Friday, September 08, 2006
In any given week, the team decides what color shoes to wear, and everyone must wear the same color. No exceptions. And, the tape players use on their ankles and such must be of the same color as the shoes.
The Dolphins wore white shoes, and while some are accented with orange, they're all clearly white. But, throughout the game, I kept noticing Chris Chambers shoes because they were black. Turns out, at least from this photo, the shoes are actually white, but have a lot of black tape.
While the officials didn't call it during the game, I would assume Mr. Chambers will be receiving a letter and a fine sometime this week, because he was not conforming.
Yes, its trivial, but it is an established rule, and players have had to leave the field and change shoes or change the tape before returning.