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49ersfan_87
06-08-2007, 02:38 PM
I ask this because 49ers head coach mike nolan has been campaigning to wear a suit all season. Currently i believe he can only wear it for 2 games.

On Monday, 49ers coach Mike Nolan called Reebok "ignorant" for its stance that he and Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio can wear suits only twice this season. The two coaches were allowed to wear suits twice last year, too.


When Mike Nolan took the 49ers' job, he wanted to wear a suit and tie for a couple reasons. 1) He wanted to honor his father; 2) He thinks wearing a suit and tie shows who's in charge and helps foster respect; and 3) He's a bit of a clotheshorse.


http://49ers.pressdemocrat.com/default.asp?item=617142

I dont know if del rio wants to wear the suit for the entire season, but its something the 49ers HC wants to do. So this got me thinking, what are your views on this?

http://cache.deadspin.com/assets/resources/2006/11/delriosuit.jpg

Jack Del Rio

http://thebestsportsblog.com/images/2006/11/nolan.jpg[/URL]

Mike Nolan[URL="http://cache.deadspin.com/assets/resources/2006/11/delriosuit.jpg"] (http://thebestsportsblog.com/images/2006/11/nolan.jpg)

JK17
06-08-2007, 02:41 PM
I think it would bring a certain level of integrity and class to the league, but with sponsers, the insane heat in some areas of the country, and other impractical circumstances, can understand why certain coaches would not want to wear suits.

I don't think the NFL should limit coaches from wanting to dress in proper attire, but I don't think they should require it either.

I don't know if it matters all that much though...

Acreboy
06-08-2007, 02:41 PM
I don't think they should. I think they should have the option to wear one if they chose to.

I admire what Mike Nolan is doing.

TheChampIsHere
06-08-2007, 02:53 PM
I think they should be allowed to if they want

jbeans187
06-08-2007, 02:58 PM
It looks nice, but everyone should have their choice

23trufant
06-08-2007, 03:01 PM
They should be allowed to if they want to but they shouldnt have to.

yodabear
06-08-2007, 03:02 PM
They should where whatever the **** they want to, as long as they are wearing something, I don't care what the coaches where. I don't watch football games to see what Scott Linehan is wearing, I watch it cuz I like to watch football.

Space Ghost
06-08-2007, 03:24 PM
Yes!!!

Mike Nolan Is A Pimp!!!

AlexDown
06-08-2007, 03:28 PM
They should where whatever the **** they want to, as long as they are wearing something, I don't care what the coaches where. I don't watch football games to see what Scott Linehan is wearing, I watch it cuz I like to watch football.

And that my friends is what a response from an 11 year old looks like.

Splat
06-08-2007, 03:29 PM
I don't think they should be forced to but if they want to I would let them no harm done.

Edit:Now that I went back and saw what other people put my post was all ready up there five times.

BigRed
06-08-2007, 03:32 PM
Why can't reebok and the other sponsers simply makes a suit for them?

Splat
06-08-2007, 03:33 PM
Why can't reebok and the other sponsers simply makes a suit for them?

I think reebok did last year?

BigRed
06-08-2007, 03:35 PM
I think reebok did last year?

there we go then lol. in this case i don't understand the problem reebok has

The Unseen
06-08-2007, 03:36 PM
Of course.

JDR do what JDR do.

draftguru151
06-08-2007, 03:37 PM
Of course.

JDR do what JDR do.

http://images.usatoday.com/sports/_photos/2006/11/20/delrio.jpg

TitleTown088
06-08-2007, 03:40 PM
Absolutely.

http://www.nndb.com/people/125/000086864/vince-lombardi-1.jpg

ncstateviking
06-08-2007, 03:47 PM
i really dont like it. i think either they all need to or they all cant. it throws me off to see a hoodie on one side and a suit on the other. looks weird. i think there should be some form of uniformity to it.

that said, i dont like a suit outside. baseball managers belong in uniform, basketball coaches belong in a suit, and nfl coaches belong in a team polo and kakis or a team jacket.

draftguru151
06-08-2007, 03:59 PM
How funny would it be to see coaches have jerseys like baseball managers have to wear.

