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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This morning, Jeff Duncan wrote about the classic pedigree of the Saints' uniforms, but noted the one-time addition of a black helmet worn in preseason games in the 1969 season, would bolster an already significant NFL wardrobe. Black helmets for ...

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Old 02-19-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
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This morning, Jeff Duncan wrote about the classic pedigree of the Saints' uniforms, but noted the one-time addition of a black helmet worn in preseason games in the 1969 season, would bolster an already significant NFL wardrobe.

Black helmets for the New Orleans Saints: What you're saying | NOLA.com

In 1969, then-owner John Mecom trotted out black helmets for the Saints' preseason games. Players loved the new look. There was only one problem. Mecom forgot or failed to register the new uniforms with the NFL. The league's entire merchandise line reflected the Saints' gold helmets. Thus, NFL officials League officials forced the Saints to ditch the new look and the black helmets became a popular footnote in team lore.

My guess is if black helmets worn with all-black jerseys and pants would be wildly popular with fans, as well as players. Merchandise sales - Music to Benson's ears - would soar.

Sean Payton has talked about finding ways to maximize the Saints' home-field advantage. Can you imagine the buzz in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome if the Saints took the field in all-black uniforms for a big Monday or Sunday night game?

New Orleans Saints uniforms are classic but it wouldn't hurt to go back in black for a change | NOLA.com

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Old 02-19-2014, 08:01 PM   #2
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Replicate the Failclowns. No thanks.
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Finally! The all black I mentioned. Black everything, gold trim.
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Replicate the Failclowns. No thanks.
The Saints wore black helmets 2 decades before the Falcons.




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Re: Black helmets for the New Orleans Saints: What you're saying

I have been screaming for them for years. I think they are totally badass. Didn't they use them in preseason back in the 70's?
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I always liked Gold - maybe it's the Olympic thing signifying the champ, first place...
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I'd like to see the Saints add a carbon fiber look to their helmets - sinilar to the seahawks. It would be bada$$ in either gold or black
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Why mess with a good thing, is all I can say.
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Finally! The all black I mentioned. Black everything, gold trim.
Me & you both the wait is over
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