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Post  VDino46 on Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:57 pm

I am doing research for a response to a blog on football uniforms. I remember (I think the year was 1972) two players in the NFL wearing their nickname on the jersey backs and the League stepping in after a couple weeks and stopping the nickname practice. The first player was Joe Jones of the Browns who wore "TURKEY" on his jersey and I have found photos and video for proof. The second player that I recall would be Doug Cunningham a 49ers running back from 1967-72 who was nicknamed GOOBER. How would I find this proof to corroborate with my claim?

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Post  BD Sullivan on Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:26 pm

Not a photo, but the article below notes that Cunningham wore it in the early part of the 1970 season until the NFL cracked down:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=c04yAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Y-YFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5485,4143293&dq=doug-cunningham+goober&hl=en (Page 17 of 20)

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Thank you.

Post  VDino46 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:43 pm

Thank you for your help BD Sullivan. Much appreciated.

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