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When “The best jersey in all of pro sports is brought up”, nobody can agree. NFL.com’s The Uniform Monitor recently published his rankings of all 122 pro sports teams by uniforms, and our Flyers were #1. To be honest, this even surprised me. I expected teams like the Yankees, Blackhawks, and Raiders to be in the conversation,but the Flyers came out on top. The writer openly expressed his hate for them, but gave respect where respect was due.
1. Philadelphia Flyers
“Flyers: In the name of full disclosure, I am not a Flyers fan — matter of fact, they’re my least favorite team in sports — but dang if those orange and black getups don’t sing like Kate Smith in the Spectrum before a playoff game. They’re paradoxically straight out of the 1970s and timeless all at once. Kudos, you dirty creeps. Might this be the only thing you win for another century.”
The Phillies were ranked #51, Eagles #50, and Sixers #31
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P.S. Penguins came in at 112 out of 122 lol
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