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Author:  Remember57 [ February 13th, 2012, 8:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Lions White Jersey

Hi - this is my first post here on your forum, so please forgive me if this question has been asked before. :Rolling:

I was woindering if anyone knows when the Lions started wearing white jerseys? I believe it was in 1957, but I cannot confirm this.

Thanks

Author:  slybri19 [ February 14th, 2012, 1:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions White Jersey

Welcome to Lionbacker, but is this a joke, possibly having to do with surrender or something? Then again, two teams like the Lions and Cowboys both wearing blue jerseys and silver helmets might be fun to watch. :D

Author:  Remember57 [ February 14th, 2012, 9:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions White Jersey

slybri19 wrote:
...is this a joke, possibly having to do with surrender or something? :D

Never thought of it that way, but after the last 50 plus years, maybe you have something there :lol:

From what I've read, starting in 1957 the league required that during a game one team would wear white (visitors), and the other would wear dark colors. This was to make it easier for people watching the game on B&W TV to tell the teams apart (they added sleeve numbers as well to help viewers identify players).

I'm just curious if the Lions had white jerseys by choice before this was mandated.

Author:  mwill2 [ February 14th, 2012, 10:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions White Jersey

I don't know how accurate this site is but it indicates the Lions first used a white jersey in 1954.

http://www.gridironuniforms.com/lions.html

Author:  Remember57 [ February 14th, 2012, 3:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions White Jersey

Thanks mwill2 for the excellent link. It does look like the site is well researched, so at this point I'm confident with what is stated there.
Until I hear something to the contrary, this is probably the best info available about lions uniforms.

Thanks again. :cheers:

Author:  Lions2SB2 [ February 15th, 2012, 12:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lions White Jersey

Welcome! :cheers:

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