy http://www.uniquescoop.com/2009/10/30-of-ugliest-jerseys-in-sports.html

LA Kings Jerseys

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    This is yet another ugly NHL Jersey.

    This hideous jersey was worn by the LA Kings. The fading, bending color stripes look out of place and the King logo kind of looks like the creepy Burger King mascot.

    Photo courtesy http://www.uniquescoop.com/2009/10/30-of-ugliest-jerseys-in-sports.html

1990s Miami Dolphin Uniform

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    5 Nov 1995:  Wide receiver Irving Fryar #80 of the Miami Dolphins makes his way down field for a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Dolphins defeated the Chargers 24-14.  Mandatory Credit:  Allsp
    Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

    The Dolphins have never really had cool uniforms.

    The uniforms from earlier decades, however, were especially bad. This one from 1995 has some mismatched color hues and awkward striping, making it look very unattractive.

1998 Tracy Austin

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    Gary M. Prior/Getty Images

    This outfit worn by American tennis star Tracy Austin is not one of the best looking tennis outfits of all time. In fact, this tennis outfit looks sort of like a giant white bag that Austin found and decided to wear moments before her match.

    It's very baggy on her small frame, and the random color pieces on the outfit just seem to be there for the sake of adding color, rather than adding style.

Atlanta Hawks Jersey

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    This jersey looks like a graphic design artist had too much fun puting together different computer images and affects.

    This jersey is very busy with its large ball carrying hawk and fade of color from dark black to bright red. Even worse is the ugly red and yellow band of trim around the arm and neck holes.

    Photo courtesy http://www.totalprosports.com/more/30-of-the-ugliest-jerseys-in-sports/

Team Canada Hockey Jersey

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    Yet another example of how not to pair brown and yellow together.

    This Canadian team mustard yellow and dark brown jersey is awful. The colors are depressing and the only pop of color on the whole jersey is the red maple leaf in the center, which looks very out of place on this jersey.

    Photo courtesy http://www.totalprosports.com/more/30-of-the-ugliest-jerseys-in-sports/

Syracuse Men's Lacrosse Uniform

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    FOXBOROUGH, MA - MAY 25:  Kenny Nims #10 scores the tying goal and celebrates with Cody Jamieson #43 of the Syracuse Orange, who would later score the winning goal in overtime to defeat the Cornell Big Red, 10-9, in overtime for NCAA Division I Lacrosse C
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    Not are the colors very choped up in this uniform, but the placement of the numbers and school name are very strange on it as well.

    It looks very odd to have an S on the bottom back of the jersey and the school name on the bottom of the front.

1998 Tampa Bay Rays

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    7 Jul 1998:  American League member Rolando Arrojo #30 of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays acknowledges the fans during the All-Star Game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The American League defeated the National League 13-8. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn  /
    Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

    The only color in this uniform is at the very end of the team name on the shirt. The rest of the uniform is a stark grey and almost looks like a prison suit.

    The fade from black to rainbow in the team logo just looks silly.

Milwaukee Bucks Alternate Jersey

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    This jersey looks more like a hunting enthusiast's shirt than a basketball jersey.

    With its mix of dark green and dark purple colors, and the very non-intimidating buck on the front, this jersey is a disaster all around.

    It's a good thing that this was their alternative jersey, and not their regular jersey.

    Photo courtesy http://www.totalprosports.com/more/30-of-the-ugliest-jerseys-in-sports/

Tampa Bay Lightning Jersey

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    This jersey looks more like a little kid's pajama shirt than an NHL jersey.

    It has a very cartoonish representation of the team logo and some goofy looking waves across the bottom of the jersey. It also features very cartoonish lightning bolts on the tops of the sleeves.

    All of these features combined make this an ugly uniform.

    Photo courtesy http://sports.webshots.com/photo/1185587101055166684tfkqwo


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