This was entirely my mistake, had I looked at Tim's White At Home in the NFL project, I would have seen that in 1971 the Los Angeles Rams did wear white at home, and this picture was actually from the teams' second meeting that year, 11/21/1971, at the Coliseum in Los Angeles.
So when exactly did the 49ers switch from the two-toned pants to the new style? Pictures from the week after this game, the 11/28/1971 game at Shea Stadium against the Jets, indicate that they were wearing the new pants in that game, and they were still wearing them the next month when they faced the Lions at home (on the Candlestick astroturf) in the season finale on December 19.
Assuming then that they didn't "switch back and forth" (and also assuming that Tim is correct about the Rams' numerals, which we have no reason to believe isn't true) then that first picture, (from 11/21/71 vs the Rams) would be the last time they wore those pants.
|12/19/71 vs Detroit|
|11/28/1971 at NY Jets|
Thank you Tom, for being our first commentor, and we hope you stay around here at The Gridiron Uniform Database and continue to contribute to the discussions and fact-check us when we need correcting, and we'll look for you in the forum.
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Thursday was a big day here at the GridironUniforms.com. We completed entering all of the yearly index pages, if you'll look over to the left where it starts at 2011 and goes down to 1920, you can click on any of the years from 1933 to 2010 and see the uniforms from that year. With those yearly pages on the left and the team pages on the right, the "meat" of our website is now on-line. We hope to have most of the 2010 team pages in by Sunday, our official launch, however, all the team graphics, at least are complete, and our website is pretty much "good to go."
Another feature we launched yesterday, we are now on Twitter. Now you can get tweets to let you know when updates have been made to the database, as well as when riveting articles like this one have been posted. You''ll see to the right a badge where you can sign up to follow us, and down at the bottom of this page a twitter widget that displays our recent tweets. Just follow us @GridironUniform. (Yes, it's singular. Apparently twitter only allows 14 characters in a twitter name.)
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Database Changes. The 1940 Chicago Bears have been "tweaked" again. If it seems like it was just yesterday that we changed these uniforms, it's because it was. Now another change: We decided the socks (which they actually did wear during the regular season) should be orange and not white. We were continuing to study the size (no, not the color) of the Bronco on the 1962-66 Denver helmet, and feel that at 90% of the size that we previously had it made it more accurate (new 1964, old 1964), and also made a clerical change with the 1967 Broncos in that we are now depicting the "preseason only" uniforms below the regular season, rather than above, as we have done in other cases.
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Well, now it's off to work on the 2010 team pages. Since we have already done the Packers and Steelers, we'll probably try to knock out the rest of the NFC North & AFC North first, and then tackle the other divisions.