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1974 Chiefs Socks

Post  mplund on Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:46 pm

I stumbled across this image from a 1974 Chiefs vs Chargers game. Chiefs are wearing a 5 stripe sock sock pattern (red-yellow-red-yellow-red). Images from other 1974 games show them wearing the standard 3 stripe pattern.

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/cornerback-emmitt-thomas-of-the-kansas-city-chiefs-tackles-news-photo/80018307

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Re: 1974 Chiefs Socks

Post  Bill Schaefer on Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:58 pm

Any chance we can find another pick of this game to see if any other Chiefs besides Emmitt Thomas were wearing the same pattern?
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Re: 1974 Chiefs Socks

Post  timmyb on Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:10 am

I think getty messed up the caption on this one. This is likely from 1977 instead of 1974. Chiefs wore this sock pattern in 1977 and Thomas was still with KC and McDonald was playing for SD in '77.

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Post  Bill Schaefer on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:56 am

Yep. Tim's right...again. In 1974-76 the Chargers wore solid blue socks. These ones are striped which jives with 1977 Chargers.
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Re: 1974 Chiefs Socks

Post  mplund on Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:25 pm

Shoot--sorry for the false alarm! I've noticed that Getty has had the wrong dates on other photos--don't know why I trusted them on this one...

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Re: 1974 Chiefs Socks

Post  timmyb on Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:29 pm

mplund,

No worries. We thank you for your interest.

getty may get dates messed up from time to time. Still, short of the actual newspapers, it's one of the most valuable resources for our research, especially in the more recent years. Bill and I have used gettyimages extensively and we will continue to do so.

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Re: 1974 Chiefs Socks

Post  Rob Holecko on Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:37 pm

I would like to know what criteria they use that results in so many incorrect dates? "Hey, that looks like mid-70s? Whatdayya think? 1977? 1974? 74 sounds good to me!" That's how we wind up with the picture of the 1933 Championship. Shoddy fact checking.
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