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The other all throwback game was between the Chiefs (Texans) and the Cowboys. The game made for an interesting afternoon because it paired the Dallas Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys. The Chiefs did not have as much fun as the Broncos' organization, but it was still fun to see. One interesting note was that both teams were wearing home uniforms. A rarity in the NFL.
The Chiefs' throwback weekend also prompted an interesting post on the Uni Watch Blog from J.J. Lauderdale:
The St. Louis Rams also got in on the fun and wore their throwback uniforms.
The Chiefs’ wearing of their Dallas Texans throwback helmet snapped a 548-game streak of the Chiefs wearing nothing but their red shell, arrowhead logo, and white facemask — a streak that began on September 15, 1974, against the Jets. The Chiefs had worn gray facemasks in 1973 before changing to white in ’74.
This is the longest streak in NFL history for a team continuously wearing one helmet with no throwback, no change of logo, no change of facemask color, etc. If you ask people who had the longest streak, most people guess the Cowboys, Steelers, or Raiders and never get to the Chiefs. But many of the teams with the more classic helmets had their streaks broken during the 1994 throwback season (the Steelers, Raiders, and Cardinals, for example), when they wore throwbacks or blank shells. The Chiefs, however, wore their regular lids in 1994, keeping their streak intact.
The four next longest streaks in history are:
• Cardinals, 1960-1994: They wore that bird head logo on a white helmet for 499 straight games before using the blank shell for a throwback game against the Browns in 1994.
• Raiders, 1964-1994: Wore their current helmet for 446 straight games before going retro for the 1994 75th-anniversary season.
• Browns, 1975-2005: 434 straight games for the white-facemask version of their helmet. Then they switched to a gray mask.
• Cowboys, 1977-2004: 432 straight games between the 1976 bicentennial helmet (the one with the red stripe) and the first time they donned the white throwbacks.
Now that the Chiefs’ streak has been broken, the longest current streak belongs to the Bengals. They’re at about 238 games, dating back to 1994 (not sure exactly which week they last wore the 1994 throwback helmet, so it may be off a week or two).
The Broncos wore their 1960 throwback uniforms on Sunday, demonstrating beyond any doubt that life in America in 1960 was miserable. In a truly free society, clothing like that would not happen.
No argument here. It's an abomination. A plague. Hideous. The ugliest thing in the history of team sports. If we've exhausted all other throwback options, then let's just please agree to dress our professional athletes as modern humans from now on.
Denver's cheerleaders were required to throw it back to 1960, too, which is simply unconscionable. They were an entire squad of Marion Cunningham clones, which is, um…not what most of us are looking for.The Broncos beat the Patriots 20-17 in overtime on Sunday, so there's a decent chance the franchise will consider those throwbacks to be "lucky" and thus worth wearing again. We'll make every effort to warn you next time, and provide instructions for making a pinhole device for safe viewing. You'll find a full Sunday photo gallery here.
The AFL Legacy Pack game add-on for Madden NFL 10 is now available to download for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The pack costs 560 Microsoft Points and $6.99 on the PlayStation Store, and includes additional achievements and trophies.
The AFL Legacy Pack enables players to experience a new 1960’s-style where “referees don the orange striped AFL uniforms, official AFL markings and logos decorate the field, and more.” It also features a “retro football card-like user interface and classic film grain broadcast camera.”
More information and screenshots of the Madden NFL 10 AFL Legacy Pack follow below:
“The eight original AFL teams are represented by name and wear their historic uniforms, including the Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs (as the Dallas Texans), New England Patriots (as the Boston Patriots), New York Jets (as the Titans of New York), Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and Tennessee Titans (as the Houston Oilers).
The 15 AFL Legacy Game matchups during the 2009 NFL regular season include the Legacy Pack presentation in the offline Franchise mode, as well as during the Play Now, and Superstar modes. Historic AFL uniforms can be selected in any offline or online game mode.”