By Phil Hecken
To almost no fanfare (at least not to my knowledge), last Monday the WNBA (now entering its 20th Season) announced that it was introducing new uniforms for the league. It warranted a few ticker mentions on Uni Watch, and there were maybe a few comments. We (admittedly) don’t pay much attention to the WNBA on here, fortunately or unfortunately. As far as uniforms go, as a league, they possess three features of which we are decidedly not fans: they are templates, they contain extreme adidas three-stripe markings, and they all have at least one ad. Basically, in terms of design quality and overall appearance…they suck.
This is not to pick on the WNBA. Other leagues (remember the recent, short-lived United Football League, for example?) have had bad uniforms and templates. In that respect, the WNBA is not alone. But what was groundbreaking, at least in a league with more than 10 teams: not one team will have a white uniform, meaning that for an entire season (at least) every game will be color vs. color. (Continue reading)