Jump to content

Another long gone football uniform style


Spearhead

Recommended Posts

This jersey style appeared in the late 1960s and was popular through the mid 1970s:

45081387_o.jpg

45081378_o.jpg

45081380_o.jpg

45081389_o.jpg

I always liked the look. Auburn really made it a trademark. As a player I wore this style for early season games and it did feel better. Any reason why this mesh style is no longer worn?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Probably because it gets torn really easily.

I knew someone would say that, but our ultra-mesh jerseys rarely tore. You were more likely to break your fingers off clutching the fishnet.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well I for one don't want to see guy's stomaches when I'm watching a game on TV. Like those jerseys that were always too short and could see the players' stomachs, my JV away jersey was like that. I hated it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's also very, VERY difficult to see the numbers from a distance. And I have a feeling officials complained that they couldn't identify players who were called for penalties.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The number issue is a good one. But coaches often used that to their advantage, hiding the white numerals against the white shoulder pads.

Yeah the Eagles were, I believe, the only NFL team to go fishnet. Though I think the Giants also had them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Probably because it gets torn really easily.

I knew someone would say that, but our ultra-mesh jerseys rarely tore. You were more likely to break your fingers off clutching the fishnet.

Well, there's your reason right there. Too many jersey-related finger injuries.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I always liked the look. Auburn really made it a trademark. As a player I wore this style for early season games and it did feel better. Any reason why this mesh style is no longer worn?

Uh, I think you just have to look at the photos to know the answer to that....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The number issue is a good one. But coaches often used that to their advantage, hiding the white numerals against the white shoulder pads.

Yeah the Eagles were, I believe, the only NFL team to go fishnet. Though I think the Giants also had them.

I think they were also worn by the Buccaneers and the Redskins for a while as well. And the Seahawks, which was a surprise since they played in the climate-controlled Kingdome at the time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The number issue is a good one. But coaches often used that to their advantage, hiding the white numerals against the white shoulder pads.

Yeah the Eagles were, I believe, the only NFL team to go fishnet. Though I think the Giants also had them.

I think they were also worn by the Buccaneers and the Redskins for a while as well. And the Seahawks, which was a surprise since they played in the climate-controlled Kingdome at the time.

the seahawks wore those well into the 80s.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I watched Earl Campbell (Houston Oilers & N.O. Saints) shred a few of those jerseys.

I know the high school in Austin, TX (1970s) wore them. I tried to find a picture of one - to no avail.

Here's Earl at Texas.

earl_campbell_universityoftexas.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.