Oregon to wear winged helmets (NTWHs) in Rose Bowl

Submitted by Broken Brilliance on December 27th, 2011 at 12:14 PM


Sure, I'm doing exactly what Phil Knight and the Nike overlords want me to do by drawing attention to their new uniformz, but I am still ANGAR! Now we know how they really swayed Jake Fisher.



Naked Bootlegger

December 27th, 2011 at 12:24 PM ^

Those helmets are feathered, not winged.    And since they're feathered, they kind of remind me of:



John Stamos in 80's feathered hair glory.   This must be the Ducks' mascot in the Rose Bowl.   Make it happen, Phil Knight.

kevin holt

December 27th, 2011 at 12:21 PM ^

How do you guys pronounce "winged"? Is it wing'd or wing-ed?

I said wing-ed helmet at a game (talking about the kid in the Master Chief suit and how he should have made it a winged helmet) and my friends in my section thought it was weird. But I didn't ever think anything of it.

Drew Sharp

December 27th, 2011 at 1:24 PM ^

Its "wing'd" unless you are singing it and need to cover two notes. A famous example of this is in Handel's musical work MESSIAH. We pronounce it "re-veal-ed" because it covers three notes. Obviously in speech it's not pronounced that way. So more to your point, it's wing'd.


December 27th, 2011 at 12:47 PM ^

but guess what recruits love it so it really doesnt matter. I also happen to love their uniforms, As much as I love Michigan I really do get tired if hearing that traditional uniforms and stuff like that is the only way to accomplish things. Sometimes you have to be the trend setter and that is what Oregon does with their uniforms and athletic facilities.


December 27th, 2011 at 1:29 PM ^

 I like the helmets. I'd like Oregona uniforms if they decided on 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 , but come on atleast make them with a color that is in the same family as your schools colors.


 After seeing the newer picture of the entire uniform I don't like the helmets. They look like something from a campy 80ies super hero movie