Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Jul 18, 2010.
Anybody remember this?
Did anyone ever actually SEE it?
I never did see it in person. As an aircraft manufacturing person I do thank you for posting this pic. I hadn't thought about that bird in a long time. By chance does anyone know what year this could have possibly been?
1981 and for only 2 away games.
Heres a better picture
and a better one here
cool pix. thanks.
Yep, the Cardinals and the 49ers. We were undefeated (4-0) until those 2 losses and the plane was scratched from service. We finished 12-4. Lost in the NFC Championship on "The Catch."
Because of the defeats?
That was the rumor. Braniff was hoping the Cowboys as a client and having a high profile plane would pull them out of a nosedive. If I remember right (I might not) Braniff closed their doors not long after that plane was introduced.
BTW, Southwest Airlines out of Phoenix have a Suns, D-backs, and Cardinals plane. So other airlines did follow Braniff's lead. I believe they did it first.
1981 was the year we switched from royal blue road jerseys to navy blue, hence the color of the plane, I assume?
Tex eradicated two jinxes in one year. We actually used two different road unis that year.
Tell me more?
I recall Schramm tweaking with the trim around the numbers because the original white numbers with gray trim made them almost impossible to read on TV. He added a line of navy trim to make the numbers more legible for TV, but I don't remember a road jersey other than the navy blues.
Can you describe the other jersey or better yet, have a picture of it?
That's exactly what happened. They started out looking like this in September:
Then ended up looking like this in December:
Very few teams have ever changed their design in-season.
And I see my memory was faulty -- the numbers were gray with white trim, not the other way-around as I had recalled.
Thanks for all the info/pics guys. :thumbup: