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  1. I can’t remember where I saw this, but there’s a company making a plastic cover/skin for helmets that can be applied quickly for low-cost, one-helmet color changes: I’m curious if this might be a way for the NFL to avoid lawsuits but also provide for multiple shells. Personally, I hate the idea of multiple shells except for a true throwback event (say the Bills throwing back to one of their Super Bowl loss seasons...). But to commemorate certain events and eras in restrained fashion? Sure.
  2. The helmet looks dated to me. I like the general idea of the lid - it just reminds me of a helmet I would have painted back in HS when making mock uniforms in my spare time for the hell of it.
  3. Already mentioned most: Left: Western Metal Right: The Warehouse Center: The scoreboard at Wrigley
  4. I got temporarily blocked from a major helmet manufacturer's facebook page arguing helmet safety. They touted a new helmet with facemasks specially designed for just that helmet to reduce head trauma...and then touted how you could interchange facemasks from other helmet models to suit your personal #swag. They're dangerous. They don't give a damn about player safety unless it means they can tout some new, safer model at a ridiculous price point.
  5. He'll, they might be worse. Decals can at least stretch. The paint on those shells is going to be shatter city come November in northern climates I'd imagine.
  6. If they had done this but with the players' number, I'd dig it. Thw Lions wordmark there is a miss I think.
  7. These would be better.
  8. Things like the OLED helmet make me cry as an engineer. Interesting? Sure. Happening anytime in the next two decades? No way.
  9. Playing the Chicago Wolves - definitely a shame they couldn't blow a 3-1 lead, tie the game at the end of regulation, and get blown out in a shootout all while LeBron watched and pretended to care about another sport/team because he needs to pretend he gives a :censored: about Cleveland.
  10. Interesting choice of words... And yes, those visors look silly.
  11. There's not a lot of visible real estate inside a shell - I'd imagine that's why a label is on the exterior. Every helmet I had when playing football had a level of redundancy with the warning in that both a label was placed and there was a raised, molded warning usually in a similar location that labels are placed. For my HS, the label addition was a bit of a pokeyoke to ensure that that helmet was actually reconditioned in the offseason. For pros, it would make more sense (IMO) to have it molded into the shell in a similar spot and just to buy a new helmet every season for every player (which is likely happening a large % of the time anyway). That said, good luck removing the warning with all of the CTE and other health-based lawsuits the league faces.
  12. I mean - it is his site to do with what he wants *shrug* On the flag decals, I don't like the faux patriotism that came post-9/11. It's here to stay, unfortunately, but doesn't bring anything to a sense of nationalism/patriotism. It's just another marketing tool (which is fairly disappointing IMO).
  13. He's not. It's just a jersey for him being their second round pick. It will definitely change when the #s matter.