Monday, March 25, 2013

ACC Helmet Hullaballoo

Take a look at Wake's new helmet. Nothing special, right? Fits in with their current style but adds a new dimension with the white base.

Now check out the other side.

Ugly. Tacky. Over the top. It is not Wake Forest, but it is the trend in college football. 

I've addressed the helmet and uniform issue millions of times, but if conservative Wake Forest can come out with a "cool" look, we can try something different and better than the white-stripe nonsense.

Wake will also use a matte look this season.

If all the cool kids are doing it, hopefully this gets BC one step closer to my "eagle wings" design.

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At 9:09 PM, Blogger mod10aeagle said...

When the "cool kids" are making fools of themselves, we don't need to join them. Sure, update the helmet, but this gaudy crap Nike and UA are selling has to be resisted. It's awful. I'd feel like an ass wearing that WF helmet. They should add a T in there (WTF); that would be clever.

At 9:50 PM, Blogger eagleboston said...

I think the matte look is very cool. Anyway, it matters not what old guys like us think. Our parents thought the jeans we wore in the 80's were tacky. Bitching about the new look of helmets is just one step removed from shaking your fist at "whipper-snappers."

At 12:50 AM, Blogger mod34b said...

Our parents also thought "leisure suits" looked hideous and they were right.

Frankly, I'd be happy to see some sign of life on the BC helmet - screaming Eagle???

At 8:06 AM, Blogger Knucklehead said...

Lets win some games first.

At 8:23 AM, Blogger nomisto said...

Hoping Charles Sellars got some cash from Wake for the helmets. Posted two of these helmet designs over a year ago..

At 1:06 PM, Blogger JBQ said...

If the "Flutie helmet" could make S.I. with him jumping under it, then BC should jump right back to solid gold with the rest of the uniform as well.

At 3:38 PM, Blogger mod10aeagle said...

eagleb: I agree that the matt look is fairly cool. I was responding to the giant cartoon. Sure, I'm a grumpy old fart. That doesn't make me wrong.

On the other hand, that design does prepare players for the arena league look, so maybe that's appropriate.

At 5:34 PM, Blogger John said...

Those helmets stink - pure and simple.

Plus, they add to the ACC's "laughability".

Let me know when the big teams do this - like never.

Mod10 hit it on the head. I'm with JBQ - go back to the Flutie Helmet.

At 8:23 PM, Blogger Hoop Blogger said...

awesome helmets. period.

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Joseph said...

How about the guys in the helmets? If they are talented and well coached and conditioned, they will win. But, I guess it's fun to get all worked up over something that is so inconsequential.

At 1:09 PM, Blogger mod10aeagle said...

Joseph -- you have to be overdoing the Ambien if you think this thread is "all worked up". We're all just killin' time trying to avoid the crap-pile of work on our desks.

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Joseph said...

Oh, well. Since I own my own business, I don't have that problem. But, I see your point.


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