Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Arena League Football - Team Uniform Ratings

Over the last month, when I have seen a AFL game on TV, I have stopped and watch a few minutes of the game to check out the uniforms worn by the teams. I used to watch the AFL all the time back in the days when the uniforms were outstanding. My favorite uniform ever was worn by the Iowa Barnstormers, but the best looking uniform in the history of the league was worn by the Tampa Bay Storm. Today, the classic uniforms of the past are replaced by a majority of ugly sets no thanks to Russell Athletic. Russell has had a history of bad uniform design with a few exceptions. Their best looking uniform was created for Western Kentucky University and the home and away uniforms was simplistic and amazing. But leave it to Russell to take something great and change it to garbage. In 2013, WKU's new homeaway & alternate uniforms were flat out ugly and they proved that modern is not always good.

Now if you look at WKU's uniforms, then you will get a feel of how the AFL looks in 2014. The uniforms striping, piping and overall appearance screams horrible design with a few surprises. Therefore, what I wanted to do in this post was rank the uniforms for each team home and away uniform. Then at the end I will provide my Top 5 favorite uniforms ever in the AFL.

Home Uniforms:
1. Tampa Bay Storm

2. Philadelphia Soul

3. San Jose SaberCats

4. Orlando Predators

5. Cleveland Gladiators

6. Arizona Rattlers

7. Portland Thunder

8. Spokane Shock

9. New Orleans Voodoo

10. Jacksonville Sharks

11. Iowa Barnstormers

12. San Antonio Talons

13. Pittsburgh Power

14. Los Angeles Kiss

Away Uniforms:
1. Tampa Bay Storm

2. Philadelphia Soul

3. Jacksonville Sharks

4. Arizona Rattlers

5. Iowa Barnstormers

6. San Jose SaberCats

7. Orlando Predators

8. Pittsburgh Power

9. San Antonio Talons

10. New Orleans Voodoo

11. Spokane Shock

12. Cleveland Gladiators

13. Portland Thunder

14. Los Angeles Kiss

Top 5 All-Time Uniforms:
1. Iowa Barnstormers

2. New Orleans Voodoo

3. Dallas Desperadoes

4. Tampa Bay Storm (Even with gray facemasks)

5. Utah Blaze

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