The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit. The Lions compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the National Football Conference (NFC) North Division. The team plays its home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit.
The silver stripe patterns on the jersey sleeves and the colors of the jersey numbers have changed over the years, but the overall look of the uniform has remained largely unchanged.
In 1956, “TV numbers” were put on the sleeves of the jerseys to aid television broadcasters in identifying players on the field of play.
While it took until 1970 for an outline to be applied to each number on the blue and white jerseys, it took until 1972 for a complete reversal of color on the blue and white jerseys.
In 1984, silver face masks were replaced by blue ones. White jerseys and grey stockings were used by the club in 1998, however, they were later replaced with blue pants. In 1999, the “TV numbers” on the sleeves were relocated to the shoulders for the first time.
What was the Detroit Lions worst season?
The National Football League’s (NFL) Detroit Lions played their 79th season of football in 2008. This season was the Lions’ 79th overall season (NFL).
It was their third year working with Rod Marinelli as their head coach. The Lions had one of the worst seasons of any major professional sports team in the United States in the year 2008.