April 17th, 2011 at 4:50 PM ^

The contributors to the article seem to have 2 schools of thought: Michigan's is the best, or "Anything with a white background and dark logo is cool because it 'pops'". I'll go with the first.

Hardware Sushi

April 17th, 2011 at 4:52 PM ^

I hate Tom Dienhart. He's such a clown. I knew ahead of time he wouldn't even mention Michigan just because he's a punk.

You suck, Tom. At least I got to rant about how he sucks.


April 17th, 2011 at 5:09 PM ^

Probably not a crowd favorite, but I love PSU's helmets, and uniforms. I know it's tough to support an all white helmet, but I find that it's simplicity is unique, refreshing, and traditional.
<br>Go blue!


April 17th, 2011 at 5:24 PM ^

The fact that they rejected Nike's Pro Combat garbage earns them extra points with me. Of course, the wings still take it. The fact that Tsio turned the last two iterations of The Game into their little Nike fashion show still irks me.


April 17th, 2011 at 5:38 PM ^

If they need to do an MSU/Purdue style "image investigation", just be sure to put in a good word for PurpleStuff's House of Design.  I'd be happy to take a few hundred thousand dollars, sit on my ass for a few months, then just print out a photo of Dan Marino in college to show everybody what the "new" uniforms look like.

It seems like a win-win for all parties involved.


April 17th, 2011 at 6:31 PM ^

The Big Ten screwed that thing up royally.  I would just have paid Shredder $20 to do an MS Paint portrait of Bennie Joppru, made that the new conference logo and spent the rest of my design fee throwing an MGoCrackParty. 

Maybe down the road they will come to their senses and this horrible wrong can be righted.


April 17th, 2011 at 7:26 PM ^

I remain 80% certain that this is all part of Dave Brandon's elaborate plan to only play Ohio State in corporate sponsored events taking place in mid-July at enormous foreign soccer stadiums.  He will then use the sponsorship cash to finance his new movie, "Star Wars Episode VII: Jar Jar Binks Goes to Hollywood" where Yoda comes back from the dead to try Domino's new pizza recipe.


April 18th, 2011 at 12:53 AM ^

Michigan undergrad, but Pitt law. There's much to be said for the retro look...but to be honest, I like the block PITT look as well. In my opinion, it's six of one and half a dozen of the other. Not that either can compare with the winged helm...


April 17th, 2011 at 5:11 PM ^

geeze those asu helmets look like they came from the arena league. So glad we dont have a logo problem-never have, never will.


April 17th, 2011 at 5:33 PM ^

I actually like how the stickers look on their helmets.  Without them they're a little boring.  Ditto for FSU - I love when the tomahawks extend to the front of the helmets.

OTOH, our helmet design is busy enough as it is.  When stickers were added, there was hardly any blue space left on the helmet.


April 17th, 2011 at 7:40 PM ^

I think stickers can work if they're smaller than the old ones, and tastefully done.  Putting them on the ear areas of the helmet wouldn't interfere with the striping.  That's where the numbers will be located for the throwback uniforms for the night game.


April 17th, 2011 at 9:44 PM ^

Posting this in a mood more appropriate for the night following The Horror than a starry, if somewhat windy night following two 4* LB commitments. Atlas Shrugged was worse than I expected and I pegged it to be 70/30 bad. I can't even describe how disillusioned I am with Hollywood. Even people who hate the book can share in shock that a book that sells that well made such a terrible movie: usually big books at least try to go big on the movies, it was just a joke.

Now that I've got that off my chest, I don't think OSU's helmets are that bad. I can't think of a second better helmet in the conference. It's simple and old school, though I do hate the stickers.


April 17th, 2011 at 10:01 PM ^

I'd go PSU over OSU. I like the single blue stripe over the black, red and white stripe on OSU's.

Or what about Indiana's "49ers" style experiment - not sure why they went away from that.

Sucks to hear Altas Shrugged wasn't very good. Wifey is a big fan and was looking forward to it.


April 17th, 2011 at 10:12 PM ^

Never, not in a million years.  After I read that they recast the live-action Akira remake with all-white actors and set it in Manhattan, I don't trust Hollywood to make movies of any classic literature anymore.  Harry Potter doesn't count.

Anyways...I posted a few days ago about how Brutus Buckeye is stupid and overexposed, and the battleship gray helmet is similarly overexposed in Columbus.  You're sitting there at a stop light, minding your own business, when you suddenly notice OMG there's Brutus and three OSU helmet magnets on the car in front of you, staring you in the face.  Now imagine that happening every day for the rest of your life, and you can imagine why I don't much care for their helmet design.

Some teams' away uniforms look better in the B1G then the home uniforms.  NU, PSU, Purdue look better on the road.  Michigan, Illinois, Wisky, OSU look better at home.  The OSU helmets, though, god they make me want to vomit.  If they just went with a simple red stripe on a white paint background like Penn State, with or without stickers, they would look so much better than that metallic, sparkly garbage.


April 18th, 2011 at 6:16 PM ^

I'd recommend The Fountainhead when you're back into lit. Atlas is good as a message, but because it's so laden with message (Rand's attempt at all five branches of philosophy in one story) the plot suffers a bit. Basically, it's a distopic novel about the great thinkers and doers of the world going on strike, and how quickly life will suck if they chose to do that, as well as the wrong way to go about problems that arise as consequences.

Fountainhead focuses on an artist (he's an architect) and his individualist struggle against people unable to recognize greatness, and go with the popular thing without reasoning themselves. It's a very good story and introduces some of Rand's ideas without putting yourself on the line for 1,300 pages. Whatever you think of her (and I do not think she was infallible by any means) she's one of those "important to read" people, like Zinn or Marx or Milton Friedman.

You probably guessed this from that zoning discussion, but I'm a big fan of Rand in a broad, theory type way. Some of her specific opinions are absolute crap, even from someone who wishes her two big novels were even more popular than they are.


April 18th, 2011 at 12:27 AM ^

Who thought that would make a good movie?  Nothing spells blockbuster excitement like a long ass explanation of why going off the gold standard was a bad idea.  Or a terrifying villain who wants to plant a bunch of fucking soy beans.

Some things are just books and should just be left alone.  Anyone who is smart enough to get what is going on and give a shit one way or or another is smart enough to pick up the book and read it.


April 18th, 2011 at 2:12 AM ^

Thanks, I don't know what to think, but I agree that Atlas wasn't written to be a movie (though maybe I hold it in higher regard than you). Honestly, I thought an HBO or Showtime mini-series would be the best. 


"Anyone who is smart enough to get what is going on and give a shit one way or or another is smart enough to pick up the book and read it."

Honestly, I completely agree. It's the masses that I'm concerned with. This should have either been an appeal to the masses or an appeal to the fans. I just saw a halfhearted attempt at either.


April 18th, 2011 at 12:38 PM ^

It is also being directed by some dude who has never directed anything other than a few episodes of "One Tree Hill".  Throw in a no-name cast, a limited budget, and an attempt to make the book into a theater-released trilogy (so that there is zero flow to the story for people watching in theaters who have to wait a  year or more for part two) and this is what you get. 

It just seems to me like one of those books/properties/ideas that either shouldn't have been messed with or should have gotten legitimate attention from qualified people with the financial investment to do it well.  Instead we get a bunch of anonymous folks rushing to get something done before their option rights expired.


April 17th, 2011 at 5:22 PM ^

I like Texas A&M''s helmet. Don't know why but I have always liked it. Also, LSU has a different kind of look. UCLA's is classic. Michigan's is by far the best but there are alot of other cool helmets. 

Bird of War

April 17th, 2011 at 5:30 PM ^

The wings take the cake for #1 obviously.  Trying to think of a number two was more difficult.  I got:

2. Alabama

3. Penn State

4. TCU (love a team that can pull off purple)

5. Texas

Screw Notre Dame.