andrewharrington Posted March 15, 2010 Share Posted March 15, 2010 Here's a good one: The Falcons, in their inaugural season, wore a black jersey with their familiar falcon head logo on the sleeves (this was their throwback uniform last season). The next year, in 1967, they inexplicably changed the falcon on the sleeves to white, before going to a striped sleeve with no logo in 1968.Also of note: Check out the socks on 34. There's actually a full Northwestern stripe on those Falcons socks (it's really thick, with red in the center and white as the trim). In fact, the stripe was so thick that most of the time, only the top half of it peeked out over the white crew sock that each player wore (but you can see the bottom of it on the other guy). Back then, NFL socks consisted of two pieces: a low stirrup in the team color with the stripe design knitted in and a white crew sock that was pulled up to mid calf. Nowadays, the sock is one-piece. The bottom portion (up to the mid calf) is white with a little extra thickness around the shin, and the top portion is knitted in team color with any applicable stripe pattern. Some socks, like the Broncos' throwbacks, are knitted so that only the foot part is white, and the stripes start at the ankle and go up. Today's NFL socks are over the knee in length.With that in mind, check the Falcons' throwback uniform here:Look at the socks. Whether intentional or not, it's kind of neat that the socks were designed so that it appears just the top portion of the Northwestern stripe is peeking out above a crew sock, just as it appeared on most players in the late 60s. Interesting.They also failed to accurately match the taller, skinnier block numerals, instead opting for a standard block set. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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