When we posted on Thursday that the Bills will be unveiling new uniforms on June 24, some of you opined that the Bills currently have the ugliest uniforms in the NFL. And that’s conclusive proof the East Coast Bias applies even to bad stuff.
The Seahawks currently have the ugliest uniforms, with that unappealing shade of blue permeating the entire outfit and just enough radioactive lime green to induce full-blown nausea. Throw in the rarely-used (and we’re thankful for that) radioactive lime green jersey, and the Seahawks are finally at the top of a league-wide list.
But there’s hope, Seahawks fans. Team president Peter McLoughlin recently told our buddy Dave “Softy” Mahler of KJR (via FieldGulls.com) that changes are coming in 2012, when Nike takes over the apparel contract from Reebok.
“There will be no changes for ’11, for the upcoming season,” McLoughlin said. “2011 is the final year for the Reebok deal with the NFL, and starting in 2012 we’re going to be going with a Nike jersey and a Nike design. So we’ve actually met with Nike, and I think we were the first NFL team to meet with them, and we had a fascinating session with them. Pete Carroll was in the room, John Schneider, all kinds of people, and we’re looking at all kinds of new designs, and new kinds of jerseys, and we’re talking about a throwback for sure. So there’s a lot of creative stuff in the works right now.”
The bird-profile, wrap-around logo will remain in place, which has been a fixture on the team’s uniforms for its 35 years of existence.
Now, if the Seahawks can make similarly existing changes to the stuff inside the uniforms, they may finally get a chance to exorcise the black-and-gold demons of Super Bowl XL.