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Old 01-15-2012, 05:47 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I was sitting at work thinking about about this: What jersey colors do NOT match the city they are representing? Also, what colors would you change to match what city. For example, When I think of NYC, the Jets' color (green & white) do not match. I also don't think of Red, white, and blue when I think of LA (Clippers). And the Redskins' colors and DC...

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Old 01-16-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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I always picture blue when I think of Chicago.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Red is the first color that comes to mind when I think of Boston, so the Red Sox fit the bill. I think this perception comes from all the red brick architecture and the fact that red/crimson/maroon is such a dominant color among the city's universities (BU, BC, Harvard, Northeastern, MIT). I suppose I could see a case for green (i.e. Celtics) because of the city's Irish heritage, although the Bruins' colors are a bit random.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Boston - Green
New York - Orange
Washington D.C. - Red
Detroit - Blue
Dallas - White
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I would switch the Suns and Heat's colors. Or the hornets and heat.
The jets and patriots could swap.
The SF giants' and 49ers would go.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: the future
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DC is always associated with Burgundy & gold. The flag is red though. I picture Baltimore more as orange from the Orioles rather than than purple for Ravens
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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I always picture blue when I think of Chicago.
Same.

Pittsburgh- black
Boston- Red
Seattle- Green
San Fran- Red
Atlanta- Red
New York- Green
Cleveland- Orange
Detroit- Blue
Indy- Yellow (not sure why)
LA- Light blue


As you can see...sports are probably the most influential reason people associate colors with cities...Even if it's subconsciously
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:35 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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DC is always associated with Burgundy & gold. The flag is red though. I picture Baltimore more as orange from the Orioles rather than than purple for Ravens
I always thought Red, White & Blue for DC for obvious reasons. I agree about the Baltimore colors, but purple has grown on me.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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Same.

Pittsburgh- black
Boston- Red
Seattle- Green
San Fran- Red
Atlanta- Red
New York- Green
Cleveland- Orange
Detroit- Blue
Indy- Yellow (not sure why)
LA- Light blue


As you can see...sports are probably the most influential reason people associate colors with cities...Even if it's subconsciously
Pacers.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Same.

Indy- Yellow (not sure why)



As you can see...sports are probably the most influential reason people associate colors with cities...Even if it's subconsciously
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Pacers.
I think the Pacers are the outlier with yellow. Indianapolis has a blue city flag with a red center. The most popular sports teams in Indianapolis use blue or red variations. The yellow for the Pacers is an outlier. The Colts are blue. The IU Hoosiers are crimson. The Indy Indians are red. The Pacers are blue and gold.

If I were to pick a color that is related to Indianapolis, and I don't know why I would, I would pick blue.
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