Maiocco and Barrows have discussed a potential uniform change by the 49ers for some time now, and Barrows came out with a few more details today. It sounds like any uniform change would probably not be in place until 2010 because of the administrative requirements. In the meantime, the 49ers will apparently be holding some focus groups during the public sessions of training camp to consider various options.
I opened up this post in part because of a comment Barrows made in his post:
And while a lot of fans (and me) are in favor of returning to the Ronnie Lott-, Joe Montana-era cherry red duds, there's no guarantee that will happen. When I've spoken with Jed York on the matter in the past, he's said that previous focus groups have been split 50-50 between the old duds and the current ones. This seems like one of those red state-blue state, tastes great-less filling, Alex Smith-Shaun Hill type matters.
So I've decided to open up a poll to see what you all think. Jed York says it's been 50/50, but I don't think I know anybody who prefers the current unis. I don't dislike the current uniforms, but those throwback cherry reds are pretty sweet. I'll open a 3rd option as well for those of you who might prefer something different and want to get a little creative.