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Twins, Wolves rank near the bottom of Uni Watch power ranking lists

Twins, Wolves rank near the bottom of Uni Watch power ranking lists

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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ESPN posted "Uni Watch" power rankings of the 30 NBA team uniforms this morning and the 30 MLB teams yesterday. (They will unveil the NFL rankings on Wednesday and the NHL rankings Thursday.)

The Timberwolves and Twins, apparently, are not well-liked. Paul Lukas, the self-proclaimed "only full-time uniform reporter" in sports, compiles the lists.

The Wolves, according to the rankings, had worse uniforms than all but one other NBA team - the Sacramento Kings. The Wolves lost a spot from last year's rankings, as the now-Brooklyn Nets vaulted 16 spots from 29th to 13th.

Here's Lukas' rationale, followed by a bold suggestion:

"This team has never had a workable look. Instead, they've featured one pointless gimmick after another (the illegible typeface, the "tree line" on the shorts, the odd collars, etc.). Blow the whole thing up and start over."

The MLB rankings dock the Twins for being out of touch with sports:

"The Twins' home script hasn't aged well. It always felt too clunky, and now it also feels too 1980s.

The current road script is handsome but feels too clean, too sterile, too suburban, like it was designed by someone at Hallmark instead of someone connected to the sports world."

This assessment before concluding with the haymaker:

"The net result is a uni set that feels not quite ready for prime time -- the uniform equivalent of a four-A player."

To which we have to ask, doesn't that make it just about right for the Twins? If the uni fits, wear it.

We want to hear what you think. Like the Wolves or Twins uniforms? Let us know. If not, what would you change about them to get the hometown teams out of the artificially crafted cellar of seemingly arbitrary uniform rankings list?

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
Email Derek | @DerekWetmore
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