Seriously…can’t anything go right for Detroit?
I know they look like they’re having fun in this picture, but trust me: they weren’t. They’re faking it. Why are they faking it? Because they’re on a long-time terrible team with terrible jerseys in a city that has gone through the toughest times of any major city in America. Detroit Lions always have to fake it. Always.
It’s hard to pick on Detroit. The city hosted Wrestlemania 3 in the Silver Dome — the occasion where Hulk Hogan lifted Andre the Giant
over his head barely over his sternum, and body slammed him to the ground. Recently, the building was sold for $583,000. Many decent-sized churches cost 2-3 times as much as that.
Seriously, Detroit has it bad, and the Detroit Lions have it just as bad. Remember their winless season? These jerseys are analogous to the city’s woes.
Like Seattle, their away jerseys look much, much better. But like Seattle, the bland design still ruins it. It seems like such a great idea: sky blue and silver. Unfortunately, it’s the particular shades of sky blue and silver, combined with the incredibly unimaginative design choices that make the entire combination downright pitiful (or as the Mound Round of Rebound would say: turrible).
Detroit’s football future is finally looking up, but an organization long known for its incompetence generally drifts back towards mediocrity. I wish the best for Matthew Stafford, but I’m not expecting it.
Not a bad logo, right? So why doesn’t it work? The logo would look fantastic on a white background, but not on a nasty shade of silver. If Detroit changed their helmet color to white instead of what looks like white gold, then The jersey would already look 100x better. They already made some improvement with their recent redesign, but it’s just not working as it stands. Change the silver. Get more imaginative (but classy) with the stripes.
Worst font ever.
Good luck, Detroit. Also, don’t get angry at me — I drive a Ford.