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Post  Bill Schaefer Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:36 pm

Going for the Hat Trick...1 last mesh vs durene fight to the death...
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White jerseys...
Week 4 - 10/7 - @ Kansas City - white mesh (BDSullivan)
Week 7 - 10/28 - @ NY Jets - white mesh (Bill)
Week 8 - 11/4 - @ St Louis - white mesh (BDSullivan)
Week 10 - 11/18 - @ Pittsburgh - white mesh (BBL)
Week 13 - 12/9 - @ San Diego - white mesh (BDSullivan)
Week 14 - 12/16 - @ Oakland - white mesh (BBL)

Orange jerseys...
Week 1 - 9/16 - home vs Cincinnati - orange durene (BDSullivan)
Week 2 - 9/23 - home vs San Francisco - orange mesh (BDSullivan)
Week 3 - 9/30 - home vs Chicago - orange mesh (BDSullivan)
Week 5 - 10/14 - @ Houston - orange mesh (Homer Simpson - see below)
Week 6 - 10/22 (MON) - home vs Oakland - orange durene (Bill)
Week 9 - 11/11 - home vs San Diego - orange durene (BBL)
Week 11 - 11/25 - home vs Kansas City - orange durene (BBL)
Week 12 - 12/2 - home vs Dallas - orange durene (BDSullivan)


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Post  BD Sullivan Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:28 pm

11/4 @ St. Louis: Looks like White Mesh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRXnUdB19P4

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Post  Bill Schaefer Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:36 pm

12/2 looks to be orange durene to me.
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Post  BD Sullivan Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:49 pm

Checking the 10/1 Chicago Tribune, we have Orange Mesh in the one photo available. Perhaps a better confirmation was that the high that day (per FamersAlmanac.com) was 75.

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Post  Bill Schaefer Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:51 am

OK. I'll go with the orange mesh based on the photo.

Another good place to go for the game temps is this...

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/

Click on the year and the word boxscore next to the game and the weather conditions are listed.

It actually lists the game on 9/30 as having...
Stadium: Mile High Stadium, Start Time: 2:00, Surface: grass,
Weather: 55 degrees, relative humidity 54%, wind 8 mph
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Post  slats7 Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:15 pm

Cover of Dallas Cowboys Weekly in 1973.

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Post  darkhaha Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:25 am

Bill,

I'll see if I can dig up anything at the Denver Post.

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Post  Bill Schaefer Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:36 pm

Needed a bump.
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Post  Bill Schaefer Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:47 pm

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Post  BD Sullivan Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:55 pm

Not a great photo, but here's one from the 10/7 game at Kansas City (p. 9 of 21):

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=VJOaslTFpLQC&dat=19731008&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

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Post  Bill Schaefer Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:21 pm

Based on the sleeve numbers and the torso numbers I can see, I'm calling this a mesh.
A quick look at the boxscore from the game shows...
Weather: 67 degrees, relative humidity 88%, wind 11 mph.
I think mesh is a safe call.
Thanks.
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Post  Bill Schaefer Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:37 pm

I also found 2 images of the Broncos on the New York Times for the game at NYJ that look like mesh also.
This would mean that, even with opportunities to wear durene at...
Pittsburgh (34 degrees)
Oakland (47 degrees)
St Louis (44 degrees) and
NY Jets (48 degrees)...
the Broncos of 1973 did NOT wear white durene at all, choosing to go with the mesh at each opportunity.
We will continue to check but this appears to be the case.
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Post  BD Sullivan Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:09 pm

Here's a lousy photo (p. 29) of the 9/16 Cincy @ Denver game:

http://newspaperarchive.com/the-greeley-daily-tribune/1973-09-17/page-28/

..and another lousy one of the 9/23 SF @ Denver game:

http://newspaperarchive.com/the-greeley-daily-tribune/1973-09-24/page-30/

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Post  Bill Schaefer Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:33 pm

I've used up my quota of 3 looks on newspaperarchive.com for today so I'll try tomorrow.

Here's what I'm thinking...
In 1973 Denver wore white mesh all season, in temps ranging down to 33 degrees in Pittsburgh (photo seen above).

In orange however...
durene was worn for 10/22 vs Oakland (58 degrees - but was a MNF game so it likely got colder as the game progressed)
11/11 vs SD (52 degrees)
11/25 vs KC (31 degrees)
and 12/2 vs Dallas (51 degrees).

But orange mesh was worn for 9/30 vs Chicago (55 degrees).

The 3 remaining unsettled games are home vs Cincy (44 degrees), home vs SF (66 degrees), and at Houston (72 degrees).

The question becomes the Cincy game. Would they have worn the orange durene for the home opener?


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Post  Bill Schaefer Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:02 pm

So I pieced together a blown up version of the shot of SF @ DEN...

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If you focus on the player behind #11's right shoulder, despite the graininess, you can make out a considerable blue outline around his numbers - much thicker than what would appear had the Broncos been wearing the durene versions.

The same could also be said of Haven Moses (#25) in the back left corner.

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Post  Bill Schaefer Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:21 am

Here's a lousy photo (p. 29) of the 9/16 Cincy @ Denver game:

http://newspaperarchive.com/the-greeley-daily-tribune/1973-09-17/page-28/

Gametime temp for Week 1 was 44 degrees. I'm betting this is durene.
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Post  Bill Schaefer Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:27 am

Week 5 - 10/14 - @ Houston

In the immortal words of Homer Simpson..."D'oh!"

I feel stupid.
It was IN HOUSTON - in the ASTRODOME!
A perfect 72 degrees.
It's not going to be durene. Orange mesh all the way!
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