We run the beat on Andy Reid and Tommy Bahama shirts and today we have an update for that. The NFL’s annual spring owners meetings took place this week in Arizona.
At that meeting - besides relocating the Raiders - they also take an annual photo of all the coaches. Bill Belichick usually skips this because he’s Bill Belichick. But Big Red? He missed it last year because of knee surgery but he usually doesn’t miss this photo. How can you tell? Because he’s the one in the Hawaiian shirt.
Andy Reid and Hawaiian shirts is not a new thing. Here’s a 2013 quote from him on his Tommy Bahama shirts.
"You know what, over on the Plaza [in Kansas City] there's a Tommy Bahama shop," Reid told The Program's Soren Petro on Monday. "There's a lady over there who took care of me, the manager of the store over there. She heard the story about the Tommy Bahama shirts and she sent that one over to me without any fanfare or anything. I appreciated that."
"Normally I wear that on the second day but I donned it on the first day. The other shirts I had, I had the red Tommy Bahama all lined up and ready to go before that one came over for the second day, so I wore that one the second day. The third day I went kind of plain, I went with the black Tommy Bahama."
"Soren, if you and I keep this up we might get a deal with Tommy Bahama doggone it. We might get a discount card. I didn't think about this but we're giving them a pretty good plug right here."
And for the money line: "You wear them and you can hide cheeseburgers underneath and no one will ever know."