Lions to take the field in new uniforms in 2012

The new uniforms most significant changes will come in the form of "newer lightweight fabrics and a sleek silhouette."

Are you a traditionalist who hates change? Or do you like new twists and looks for your favorite sports teams? Either way, you’ll be watching your Detroit Lions march onto the gridiron in new uniforms in 2012.

The National Football League and Nike unveiled new uniform designs for nearly all of the 32 teams this week, including the Lions. Though the changes in some cases are subtle (the Lions will still be donning the Honolulu Blue) there are changes. Mostly, the uniforms are more sleek looking, have changes to the numbering and lettering, and are made from lighter fabrics that, according to Nike, will improve performance.

Does that mean Matthew Stafford is guaranteed to throw for 6,000 yards in 2012? Probably not.

Nike takes over for Reebok as the official game and sideline supplier of gear for the NFL in 2012.

The Lions new uniforms (shown above) have a sleek trimming and new numbering. There’s also a new Lions insignia on the collar. Some teams, like the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles, did not make any changes to their uniforms, preferring to stay with their traditional looks.

You can see all of the new uniforms – some like those of the Seattle Seahawks are quite different – at the Nike website.

A gallery showing just the new Lions unis is here.