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1974 Lions switch to white shoes

Post  KG on Fri May 22, 2015 4:50 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmY2e6RmjSI&index=5&list=PLiMm5XEEMkOHNn2J3ZYIYDf195P6PInFM go to approx. 7 40 the narrator announced that as a result of the lions beating Minnesota, the lions coach allowed the team to wear white shoes. so it looks like from week 7 the lions wore white
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Giants as well?

Post  KG on Fri May 22, 2015 5:53 pm

in the limited hi lights against the giants. it looks like a lot of the giant players were wearing white shoes as well
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Re: 1974 Lions switch to white shoes

Post  bigbluelarry on Fri May 22, 2015 10:18 pm

Interesting observation - I know the Giants went to white in 1975. It looks like 1974 might've been a mix of white and black.

Giants vs Washington 9/15/74


Giants at Washington 10/20/74


Giants at Detroit 11/17/74



Giants at St.Louis 12/15/74


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philadelphia 1973

Post  KG on Fri May 22, 2015 10:21 pm

may want to double check the eagles. in the 73 redskins yearbook on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InCBIO8iwdg

the Eagles' shoes look black instead of green
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Re: 1974 Lions switch to white shoes

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sat May 23, 2015 7:57 am

Hard to tell. I definitely think the bottoms of those cleats are green - not that that means anything, though.

This video from the Eagles' site seems to confirm that black cleats were the majority - except for WRs, maybe - in 1973.
http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/videos/videos/Upon-Further-Review-1973-/6bf124b4-a7c2-41fe-8237-506ede6c7687


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Re: 1974 Lions switch to white shoes

Post  bigbluelarry on Sat May 23, 2015 8:01 am

They look black here.
Philadelphia vs Dallas 10/28/73


Philadelphia vs New England 11/11/73

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Re: 1974 Lions switch to white shoes

Post  bigbluelarry on Sat May 23, 2015 8:12 am

They were still black in 1974...
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Re: 1974 Lions switch to white shoes

Post  Bill Schaefer on Sat May 23, 2015 8:15 am

Morning, Larry!

This video from the Eagles' site seems to show mostly black cleats for everyone (not green) - except for the WRs - in 1973.
http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/videos/videos/Upon-Further-Review-1973-/6bf124b4-a7c2-41fe-8237-506ede6c7687
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Re: 1974 Lions switch to white shoes

Post  bigbluelarry on Sat May 23, 2015 8:17 am

Philadelphia at San Diego 10/6/74 - both white and black


Morning Bill... Very Happy
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Post  Bill Schaefer on Sat May 23, 2015 8:23 am

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