There has already been much discussion about this in the diaries and on the main page. Reebok finally get their collective heads out of their asses and will be allowing Coach Nolan to wear a suit for all eight regular season home games. The fact that it took this long and they still had to negotiate is insanely bizarre in my mind (as well as most everyone else here). It sounds like Goodell laid down the law and with Nolan and Del Rio, was able to work out this arrangement.
It makes all the sense in the world for a coach to want to project a more authoritative look. Is the NFL really all that proud of some of these guys rocking the hoodies? And yes I'm talking to you Coach Belichik. Considering all the chatter about the image of the league recently, it just seems PAINFULLY obvious that this is the right thing to do. I was thinking Reebok dragged this out to eventually do the right thing and look good, but they had their name run through the mud lately over this. I bet if the monkeys from the CareerBuilder Super Bowl commercial were actually running Reebok this would not have been an issue. Does Reebok really think it will hurt their sales or their publicity if some NFL coaches are not wearing their gear?
But for now all is well...or as well as it can be until they let Nolan wear a suit the entire season.
For now, we'll leave it with this...our stylin coach: