here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
OT: Just when you thought Oregon's uniforms couldn't get any worse...
can we coordinate these with our all maize uniforms?
I actually really like the carbon helmets. They look way better with the logo on them though. The stripe with the words on it is really the only part of the helmet that I don't like.
This is going moiré like a sonofabitch.
FAST HARD FINISH!
That's what she said. Zing!
had some sort of connection to the school? You know, like school colors and stuff? Unless they're going to change their school colors to black and gray, it seems Oregon is looking to leave that quaint tradition in the rearview mirror. First that hideous diamond plate, now this disorienting carbon pattern...
Hey, maybe that's what they're after with this helmet -- they want to disorient their opponents!
Also...I'm in a tiny minority, but when I see WTD, I think not of another silly motivational phrase, but of my favorite photography-themed comic strip.
Whenever my friend texts me the f-bomb from her blackberry, it autocompletes as "duck." What the Duck indeed.
Oregon still has plenty of tradition. The have the tradition of having the worst uniforms at any level of football: college, pro, pop warner, or premier league.
That guy has a lot of neck hair.
That guy has a lot of neck hair.
I'm surprised that you can discern that from my avatar picture, but thank you.
What The Duck?
You quacked me up!
It looks like his cable went out. Nothing but fuzz. (edit: neck hair or helmet, take your pick.)
Is it going to stay plain like that or will they afix an "O" on it before game use? Either way it is ugly, but it needs to have some sign that it is tied to a school. Maybe a Nike Swoosh, since that is essentially what Oregon is. Nike experimentation University.
Doc Sat says "they also come with logos," which makes it sound like the logo is optional. Who the hell knows.
Maybe a sailboat or a unicorn. I was never any good at those.
Just like Willam from Mallrats. Look, a sailboat.
A scooner IS a sailboat stupid head!
Well according to the Grand Rapids Press, the wings on our helmets are optional.
but that helmet is pretty sweet.
I think it's pretty cool. And if the players like it, it doesn't matter what we think anyway. I love creativity with uniforms, it makes you stand out and gets you a heckuva lot of exposure. Please don't interpret this as a suggestion that Michigan do such a thing to their helmet or jerseys, as I would poop my pants if they did, but I like that Oregon does crazy stuff with their unis
Uh, if you read Doc Saturday's post, you would see that this isn't a new design. This was introduced last year:
The helmets were originally introduced last summer as part of the Ducks' annual uniform fashion show, but somehow wound up being ignored among the hundreds of possible game-day combinations at the Ducks' disposal on any given weekend.
Not a "Best in College" helmet like ours, but cool.
Keep trying Oregon...
and ditch the horrendous green and yellow uniforms.
Jesus God, those are horrid. And what's with the Atari Space Invaders fonts straight out of 1983?
I cant help but to think this was made of kevlar.
Is that pattern from one of those Magic Eye posters, that you have to stare at for like an hour to see the hidden picture?
Its a duck sticking it to a beaver. See ir now?
Why not make real carbon fiber helmets? I think it would be a good recruiting pitch if you could say 'our helmets cost $5k each.' Also, they would be light and less likely to break necks.
It's making me cross-eyed
These helmets need more disco chrome.
Ohio State already has a copyright on disco chrome helmets.
Imagine these helmets on a sunny day....opposing teams won't be able to see what the hell they're doing!
I guess good for them, but at some point you are just creating wacky new uniform combinations for your own enjoyment. Nobody will care that Oregon had bulletproof helmets, yet they probably will waste some serious money on it.
I can see how that design would throw off opponents. Very hard to look at
Death, Taxes, and stupid attempts by Oregon to re-envision their unis.
We might think it's stupid, but a lot of high schoolers love them.
... but they give the cheerleaders "helmet hair":
I found Waldo, or if you look at the helmet with your peripheral vision you will see a seascape with a dock and a sailboat...
They just keep getting uglier. I'd say in about 5 years this will be the Ducks' uniforms.
If they thaw out Walt they can get the Disney Duck logo back.
"Oregon is Nike's crash test dummy."
I think those are pretty sweet, but I still think the coolest Unis i've seen were Army's camo uni and helmet.