UNIFORMITY: LIONS' NEW ROAD RULES; TUNA TALKS TRADITION
For the first time since 1934, the Lions' road uniforms
have undergone "a major makeover," according to Mike O'Hara
of the DETROIT NEWS. The traditional silver pants have been
replaced by "Honolulu blue pants, with silver stripes down
both sides." Blue-striped socks have been replaced by
silver-gray. The team's white road jerseys remain the same.
Lions Dir of PR Mike Murray: "We wanted to get something
more distinctive, but we wanted to maintain our traditional
colors." Home uniforms won't change (DETROIT NEWS, 8/21).
PARCELLS OLD SCHOOL? NO WAY: Jets coach Bill Parcells,
on team uniforms and logos: "I'm a traditional guy; that's
one of my problems, I guess. And that's not conducive to
the marketing end of everything. I am in no way attempting
to diminish the importance of that, you understand? But,
you know, the greatest-looking uniforms in sports are the
ones that have kind of stood the test of time. ... [W]hen
you see those Yankees pinstripes, you know what you're
looking at. Nobody has to tell you what that is. Or the
Red Sox. Teams that have a good, traditional, nice uniform"
(BOSTON GLOBE, 8/20). During the Jets-Giants game on ESPN
last night, Mike Patrick and Joe Theismann both praised the
Jets' return to their old logo and uniform (ESPN, 8/20).