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NFL Helmets - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The Good Saints - Many teams represent well in name - Steelers, Packers, 49ers, Dolphins, Cowboys and such. But no other NFL team represents the heart of their city and fans like the Saints. The fleur is New Orleans. Texans ...

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Old 08-25-2006, 08:29 AM   #1
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NFL Helmets - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good

Saints - Many teams represent well in name - Steelers, Packers, 49ers, Dolphins, Cowboys and such. But no other NFL team represents the heart of their city and fans like the Saints. The fleur is New Orleans.

Texans - Cool skull.

Ravens - One the more creative names and logos. Baltimore honors a home boy - Edgar Allan Poe.

Cardinals - Besides the family ties I spoke of earlier, its a cool helmet. Rock steady through the years. It'd look better back in St. Louis.

Bucs - If you lived in Florida and survived the gay orange helmet guy, you'd love the new helmet, too.




The Bad

Panthers - Lookin' at the panther head up close, it looks kinda like a panther head. Ten steps back and it looks kinda like a black something-or-another. Add one of those split stripe things and it screams arena league. They could've done better.

Titans - I have no idea why Tennessee are the Titans. I'm sure the helmet logo designer person said, "What the hell?".

Bengals - Nope. Move it up to my good ones. Ballsy move back in the day. You shoulda seen the old Cincy helmets.




The Ugly

Steelers - History and tradition would probably put this helmet on many good lists. But just lookin' at it - its butt-ugly. My guess is the Rooneys made enough to afford a sticker for the other side.

Redskins - Not always as drab as it is today. Need to get back to the spear.





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Old 08-25-2006, 08:47 AM   #2
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I feel pretty safe in saying that whodi has never said any of that.
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:45 AM   #3
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Bucs - If you lived in Florida and survived the gay orange helmet guy, you'd love the new helmet, too.
Haha I was living in Tampa Bay when they were orange, and when they finally switched, everybody could have sworn their new unis were the cooles things in the world.

Titans - I have no idea why Tennessee are the Titans. I'm sure the helmet logo designer person said, "What the hell?".
Anybody else think they should actually have a Titan on their helmets/field/apparel somewhere. I mean those guys were extreme badasses, more powerful than the Roman gods. Honestly, those guys need to study up.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:19 PM   #4
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Tally saint...this is the kind of discussion that could keep me busy all day.

I must respectfully disagree with the Steeler thing. I totally agree on the Saints being the embodiment of a city. If you're gonna use that for one, you gotta recognize that the Steelers are the closest to that of any other team.

I am not a steeler fan, but I've always liked theor uniforms.


A couple of thoughts:

The Jags (though I'm not big on their logo) look great when they wear their white jerseys, black helmets, and black pants. I've always wished we would bring the black pants back out.


The Chiefs have sweet unis. I will be rooting for them in the AFC this year.

Chargers in powder blue is NICE.

Seahawks unis look like USFL unis.

Cards unis don't do much for me.

Bengals are ugly but unique.


And regarding the Bucs....if you can wear ugly unis and whip people, they look alot better. The change to the pewter certainly at least changeed the perception of the team.


I think the saints should bust out the black helmets from 69. I've got a mini at the house and it's as good as it gets.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:33 PM   #5
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New Orleans throwback with the Old Gold is by far the best looking uni ever!
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:33 PM   #6
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...couple of comments:

The Ravens' name and logo aren't that original, nor good.
It's a bad drawing of a raven's head. A raven's beak is black, not yellow, and the bird is black with purlple tinges, not purple.
They changed the logo to that badly drawn raven's head because they were sued over the original logo, a shield that looked like the Mryland logo with wings. The Ravens had established a public contest with a $100,000 prize. After they received hundreds of designs, they called the contest off and plain plagiarized one of the entries.
And while Edgar Allan Poe is buried in Baltimore, he was born in Boston, so he isn't really a Baltimore "homeboy".

The Texans - that doesn't look like a skull at all, more line an stylized head of cattle.

The Steelers - They are the Pittsburgh Steelers, not the Sausalito Interior Designers. That's a man's helmet right there.

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Old 08-25-2006, 01:05 PM   #7
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Kinda figured this topic would bring Tobias out of his hole for a few kind words. Yes, there is a dark cloud with every silver lining, my friend.



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Old 08-25-2006, 01:08 PM   #8
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The Saints helmet let alone uniform is the best in the league however, I am with yasoon. I think the Saints should invert the helmet to black with gold fleur. THAT would definitely make it the coolest helmet OF ALL TIME....(insert echo here).
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:10 PM   #9
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Haha thanks for the comments Tobias.

Anybody think that the new Vikings uniforms are hideous? I do.

I think if the Raiders were any good, they would be said to have the coolest unis in football. A bunch of badasses in all black with a hint of silver. Yikes.
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I think if the Raiders were any good, they would be said to have the coolest unis in football. A bunch of badasses in all black with a hint of silver. Yikes.
There was a time when the Raiders were bad to the bone. And yes, the silver and black was quite popular.




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