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Socks and stripes forever

Sunday's Colts-Browns game was a rare treat, with both teams wearing striped socks. Take a look back at the history of socks and stripes.

Updated: September 27, 2005, 12:15 PM ET
By Paul Lukas | Special to Page 2

It's gotta be the shoes, you say? Nuh-uh -- it's the socks.

If those words sound familiar, it's because they kicked off Uni Watch's exhaustive examination of baseball stirrups a few months back. But they're just as applicable to the NFL, in which Sunday's Colts-Browns game featured an old-fashioned hosiery hoedown. No, not this; Uni Watch is referring to the fact that every single player on the field was wearing striped socks, a sumptuous visual feast that's become all too rare a spectacle ...

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