Miami Dolphins want to make changes like the Marlins
The Miami Dolphins are starting to look like a new team. They’ve got a (relatively) new ownership group comprised of some celebrities with the majority owned by Stephen Ross, a totally new coaching staff, and of course new players like the recently added Chad Ochocinco.
And now, the new look Dolphins are looking to make themselves look even newer. In a report from NFL.com’s Around the League, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross told fans on a conference call that the team is looking into changes to the uniforms to something more modern, similar to what the Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins did. The Dolphins have had the same uniforms since 1966, with a little bit of change in 1997, and with Nike taking over as the new supplier of NFL apparel, it will be easier for the Dolphins to do so.
“We’re looking at all of that, and I think you’ll start seeing some changes along those lines, in those areas,” Ross said. Nike said before they took over the NFL contract that they wanted to have a little fun, but be respectable to traditions. We saw teams like the Raiders stick to basic tradition, while the Seahawks got a major facelift. Nike can make some pretty fashionable uniforms, as we’ve seen in the NCAA, so if the Dolphins want to do so, now is the time to do it. Of course, they won’t be able to make an official change until the 2013 season.
Ross also talked about the stadium situation, not saying that they were going to rally for a new one, but he has plans to cover the seated areas in some way while keeping the playing field exposed. Changes that have no timetable for completion.
It will be nice to see if the ‘Fins change up their looks, but I hope keep it traditional as well.
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