Happiness Haircuts

I’m really beginning to appreciate yearbooks as sources of great stories and information.  I just wish that more AFL teams had produced them.

This piece comes from the 1969 Buffalo Bills Annual, and is kind of interesting in-light of the bullying situation that has been exposed in Miami this season.  Apparently the Buffalo Bills did not haze their rookies beyond giving them ugly haircuts.  Might that be enough to lead to an inquiry by the commissioner these days?

happiness haircuts

Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.


5 Responses to Happiness Haircuts

  1. Howard says:

    Was Bob Kalsu the guy killed in Vietnam?

  2. I remember taking those photos like it was yesterday. The hair cuts were a right of passage that every rookie waited for.

    Bob Smith
    Bills team photographer 1960-2002

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