Check out this great shot of the 1951 NIT Champion BYU Cougars men’s basketball team. Too cool.
Anyone know anything about this picture? I assume it is real but with Photoshop there is no telling.
Comment by Geoff J — September 11, 2012 @ 10:41 am
I’m told the photo is real. Seems legit enough to me. It was reportedly taken in Brazil on a trip that team took.
Comment by Geoff J — September 11, 2012 @ 11:14 am
Cool shot. Looks like it’s included in this book published earlier this year.
Comment by Christopher — September 11, 2012 @ 11:48 am
If the photo is real why is there a glowing halo block around the words Mormon on each of their jackets? The way the letters “sit” on the fabric is also off…
Comment by k — September 12, 2012 @ 4:56 am
The sharpness clarity and richness of the black text is also off from the surrounding image.
Comment by k — September 12, 2012 @ 4:58 am
why is there a glowing halo block around the words Mormon on each of their jackets?
Likely because the letters are not sewn on directly but rather are a nameplate added afterward, and the two fabrics don’t match exactly. This is fairly common in sports.
Comment by Christopher — September 12, 2012 @ 6:47 am
Also, see this video for members of that team specifically remembering wearing the “Mormon” warm ups: http://youtu.be/fB0L-8nXueY?t=1m30s
Comment by Christopher — September 12, 2012 @ 6:57 am
Thanks for the extra info and links, Christopher.
Comment by Geoff J — September 12, 2012 @ 8:48 am
That’s a great picture.
Comment by Jacob J — September 22, 2012 @ 8:06 am
Signature Books ran another version of this photo in the book “Zion’s Camp,” although the author identified it as the football team, with a joke figuring Jim McMahon. See also “Hail Mary” and “Miracle Bowl.”
Comment by BC — September 23, 2012 @ 6:48 am