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Fresno Grizzlies to wear Ninja Turtles uniforms

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The Toldeo Mud Hens may have started a new trend with the announcement they made last month about their plans to rock “Ghostbusters” jerseys for a game this spring. On Sunday, the Fresno Grizzlies — a San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate — unveiled their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles swag.

And now, we’re left with a coin flip. I love the Ghostbusters look, but the Ninja Turtles threads are right up there. The fact that all four colors are represented in some way is incredible. I hope that is actually what the uniforms will look like and isn’t just part of the promo. If so, those hats are going to fly off the shelves.

H/T The Big Lead
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Raptors bringing back awesome purple jerseys next season

The Toronto Raptors will be celebrating their 20th year as an NBA franchise during the 2014-2015 season. If you were a kid who grew up in the 1990s, you probably had or knew someone who had a purple piece of clothing that was acceptable for a young boy to wear because it represented basketball’s newest team. That shade of purple is coming back next season.

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The Raptors announced on Thursday that they will be wearing their original jerseys for select home games next year to commemorate the team’s 20th anniversary. Amir Johnson modeled one of the “Jurassic Park” throwbacks on Instagram.

I just might have to bust out my old Starter jacket.

Tampa Bay Bucs unveil new uniforms

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled new uniforms for the 2014 season on Monday, which the team believes blend a mix of tradition with a modern design. That modern design includes includes a reflective chrome border around the numbers on the jerseys — something that has not been done before in the NFL.

“Today marks the culmination of more than two years of research and planning to bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a new and exciting era of our history,” Bucs co-chairman Edward Glazer told the team’s official website. “We worked closely with our partners at Nike to design a uniform that would set the standard for both design and functionality. The result is a sleek, modern design that honors our championship past while also establishing a new, bolder identity moving forward.”

The uniforms also feature the color orange, which was nixed altogether in the late 1990s when Tampa Bay introduced its predominantly red, white, black and gold design.

While I hate when people overreact to uniform changes, I’m not a huge fan of these. They look a little too similar to the threads Maryland introduced a couple of years back, and you know how we feel about those.

Nike unveils throwback college uniforms to be worn in February

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Nike unveiled a series of throwback uniforms on Thursday that some of the nation’s powerhouse teams will be rocking on the court next month. They’re pretty sick.

My personal favorites are the Michigan State and Syracuse jerseys, I guess because I’m a sucker for the cursive writing. Plus, that gold color in the MSU uniforms is rare these days. Oregon’s uniforms also look pretty cool, especially since their sports teams typically have futuristic-looking threads. If nothing else, they’re better than the throwback uniforms the football team unveiled a few years back.

Overall, I think these are awesome. Your thoughts?

Photo via Twitter/Nike Basketball

Oregon to wear Mach Speed uniforms in Alamo Bowl

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Oregon is set to take on Texas in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30, and as usual the Ducks will be wearing new threads when they take the field. On Friday, Oregon Football posted some photos of Nike’s new “Mach Speed” uniforms on its Facebook page. As usual, the uniforms have the social media world buzzing. It is unclear whether Oregon will be wearing light or dark colors, but there is also a black option.

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Oregon State uniforms were all orange top to bottom and hideous

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Oregon State went with an all-orange uniform selection for Friday’s home game against Pac-12 opponent USC, and their duds were hideous. They were wearing orange from head-to-toe — cleats, pants, jerseys, gloves and helmets were all orange. It was terrible.

The uniforms led to jokes cracked everywhere. One of the best descriptions I saw came from someone who said the Beavers were going with their traffic cone look.

The all-orange unis were actually part of an entire “orange out” the Beavers program had for the nationally-televised game.

I’ve ripped on Oregon’s uniforms in the past, but they’re nothing compared to what Oregon State had on. Yikes.

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UCLA unveils new all-black uniforms

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When we think of the colors associated with UCLA football, light blue and gold come to mind. That thought will be temporarily erased on Nov. 15 when the Bruins take on Washington.

On Tuesday, UCLA unveiled its new black alternate uniforms. They are incredibly different from the vintage look we are used to, but something about them is appealing to me. We’ll have to check in with a UCLA alumnus and ask LB what he thinks of the black and gold helmets, but as someone who never proudly wore Bruins colors I think they are pretty cool looking. Here are a couple more pictures:

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