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‘47 visited Gainesville to explore the history of Florida Gators football. After examining images and memorabilia, we created the ‘47 ARCHIVE: Florida Gators collection. '47 ARCHIVE: Florida Gators '47 ARCHIVE: Florida Gators '47 ARCHIVE: Florida Gators '47 ARCHIVE: Florida Gators '47 ARCHIVE: Florida Gators   A founding member of the SEC in 1932, the University of Florida football program didn’t achieve consistent success until the 1960’s. The hiring of Ray Graves as head coach in 1960, for a salary of $18,500, turned things around and kicked off the “Silver Sixties”. In 1966, the Gators’ recorded their first major bowl victory,...

The University of Tennessee has a rich football history. From “Rocky Top” to the checkerboard end zones of Neyland Stadium, UT has inspired some truly iconic traditions. ’47 ARCHIVE is a chance to reaffirm the amazing history of storied programs such as UT. Our ’47 ARCHIVE: Tennessee Volunteers collection is directly inspired by two historic football seasons. 1970-1971: The Vols, coached by Bill Battle, had a 10-1 record their first year at Neyland Stadium. Led by a notoriously strong running game, the Vols ran their way to face Air Force in the Sugar Bowl. But with a surprise shift in...

A few seconds is all it took for the New England Patriot’s Malcolm Butler to leap from rookie unknown to Super Bowl XLIX hero. After flying under the radar all year beneath the likes of all-pro Darrelle Revis, Malcolm stepped up and did his job on the biggest stage. His game-winning interception at the goal line will go down as one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history. As big as that moment was, there’s more to Malcolm as a player and most importantly, a person off the field. ’47 traveled with Malcolm to his hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi...

Are you fan enough to be featured in our ’47 Kickoff video? We’re looking for the best, most original New England Patriots fan traditions out there. The winner will receive two tickets to watch the Patriots’ September 10th opener and a new ’47 Patriots Fall 2015 wardrobe. The winner’s story will be captured in a ’47 video. So how do you let your fan out? Tell us about your unique fan traditions and what they mean to you, your friends, and your family. For details on how to submit your #47Tradition story on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, please review the...