No, those are not mis-labeled Baltimore Colts uniforms you see, but Colby's early 1960s uniforms definitely hold more than a passing resemblance to the team that had recently won back-to-back NFL championships.
Taking inspiration from the NFL continues at Colby to this day: The current uniform (which I like) is a fusion of the Chicago Bears (wishbone "C") and Detroit Lions (lightish blue and silver), who are normally hated rivals. There's probably a high school team out there called the Patriots that has the "Flying Elvis" logo on a green and white uniform.
|The 1962 Colby road uniform, with the awesome horseshoes on the shoulders,|
in action at Maine. From Maine's Prism yearbook.
There's one thing that separates this vintage Mules uniform from the Colts' version, however -- the big ol' horseshoes on the shoulders, a very unique trait for that era.
|The '62 home uniform, actually taken from the Bowdoin Orient.|
Wasn't Binky that clown on the old Garfield and Friends cartoon?
I think the Colts-style helmet continued into the 1970s, but I'm not 100 percent. Time for more research!
We'll dig up another Division III uniform later this week.