Look at this photo (and yes, that is Glenn Davis on the left). Now look at the one at the bottom of this post. Notice something?
One of the main rules of the Intertoobz is that thou shall not repost, (or cross-post or go postal or something like that. I've never been very good with rules.). However, this one is something I noticed today, and put over on the comments thread of the previous post about the third kit, as well as on the DT Facebook page. (What, you haven't "Liked" it yet?Then get thee hence.)
Anyway, I stumbled across this wonderful blog post at the Fun While It Lasted site about the history of soccer in Houston, particularly about the little-known (until now) Houston Dynamos (with an s). On March 7, I posted a long-ish piece about this very topic myself. And about the Dynamos, I wrote the following
Houston Dynamos: First appearance of this name in Houston. This team played outdoors in various incarnations in high school stadia from 1984-1991. (Wiki entry says 1983, but it's actually 1984.) This team is perhaps best known today as the one that brought defender Glenn Davis to Houston, where he has stayed ever since. Best player, though was Portuguese striker Jose Neto, who came up with Benfica.
OK, now look at this image of our Houston Dynamo's (with an apostrophe-s) third kit:
Holy Pinstripes Batman. Could it be that what's old is actually new again? What do you think?
Do you think the new Houston Dynamo third kit is an intentional homage to the 1980s Houston Dynamos or just a big coincidence, right down to the pinstripes?
Intentional. We value our history here in Houston. (70 votes)
Coincidence. (31 votes)
101 total votes