Uni Watch design contest: How would you make over the Lions?

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Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood announced last week that the team will likely have new uniforms for 2017. And not a moment too soon -- with their awkward number font and all that unnecessary black trim, the Lions are among the NFL teams most in need of a makeover.

But why should we wait until 2017? So we're issuing our latest Uni Watch challenge: Redesign the Lions! The best entries we receive will be published in a future Uni Watch column.

The ground rules are as follows:

Your entry must include a primary logo, full home and road uniforms (helmet, jerseys, pants, socks) and a solid-colored uniform for Thursday night games. If you like, you can also include a secondary logo and either a throwback or alternate uniform, but those aren't required. Please don't include multiple helmets, since those aren't permitted under the NFL's uniform guidelines.

Your designs can be created in any digital or analog medium (Illustrator, Photoshop, crayon, whatever) and can be submitted in any standard digital format (JPG, PDF, TIFF, etc.). You can also create a video presentation and upload it to YouTube.

The file you submit should be named after yourself (PaulLukas.jpg, for example). If you're submitting multiple files, please number them (PaulLukas1.jpg, PaulLukas2.jpg, etc.) or use some other designation (PaulLukas-homeuni.jpg, PaulLukas-logo.jpg, etc.). Submissions that don't follow this format will not be considered.

In keeping with longstanding Uni Watch chromatic policy, entries including even a hint of the color purple will not be considered.

Email your entry to Uni Watch HQ. If you have more than one concept, feel free to enter as many times as you like.

The deadline is March 9 at 7 p.m. ET. Get crackin'!