Manny Machado has reportedly signed a ten year $300 Million contract with the San Diego Padres. On this episode I reveal why the Padres were so desperate to sign Machado and why this will likely hurt this franchise moving forward. Also, why this signing doesn’t make sense with San Diego’s current farm system.
The old saying that, “what’s old is new again in the fashion world” is a recent trend that sports teams seem to be following. Many professional teams are bringing back classic looks, or combining old and new aspects of team’s uniforms. Sometimes it’s for history while other times it’s to appease the fan base. Either way in the NFL, many teams such as the Bills, Vikings, and 49ers have followed this trend in the past few seasons with much success and fan approval. However, there are still a few teams who should strongly consider bringing back their classic jerseys and logos those fans would love to see again full-time.
5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Creamsicles
So ugly they’re beautiful! They do say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While many Tampa fans associate this jersey with the club’s painful early days, including losing their first 26 games, since they have become throwbacks there has been an outcry to bring these jerseys back full-time. While I think these jerseys would look better with the new flag logo on the helmet instead of the winking pirate, without question the colors are what make the Buccaneers stand out. With so many teams having red and black color schemes already, why not go to a look nobody else has? Hey it may be different but these uniforms are clean, colorfully, and defiantly catch your eyes on television. If the Bucs ever went back to these full-time they would defiantly be making a statement with these bad boys. I say bring on the creamsicles!!
4) Washington Redskins: Change to avoid controversy
Ok, so we all know that the word “Redskin” is offensive to Native Americans. We also know that the Redskins ownership has made it abundantly clear that they aren’t going to drop the “Redskins” namesake. What to do? How about a compromise? The Redskins can keep they’re name but have to drop the offensive Redskin mascot with the Indian chief head. But what will they wear? How about these beauties from the 60s. This jersey keeps the iconic colors but has the intimidating spear decals along the shoulders and on the helmet. Hey, defenses may get cower in fear if they see the RGIII arrow whizz right by them for another Redskins’ touchdown. Look, I think the Redskins are in a difficult situation right now, but with this uniform change it may help reduce the insensitive nature of the Redskins nickname. I see it as a win for everybody. The Redskins look great and intimidating, the ownership can keep the name, and Native Americans no longer have to see the insensitive mascot on the side of the helmet. Dear NFL, if you are reading this you should look into this solution.
3) Philadelphia Eagles: Kelly Greens
Not to say I don’t like the Eagles current uniforms, but their classic kelly greens are a better option, in my opinion. The current jerseys have too much going on with the black, white, silver, dark green, and white. The Simple Kelly green and silver was both simple and elegant. Listen the eagles don’t even have to change their logo, just the colors and the jerseys. These uniforms have so much history and make you think of the legendary Eagles, such as Reggie White, that used to wear them. While I don’t see them going back to these full-time, I think a lot of Philly fans would like to see these babies full-time once again. The Kelly green is a great combination that the Eagles had and gave them a great look back in the day.
2) New England Patriots: Pat the Patriot
Robert Kraft, please bring these back! No jerseys scream patriotism louder than these classics. The red, white, and blue is well-balanced while the white helmets with their red, and blue stripes really pop. But what makes this uniform is the mascot. Nothing screams football like an American patriot in a three-point stance about the hike a football. Why should these be brought back? They’re leaps and bounds better than the Patriots current threads. Blue and silver? Not as patriotic as red, white, and blue. Silver helmet with a red face mask? Yawn. But the worst offense is the new mascot. A patriot head the looks like a bad Elvis? Really? This was better than Pat the Patriot? Do I want the intimidating PAt the Patriot looking to knock me over of the Patriot head with the bad hairdo?I think you know the answer to that one. Come on New England you’re the Patriots, you should bring back the jerseys that actually make you look like Patriots.
