Earlier this week, the topic of the Detroit Lions' third uniform came up when team president Tom Lewand said that fans should "stay tuned" when it comes to the possibility of new alternates. He previously mentioned that the Lions might bring back their throwback look for a game this season, but more attention has been given to the possibility of a brand new alternate look with the team wearing black pants in practice this year.
Our poll on what the Lions should do for their third uniform has made it pretty clear that you guys would prefer a new alternate rather than the return of the throwback look going forward. I asked the same question on Twitter, and the response I got was mixed. Many people, for example, want the Lions to go with an all-black look.
@PrideOfDetroit all black. Even the face masks— James Eisengruber (@jjeisy) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit all black everything.— Chris Sanders (@Cool_Sandz) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit an all black uni would give a new swagger to this team. If Calvin wants it - we want it!— Detroit Metal (@DetroitMetal) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit @bradgalli i would love it! If the black jerseys came back black jersey black pants/w the lion logo dark silver metallic— dirkwilburn (@dirkwilburn64) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit all black. Helmet too— jmac1901 (@JordanMachala) July 30, 2013
All Black Everything. #MurkSquad RT @PrideOfDetroit: If the #Lions do get new alternates, what do you want them to look like?— They Call me Cam (@cam_diesel) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit Murdered out! Black looks super clean with the Blue.— Matt Edwards (@LAedward00) July 30, 2013
Others like the idea of incorporating black without ditching the Lions' primary colors.
@PrideOfDetroit black white letters blue trim. Logo on the arms— Nick J Franke (@nickfranke24) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit Honolulu blue and black— Bro Schembechler (@SoFla_Wolverine) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit this pic.twitter.com/XdUAnhsqNi— Antonio (@tdogg14) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit I like the black pants they are wearing at training camp with the blue jerseys— Daniel Moss (@mossmanmi) July 30, 2013
There's also a group of people who want the Lions to go with silver-focused uniforms.
@PrideOfDetroit pic.twitter.com/EtIUtt4bJP— Faris M Alhajar (@FarisA61) July 30, 2013
Silver. It'd be a bit unique. Too many w black. RT @PrideOfDetroit: If the #Lions do get new alternates, what do you want them to look like?— Frank Hallam (@nuftjedi) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit I like the idea of playing up the Silver. Lots of silver would be a bit more original than Black. Black has been over done.— Garry Aernouts (@Aerdog) July 30, 2013
@nuftjedi @PrideOfDetroit Silver jerseys with blue number and letters with blue pants. Yeah boy!— Jimmy Davidson (@jedj1988) July 30, 2013
Of course, several people like the idea of simply sticking with some form of a throwback look.
@PrideOfDetroit I loved the throwback uniforms— Brett Kaplan (@brettkaplan) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit Rather have the throwbacks. Clean as hell.— Alex Seder (@lxsdr) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit #throwback unis that @BarrySanders used to wear— Steve Brown (@stevejbrown23) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit 90s uniform. Barry era all the way.— Jared Meyering (@Jmeyering) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit Throwbacks from the early-mid 90s. #LionPride— Jimmy Davidson (@jedj1988) July 30, 2013
@PrideOfDetroit 1980 Billy Sims rookie year jerseys were awesome!— Insane Lion Fan (@insanelionfan) July 30, 2013
Of all the reasons to avoid a new alternate that is mainly black, this was the best one that came across my feed:
@PrideOfDetroit I'm good with anything that doesn't involve black jerseys. All I see is the Millen era.— Alex Reno (@alex_reno) July 30, 2013
If the Lions do decide to go with a new look, what do you want the alternate uniform to look like?