During a recent Town Hall meeting at Ford Field with roughly 400 season ticket holders, Detroit Lions team president Tom Lewand suggested that changes to the team’s Honolulu blue uniform could be coming as soon as the 2010 season.
According to an Oakland Press (Mich.) blog, Lewand said that fans should, “Stay tuned,” for uniform changes that will be “evolutionary, not revolutionary.” The NFL deadline to change uniform schemes passed in November, so no changes can be made for next season.
Ultimately, the Lions may go with a darker version of their trademark Honolulu blue and a possible makeover of their Lions logo.
Of course, changing the uniforms is only mere window dressing when your team is an 0-16 punch line. However, it seems like the team gets it that the fans couldn’t be more disillusioned, hence having the meeting with Lewand on hand as well as new coach Jim Schwartz and General Manager Martin Mayhew.
“I think what fans walked out of there feeling was there’s finally some direction and some unity in the front office,” said Lions radio play-by-play announcer Dan Miller, who attended the meeting. “They’re not going to waver in that direction. There seems to be a coherent plan that they can wrap their hands around and move forward.”
Uhmm.. yeah maybe a change in uniform could bring good luck. And a mean lion's image would be cool... or perhaps they should get a Feng Shui expert for some guidance.