Saturday, November 23, 2013

Paul Asks: “Are You Ready?”

In this October 1964 Wilson Sporting Goods ad from Boys’ Life magazine, future Hall of Famer HB Paul Hornung is helping a young fellow with his helmet and shoulder pads. According to the ad, Hornung was a member of the “Wilson advisory staff.” This equipment was not just geared for backyard fun (like in yesterday’s post), it was geared for actual youth football games. Hornung was in his first season back with the team after returning from a 1963 gambling suspension. Yep, players did stupid things in those days as well.