For the few souls still debating whether Jim Zorn’s misremembering of his team’s garb as “maroon and black….and yellow!” was venial or mortal, here’s the lede of a story that ran in the Washington Post on Sept. 5, 1937, meaning the real color scheme was spelled out in the first four words of the very first game-day preview the paper ever ran about the Washington Redskins:

“The Burgundy and Gold colors of the Washington Redskins, local representatives in the National Professional Football League, will be unfurled this afternoon when the 1936 champions journey to Frederick, Md., for their first game of the season.”

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