I like the Al's unis. They have a retro feel and it is a look that's unique to them. As for BC, I'm not a fan. The helmet looks like it was ripped off from the old USFL Michigan Panthers. The home jersey has no white, the road has no black. And what's with the two different shades of orange? I used to love the Lion's outfits from the 80s. Even the ones from the 90s and early 00s work for me.
It's funny, a lot of people like either the Lions' home or their away uniform. I prefer their aways. But even then, it's very generic since it follows the same template as Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Ottawa.
I would have preferred a tweak from what they had from 2005-2015 using the gradual stripe idea. I can't think of any other team that uses it, so it would be a good opportunity for the Lions. I would have kept the orange and white scheme and relegated an orange and black scheme to alternate status, as below:
And I love that Montreal didn't change their uniform design in the latest overhaul and I hope they keep their current ones for a while yet. It's better to have some measure of brand consistency, which a lot of the teams don't subscribe to. Although I think they should stick with silver helmets and pants at home and white for away. They were all over the place last year. With that being said, I agree with brihind88 in that the Alouettes should change their logo.
Ottawa needs to dump the white helmets, they aren't even the same shade of white. Many teams in the NFL use the same colour of helmets without issue (Cowboys and Lions are very similar).
Ottawa looks better with black helmet all the time, like 2015 Grey Cup (White jersey and black helmet).
When the Lions exposed this look for 2016, the first thing that I thought of was the USFL Michigan Panthers.
With the exception of the lines, it is near to exact same. I am sure that is where they got the idea.
I was ok with the new logo , but wished they would have kept the white helmets , home and road.
In a 9 team league , we do not need 3 teams with black helmets.
The thing I find strange is that home is a dominant black, but black is all gone from the road. :?
Also, your photo of the orange helmet at home would look odd if they did that.
The Lions did that for the home pre-season game and I noticed the orange helmet does not match the orange jersey.
If you go over to the Lions site and click on the game photos from the pre-season game you will see what I mean.