Question: Why don't the Niners stay in the throw-back jerseys permently? I think the Niners should wear the throw-back jerseys permently. Don't you think it could bring back a sense of tradition and honor to our beloved organization? I watch all the sports stations from NFL network to espn. Never is there a mention of the our Niners, unless it's to down us. And with all the Manning brother craziness, Don't you think our QB deserves some recognition? He was the No. 1 pick in 05. Eli was No. 2 pick via trade. right?
-- Ronnie Fuller, Hollister
Answer: The third-most important person in the organization agrees with you, Ronnie, regarding the uniforms. Mike Nolan has said that he'd like to see his team return to the classic duds. The question is whether Nos. 1 and 2, John and Denise York, feel the same way. If they do, it would take about two years to go through all the red tape at the NFL level. I don't know exactly what it involves, but I'll bet Reebok has something to do with it. In other words, don't expect to see the old unis until 2008 at the earliest.
-- Matt Barrows