1) San Diego Chargers: Powder Blues
In 1974, one of the greatest tragedies in sports occurred. The San Diego Chargers got rid of their powder blue jerseys as their primary jerseys. Why the Chargers got rid of, and to this day continue to, not wear their powder blue jerseys is one of the greatest mysteries in sports. The powder blue represents the city of San Diego perfectly as a city that is sunny and just goes with the flow. The lighting bolt that represents speed and those white helmets with the numbers on the side were so cool. Sure they do wear the powder blues from time to time and even have an updated version and have added elements of the originally jerseys into their current uniform set. But why not the real thing? The fans don’t deserve a substitute give them what they want! Heck if I was the Chargers I would ask the NFL if I could have my team wear these jerseys every game. So many people love these uniforms, they’re one of the greatest uniforms ever created in the history of sport. Bring back the powder blues now! Check out our poll and vote on the jerseys you want back in the NFL. Don’t forget to comment and follow!
Ah yes fashion, where styles come and go so fast that most people feel way behind. Sports is intriguing because some fashion choices stay eternal. The iconic sweaters and logos of the Original Six in the NHL, the pinstripes of the New York Yankees, the yellow and purple of the L.A. Lakers, and the silver and black of the Raiders. Some teams never need to change their iconic logos and superb jerseys. However, there are some teams that desperately need to update their look. You just look at them and go geez what the heck are they wearing. Here is my list of ten teams that need a makeover.
1) The Phoenix Suns:
Wow I think Willy Wonka let the ompa lompas out. The Suns have never had great uniforms and have gone through many different logos, colors, and uniforms in their history. However, no matter what they do nothing seems to work. I get orange should be incorporated with the uniforms but not as an Orange and Grey eyesore. I know that the Suns have a difficult mascot to work with but I feel that their logo and jersey defiantly is in need of an overhaul. Players look like giant pumpkins isn’t intimidating and I don’t get who the jerseys are so different. Home is white with primarily purple highlights and only a little orange. The road jerseys are all orange and grey with no purple. Guys I understand you want to mix it up but please have a little consistency. I think that the best move for the Suns is to have simpler uniforms without these colors clashing and should try to update their logo. Also pick what colors your going to be and stick with them. If you want to be purple be purple if you want to be orange be orange make up your mind!!!
2) Miami Marlins:
Ok I know that orange is popular because of the Hurricanes and Dolphins but that doesn’t mean you have to wear it to! Just because you’re the Miami Marlins now doesn’t mean you copy the colors of the two other teams in town with orange and coral blue. These jerseys are an eyesore and while at first I thought they were kinda cool that novelty wore off faster than Miami traded away their team this offseason. Maybe the orange is appropriate for the fire sale they’re having on South Beach. I give Miami credit for trying something new but seriously guys when if I have to ask id that is a Marlin on your hat then you probably did it wrong. These jerseys are new but I do think these need to go to. Hey maybe the Marlins will trade their uniforms next!
3) Milwaukee Brewers:
This is a different one. While the new Brewers uniforms aren’t bad, I’d love to see them go back to their old uniforms full-time. The classic Brewers uniforms are sharp and are perfect with most teams going to “more retro” uniforms. The lighter blue and yellow with the old school block lettering is reminiscent of great baseball uniforms of the past. The Brewers should follow this fashion trend of bringing back vintage looks because it will also bring back one of the most iconic logos in baseball, the glove and ball Brewer logo. While the new uniforms and logo aren’t terrible, I think most of the Brew Crew and their fans would accept these classics once again.
4) New England Patriots:
Another case of bringing back the old school. Ok Jet fans I know you hate the Patriots like I do, but even you have to admit these are pretty sweet duds. These are patriotic red, white, and blue instead of the current blue and silver color combination the Patriots wear now. These jerseys are bold and colorful and make a statement that this is an American team. Also these uniforms would bring back the fabled Pat the Patriot mascot. Hmmmm do I want a tough and gritty patriot hiking a football in a three-point stance, or the patriot that looks like a cheesy rip off of Elvis. The new uniforms also don’t make sense. I hate there is barely any red and the overuse of silver. Lets make this clear there is only one team that can and should were silver in the NFL and that is the Silver and Black of the Raiders. While I do hate the Patriots seeing them in these uniforms would make them a little easier to stomach when Tom Brady torches your team’s secondary.
