1978-79 St. Louis Blues Postcards – Blue Angels
The name “Blue Angels” conjures up images of the U.S. Navy’s aerial acrobatics team, flying their jet fighter planes at breakneck speed through the sky at your local air and water show. But in the 1970s, the St. Louis Blues had a cheerleading squad by the same name.
What these Blue Angels lacked in flying ability they made up for in team spirit. Between periods of a Blues home game, they would perform their routines on a platform set up at one end of the rink1. I’m sure they would probably also shout something along the lines of “Go Blues!” or “Give me an F! Give me an E!” until they spelled out “FEDERKO!”
This postcard – released as a part of the 1978-79 St. Louis Blues team postcard set – probably caused some controversy with all the bare flesh the ladies show. Little Johnny came to the hockey game to see the Blues, not this. Personally, I like a girl who’s not afraid to show a little kneecap.
Scant information is offered on the back, other than that the Blue Angels are “Hockey’s First.”
But the worst thing is that the card doesn’t bother to list the names of the 15 Blue Angels, despite all the room on the back. Now we will never know the true names of “Hockey’s First,” though it is safe to assume that there was probably one “Candy,” “Missy,” or “Debbie.” This was the 1970s, after all.
1 – The St. Louis Arena: http://hockey.ballparks.com/NHL/St.LouisBlues/oldindex.htm