70s Crush the Orange 1979 San Diego Chargers t-shirt Large



Chest 20.5 in.

Length 25.5 in.

Content: 100% cotton

Tag Brand: Hanes

This awesome tee is dedicated to the San Diego Chargers football team circa 1970s. It’s held up great after all these years and ready for many more. Features amazing graphics, one hundred percent cotton, and a seventies era Hanes tag for that old school look and feel.

The funny slogan “Crush the Orange” was probably a jab at the Denver Broncos who were nicknamed the Orange Crush Defense during the late 70s and early 80s. This NFL team had one of the best defenses during the time, led by linebackers Tom Jackson, Randy Gradishar and key players such as Steve Foley, Paul Smith, and Lyle Alzado among others.

The Chargers’ confidence and humor going into their 1979 match-up with the esteemed Broncos payed off and they did indeed “crush the orange” with a final score of 17-7. Notable Chargers players in this game included Dan Fouts, Mike Wood, Charlie Joiner, and Clarence Williams.

Fits like a modern unisex adult large