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NFL Detroit Lions Beverly Hills Varsity Jacket History 

I am a fan of the Detroit Lions and sports outerwear by Starter, G-iii, Ty Mopkins, and Carl Banks.

Jason Tom wearing the NFL Detroit Lions Faux Leather Varsity Jacket by G-iii. As featured on HSN.

In 2012, New York Giants Ring of Honor linebacker and Flint, Michigan’s own Carl Banks of G-iii launched the NFL licensed release of the Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket.
I grew up watching Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley.

G-iii Sports Apparel designer Super D redesigned the iconic Detroit Lions varsity jacket first made famous in popular culture by actor and comedian Eddie Murphy as “Axel Foley” in the 1987 movie film, Beverly Hills Cop II.

Pro Football Hall of Fame and all-time Detroit Lions running back great Barry Sanders wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii. 

NFL all-time running back great Barry Sanders with the in the Detroit Lions deep Honolulu Blue, Motor City Silver, and White of a “White Lion!”

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff, at Allen Park, wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii. Photos by Jeff Nguyen.

Former Detroit Lions and future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson, at Allen Park, wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii. Photos by Detroit Lions.


Honolulu native Jason Tom (yours truly) wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii.

Detroit’s Big Sean wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii.

Big Sean live at the Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears Thanksgiving Game Halftime Show. Photo by Jeff Nguyen.


In 2017, Detroit fashion designer Ty Mopkins teamed up with G-iii and Carl Banks to officially release the NFL licensed Detroit Lions 30th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Starter Satin Full-Snap Varsity Jacket. 

2018 NFL Draft, former Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson wearing the NFL licensed Detroit Lions 30th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Starter Satin Full-Snap Varsity Jacket by G-iii.

“They say that Dallas is the home of America’s Team.
If that is the case.
Detroit is the home of America’s Heartbeat.
This pick right here is dedicated to the men and women of Michigan.
I’m talking about the…
no days off,
lunch pail packing,
hard hat wearing,
blue collar hands that built this country.
Michigan, Detroit, I salute you!”
— Nate Burleson, 2018 NFL Draft 

In 2021, actor Tom Hardy as “Eddie Brock” in Marvel’s Venom: Let There be Carnage movie film wore an alternate Detroit Lions “Beverly Hills Edition” Varsity Jacket.

Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown as Spider-Man.

Former judo champion Jason Tom and Venom’s best friend forever Spider-Man (Tobey McGuire) at Blockbuster.

Spider-Man was Jason Tom’s judo fighter alias.


Jason Tom’s Human Beatbox Adventures!

Prior to that, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell made the reference that Michael Brockers is capable of wielding the hammer of the Mighty Thor. Could both be teasing for a Detroit Lions “Beverly Hills Edition” 35th Anniversary Axel Foley “Color Rush” Varsity Jacket this 2022 that will play to the Detroit Lions “Color Rush” Motor City silver uniforms?

The Detroit Lions “Motor City silver” color rush uniforms are aesthetically my favorite color rush uniform in the league. I love how their “White Lion” jersey numbers pop and how it’s accented with their “Honolulu Blue” outline with the “Motor City silver” from top to bottom.

And will it play to the Detroit “White Lions” alternate uniforms? Their Majestic “White Lion” alternate uniforms was a new Detroit Lions uniform reveal earlier in this season.

Majestic White Lion.

I am anticipating that Detroit Lions could be cooking up potential uniform updates. Could we one day see a comeback and a reimagined modern take of the “original” Detroit Lions “Honolulu Blue” football helmets that they wore during their “NFL World Championship” seasons brought back to the present to usher in the modern era of the Detroit Lions as future Super Bowl Champions in the NFL? Would be epic!
As a Detroit Lions and sports outerwear fan, I would like to one day see a Detroit Lions NFL World Champions Jacket brought out with the current Detroit Lions logo featuring all of their NFL World Championships of 1935, 1952, 1953, and 1957.

Yes, Lions have a 2-13-1 record this season. This week is the Detroit Lions’ final game of this NFL regular season and it will be against their divisional rival Green Bay Packers.

I see a bright future ahead for the Detroit Lions, and I truly believe that their best is still yet to come.

 

Detroit Lions “Bubbles” logo by Michael Irwin: 2017 to present.



Detroit Lions “Bubbles” Logo: 2009 to 2016.

Detroit Lions “Bubbles” Logo: 2003 to 2008.

Detroit Lions “Bubbles” Logo: 1960 to 2002.

Detroit Lions Retro Logo: 1946 to 1960.

Detroit Lions Vintage Logo; NFL Running Back with “Honolulu Blue” Football Helmet and a roaring Lion: 1934 to 1945


Detroit Lions will win many more games and championships to come. Go Lions!

Detroit Lions to form Gridiron Voltron! 

It’s my birthday week and I figured why not have some fun with the latest installment of my blog cast. The Detroit Lions play at Cleveland Browns on my birthday, Sunday, November 21st.

Detroit Lions at Ford Field photo by Jeff Nguyen

Yes, that means it’s time fo the Detroit Lions to collaborate with the Voltron Lions to form Gridiron Voltron! When the Detroit Lions unleash their “Voltron Force” rushing attack offense complimented by their defense and special teams, they’ll capture their “WIN,” one game at time, in all three phases of the game, this NFL season! Go Lions! Let’s ROAR OUT with the “WIN” in week 11! Let’s do this!


I know that Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams, who watches “anime” all day, knows what the Voltron Lions and Voltron Force are all about. Detroit Lions, let’s show the world what our Lions are all about in week 11. Let’s do this, one game at a time. Let’s improve our record! Was electrifying to watch our Detroit “Voltron Force” Lions rushing attack offense in week 10 at Pittsburg Steelers led by Detroit Lions’ D’Andre Swift, Jermar Jefferson, and Godwin Igwebuike. I will be praying for our injured running backs Jermar Jefferson and Jamaal Williams and our other injured players for their healing and recovery. Will Lions head coach Dan Campbell and coaching staff sooner than later activate running back Craig Reynolds from the practice squad to the active roster to help us capture “wins” this season? Let’s do it!

Detroit Lions Jamaal Williams photo by Jeff Nguyen

As a child of the 80s, I grew up watching the Detroit Lions and Voltron when running back Barry Sanders was on fire and Eddie Murphy as “Axel Foley” donned the iconic NFL Detroit Lions “Beverly Hills Edition” Varsity Jacket.

Detroit Lions outside linebacker Julian Okwara (99), Detroit Lions safety Dean Marlowe (31), Detroit Lions linebacker Alex Anzalone (34), Detroit Lions safety Will Harris (25), and Detroit Lions outside linebacker Trey Flowers (90), Aj Parker, Amani Oruwariye, DaShawn Hand, Tracy Walker celebrate after an interception during a NFL football game agains the Pittsburg Steelers on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Pittsburg, PA. Photo by: Jeff Nguyen/Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back Barry Sanders

Jason Tom donning the NFL Detroit Lions “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Letterman Jacket


I recently placed my order of the Detroit Lions Homage x Starter Gridiron Jacket that features the retro Lions logo on the front left chest and throwback “LIONS” wordmark on the back so that I can support and root for the Detroit Lions when they form Gridiron Voltron. I received a text that it has been shipped. I hope it arrives in time for the week 11 Detroit Lions game at Cleveland Browns.


Detroit Lions running back Jermar Jefferson photo by Jeff Nguyen

Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift photo by Jeff Nguyen

Detroit Lions running back Godwin Igwebuike photo by Jeff Nguyen


Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams photo by Jeff Nguyen

 

Detroit Lions running back Craig Reynolds photo by Jeff Nguyen


Let’s go Detroit Lions! Honolulu Blue and Silver, let’s feast and ROAR OUT with the WIN!

Detroit Lions Homage x Starter Gridiron Jacket

Detroit Lions Homage x Starter Gridiron Jacket FrontVintage football attitude in a luxe package: our Detroit Lions HOMAGE x Starter Gridiron Jacket is built for the sidelines, with all the classic details of the original: full-snap buttons, slip pockets, elbow stripes and the essential interior patch. Game days just got a whole lot better. Pay homage.

Detroit Lions Homage x Starter Gridiron Jacket Back

Detroit Lions Homage x Starter Gridiron Jacket Retro Logo Close Up

Detroit Lions Homage x Starter Gridiron Jacket One Pride Tag

Detroit Lions, let’s feast and ROAR OUT with WINS!


