The San Francisco 49ers will roll into Seattle on Thursday night for a Thanksgiving contest against their bitter Seahawks rivals on a two-game winning streak.
The Niners will also be sporting one of the NFL’s best looks as they’ll wear the white 1994 throwbacks during the game.
The Hawks, on the other hand, are going in the opposite direction in terms of fashion sense. Instead of donning their own throwback uniforms, which are pretty cool looking, the Seahawks are doubling down on the worst color in their scheme: neon green.
I mean, just look at these things. Not only is it a lot of green, it’s not a nice shade of color either. Not to mention how much it clashes with the blue that is normally their primary color.
It needs to be said that Seattle going full neon green, minus its blue helmets, creates a viewing experience that will not be easy on the eyes.
I get the need for the Seahawks to feel like they stand out, that they have a look that is unmatched in professional sports. And in accentuating the neon, a color that screams “less is more,” they are certainly doing that.
Except in this case, it is not a good thing.
I feel comfortable saying the all-neon-green look is by far the worst uniform in professional sports, and for the Seahawks to force the viewing public to look at it for several hours on Thursday night is just wrong.
Does it help that the garishness belongs to the 49ers’ bitter rivals? Absolutely.
But it’s also a crime against fashion and makes me hope even more that the 49ers beat the neon green pants off the Seahawks and further assert their dominance in the NFC West.
And at least the 49ers will look fantastic while doing so.