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75th Anniversary of the Steagles

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by jeh1856, May 13, 2018.

  1. jeh1856

    jeh1856

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    This season is the 75th anniversary (1943) of the Steagles.

    I just knew that piece of trivia would be the highlite of everybodies day.
     
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  2. takenoprisoners1

    takenoprisoners1 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a great opportunity for a joint throwback jersey.... or something...:hmm:
     
  3. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Thinking the same thing. Would be interesting.
     
  4. jeh1856

    jeh1856

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    Unfortunately, they used the Eagles colors.
     
  5. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Ugh. Nobody wants to see that.
     
  6. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

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    The first time I told my wife about the Steagles she didn't believe me, lol. I had to Goggle it for her (as another member of our board recently called it :lolol:).
     
  7. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    Well, It was green after all.
     
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  8. Blitz

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    I'd be willing to keep that joke running if you are, up until the point Jeh gets a cease and desist letter in the mail.
     
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  9. jeh1856

    jeh1856

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    Nah, I’m so un tech savy that I figure if I don’t know what I’m doing I should sound like I don’t know what I’m doing. Therefore, I throw out the Goggle in good humor.

    Kind of like Gomer’s “Goll-Lee”.
     
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  10. Diamond

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    They might celebrate the 75th similar to the 60th anniversary minus any surviving members since all have passed on:

    60th anniversary[

    The Steelers celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Steagles on August 17, 2003 during the pregame and halftime ceremonies at Heinz Field.

    Six of the nine surviving members of that team were honored at halftime. Those members were quarterback Allie Sherman, running back and defensive back Ernie Steele, center Ray Graves, and tackles Al Wistert, Vic Sears, and Bucko Kilroy. End Tom Miller, tackle Ted Doyle and halfback John Hinkle were unable to attend. Wistert was the last surviving player of the combine and died in 2016. All three of the surviving players belonged to the Eagles. Ted Doyle, who died in 2006, was the last surviving Steeler player from the team.

    In addition the Steelers recreated the Steagles era in their "Turn Back the Clock" ceremonies, including broadcasting in black and white on the Jumbotron and airing World War II footage during the national anthem. All live entertainment reflected the 1940s. During the festivities the Steelers gave each of the six members a replica Steagles jersey to wear. The jerseys worn by honorees were later given back to the Steelers and sold to help benefit a local charity. The Steelers also painted the south end zone in plain diagonal white lines, a common practice in the NFL until the 1960s. The Steelers later kept the "plain" design in the south end zone permanently. The Eagles won the game 21–16.
     
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