Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by rexy2006, Aug 17, 2006.
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Thank you for the reply sdbound. I can't really get a good look at the middle of the helmet, but it sure is a nice collection. I was just curious since the original term "charger" was used as regards to a horse I just wondered what the uniform looked like.
Thanks, I need one more for my collection. Hopefully santa baby comes though for me again.
The term/name Chargers is from the (USC?) fight song "Charge." It was selected from a 'name the team' contest. A popular urban legend is that Barron Hilton named it after his upstart credit card company, Mastercard.
Here is a pic of Tobin Rote with the 63-64 shield,
Here's another great pic of the 1960 team vs. the NY Titans (Jets), notice the stands in LA.
FWIW I love the white on white unis,
Here is the LA logo (logos were not on the unis),
The SD logo,
Here are some NFL prototype helmets,
WOW! Thank you so much for the info and the pictures. So, basically the uniform didn't change much, just the helmet.
LOL, yeah, not many fans there in that picture.
I like the all white unis also, at least in that picture.
And thanks for the link, I bkmk'd it, very interesting. It took me a long time to think of the Colts not being in Baltimore. I enjoyed their games with Johnny U more than any other team until he left them.
So, what helmet do you want now, the latest one?
Yes, the latest one. If you haven't seen it up close yet it is very sweet.
Yes, I've seen it on both forums when they got the new look.
You have hinted to "Mrs. Clause" what you want for Christmas, right?
If so, I'm sure you will get it. Especially now that have won a few games in a row.:yes:
All I want for Christmas is a playoff victory!
Well, OK, maybe two or three.
Whats up Belichick...
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It took me a while to find this link,
Here's the original Raiders logo from a 1960 pennent.
The moustache is a remnant of the original name of the franchise, the 'Senòrs'.
It's snowing here!! :icon_banana:
Again, thank you so much sdbound! Very interesting about the changes. So where and when did the shield appear? At rallies and such? While I do love horses, I must say I like the Bolt used as it has been.
There are two different shields. The one with the horse was used for stadium decorations, advertizing, programs, etc.
The shield that some of the players wore on thier helmets in 1963 and 64 (which can be seen in in the 1963 uni above) had text that read "ALL-AMERICAN CITY" and "SAN DIEGO"
Tony Tobias wrote an excellent book on the Chargers early history, Charging Through The AFL.
Just as retarded as ever.
They should have kept that name...The Oakland Senòrs
Yes, I've seen both shields on this board, but didn't see it on any actual uni. It's just shown below the sleeve.
You sure do know your history.
Neither shield has been game worn on a uniform,only the 1963-64 teams sported the "helmet shield" below,
Below is the front cover of the Chargers first game program from August 8, 1960 Against the New York Titans (later changed names to the Jets) this is from the Tobias book.
FWIW The Sid Brooks book is also a great read on Charger history.
OOPs, you did say that before, sorry I forgot about the helmet, kept thinking why not on uni.
Wow, I do like that pic - evokes the feeling like the old cowboy movies when you'd hear the horn(trumpet) played when the cavalry was coming to the rescue. Again, thank you so much!
BTW, just reading Trumpet's thread about sitting the starters and he and other kept posting about players needing their 'reps'. I've read that word before in other threads and just can't for the life of me figure out what it stands for... repeats? replays? Since you seem to have all my answers, I'm sure you know this one too.
Repetitions. A number of plays are required for players to get into a groove.
Ah, so I was close with my first guess of repeats. Thanks. I'd send you rep, but I did that earlier this evening. :lol:
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