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    Best helmets of Big12

    DU on ESPN ranked our helmet as 9th out of the 10 helmets in Big12. Put us one spot ahead of our brethren at Kansas State.

    My main issues...
    Texas A&M at #3. I hate the aTm logo. Looks like some kind of typo. Should be lower.
    Kansas at #7. No creativity at all - just "KU"

    Weighing in on the Big 12's best helmets - Big 12 Blog - ESPN



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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    So what exactly is the difference between Oklahoma Kansas and Baylor. Just letters on a helmet. Might as well have picked teams with the most success.


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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    Serious question: why do people always seem to judge helmets by how little they change?

    Additionally, would this make every single "helmet ranking" an example of the mere exposure effect (psychology)?




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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    It kind of sounds like we'd be ranked higher if we'd had our current logo/uniforms longer. I don't get his love for OSU either, but I just personally hate orange and black as a color scheme.



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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    Much like the uniform articles. A lot of it goes with tradition and success. Not surprised.



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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    Question: in an article about helmet logos, why do they show three schools' logos - Missouri, Oklahoma State, and Kansas - that aren't even on their helmets?



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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    You know what goes with television and success? Exposure. The new TV deal will help us with this.




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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    Looks almost like a power ranking.


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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    "And I'll take those bonus points. My general rule for college football's best helmets is pretty simple: If your helmet design is that great, you won't change it and you won't have alternates. Oregon is my one exception, but the Ducks didn't make my list. Here's my top 10 nationally:"

    Roughly translated: "If you are good and/or have been good for years. You win. This poll had nothing to do with what they look like."


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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    Whatever. A highly subjective ranking on a highly subjective subject.

    Personally, while I'm not fond of KSU, I do like the powercat, and I prefer helmet designs that reflect the nickname. So the only ones I really like are KSU and Texas.



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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    I really like KSU's helmet and logo too. Weird. Kansas and Missouri have awful helmets in my opinion.



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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Looks almost like a power ranking.
    You are exactly right. It also looks like a ranking of teams based on all time winning percentage. Might be really close to that order just drop Oklahoma State down a little.



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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    Texas and KSU are where they belong on that list. The rest is a toss up IMO.

    Texas has the best helmet in football. Oregon is trying to take that over, though.



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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    Serious question: why do people always seem to judge helmets by how little they change?

    Additionally, would this make every single "helmet ranking" an example of the mere exposure effect (psychology)?
    Helmet logos are branding....they signify a history, tradition, a presence, a familiarity.......an IDENTIFICATION nationally

    That is why it's so fricking frustration when the logo-changing loving ISU crowd (and the uniform-changing cult) want to redesign our logo every four years.

    Obviously, these people flunked Marketing 101. They want to TINKER with it just for the sake of tinkering

    Leave our f-ing helmet logo alone... people. good god. Does OU, NU, Iowa, Michigan, USC, Penn St, Texas--- change their fricking logo every four years?

    think about it.

    Why wouldn't some of these schools just follow some ISU fans 'sage advice' and change their helmet logo? Michigan? That thing has been around since high button shoes. CHANGE MICHIGAN'S LOGO!!!!

    I think this is the biggest mystery of our generation.


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    Re: Best helmets of Big12

    Cant tell its summer can you? IMO its Texas, maybe K-State if their color wasnt purple...Colorado would be a #2 if they were still in the league, then all other schools. For the big twelve its like ranking the best typing fonts


    1. Calbri
    2. Arial
    3. Texas A&M....etc



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