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The Blue Jersey Jinx, Fact or Fiction?


With the injuries on the o line, and the lack of pass rush, it seems that the Chargers are grasping at straws and hoping for lady luck to intervene by having the boys wear their blue jerseys this Sunday.

Those of us that were fans back in the day can attest to the fact that there was, in fact, a blue jersey jinx. It all started and ended with a certain running back named Tony Dorsett. Tony played full speed and would show an amazing burst of speed as he hit the line and zig zagged through the defenders. He was able to pull that off because he had a very unique ability to react to flashes of color. And the brighter the color of a defenders jersey, the better he could react.

But when the Cowboys wore their blue jerseys, not so much. While Tony still was better than average, with the defenders wearing white, he slowed his game due to having to use his vision versus his uncanny high speed ability. As you can imagine, when Tony slowed down, the offense suffered. To counter this, the Cowboys began the tradition of wearing the White jersey whether at home or away, and it remains to this day.

Sorry, Chargers. But the blue jersey jinx left the team the day that Tony Dorsett was traded to Denver.

Forgive the crappy format, etc. I just thought this was a tidbit from the past that was worth sharing, and I hope you enjoy it.

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