Remember how brutal teams in the NFL preformed when they look terrible. Remember the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dressing like an orange creamsicle with a, umm, you know, "stylish" pirate for a logo. The stunk until they changed to their current look.
The same went for the team of the new milleniun the New England Patriots. They were perenial cellar dwellars when the wore the red and white combo. When they switched to blue in the '90's they improved to the point that they have been in the Super Bowl 4 times in blue, winning 3.
I've noticed a similar uniform related issue with the Cats. In 2003 the Ti-Cats abandoned their traditional gold pants with black stripe (home & away) and adopted black pants with a gold triangle?!? we all know what happened that year umm remember 1-17-0? They were brutal.
Then in 2004 the dropped the ugly black pants and when back to good old gold but this time with a black/white/black/white/black stripe design. With the return of gold came the return to winning with a final record of 9-8-1.
Finally that brings us to 2005 and the CFL Reebok redesign. Pretty much bad for every team but for the Cats Reebok again sideline the gold pants in favor of a monochrome look. Black pants at home and white pants on the road. This resulted in a 5-13-0 record.
In 2006 we are still rocking the same look as 2005 and we are currently 2-7-0.
I say black jersey, either gold or white pants. White jersey, gold pants. Gold jersey, black pants. No monochome.
I am going to have to disagree, I think we have the best uniforms in the league regardless of the jersey and pant colour combination. I like the white pant, white jersey combination, and the black pant, black jersey combination as well with those nice stripes.
I think Reebok did a great job of designing uniforms for all 9 (at the time) CFL teams that are updated, fashionable, and marketable.
My question is, why does the topic of the pant colour come up so often?
I dunno, Two or three years later I am still unimpressed with the new duds that they wear. The yellow stripe down the side still makes them sort of look like a nicotine coloured skunk. They have played that way too for the majority of the time so I guess it isw apt. BTW add up what their record is in these new uniforms. Scary & both sad at the same time.
Bring back the older uniforms that they could actually play proudly in and WIN more than the odd game :>)))