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The throwbacks the Patriots are wearing aren't correct.

That helmet they have been wearing is not the helmet they wore in 1960.

Why are they excluded from wearing their original head wear?

If this has been covered before and addressed - my apologies.

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The Patriots are not "throwing back" to 1960, but 1963.

Really?

How come everyone else has to throw back to 1960 except them?

This kind of flies in the face of the 50th year AFL thingie - no?

The Chargers are wearing '63 unis as well. Their helmet & jersey bolts were blue in '60. They also did not wear powder blue until something like 1968 so their throwback blue is inaccurate but that debate has already been held.

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It's a travesty I tell you all.

A travesty.

Join me on the radio tomorrow.

I'll make sure to mention we all spoke about this issue.

The travesty I mean.

Another sports talker in our midst? What station are you on? What day part? Can I hear you on the internet?

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The point of the AFL Legacy games isn't to throw back to 1960, but to celebrate the AFL. They're doing this because it is the AFL's 50th Anniversary, using that as a pretext to honor the league. By allowing the teams to select uniforms from different years of the AFL, it gives a more colorful celebration of that league, IMO.

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I'm pretty sure that all the AFL teams got to choose a year to throw back to, as long as it was during the AFL era.

That is correct. The Bills uniforms of 1960 were blue and sliver and had the numbers on the helmets. Thankfully Ralph only modeled the franchise after the Lions for one year.

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I'm pretty sure that all the AFL teams got to choose a year to throw back to, as long as it was during the AFL era.

That is correct. The Bills uniforms of 1960 were blue and sliver and had the numbers on the helmets. Thankfully Ralph only modeled the franchise after the Lions for one year.

Not that that's helped the Bills win any more Super Bowls than Detroit.

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