Here are some more post-war Rhode Island uniforms as we begin what I hope will be an extended look into pre-1950 outfits. I've had these on the brain because of the Tennessee Titans "Color-Rush" uniforms, which threaten to cause TVs across America to short-circuit.
As noted a couple months ago, Rhody's helmets were quite inconsistent, and I think it had something to do with continued recycling of helmets from year to year without regards to specifics. But who knows? After all, the jerseys seemed to change quite a bit from year to year.
|Rhode Island coach Bill Beck prowls the sidelines in this photo from the 1948 Grist yearbook.|
Notice the different helmet patterns. When was the last time players all sat on the bench like that?
|I love this photo: An informal team shot, presumably before a game, from the 1949 Grist.|
Check out the player holding steady with the 45-year marker!
Again, note the different helmet patterns.
There are more uniforms out there from Rhody: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2003-07, 1997-99, 1983-92, 1976-82, 1967-71, 1966, 1963-65, 1962, 1957-61, 1951, 1936-39. Rivalry Week: UConn-Rhody.
|Before Gatorade and water bottles, players used water and ladles,|
and appeared to savor every moment.
Notice the mishmash of practice jerseys in the second photo.