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Looking Back at the AFL 50th Season Throwbacks of 2009

In 2009, the NFL paid homage to the 50th season following the launch of the then rival AFL, with eight original teams (and the Dallas Cowboys) wearing throwbacks.

A Uni Watch Look at Don Maynard

Click to enlarge Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Maynard died yesterday. I saw him play during the tail end of his career in the early 1970s, when I was …

Charge! 1960s Car Commercial Is Loaded with Uni Goodness

Reader Chris Alvarez (@chrisinleaucadia) recently stumbled across an old TV commercial that totally delivers the uni-driven goods. It’s embedded above — go ahead and take 60 seconds to watch it. …

A Simple (Game)Plan: Re-Reimagining The NY Jets

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Earlier this month, as you’re all aware, the New York Jets introduced a redesign of their helmet and uniforms (pretty much only the third re-design …

A Look at Tom Jacobsen’s Broncos Memorabilia Collection

Click to enlarge Last month I had two stories that were based on old Denver Broncos files that were shared with me by a collector. First there was my story …

Major Historical Find: A 1965 Stadium Uniform Brochure

For all of today’s images, you can click to enlarge Today we have something very, very special — a 1965 promotional brochure from a company that made uniforms for stadium …

Too Good for the Ticker!: Vintage Football Observations

Longtime reader Gene Sanny was recently doing a bit of football research for some art projects and came across some interesting stuff. One thing at a time: •  Here’s something I’ve …

Why Were the Packers Playing on an Infield in 1969?

If you click on the video above, you’ll see some highlights from a 1969 Packers/49ers game. The Packers were the home team, but the field included a baseball infield diamond, …

Talking Helmets with Curtis McClinton

Super Bowl IV is not generally regarded as a good game. The score was lopsided (Chiefs 23, Vikings 7) and the outcome was never in doubt. These days the game …

1962 Broncos Photo Has Lots of Stories to Tell

Click to enlarge About a month ago I linked to four photos from the Broncos/Titans game played on Sept. 30, 1962 at the Polo Grounds. Those shots, provided to me …

A Raiders History Mystery

Yesterday’s Ticker included a link to slideshow showing the Raiders playing in various home stadiums other than the Oakland Coliseum. We’re going to follow up on that today, because eagle-eyed …

A Visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Tom Speed, who made some great uni-related observations during a recent visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He emailed …

Uni Watch DIY Project: Tie One On, Revisited

Click photos to enlarge [Editor’s Note: Remember our recent post about DIY NHL goalie-themed neckties? That entry was extremely popular, so today we have a follow-up from the same anonymous …

To Tuck or Not to Tuck: That Is the Question

Click to enlarge Last week I mentioned the excellent new “30 for 30” documentary, Untucked, which is about Marquette’s untucked jerseys back in the late 1970s. As a companion piece …

Play Action, Pump Fake — Checkmate!

For all photos in today’s post, you can click to enlarge [Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Karl Dentino, who’s going to enlighten us regarding a DIY …