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    Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    A friend and I got into a debate about who has the best/worst helmets in football right now. We of course talked about tradition and color layouts, but never could fully agree. It would be cool to see what others think is the best or worst. Hopefully this topic has not been covered in the past already. If it has, I apologize



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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    They go right along with the nasty uniforms...



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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    Ours has to be in the top ten -- red decal on red helmet & way to busy to be recognizable on TV. I hope a new helmet decal will be part of the new uniforms in '08. Here's 2 more:

    Boise State -- blue decal on blue helmet, though not as illegible as ours (designed by the same graphics company that designed ours)

    Pittsburgh -- especially compared to the classic "PITT"



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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    My vote for the worst? UAB's helmet. Just an awful, awful color scheme and design. Did Bishop Don Magic Juan go to UAB?




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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    The simpler, the better for me. I like Notre Dame's and Penn State's a lot. With Texas, Louisville and Alabama closing out the top 5. I like Louisville's white helmets.

    Bottom of the list would be Syracuse, and maybe Tennessee. I'm just not a fan of the orange and white.



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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    I know I should not vote for a big 12 school, but Texas has the best. Simple and unique. I guess I am just into the classics.


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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    One's I don't like:

    Oregon State - too busy with the black beaver on the black helmet
    Kansas - dreary plain navy blue with white KU -- boring
    Penn State -- sorry but not enough here. too plain for my tastes

    One's I do :

    Florida State - gold with the badass feathered spear
    K-State - silver with purple cat profile
    Ohio State -- really neat when covered in Buckeye stickers



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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    I always thought Ohio State's helmets were ugly. They look high-schoolish with all the stickers or something. I'll agree on Oregon State. When you have a sweet mascot like that, just a generic outline of a beaver gnawing on some wood would be cool. Kind of like another state school I can't quite think of that has a cool nickname but can't come up with a simple design for it...



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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    Kind of like another state school I can't quite think of that has a cool nickname but can't come up with a simple design for it...
    Iowa Pukeyes?



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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    Iowa Pukeyes?
    has to be the worst in all of college football...


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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    I like...

    1. Washington State
    2. Colorado
    3. Florida State
    4. Michigan


    I don't like...

    1. Oregon State
    2. Boise State
    3. Iowa (force of habit, black and gold makes me vomit)
    4. Southern Miss



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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    What about something like this for ours?
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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    Worst-
    Boise St., for the same reasons some don't like ISUs logo/helmet
    LSU, it does have an old school feel to it, but it looks like the
    trainer just taped the letters " L S U " on the helmet before the
    game.
    North Carolina- Just for color alone. Baby blue in football
    doesn't work. Why don't they throw some pink in their too.
    Wash St.- Although I do like their colors, that WS symbol
    morphed into a cougar is just too much.

    Best-
    K-State: Have to agree w/ Zdorr, the purple power cat on the
    silver helmet is cool.
    Arizona St.: I just think the little sun devil symbol is funny. Plus
    they punked Neb. in '96 and ended that reign of terror NE had
    going in the mid 90s
    Michigan: although I don't know what the heck it symbolizes, it's
    simple, traditional, and unique.


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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    Quote Originally Posted by frontrangeclone View Post
    Worst-
    Michigan: although I don't know what the heck it symbolizes, it's
    simple, traditional, and unique.
    The maize stripes represent where the old leather helmets pads were, the blue is where it was open. So it is a throwback to the old skool leather helmet design. Pretty much all old college teams had black or brown leather helmets so at one point michigan painted the top yellow which gave it the "winged" look.


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    Re: Best/Worst Football Helmets?

    worst "N" on plain white helmet..........mmm must be the fuskers



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