Remembering The Happiest NFL Team In History

Paul Lukas of has this photo today of a San Francisco 49ers rookie hazing from 1957:

San Francisco Gay 49ers Revue Photo With Joe Perry

The only player identified in the photo is pro football Hall of Famer Joe Perry in his civvies on the far right .

Lest you think Perry, nicknamed the “Swinging Deacon,” wasn’t known at the time for playing both sides of the record, check out this image from ‘54:

Joe Perry 1954 Radio Promo Placard


It’s a promotional placard from a radio show Perry used to host in San Francisco.

Makes me wonder what they would’ve called the TV show Happy Days if it’d been produced in the ’50s.