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Denver Broncos Vertical Striped Socks The most hideous sports uniforms of all time may have been donned by the American Football League's Denver Broncos in 1960 and 1961. The ugly mustard-colored jerseys were awful, but the true eyesores were the stirrup socks with vertical stripes. They were the idea of Dean Griffing, the Broncos' general manager, who insisted the unique socks made the players look taller. Perhaps, but they also unquestionably looked silly. The media derided them as 'clown socks.' So reviled was the hosiery that when the Broncos' uniforms got a complete makeover in 1962, more than 8,300 people attended a ceremony in which the socks were tossed into a large bonfire. A few pairs escaped the flames, though. One set is on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Some players retained their socks as keepsakes. An authentic pair is apparently worth $500 on the sports collectibles market.
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Added: 13th October 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-10-13 
If you saw the Broncos-Patriots game last Sunday, the Broncos' 'retro-uniforms' featured this style of sock. They were as hideous as ever.
Posted by: Steve on 2009-10-14 
I saw the game and it was awful...it was great to see the Patriots in their old uniform, very classic!
Posted by: eric1957 on 2009-10-14 
Those socks were ugly, hideous, wretched, and any other adjective you can come up with. Those socks screamed What were you smoking?
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