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Navy to Wear Under Armour-Designed
Different position groups will wear different ships on their helmets.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy football team will wear Under Armour-Designed "Navy Fleet" uniforms and hand-painted helmets for the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA on Dec. 12 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia at 3 PM on CBS.
The uniform is inspired by and pays homage to seven of the historic ships that make up the U.S. Naval Fleet. Each ship is detailed on one of seven hand-painted helmets that each player will wear, assigned by position. Additionally, the rally cry "damn the torpedoes!" is featured on the uniform as a nod to Admiral Farragut's historic Naval victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864.
Design Details:
• Uniform font replicates the design and font used on Navy ships.
• Battleship gray color featured on the cleats, baselayer sleeves and jersey shoulders.
• Eagle, Globe and Anchor Marine Corps logo highlighted on the uniform pant.
• Baselayer features the overhead sketch of the seven Naval ships featured on the helmets.
• "Damn the Torpedoes!" scripted on the uniform pant and jersey hem as a reminder of the historic battle cry that rallies the U.S. Naval Fleet.
Helmet Details and Position Assignment:
• Linebacker: Cruiser- Provides anti-air defense and packs the biggest punch of Naval surface ships representative of the linebackers on the Navy football team.
• Defensive Back: Destroyer- Known for significant fire power, speed, and anti-missile defense as are Navy's defensive backs.
• Wide Receiver: Submarine- Predominantly utilized as blockers, wide receivers play a key role in driving the Navy rush attack, taking on a stealth-like persona as they blend into the rhythm of the offense but bring significant fire power when called upon, just like a Naval submarine.
• Lineman: Amphibious Assault Ships- Just as a lineman's job is the create a hole for a running back or linebacker, these ships are utilized to establish the "beach head" that enables the invading force to gain access and ultimately accomplish their objective.
• Quarterback: Aircraft Carrier- The QB of the Naval Fleet, the aircraft carrier is the ultimate decision maker; the "quick strike" weapon of the Naval fleet.
• Running Back: Littoral Combat Ship- Like running backs, these fast and nimble ships can navigate through both crowded shallow and deep waters.
• Kicker/Special Teams: Minesweeper- Much like the specific task of the Navy special teams, this small ship has a unique mission of identifying and eliminating mines.


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Holy :censored: how did they do that?

It must be a vinyl wrap that they put on every helmet just like they do for commercial car graphics.

That's one of those "if they can put a man on the moon, why can't they---" arguments. If college football can do this, and clearly this not that hard to do, then the NFL should be able to as well.

Unless, of course, the NFL is actually trying to kill off the throwback concept at Nike's behest, in order to further the "Color Rush" monstrosities.

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no, its just the NFL is being sued out the wazoo for concussions and part of the charade to show they're actually doing "something" to help prevent future ones is some real flimsy science around a "broken in" helmet being somehow more protective.

therefor you have equipment managers who can only use one helmet a year, and probably don't want to do much more than peel off the logos/stripes or replace the facemasks on 53 helmets in a week.

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Was having this discussion off forum. Wondering if "hand" painted means that the paintings of the 12 boats for the position groups were hand painted? And then turned into decals? So they are "hand" painted in the same way a stamp might be? Because the original was?

OR are they seriously saying they did like......attempt to paint that many? Their website lists 179 players and I'm sure some aren't suiting up but......how could they manage to get them all exactly the same? Not sure an army of airbrushers could do that in quick order.

Plus using goalkeepers as the analogy here.....when you use paint (rather than decals) they need to be clear coated to protect the artwork.

Slightly confused and also very curious to see close ups in HD on Saturday.

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I am so scared for the future implications this might create.

AGREED. It's a cool idea for a ceremonial type of event, but not an actual football game. I'm hoping this doesn't become the next trend in NCAAF.

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The door's been open for at least as long as there have been camo helmets or the "Hokie Stone" helmets. If you can do that, you can put anything on a helmet. I'm not sure how much this will catch on.

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