Old Navy selling shirt that says Texans were 1961 AFC champions (Picture)
If you’re going to start a line of NFL-themed clothing called the NFL Team Champions Collection, it’s probably a decent idea to know who the champions were and when they won the championships. Old Navy had a decent idea with the collection, but unfortunately their historical accuracy leaves a lot to be desired.
As you can see from the photo above that The Big Lead shared with us, Old Navy has crowned the Texans the 1961 AFC champions. One problem with that is that the Texans were not a franchise in 1961. The other is that there was no such thing as the AFC in 1961.
It’s possible the shirts are referring to the Houston Oilers, who won the AFL title in 1961. The Oilers, however, are now the Tennessee Titans — not the Texans. The mistakes were not limited to Texans shirts, as Old Navy has also called the Lions the 1957 NFC champions and the Browns the 1964 NFC champions. They also crowned the 1968 Jets and 1969 Chiefs NFL champions.
At the very least, Texans fans can take comfort in knowing it was Old Navy that screwed the facts up and not their own team. Redskins fans can’t exactly say the same.