Best helmets of Big12

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  1. im4cyclones

    im4cyclones Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. tman24

    tman24 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. CycloneWanderer

    CycloneWanderer Well-Known Member

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    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)?
     
  4. MNCyGuy

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    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.
     
  5. CyDude16

    CyDude16 Well-Known Member

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

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    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?
     
  7. CycloneWanderer

    CycloneWanderer Well-Known Member

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    You know what goes with television and success? Exposure. The new TV deal will help us with this.
     
  8. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Looks almost like a power ranking.
     
  9. CynadoAlley

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    "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."
     
  10. ahaselhu

    ahaselhu Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. huntt26

    huntt26 Well-Known Member

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    I really like KSU's helmet and logo too. Weird. Kansas and Missouri have awful helmets in my opinion.
     
  12. awd4cy

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    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.
     
  13. TitanClone

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    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.
     
  14. ferdnand1

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    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.


    duhhhhhhh
     
  15. 4429 mcc

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    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
     
  16. Broodwich

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    Could someone compile a Top 10 List of Top 10 Helmet Lists?
     
  17. RING4CY

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    If the Iowa Hawkeyes and Kansas Jayhawks ever played each other in a football game, it would like a game between a JV Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants.
     
  18. cyclones500

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    It's a fun off-season post by Ubben, but I can't even find time to argue with the rankings — the specifics are distracting.

    For ISU:
    "Copycatting USC's jerseys is no good."

    If it's about helmets, why does the overall uniform scheme matter?

    Example: I don't much like Michigan's helmets at all — home game uniform package looks really, really good.

    Related note: He says Missouri "ripped off Michigan's 'block-M' as if U-M has the block-M on the helmet.

    Texas helmet as No. 1 is kind of a no-brainer, though (as much as I hate to admit it!)— longevity, simplicity, specific and unique.

    Here's my current Big 12 helmet ranking:
    1. UT
    2. Missouri
    3. OU
    4. Iowa State (still would benefit from more contrast if it weren't red logo on red background ... plenty of threads exist for this argument)
    5. A&M (despite the easy ATM joke we all love)
    6. Baylor
    7. Tech (kind of silly, but at least it's remained historically consistent
    8. Kansas (KU has had basically 2 helmets -- the Jayhawk and KU --- at least the bird is unique and instantly recognizable)
    9. Oklahoma State.
    10. Kansas State. I still think that's a s***** logo. Purple/silver looks sharp, though — but I hate that color combo, too.
     
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  19. el tornado

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    we didn't copy USC's uniforms...
    We gave a design to NIKE that resembled our uniforms from the 70s when Earl Bruce was here and Nike made them like USC's. Like they were giving us hand-me-downs from our big brother.
     
  20. CyBobby

    CyBobby Well-Known Member

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    according to my friend in bellevue (i went to hs with this guy)...


    KneeBraskee or if you must good old NU has the best looking helmet in the WORLD...:twitcy:



    and remember there are only 2 tickets left on the martha bus to lincoln ne the day after thanxgiving.....@ $950 ....:twitcy:
     

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