Thursday, November 3, 2011

Chiefs should go all-red all the time

One of the tidbits from Monday's thriller against the Chargers was the three Chiefs players who made the best fashion decision in Kansas City since the days of the Royals' black-trip informs in the early-2000s.

I noticed it first on wide-receiver Dwayne Bowe, then on cornerbacks Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr.


The three players chose to wear all-red socks for the primetime television audience, going against the NFL mandated white from the shin down to the shoe-top. It's no secret the NFL is very protective of its shield, and its uniform policy is no exception.

From NFL.com:

"Stockings must cover the entire area from the shoe to the bottom of the pants, and must meet the pants below the knee. Players are permitted to wear as many layers of stockings and tape on the lower leg as they prefer, provided the exterior is a one-piece stocking that includes solid white from the top of the shoe to the mid-point of the lower leg, and approved team color or colors (non-white) from that point to the top of the stocking."

They don't call it the No Fun League for nothing.

It gets better, though. Thursday, 610 Sports' Nick Wright reported that a league spokesperson warned the three players at halftime, informing them they wouldn't be fined if they fixed their socks for the second half.

And as we know, our boys held strong.

Anyway, I wouldn't expect too many more stocking-driven fashion statements from these three if the fines start adding up — especially considering Bowe and Carr have yet to sign long-term deals to stay in KC.

It's my opinion, though, that this was more than just a 'look at me' ploy from Bowe & company. You have to admit, albeit subtle, the all-red socks seemed to give the uniforms a fresh look.


So what do you think? Do the Chiefs uniforms need a makeover? If it were up to me, the all-red socks would be a mainstay from here on out.

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