New Indiana football helmet

Submitted by FabFiver5 on June 3rd, 2013 at 3:14 PM

This recent tweet by Land-Grant Holy Land purports to show a new IU football helmet. Could this be real? If so, wow.

As helmets go, those are outrageous. As candycanes go, those look delicious.


EDIT: These are, in fact, real and there are others shown here



June 3rd, 2013 at 4:05 PM ^

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



June 3rd, 2013 at 4:23 PM ^

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.


June 3rd, 2013 at 4:18 PM ^

these chrome striped. Can't wait for the UTL game this year when wenpiss off half the fan base with the
Chrome Wings... Love the standard that Oregon has set.


June 3rd, 2013 at 4:21 PM ^

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.


June 3rd, 2013 at 4:25 PM ^

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.


June 3rd, 2013 at 4:35 PM ^

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


June 3rd, 2013 at 4:45 PM ^

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.



June 3rd, 2013 at 5:01 PM ^

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.


June 3rd, 2013 at 5:04 PM ^

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.


June 3rd, 2013 at 5:13 PM ^

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




June 3rd, 2013 at 5:54 PM ^

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.


June 3rd, 2013 at 6:31 PM ^

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.


June 3rd, 2013 at 6:52 PM ^

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.