By: Ashley Conley
Another NFL Pro Bowl has come and gone and fans have flocked to social media with a wide array of opinions on the uniforms.
The popular opinion? This year’s garbs were pretty unpleasant.
Man these #ProBowl uniforms are 💩
— Alfred Morris (@FredoSauce) January 30, 2017
Why does the Pro bowl uniforms look like they playing in tribute to the Teletubbies?
— Mark Young (@MarkYoungTruth) January 30, 2017
Both teams donned traditional colors, NFC squad in blue and the AFC in red. While the main colors were pretty basic, the neon yellowish-green accents made these jerseys stick out like a sore thumb.
It isn’t necessarily breaking news that the Pro Bowl uniforms have been treacherous for the last few years. ESPN contributor Paul Lukas is convinced that the NFL must have some sort of unwritten rule “requiring the game to be played in something akin to clown costumes.”
— Chris Cooley (@thecooleyzone) January 30, 2017
Every year I think there is no way the #ProBowl uniforms can’t be worse than last year…and yet again, I am wrong.
— screamingmd (@screamingmd) January 30, 2017
For decades, the uniforms looked relatively similar with plain base colors (blue, red and/or white) and equally basic outline and accent colors. We’ve even seen USA-themed jerseys with stars (my personal favorite). In 2014, however, the NFL turned the Pro Bowl uni’s upside down and inside out with random neons…
and it’s been downhill ever since.
Regardless of the uniforms, at least this year’s game was more competitive than usual. The AFC squeaked by the NFC 20-13 in a matchup that ultimately came down to the last drive.
That #ProBowl was actually kinda somewhat entertaining if you squinted your eyes and had the right angle.
— Jake (@jake_melaas) January 30, 2017
— Beyond The Metrics (@byondthemetrics) January 30, 2017
Awesome uniforms are an added incentive but the Pro Bowl is only watchable when the players actually try.
Cover Image: giantswire.usatoday.com
Ashley Conley is a senior journalism student at WVU. She aspires to become a writer or reporter in the sports industry upon graduation. You can follow her on Twitter @ashleyconleyyy.