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Here’s Joe Namath Wearing a 1964 New York Jets Helmet

Here’s Joe Namath Wearing a 1964 New York Jets Helmet

Football Friday, Sports
As originally seen on UniWatch, here's a very cool photo of Joe Namath in a New York Jets uniform. It's notable for a few reasons, which I'll get into shortly. What makes this interesting is that Broadway Joe is wearing a helmet with an altered version the mostly white Jets logo that was used for the 1964 season only, but didn't play his first game for New York until 1965. By that time the team had adopted a helmet logo that was essentially the same but with the colors reversed. Here's a replica of that version: And here's the '64 version as well: So based on the Namath pic, it looks like the helmet he wore for that shoot is a prototype of some sort. Perhaps the team had already decided to move in a new direction for '65? Makes sense, considering what a landmark signin...
I Put on My Robe and Wizards Jersey

I Put on My Robe and Wizards Jersey

Sports
Proving that it's never too late to right a hideous wrong, the NBA's Washington Wizards recently unveiled their new look for next season. Which is much like their old look. Witness: Current Wizards getup (the suck): Pretty awful, no? The color scheme is decent but that wacky typeface belongs on the packaging for some kids' drink, and that logo is simply too lame for words. New Wizards getup (much better): If those seem familiar to long-time basketball fans, there's a good reason. The new logo set is basically a lift of the old Washington Bullets look: Too bad they didn't go all the way and don those super groovy '70s uniforms, complete with form-fitting patriotic ball shorts: In any case, it's still an upgrade in just about every way possible. Now if only they...
Uniformly bad

Uniformly bad

Sports
I'll never understand the need for sports franchises to mess with a good thing. Well, I probably do. Over the years, countless teams have ditched tradition and updated their duds in the name of progress. In recent years, "progress" means adopting a soulless, slick look designed to boost merchandise sales. The latest franchise to hop on this visually offensive bandwagon is the San Diego Chargers. OK, so maybe this isn't as bad as it could be. But to me, it's a totally pointless change. It looks more like one of the crappy uniforms found in the Arena league than the NFL. The key to this new design seems to be the totally slick and in-your-face number design. But the inexplicable placement of the bolts around the shoulders doesn't help things. My main question is - why? What ...