Who Wore It Best: The Cutest Uniforms in Sports 

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Who Wore It Best: The Cutest Uniforms in Sports 

Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints. (PHOTO COURTESY ED SUBA JR./AKRON BEACON JOURNAL VIA MCT)

Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints. (PHOTO COURTESY ED SUBA JR./AKRON BEACON JOURNAL VIA MCT)

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Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints. (PHOTO COURTESY ED SUBA JR./AKRON BEACON JOURNAL VIA MCT)

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By DYLAN PENZA
Editor Emeritus
Published: April 29, 2015

One year ago, I began working in my former position as Sports Editor for the Observer. At the summer retreat, our advisor Professor Elizabeth Stone suggested that I write this article. To be completely honest, I found it to not be my sort of thing, and in fact I thought it was a little embarrassing and kind of patronizing. However, as this is my last article for this publication, why not give it a shot? This one’s for you Professor Stone, Without further ado, here is my list of the cutest uniforms in sports. Note that when I say cutest, this is my subjective list of the uniforms that are the most aesthetically pleasing to me and not some sort of completely objective, scientific list. Instead, it’s just my opinion on what I think looks the best within each sport. Also, I’m only choosing from teams within the five major American sporting leagues, one team from each league, just for the sake of conciseness and cohesion.

Major League Soccer: Seattle Sounders

Let’s start with the sport I know the least about, soccer. Although
I am not an avid soccer fan, these uniforms have always caught my
eye on the rare occasion I do tune in for a match. I just think the bright, almost neon green stands out amid a variety of whites and navy blues. Also, I’m an Xbox guy, so seeing the logo of the company that brought me hours of joy during, my admittedly lonely adolescence always feels comforting. So, because the kits of Clint Dempsey’s squad remind me of my childhood, and they stand out in a relatively generic field of uniforms, the Seattle Sounders have the cutest uniforms in the MLS.

National Hockey League: Los Angeles Kings

Sometimes, the most basic designs are the best. The stark black and white uniforms that the Kings suit up in on most nights are just too cool not to choose. That being said, when they add purple or grey in alternative uniforms, the squad’s look loses its charm just a little bit. It’s for the same reason that the San Antonio Spurs have dull uniforms but the Brooklyn Nets have cool ones. Sometimes, the simpler and sleeker a uniform looks, the better if the design is right. So, the L.A. Kings’ uniforms, which feature a really good-looking logo and sleek black and white designs, have the cutest uniforms in the NHL.

National Football League: New Orleans Saints

To be completely honest, I have some bias here. My trip to New Orleans for a Global Outreach project caused me to fall in love with the city and the feelings of strength and joy that seem to permeate it. I think the gold and black uniforms worn by the city’s football team, the Saints, represent that feeling in a way that I just really can’t describe. Also, the fleur- de-lis that adorns the team’s helmets celebrates the history and heritage of the city the team resides in, which many times other NFL teams fail to do. So, because of the love I have for the city that the uniforms represent, the New Orleans Saints have the cutest uniforms in the NFL.

Major League Baseball: New York Yankees

I will be a Mets fan until I’m six feet below, so this one is painful for me. With the exception of Derek Jeter, I tend to loathe almost everything about the Yankees, from the team’s overpaid players to its overcompensating and, for lack
of a better term, belligerent fans. However, I must admit the uniforms are awesome. They always have been and they always will be. The pinstripes and the logo are classics and represent coolness and historic tradition. There’s nothing else to it. The New York Yankees have the cutest uniforms in the MLB. Next.

National Basketball Association: Golden State Warriors

I don’t just think the Warriors have the best uniforms in the NBA; I think they’re the best uniforms in sports. The yellow and blue color scheme with the white trim on the sides is beautiful. The logo depicting the Golden State Bridge and the jersey numbers is well-designed, and represents the city better than the team’s previous uniforms. The Warriors, led by Stephen Curry, have played the prettiest and most exciting basketball in the entire NBA this season. Therefore, it only seems right that their uniforms are prettiest too. In conclusion, the warriors have the cutest uniforms not just in the NBA, but in American sports in general.