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1996 Chargers - Rodney Culver 22

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:07 pm

Likewise, Culver passed over the summer, as well. The Chargers wore his 22 on a white decal in the '96 season.



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2001 9/23 Jets & Patriots only - memorial logo

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:27 pm

I'm hoping to get a bigger one of these somewhere. For now, I'm cutting and straightening the logo from the photo and that's that.


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1976 Redskins 12/12 @ Dallas

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:37 pm

I came across this photo on a Google search. Joe Lavender has a yellow decal with the words HIT and WIN in cross-shape. The caption said that this may have been a motivational ploy by George Allen to get his team 'up' for the season finale against the Cowboys. It is said to possibly have been a take-off of a Gerald Ford re-election button that simply said WIN seen here.


Anybody with more information on this? Was it worn by the whole team?
Was it a one-time deal or all season? This seems to indicate it wasn't worn at other times...
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Re: Helmet decals

Post  BD Sullivan on Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:02 pm

Bill Schaefer wrote:I can't find any proof of it but I seem to remember a team wearing a memorial decal on their helmets in the shape of a shamrock. I thought it might be for a Rooney or a McCaskey but I haven't been able to turn anything up.

Little help guys? (Or just tell me I'm imagining things.)

No imagining. It was the Bears, after the death of Ed McCaskey in 2003:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/detail-of-a-chicago-bears-helmet-during-the-game-against-news-photo/2758730

Regarding other Bears changes, this might help:

http://www.bearshistory.com/sidelines/chicagobearsuniformhistory.aspx

In 1984, the Dolphins wore #20 on the back of their helmet in memory of running back David Overstreet, who had been killed in an offseason auto accident. Here's a photo:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/miami-dolphins-head-coach-don-shula-confers-with-young-news-photo/76916588

Also in '84, the Rams wore #42 on the back of their helmet in memory of DB Kirk Collins, who died of cancer in February of that year:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/eric-dickerson-of-the-los-angeles-rams-puts-on-his-helmet-news-photo/110041057

In 1983, the Dolphins wore a #50 sticker in memory of Larry Gordon, who had died during the offseason:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4108/4977552836_af60fba232_o.png

In 1986, the Giants began wearing a #38 in memory of former running back John Tuggle, who died of cancer in late August 1986. However, I'm not sure if it began with the 10/5 or 10/12 game. The first photo is from the 9/28 game, the second from 10/12, and the third is a better photo of the number--from the 11/23 game:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/running-back-reuben-mayes-of-the-new-orleans-saints-runs-news-photo/81463690

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/new-york-giants-defensive-players-lawrence-taylor-george-news-photo/78418968

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/phil-simms-of-the-new-york-giants-releases-the-football-as-news-photo/73817766

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2003 Bears - Ed McCaskey

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:26 pm

WOW!
A) Thank you sir! Good to know I'm NOT going crazy...yet.
B) Got the Larry Gordon one right next to the David Overstreet a couple pages back.
C) The Chairman Emeritus of the Bears who married George Halas' daughter Virginia passed away in April 2003. The Bears wore the decal all season.





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1986 Giants - John Tuggle 38

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:06 pm

Tuggle passed away from cancer on Aug 30, 1986. However, the 38s were not present in a 9/28 photo but did appear in a 10/12 photo. The question we are trying to solve is whether they appeared first in the 10/12 game or 1 game earlier on 10/5.



In this photo from the 1987 NFC Championship Game, there is a Giant (#74 - help me Larry!) seated across from a standing Jim Burt. His 3 and 8 are the same size and font as the 7 of his helmet numbers. I'm guessing, without a much more close-up image handy, that the Giants just used extra 3s and 8s from there supply of helmet numbers instead of ordering new separate decals.




***UPDATE - BBL comes through in the clutch with a photo showing the Giants did wear the 38 for the first time on October 5, 1986.


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Re: Helmet decals

Post  BD Sullivan on Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:12 pm

#74 was Erik Howard.

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Re: Helmet decals

Post  timmyb on Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:19 am

Bill Schaefer wrote:All players wore the decal in 'celebration' of the game to be played in Mexico City between San Francisco and Arizona.





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Re: Helmet decals

Post  bigbluelarry on Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:14 am

Bill Schaefer wrote:In this photo from the 1987 NFC Championship Game, there is a Giant (#74 - help me Larry!) seated across from a standing Jim Burt. His 3 and 8 are the same size and font as the 7 of his helmet numbers. I'm guessing, without a much more close-up image handy, that the Giants just used extra 3s and 8s from there supply of helmet numbers instead of ordering new separate decals.


Yeah, Erik Howard was #74.

I'm going through my Giants 1987 yearbook - the #38 first showed up at the 10/5 game at St. Louis. If you like I can try and get a scan of a picture and email it tomorrow.

You are right, it is not an actual decal, just additional helmet numbers.


