"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
I'm on an iPhone but I trust that this has received at least +5. Well done good sir.
I think that is the worst looking helmet I've ever seen! With taht said I think it's a good move for IU. Nobody ever talks abount Indiana football - but those helmets will get them talking.
I have a 12 year old son and he thinks the Maryland uniforms are cool. He was actually excited to hear that Maryland joined the B1G as that meant he would get to watch Maryland play. I'm sure there will be some kids out there that will have a similar reaction to the IU helmet
Looks like Imperial Japan flag. Maybe IU's symbol for their season: kamikaze.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Tinsel, candy-cane stripes....
When did college football become dress-up?
Of buying fireworks in Indiana.
the really bad one. They can't wear that. That looks literally like a middle school football team helmet, not high school, middle school.
As for the rest of them, whatever. The usual mixture of kind of cool-kind of stupid. I am not one who minds all the uniform shit as much as most people though. Sometimes shaking things up can be alright. They need something to make football.... something in Indiana, so whatever.
"Pissed myself" because your comment is friggin hilarious!
I too pissed myself thinking of the Krazy Kaplan's Fireworks bilboards along I-94 and I-80!
First thing that comes to my mind after I see that is Hanky the Christmas Poo.
There is a marketing term for when you can tell a trend has reached its pinnacle when something so gaudy and ridiculous is released it seems like a parody of itself. Indiana has brought the whole helmet things to that point. However all I find myself doing is feeling ashamed that I can't actually remember the term.
Finish 4th in BIG10 scoring, 2nd in total offense, 1st in passing offense (by huge 400 yrd margin), 2nd in first downs.
In the unlikely event that Indiana would ever learn to play even a "middle-class" level of defense in the league, like they did when Bill Mallory was coach there many years ago, they'd be goddamned scary. I think Kevin Wilson is a good coach.
Also, former Michigan DB Doug Mallory is the Hoosier DC right now (brother of Curt). Doug Mallory did a decent job coaching for team defenses at Maryland, OK State and LSU.
I feel like the sun reflection off of the face mask would get in the players eyes. I don't think I'd like being able to see a reflection of myself in my face mask
These helmets are nice............for me to poop on.
I love how they cannot even hide an extension cord that probably rotates the base it is on, but the plane would be invisible to radar.
Also, if the chrome candy cane version were out, it probably would have won the helmet poll, if you took out the power of MGOBLOG. Yeah I know, a lot of ifs, and run on sentences.
Chrome face mask may be a little much.
out of Christmas wrap leftovers?
Put two of the chrome helmets next to each other, you can see "infinity" from the mutual reflection. Look hard enough, you can see two parallel lines meet, and you can even see the last time Indiana won a significant football game.
of new gaudy helmets is like Rosie O'Donnell getting a blonde wig, wearing nothing but saran wrap, stuffing her feet into black patent leather high heels, and expecting to be the next Bond girl.
Yes I agree. Completely.
IU fans are plenty excited about football. They just root for Notre Dame.
If that had been red and white it still would have looked awful, but at least it would have been in the actual school colors.
IU showed up in Ann Arbor wearing all-white with red helmets. Except the white uni's looked Cream colored. They looked like someone accidently washed them with the crimson uniforms.
fitting, because Michigan creamed them that day
I can't hear over that helmet.
Terrible, best word I could come up with.
Sam Wyche was a brainiac.
Always felt bad for Steve Bradley and Cam Cameron for having to wear such duds, but whatever.
I actually dig those helmets. The slanting on the IU makes it look a little aggressive.
The stripey-chromey one looks like a lovely Christmas tree ornament.
and IU could hook up and wear the all chrome look for their annual rivalry game. Call it Christmas in October
I like the one with the state flag logo on the side
In that they are also football helmets.
for the point in time that everyone else looks so stupid and gaudy that Oregon decides to shock the world by wearing something that looks rather normal and traditional.
this one is positvely briliant
Well they need to revamp it if they want to make another run at the BTN helmet challenge next year.
Congratulations! I'm pretty sure the red stripes on the helmet means that dude is pregnant.
The chrome helmet, and the helmet with the state flag on one side and the IU on the other side are absolutely brutal. But the other helmets are pretty good looking. The helmet with the block I is very old school looking, I like that one.
Those helmets are so reflective - could they blind opponents at the line of scrimmage?
to honor Lee Corso - 1973-1982.
Nope. Another opportunity missed it seems.
Yes stupid, because I don't like them. My lawn? Get off!
I would rather play a game with a larval-stage Alien sucking on my face and inserting a chest tube down my throat than wear one of those stripey-chromey disasters. And I'd rather wear an upside-down fishbowl filled with live shrews than put on the firework thing.
Delicious. No homo
Is that Adidas will tarnish the winged helmet with that bright chrome that the ducks and now Indiana wear.
Does Adidas have say over our helmets? I know they're not Adidas brand...
Not sure.... But between Adidas and DB anything is possible
Just got new helmets it appears
Feel free to call me crazy ... but I kinda like them and am interested in seeing what they will look like on the entire team at game day. Sometimes helmets and jerseys look a bit different close up than they do when viewing the whole team.
And speaking on IU football ... again call me crazy ... but I could see them taking a bit step forward this year. One of the best offensive minds in the country is on the sideline for the third year and has ran off the troublemakers and lazy members of the team while bringing in better talent. Not that they're going to be a Big 10 contender or anything but I could see them having a solid season.
I've never seen stupider helmets in my life
I don't understand this trend. Alternate uniforms can mean more jersey sales, but what is an alternate helmet going to do? You can't go to Dick's Sporting Goods and buy the IU football helmet.