While not everyone may be a huge fan of the NFL you’d think that when you are selling T-shirts about sports teams, you’d do your research. However, it doesn’t look like this is what happened with Old Navy, as the store recently released a line of T-shirts with a big mistake printed on them. The shirts displayed the Houston Texans logo and stated that they were “1961 AFC Champions”. However, as NFL fans will know it was not the Houston Texans who won this competition, it was the Houston Oilers. Not only will this annoy Oilers fans, but it is a bit of a slap in the face for Texans fans, who do not need reminding of times when their team has not won.

This is not the only mistake on the shirt, as the competition was actually known as the AFL, the AFC not having been started until the 1970 merger. Most fans of the Oilers, even if they only watch games occasionally and play more on or hang out with friends, will know that decades after this date their team moved from Texas to Tennessee and renamed themselves as the Titans. The Houston Texans emerged into the league in 2002, after an expansion of the franchise, so definitely could not have won the 1961 competition.

Old Navy have said that they are removing the T-Shirts from sale and have apologised for the mistake, saying “the NFL clothing sold in our Old Navy stores is created by a third party sports licensing company.” However, this is not the first time that the clothing company have made an embarrassing bungle with regards to the accuracy of their sports clothing. Last year, they released thousands of t-shirts with college logos saying “Lets Go”, missing an apostrophe. Hopefully they’ll keep an eye out next time they add new stock!

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  1. Victor says:

    That was sad to see the Colts lose! I think they will come back and be able to have their usual presence in the pyffolas and be able to go out and take wins wherever they can in the Reg. However, I recall that when Home Field Advantage wasn’t the go for them to win the Super Bowl; They had to pack up and go on the road in 2007 Playoffs. I see them looking their usualselves soon. Texans did get a nice win and can’t be slept on. Good to see a team with hope win but sorry who the opponent was!

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