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Re: Helmet decals

Post  bigbluelarry on Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:26 am

Found one:

You can make out the #38 on the back of Collins helmet.
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Re: Helmet decals

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:37 am

THANK YOU!
Problem solved.
The 38 for John Tuggle was added for this 10/5 game at St. Louis.
Great job!
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Futbol Americano - redo

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:49 am

Better, Tim?
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Re: Helmet decals

Post  timmyb on Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:51 am

Bill Schaefer wrote:Better, Tim?

Bueno!!

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1984 Rams - Kirk Collins 42

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:54 am

BD Sullivan alert us to this one.
But I'm having a bit of difficulty. No font on my computer matches this. I was up till 1130PM last trying to find the matching font. I thought it might be a form of Engravers or Bodoni but neither quite gets the bottom of the 2 correct.


Well, the photo was big enough to craft something out of the closest existing 2 that I could find until something better comes along.


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Little help...

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:27 am

I came across these 2 in my searches.
The first one is for George Plimpton "The Paper Lion" who passed away 9/25/2003. I did a check of Getty for as many Lions games as I could after this date but couldn't find any evidence that it was worn.


The second, I'm guessing maybe the Saints, I have no idea for whom it could be honoring.


I remain hopeful for each of these as they were pictured with the Pat Tillman, Tex Schramm, and Hank Stram decals - all decals that were worn.
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1992 Lions - Eric Andolsek 65

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:59 pm

Andolsek passed a way a few months before the season started. The 65 decal was worn all season. Spotted this while unsuccessfully viewing 1992 Buccaneers highlights trying to find glimpses of the 2 black decals Vinny wore in the earlier photo. (All I was able to determine about that was that he did not have them for the early part of the season and could only spot the presence of the black tape in the season finale at Phoenix.)


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1994 DET - Toby Caston 50

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:26 pm

The Lions placed a 50 decal on their helmets for LB Toby Caston for the entire season. The decal also appeared on the plain silver throwback helmets Detroit wore for the NFL's 75th Anniversary season.




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Re: Helmet decals

Post  BD Sullivan on Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:22 pm

After Browns legend Lou Groza died on 11/29/00, the Browns wore a #76 sticker on the back of their helmet (see below). However, I'm not sure when it began. He died on Wednesday night, which conceivably gave the equipment people enough time to put them on, but the team flew out on Friday afternoon to a 12/3 road game at Jacksonville. What's most frustrating is that Getty has no photos from this game (a total blowout for Jax), and the photos from the following week have no photos from the rear of a Browns helmet.

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/fullback-lorenzo-neal-of-the-tennessee-titans-beats-the-news-photo/81799532

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In December 1990, with the Gulf War getting closer, the NFL decided to have all teams wear a U.S. flag decal on the back of their helmet. It started with the games of December 22-23; here's a wire story about it from 12/21 and a photo from the Raiders-Cincy playoff game:

"NFL players will wear American flag decals on their helmets, starting in this weekend's games.

"This presentation of the American flag is a very appropriate method for the NFL clubs and players to affirm their support for the men and women of our Armed forces on duty in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf," commissioner Paul Tagliabue said."

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/los-angeles-raiders-running-back-bo-jackson-carries-the-news-photo/81692925

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In December 1993, Houston Oiler Jeff Alm committed suicide. Beginning with the 12/19 game in Pittsburgh, the Oilers wore a #76 decal in his memory. Below is an example (from the following week's contest):

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/cornerback-cris-dishman-of-the-houston-oilers-defends-wide-news-photo/82032977

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For last year's 10/16 game against Houston, the Ravens wore a "PBM" memorial sticker in memory of the wife of former owner Art Modell, Patricia Breslin Modell, who had died the previous Wednesday:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/joe-flaccos-helmet-and-those-of-his-teammates-bear-the-news-photo/129399779



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2000 Browns - Lou Groza 76

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:04 pm

I found this photo from the next game - vs Philly - and the decal is clearly present on 12/10.


12/17/00




Unusual given the Cleveland/Baltimore connection by way of Modell, you would think if they wore the decal at Baltimore, there'd be mention of it especially so soon after Groza's passing. Tend to think the Philly game was the first for the decal.


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1993 Oilers - Jeff Alm 76

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:06 pm

Worn the last 3 regular season games and 1 playoff game.






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2011 Ravens - Patricia Breslin Modell (PBM) 10/16 only

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:52 pm

Mrs. Modell.


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2004 Eagles - Reggie White 92

Post  Bill Schaefer on Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:43 pm

Their Monday Night game on 12/27 was too soon after Reggie's passing on 12/26 to get the decals.


They added a black dot 92 decal for their last regular season game on 1/2/2005 and continued wearing it through the Super Bowl (3 playoff games).



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2006 Super Bowl logos SEA vs PITT

Post  Bill Schaefer on Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:56 pm

The 2005 Super Bowl did not feature logos on the helmets.


The 2006 game did.


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2007 Super Bowl - IND vs CHI

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