BigBoi
06-08-2007, 04:17 PM
It really doesn't make since with the excuse the NFL gave Nolan. They said he can't wear it all the time because Reebok license with them. The suits Nolan and Rio wore were made by Reebok so why can't they just wear one if they want to?

~ BigBoi

Phrost
06-08-2007, 04:23 PM
I wonder how hot is it on the field during a humid night in Miami, wearing a suit?....

remix 6
06-08-2007, 04:28 PM
na. its a sport..do players wear suits while they play? NO

let them feel comfortable and do what they want.
http://delivery.viewimages.com/xv/72841013.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19396908EAF14430D3525B924ED3672A831 87D4F70502CCC648

cant hate..

Phrost
06-08-2007, 04:29 PM
na. its a sport..do players wear suits while they play? NO

let them feel comfortable and do what they want.
http://delivery.viewimages.com/xv/72841013.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19396908EAF14430D3525B924ED3672A831 87D4F70502CCC648

cant hate..

Yep, dead link btw.

Paranoidmoonduck
06-08-2007, 04:42 PM
I think they look classy as hell, but they shouldn't be forced to wear anything.

49erfaithful
06-08-2007, 04:44 PM
it would bring some class, but they shouldnt be forced

Larry
06-08-2007, 05:11 PM
They shouldn't have to wear Suits, but if they want to it shouldn't be a problem.

draftguru151
06-08-2007, 05:17 PM
I wonder how hot is it on the field during a humid night in Miami, wearing a suit?....

A 1 PM game in September is a lot worse than a night game.

Addict
06-08-2007, 05:24 PM
They shouldn't have to wear Suits, but if they want to it shouldn't be a problem.

I agree here, but honestly, who really cares? Like anybody's going to throw a fit because their coach does or does not wear a damn suit.

Phrost
06-08-2007, 05:29 PM
A 1 PM game in September is a lot worse than a night game.

true true true

DaBears9654
06-08-2007, 06:28 PM
I personally think if you want to dress formally, coach in the NBA.

sweetness34
06-08-2007, 06:30 PM
They shouldn't have to wear Suits, but if they want to it shouldn't be a problem.

Yup. I'm pretty disgusted that the league said no to a couple head coaches wearing suits. Glad to see Nolan and Del Rio step up and say something about it.

Sveen
06-08-2007, 06:47 PM
Suits are nice :)

Green Bay Scat
06-08-2007, 07:24 PM
If they wanna look fly on the sidelines, go for it, no ****

MNRunLeft
06-08-2007, 07:38 PM
I'm for coaches wearing suits or at least require them to wear a polo shirt for god sake. I'm sick of seeing coaches who look like bums. Obviously heat is a bit of an issue when it comes to wearing suits, but if a golfer is forced to wear a polo and some decent pants in the middle of summer I feel that NFL coaches should be forced to at least look respectable they are at work by the way and should dress like it.

BuckNaked
06-08-2007, 07:40 PM
If they want to, they will wear a suit. There shouldn't be any obligations.

Splat
06-08-2007, 08:30 PM
I personally think if you want to dress formally, coach in the NBA.

If they want to why should any one tell them no they are not hurting any one all of the coaches did it back in the day in the NFL it is not some new thing.

nobodyinparticular
06-08-2007, 09:23 PM
I think it looks really classy to see coaches on the sidelines with suits on. I guess it shouldn't be required, but if they want to go for that, then more power to them in my opinion. Belichick looks like a bum on the sidelines, but whatever...

DeathbyStat
06-08-2007, 09:35 PM
No but they should force Bill Belichick to wear one.

TitleTown088
06-08-2007, 09:55 PM
I think it looks really classy to see coaches on the sidelines with suits on. I guess it shouldn't be required, but if they want to go for that, then more power to them in my opinion. Belichick looks like a bum on the sidelines, but whatever...
He sure does look like a bum, but then again Bill Belichick is too sexy for his sleeves too sexy for his sleeves... ya..ya..ya...ya.

Caddy
06-08-2007, 10:05 PM
If they want to wear a suit I see no problem. A long as they have a bare minimum a coach can wear, then anything classier should really be no problem. I guess it is because of the whole sponsorship thing, but for coaches it is kind of pointless.

