Good effort! Good effort, Old Navy. Honestly, we owe props to the Gap Inc. The parent company of Old Navy. The brass wanted to offer a little sportiness to the Old Navy line, and a few years ago, they struck licensing agreements with the NCAA and NFL, then hired out a 3rd party companies to offer a few shirts and accessories boasting the various franchises.
Prepping for the 2012 NFL season, a slew of athletic-cut t-shirts came rolling into the Old Navy stores throughout the nation. The boxes were opened, and the unsuspecting employees began to put the t-shirts on the racks and display tables. Somewhere along the line, a hardcore NFL fan strolled through–scratch that–anyone who knew anything about football rolled through a store and noticed a few inconsistencies in the historical accuracy of the words printed on the t-shirts.
The logos looked great, the t-shirts were trendy…something a legit fan would wear, expect for the fact that they made audacious claims such as the example you see right now. Houston Texans, AFC Champs, 1961? Um. Let’s see. Considering we probably all remember watching the Houston Texans first game, I’m gonna say that this is wholly inaccurate. Yes. Of course it is. The Houston Texans became an NFL franchise in 2002. Fair enough, Houston did win the 1961 AFC Championship, but it was the Houston Oilers–the franchise that is presently known as the Tennessee Titans.
Other mistakes included improper conference delegation for teams, as well as years that were inaccurate, and the confusing of the actual football leagues that teams belonged to.
Old Navy is pulling the shirts, which immediately makes scoring one that much more desirable.