Wednesday, September 21, 2011
They got one thing wrong, though. First appearance of those little iconic cartoon Bevos I can attribute to 1956 - which is earlier than the 1960 media guide sporting the familiar pair of characters. I have them in a 1956 Texas football program (and not in 1955 programs). Would love to know who drew him up! Note that this pair from the 50s is very similar to the one above in my blog banner from the 70s. The super angry one in the right of my blog banner adorns a SWC/National Champions windbreaker I have from 1969. Just to give you a dating of the different versions... which were all used at various times throughout those decades (and certainly on cool throwback SWC tees).
Also love how Royal did not want to "candy up" the unis by adding stripes. The ONLY uni to this day I accept emphatically WITHOUT striped pants (because, as I have stated time and time again - football pants need stripes)!
Full article can be found here - and the link has also been added to my SWC football site the left column under traditions.