While AFL teams going helmet logo-less is certainly not unprecendented, and it would also make more sense if it was the preseason... (These guys played games without logos) ...we cannot prove it simply based on this photo. Did they go logo-less for the whole preseason, or just this game?
Was is just this guy without a logo, or the whole team? Did he have a logo on the other side, or were both sides blank? For all we know, as unlikely as it is, this guy's logo may have simply come off of his helmet on the play before this one. If you know anything further about the logo-less (or not) helmets of the 1963 Boston Patriots' preseason, please let us know in the forum.
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|Jeff Hostetler in 1994; |
Speaking of changes to the database, since we launched on Sunday, the increased traffic has led to an expected surge in the amount of corrections to the database. As we are currently in the middle of migrating our database to our servers, the old images may still be showing up on our pages for another day or two, but the changes will soon be reflected in the database. The Jeff told us of a correction for the 2009 Throwback uniforms of the Oakland Raiders. When the Oakland Raiders wore their original white road uniforms with the silver-with-black outlined numbers, they used a font with a squared top on the number - that was in 1963-64 and 1970. (We have confirmed that in 1970, when they brought back the silver number, they did also bring back the squared-top font.) In 1994, when they did the NFL 75th Anniversary throwbacks, they got a little lazy, and used the rounded font, something the Raiders apparently never wore. We initially had the rounded font for the 2009 throwback, however, as The Jeff pointed out to us, they were more accurate the second time around when they did the AFL throwbacks in 2009. We believe the Raiders iconic black home uniforms have never sported a "squared-off" one, not in throwbacks, and not originally, regardless of what this Mitchell & Ness 1980 throwback looks like.
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