VY10
06-08-2007, 11:05 PM
I don't think the suit is practical for wearing but why stop them? It is too hot/too cold during most games to wear it anyway.

The one thing they should ban is Bellichick's disgusting sweater thing he always wears.

yourfavestoner
06-08-2007, 11:26 PM
I've been saying that Belichick is a closet hippie forever. I love his style. His son blazes, too. Not that I'm advocating that type of behavior or anything...

Phrost
06-08-2007, 11:27 PM
I don't think the suit is practical for wearing but why stop them? It is too hot/too cold during most games to wear it anyway.

The one thing they should ban is Bellichick's disgusting sweater thing he always wears.

is it dirty or something? why is it disgusting?

yodabear
06-08-2007, 11:30 PM
And that my friends is what a response from an 11 year old looks like.

Us 11 year olds are very smart.

BlindSite
06-09-2007, 01:34 AM
It should be by choice.

stephenson86
06-09-2007, 04:50 AM
a coach should be allowed to wear what he wants for what ever reason he wants (providing it isnt obscene) and for as many games of the season he wants

Jimmy
06-09-2007, 05:49 AM
of course they shouldn't have to but they should. This is america and if they want to look like bums, they can go ahead...

and im not singling out anyone here,

http://images.sportsnetwork.com/football/nfl/allsport/patriots/belichick_bill5.jpg

whoops i swear i mashed the keyboard
but suits just make sense

Smooth Criminal
06-09-2007, 01:28 PM
I think any coach should be able to wear whatever they want any game of the season. Rules on what to where are rediculous.

reese
06-09-2007, 01:30 PM
if they want to wear a suit i dont see nuthin wrong with it

Moses
06-09-2007, 01:44 PM
A lot of football stadiums are subject to the weather. I wouldn't expect to see many coaches rocking a suit when it's pouring rain.

VY10
06-09-2007, 01:48 PM
is it dirty or something? why is it disgusting?

Just look at it. It's cut off at the elbows. It is the ugliest thing I have ever seen a coach wear and I love making fun of it every time I see him on TV.

VY10
06-09-2007, 01:50 PM
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/2900/e9edd25a21a54d1fbb73676ui7.jpg


There that is disgusting.

Go_Eagles77
06-09-2007, 02:51 PM
I think they look fine with the polos. It's not like they're wearing jeans and a T shirt/ Tank top.

neko4
06-09-2007, 02:53 PM
Bring back the old Landry and Lombardi looks woo!

Komp
06-09-2007, 04:09 PM
I personally prefer suits for the head coach on the sideline. A coach should not be wearing the same outfit as the water boy/trainer imo. A suit certainly helps to show who is in charge out there. Maybe if coaches start rocking Reebok suits on a regular basis, people will actually go out and buy some. Also, for hot weather they do make linen and light cotton suits that would do the trick. And if you wanted more of a team emphasis, the teams emblem could be placed on the chest/made in team colors, etc....

On the other hand I don't think you can force a guy to wear something he isn't comfortable wearing. The league should allow coaches to wear whatever approved league apparel they want on the sidelines other than a Reebok sports bra [I'm talking to you Mr. Martz] and not hinder their own personal preference.

amazingdonnie
06-09-2007, 05:38 PM
I think the Bellichick Hoody combines Comfort/Sexiness. Truly, a revolutionary move, all coaches will be dressing for comfort soon. :P

VY10
06-09-2007, 06:43 PM
I think the Bellichick Hoody combines Comfort/Sexiness. Truly, a revolutionary move, all coaches will be dressing for comfort soon. :P

As sexy as it may be I don't think anyone will dare try to pull off the cut hoody.

paladin
06-09-2007, 08:49 PM
They should be allowed to wear suits for the entire season if they so choose. More men, especially, the younger men need to learn the value of wearing a suit. A proper suit commands respect.

The Legend
06-09-2007, 10:31 PM
i think you need get arm movement so you dont pull a nick saben

then again he was not in a suit

DaBears9654
06-13-2007, 01:36 PM
If they want to why should any one tell them no they are not hurting any one all of the coaches did it back in the day in the NFL it is not some new thing.
I just prefer the casual look. Also, as has been mentioned, early in the season, it would be a lot less hot.