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1974 Houston Texans WFL Tee

$34.00

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The Story

The Houston Texans were a blink-and-you-missed-’em franchise in the World Football League during the summer of 1974.  The Texans played only five home games at the Astrodome before team owner R. Steven Arnold ran out of dough and unloaded the team to new investors in Shreveport, Louisiana, where the team moved in mid-season 1974.  The Texans’ best crowd – announced at 31,227 on August 15, 1974 – turned out for Nickel Beer Night at the Astrodome. In the Texans’ most infamous episode, owner Steve Arnold interjected himself into a contract dispute between the NFL’s Houston Oilers and gargantuan defensive end John Matuszak, the #1 overall pick in the 1973 NFL Draft.  Claiming to have found a loophole in his Oilers contract, Matuszak bolted across town to the Texans’ offices on August 28th, 1974 and signed a multi-year deal.  He suited up for the Texans at the Astrodome that night against the New York Stars and played five downs before sheriff’s deputies showed up and served him with a restraining order on the sidelines.  That marked the beginning and end of The Tooz’s WFL adventure. He was back in the NFL a month or so later.

Crafted with the intention of being the softest shirt in your lineup, our signature tees are cut for a modern fit and printed with inks that actually blend into the fabrics giving it more character with every wash.

    • Athletic Fit
    • Premium tri-blend fabric
    • Vintage wash
    • Printed in New York