Intimidating sports colors
The color scheme hearkens to the original Hornets’ 1990s infancy, and it feels every bit that dated despite attempts to freshen it (at least there are no pinstripes).How Hornets owner Michael Jordan – a basketball style icon – presides over colors best suited for 1990s sitcom characters ('Saved by the Bell,' 'Fresh Prince,' anyone? There’s a lot not to like – the color scheme is jazzed-up version of the Knicks’, and OKLAHOMA CITY is too much a mouthful for the first of the jersey, for starters.For example — the road team wears darker colors because once upon a time they might not have had access to laundry between games and the darker colors hid the stains better.Or — home teams wear light jerseys because dark jerseys attract the sun which is a competitive disadvantage.Oklahoma State also rocks a good array of white, orange and gray tops and bottoms, making the versatility of the team's uniforms appealing.Like Oklahoma State, Boise State—among the best Group of Five teams in terms of their uniforms' aesthetics—rock the color orange beautifully.The Hawks are peacocking, and that’s a different bird altogether.
Now they seem to wear their team color and the road team usually wears white. Thanks to your question, I did a little research and I think that I can explain it. When I was a kid, the two primary sports in my life were soccer (which I played maniacally until my knees fell off) and hockey (which I started watching maniacally in 1993-94.The uniform font has a French Quarter feel, but there’s not much here that makes anyone think of a Pelican, which – admittedly – is a strange nickname for a sports team.That’s the bird in question on the bottom of the shorts, hiding in plain sight.The spare, intimidating uniform he designed for the team in 1963 is not just on the short list—along with the Colts and maybe the Bears—of ideal football uniforms.It might be the most influential outfit in sports history.
Deng Xiaoping and the Chinese Communist Party decided to settle the question of Mao's legacy by declaring that the Great Helmsman had been 70 percent good and 30 percent bad. The Raiders had 28 winning seasons in the 48-year span after Davis became head coach in 1963. True, that success was heavily front-loaded; 21 of those winning seasons came in the first half of Davis' career.