Daily Archives: July 16, 2013

Exhibit B: The Original Original Patriots Helmet

1960 chargers vs. patriots

Royce Womble catches a pass for the Chargers, while Clyde Washington prepares to make the tackle for the Patriots.

For many years, the Boston and later New England Patriots sported the beloved Pat Patriot logo on the sides of their helmets.  However, AFL fans going way back remember that there was something that once graced the sides of those classic white helmets prior to Pat Patriot.  For the 1960 season alone, the Patriots wore a much-forgotten “tri-corn hat” logo on their helmets.  I found an article about the inspiration behind the tri-corn logo in a 2009 article by Adrianna Borgia on the Boston Magazine website.  Take a look! read more