The NFL and Reebok have finally stopped being idiotic bitches (HT: FanHaus) about 49ers coach Mike Nolan's desire to wear a suit on the sidelines this fall. As you may recall, Nolan wore a Reebok-designed suit on the sidelines twice last year to honor his father (who coached the Niners in a suit decades earlier), but the corporate sponsorship 'tards wouldn't let him do it more than that.
"We've agreed to coach Nolan's request," said Brian McCarthy, the NFL's director of corporate communications. "He told us he was looking (to wear the suit) for the eight home games."… McCarthy emphasized it is the NFL that determines the policy for what coaches wear on the sideline. Nolan said last week that he was under the impression it was Reebok making the decision. Reebok pays the NFL a reported $250 million to be the clothing supplier for the league.
Oh yeah, the NFL's calling all the shots here. For sure. Because I'm sure Reebok is looking to sell a ton of custom-made suits. "Hey buddy! Nice suit! Men's Wearhouse?" "Nope — Reebok, baby."
With Leather doesn't particularly care about Mike Nolan's father, who is stricken with Alzheimer's and is therefore a terrifying reminder that death comes for us all. But this site DOES endorse Nolan's fashion sense. I love wearing a suit. It really makes juries think twice about whether you could have broken into a car to sleep.