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Wednesday open thread: How do you like the new Detroit Lions draft hats?

Love it or hate it?

One of the weirder traditions in the NFL is the Draft Day hats release. I get why the article of clothing is so important. It represents the first piece of swag a new NFL player gets to wear to support his new team and his new job.

Somewhere along the way, though, the NFL realized that they can capitalize on this moment financially. Now, every year the league comes out with a brand new hat for fans to buy and look just like their team’s new rookie draft class—without the millions of dollars, though.

I’ve never personally been much of a fan of draft hats, but to get a newly designed Lions every year is a pretty okay deal for us fans.

On Tuesday, the NFL released the new designs for the 2018 NFL Draft, and here’s a look at the Detroit Lions’ new caps:

Today’s Question of the Day is:

What do you think of the Lions’ new draft hats?

My answer: I don’t really like them. I’ve never really been a big fan of the Lions’ #OnePride slogan. I mean, who would stoop to using “pride” as a pun for marketing purposes? So lame.

But seriously, the design, too, doesn’t do much for me. I like the color scheme, but the font is boring, the logo is off, and there’s just nothing about them that pop. I like the “Defend the Den” just above the inside of the brim, even if there’s really no point in being there.

While I’m not a huge fan of the Lions’ new draft hats, I absolutely loathe some of the other ones. Just look at some of these atrocities:

The truth is, these little slogans-turned-hashtags are all pretty much the same, and they were all manufactured for the simple purpose to become marketable. That’s, to me, what makes all of these hats so uninteresting and just awful. It all feels so fake to me. The funny thing is, if the Lions took out “One Pride” completely and just made the logo bigger and more detailed, I’d love the hat.

Your turn.


What do you think of the Lions’ new draft hats?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    I love them
    (53 votes)
  • 32%
    I like them
    (156 votes)
  • 38%
    I don’t like them
    (186 votes)
  • 17%
    I hate them
    (86 votes)
481 votes total Vote Now

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