To quote Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas, writing for Page 2:
The [1962 Chicago] Zephyrs are the same franchise as today’s Wizards, which probably marks the only time a pro sports franchise has had two different “z”-inclusive names.
I did not know that. Furthermore:
The Zephyrs wore belted shorts back in the day, so the throwback shorts have faux belt loops.
Faux belt loops? Ooh la la! Belted basketball shorts aside, these are a hot mess. Let’s count the ways:
- The jersey is ugly. No one’s going to buy it, and I can’t imagine the players being excited to wear it.
- The connection is thin. The Wizards were once the Zephyrs. For one season. In Chicago. Forty-five years ago.
- The other options are better. Why not recycle the red, white and blue Washington Bullets or the all-orange Baltimore Bullets?
In summary, do not want. Not one bit.