5) Tennessee Titans:
These uniforms are trying to do too much. They try to mix a new team and design with the classic colors of the Houston Oilers. The result is a confusing combination of blues and white that just look like they can’t agree. This franchise is trying modernize the old Oilers jerseys instead of creating their own identity. With different shades of blues in different and odd combinations makes these uniforms an eyesore and confusing. On top of that the logo just never seems to fit in especially with all the red when there is no red in the uniforms. I think this is one NFL franchise that should go back to the drawing board and instead of trying to recreate an identity just create their own unique logo and uniforms.
6) San Diego Chargers
Most football fans agree that the Chargers powder blues are one of if not the best uniforms in the game. But here’s my question, why the heck aren’t they wearing them??? These beauties are currently the alternates to the main navy colored jerseys which have been the primary colored jerseys since 1973. Why the Chargers took the best uniform in the game and put it as an alternate I will never know. I am sick of seeing the dark blue charger uniforms and would love to see these babies full-time. The chargers need to embrace their best look because it is the perfect color for San Diego. It’s cool, laid back, and easy-going just like the people of San Diego. Heck if I was the Chargers I would petition the commissioner to wear these uniforms all the time. Can the fans of San Diego petition to make these uniforms the primary home uniforms. I’ll say it again these are my favorite uniforms in the league please wear them!!!
7) Dallas Stars:
Talk about vanilla. While simpler is usually better for Dallas the Stars jerseys are terrible. They took a great jersey in the nineties with the star shape around the bottom of the jerseys and a good logo off their uniforms. Now all that’s left is Dallas, green stripes, and numbers in the front. YYYYAAAAAWWWWWNNNNNN. The Stars need a new uniform and possibly logo. While to logo isn’t bad it could use some upgrading. This is Texas things are supposed to be bigger and better not quieter and simpler. Dallas needs to embrace their inner Texan and get rid of these pathetic jerseys.
8) Anaheim Ducks
Ah yes the Anaheim Ducks. A franchise notorious for hideous jerseys. While their new third jerseys are an improvement the main jersey with the word “Ducks” across the Chest is boring. Not to mention the gold with black combination which should look cool looks pretty weak. My suggestion is to combine the jerseys and logos of the past. Use the classic duck mask, or Wild Wing logo, with the double hockey sticks that the Mighty Ducks franchise made famous with their Disney movies. Then use this old logo with the new black and orange color schemes. Also if the could combine it with the diagonal stripe of the original jersey, then the Ducks could have one of the best looking jerseys in the game.
9) Carolina Hurricanes:
To think this used to be a franchise with one of the best logos and uniforms in hockey. But alas the Whalers are gone and now they are the hurricanes. First off the logo is weak a red and black circle really intimidating. Looks more like a tropical storm then a hurricane. Also the uniforms with red white and blacks fighting with each other makes it a very confusing look. I love the secondary logo on the shoulder and the third jersey. It combines the Carolina triangle, a hockey stick, and a flag in a hurricane to make a simple yet cool logo. The third jerseys that are black with this logo are great and I wish they would switch to these babies full-time and make a white version with it. Those would make the Hurricanes look cool and not like there is a giant red and black eye on their chest.
10) Washington Wizards:
Like the Titans earlier in the list the Wizards have tried to combine two teams into one. Bad idea taking an already weak logo and name and bring to combine it with the historical Bullets jerseys creates this star-spangled screamer. While I do commend them for actually using red white and blue instead of gold and blue the old combination of the old uniforms and logo are just a mess. While these are retro uniforms, sometimes simpler is better. Look at the Nets and Knicks they changed to simpler uniforms and look great. While I think they are going in the right direction, these uniforms are defiantly the elephant in the room, not Republicans, when it comes to the city’s sports teams. While at first they were cool now they need an upgrade. Also the Wizards logo of the wizard and basketball has been weak and outdated for years. This is another team that needs to update their mascot or find a new one. Instead of Wizards rename the team, like in New Orleans, to something more appropriate. Names like Eagles, or Diplomats could be possibilities.
Do you agree with my list? Any teams you think I left out or think I was wrong about? Please feel free to comment below and tell me what you think. Don’t forget to email me or write in the comments section about what you would like me to write about next. Thanks and have a great day!