Detroit Lions “Bubbles” by Michael Irwin

Voltron Blue Lion

Voltron Yellow Lion

Voltron Green Lion

Voltron Red Lion

Voltron Black Lion

Let’s feast and ROAR OUT,
Jason Tom

Detroit Lions Pop Culture 

I stumbled upon gems in popular culture when I Googled "Detroit Lions"..... the LIONS, established in 1934, are NFL world champions of 1935, 1952, 1953, and 1957. What can I say? Our 2018, 2019, and 2020 National Football League seasons were rough. It's about time we turn things around with our new owner Sheila Ford Hamp, new general manager Brad Holmes, new head coach Dan Campbell, new assistant head coach Duce Staley, our new coaching staff, and our new QB1 Jared Goff. Let's bite kneecaps LIONS!!!

Congratulations to Detroit Lions photographer Jeff Nguyen on winning first place in the "action category" and "Photo of the Year" in the Dave Boss Award of Excellence with his entry "Pocket Full of Dreams" in the 53rd Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest for the 2020 NFL season.
"The image depicts Lions running back Adrian Peterson jumping through a perfectly formed hole in the line of scrimmage against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at Ford Field in Detroit." -Pro Football Hall of Fame

Eddie Murphy as "Axel Foley" in the NFL Detroit Lions Letterman Jacket that inspired the G-iii "Beverly Hills Edition" jacket.

Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders in NFL Detroit Lions "Beverly Hills Edition" Letterman Jacket by G-iii.

Me beatboxing in my Starter NFL Detroit Lions "Enforcer" Satin Full-Snap Varsity Jacket.

Big Sean rocking his Starter x Ty Mopkins Detroit Lions Satin Full-Snap Varsity Jacket for the Detroit Lions vs Philadelphia Eagles NFL Thanksgiving Game Halftime Show at Ford Field.

Eminem rocking a Chalk Line Detroit Lions Varsity Jacket when his "Marshal Mathers LP 2" record went platinum.
 

Eminem rocking his Chalk Line Detroit Lions Varsity Jacket for his Berserk live performance on the "Le Grand Journal" French Talk Show.

EPSN Magazine's Music Issue: Pro Football Hall of Fame Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin "Megatron" Johnson and multi-platinum rap artist Eminem in a Chalk Line Detroit Lions royal blue and white Varsity Jacket at St Andrews Theater in Detroit, Michigan. Photo credit: Matthias Clamer

G-Unit's 50 Cent in a Detroit Lions Satin Full-Snap Jacket.
 

Rocking my Starter Detroit Lions "Enforcer" Satin Full-Snap Varsity Jacket during my KALO TV "Talk Story Unscripted" Podcast Talk Show interview.

Detroit Lions QB1 Jared Goff in the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary "Beverly Hills Edition" Letterman Jacket by G-iii made famous by Eddie Murphy as "Axel Foley" in Beverly Hills Cop II and III. Photo credit: Jeff Nguyen/Detroit Lions.

My beatbox shout out to Motor City and Detroit Lions in the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary "Beverly Hills Edition" Letterman Jacket by G-iii.

Future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson in the NFL Detroit Lions "Beverly Hills Edition" Letterman Jacket by G-iii. Photo credit: Detroit Lions.

Good Morning Football host and former Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson rocking the Starter Detroit Lions 30th Anniversary "Beverly Hills Edition" Satin Full-Snap Varsity Jacket at the NFL Draft.

Tom Hardy as "Eddie Brock" rocking the NFL Detroit Lions "Beverly Hills Edition" Letterman Jacket. Marvel's "Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage" is set to release on September 24th.

Photography 
- Matthias Clamer
- ESPN Magazine
- Jeff Nguyen
- Pro Football Hall of Fame

Film 
- Disney
- Tom Hardy as "Eddie Brock" 
- Brandon T. Jackson as "Aaron Foley" 
- Marvel
- Eddie Murphy as "Axel Foley" 

Sports 
- WR Nate Burleson 
- QB Jared Goff 
- WR Calvin "Megatron" Johnson 
- RB Adrian Peterson 
- RB Barry Sanders 

Hip Hop Music 
- Rapper 50 Cent
- Rapper Eminem 
- Rapper Big Sean 
- Beatboxer Jason Tom 

Fashion 
- Air Jordan 
- Casio G-Shock 
- Chalk Line 
- Action Sportswear's FanaticU
- Gameday Detroit
- G-iii Sports Apparel by Carl Banks 
- Ty Mopkins
- NFL Shop
- Nike 
- Starter