It's our birthday!

by Tim Brulia

Please allow us to celebrate ourselves for a little bit.

Sunday, June 12, 2011, the Gridiron Uniform Database (GUD) went live on the web.  We attempted to be the definitive source for pro football uniforms.  Without any attempt at ego boosting, we believe we are achieving that goal.

In our previous birthday blogs, we have cited what we have accomplished over the past 365 (or 366) days. And, we will do so here, because we feel that we have done more than ever before since 6/12/13.

1) All known uniform combinations for all National Football League teams since 1930.
2) The addition of the complete uniform history of the College All-Star Game (1934-1976) to the GUD.
3) The addition of the complete uniform history of the World Football League (1974-1975) as a sister website to the GUD.
4) The addition of the complete uniform history of the United States Football League (1983-1985), also as a sister website to the GUD.
5) The addition of the complete uniform history of the game officials for the NFL, All-America Football Conference and American Football League to the GUD, as well as the WFL and USFL officials to their respective sites.
6) A complete visual uniform matchup for every single regular season and postseason game played since 1949 for the NFL, AFL and AAFC.  While not 100% complete, we also have every known visual uni matchup for the NFL and AAFC from 1940-1948.
7) Continuous corrections, revisions, additions and fine-tuning to uniforms already on the GUD. Conservatively, we figure we have made over 500 additions and corrections to the site since our launch.
8) Adding the 2013 NFL season in its entirety to the GUD.

In the coming days, weeks and months, we certainly will be monitoring the 2014 season as closely as anyone.  BUT BUT BUT, we have a major find unearthed by a contributor that merits a blog of its own! Watch this space this Saturday (June 14) for a blog by Bill regarding this bit of news as well as a word from our friends at Uni Watch regarding this discovery.

As always, we wish to thank all of you who take interest in the GUD and a special tip of the helmet to those of you who have pointed out our goofs and not quite right uni depictions. You are a vital component helping the GUD to be the very best that it can be. We appreciate that beyond words!

Have a piece of birthday cake on us!

Don't forget to watch this space on Saturday!!

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