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The Great Jersey Tourney: Sweet Sixteen

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Old school style dominated the first round

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The first round was a complete slaughter of the newer designs. Only 4 jerseys released since 2002 remain in the bracket. The oldest jersey to be eliminated was the gold and silver eye sore from 2005. Good riddance.

Meanwhile, both “city” jerseys managed to advance. And the new baby blues edged out the “global” chainmail look by the closest margin of the competition so far.

Black has been the most popular jersey color, led by overwhelming favor for their first appearance in 1994. But nostalgia may be playing a part there, as all the looks from the mid to late 90’s advanced.

The bracket is heating up now, and some great jerseys will have to go. But will old school style continue to dominate? You decide!

Region 1: The Home Jerseys

(#1) 1985 Royal Blues vs. (#4) 2002 Crooked Crowns

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Poll

Which jersey do you prefer?

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  • 68%
    ‘85 Royal Blues
    (361 votes)
  • 31%
    ‘02 Crooked Crowns
    (169 votes)
530 votes total Vote Now

(#2) 1990 Royal Blues vs. (#3) 1994 Kings Crests

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Which jersey do you prefer?

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  • 44%
    ‘90 Royal Blues
    (233 votes)
  • 55%
    ‘94 Kings Crests
    (295 votes)
528 votes total Vote Now

Region 2: The Away Jerseys

(#1) 1985 Baby Blues vs. (#4) 2002 Sacramentos

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Poll

Which jersey do you prefer?

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  • 54%
    ‘85 Baby Blues
    (287 votes)
  • 45%
    ‘02 Sacramentos
    (243 votes)
530 votes total Vote Now

(#2) 1990 Royal Blues vs. (#3) 1994 OG Blacks

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Poll

Which jersey do you prefer?

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  • 24%
    ‘90 Royal Blues
    (130 votes)
  • 75%
    ‘94 OG Blacks
    (401 votes)
531 votes total Vote Now

Region 3: Alternates

(#1) 1994 Checkerboards vs. (#5) 2014 Kings Crest Blacks

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Poll

Which jersey do you prefer?

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  • 35%
    ‘94 Checkerboards
    (189 votes)
  • 64%
    ‘14 Kings Crest Blacks
    (338 votes)
527 votes total Vote Now

(#2) 1997 Pure Purples vs. (#6) 2016 Black Lions

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Which jersey do you prefer?

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  • 39%
    ‘97 Pure Purples
    (207 votes)
  • 60%
    ‘16 Black Lions
    (319 votes)
526 votes total Vote Now

Region 4: Wildcard

(#1) 2002 Red Stripe Royals vs. (#5) 2017 “City” Baby Blues

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Poll

Which jersey do you prefer?

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  • 42%
    ‘02 Red Stripe Royals
    (225 votes)
  • 57%
    ‘17 "City" Baby Blues
    (301 votes)
526 votes total Vote Now

(#2) 2010 Blue & Red Royals vs. (#6) 2017 “City” Purples

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Poll

Which jersey do you prefer?

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  • 28%
    ‘10 Blue & Red Royals
    (149 votes)
  • 71%
    ‘17 "City" Purples
    (375 votes)
524 votes total Vote Now