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Are there any white helmets that are better than the color?

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9 hours ago, Jungle Jim said:

I've always been puzzled at all the love for the Chargers white helmets.  How is a yellow logo on a white background a good idea?

 

When it's outlined in black. 

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On 2/4/2016 at 3:23 PM, KJHillis said:

As a South Carolina fan, there is an ongoing debate between garnet vs. white helmets. The garnet helmets, while used during pretty lean years, actually are loved by fans and recruits too, it appears. The white ones, while representative of the best years, are stale. I have never heard one person, fan or not, to take the time to say anything nice about the helmets. 

 

Are there any examples of white helmets being superior to a colored option? I immediately thought of the NC State helmets and the same situation.

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In theory, a garnet helmet could look better. But the way these are executed, with the ugly matte plastic maroon finish and the logo plopped awkwardly in a white circle, the white helmet is easily superior.

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When I was in school at State, I hated how State only wore white helmets, and during the TOB years, it seemed that the block S logo was smaller and only had a single red stripe on the helmet. My final year or so, they introduced a traditional red State helmet with a white block S and white 3-stripes, and everyone loved it. It was a throwback to past State helmets and it was nice to see red again after years and years of white. With the new coaching staff, I gotta say, I'm actually more of a fan of the current white helmet than I am the red one. I like how striping was updated to include black as that's in the logo and i feel like helps connect the helmet to other parts of the uniform set, but now after a few years of having red helmets I love seeing State in the traditional white helmet especially in games such as Wake, Duke, FSU, Clemson, etc. For games against Carolina? I prefer the red helmet, helps clash against that baby blue.

 

 

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This is much better, but these are pretty good in my opinion.

These are better than this but I like both.

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Yeah that white WVU helmet needs some gold.  It's pretty lackluster without it.

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Louisville's white helmets with helmet stripes was better than the plain white helmets they use now. Both are way better than the black helmets because the logos disappear. 

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On 2/7/2016 at 6:51 AM, Gothamite said:

 

When it's outlined in black. 

 

Man, I'm finding myself disagreeing with people I normally agree with, on this.  I think they had it right with the yellow bolts on blue helmets.

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Here are a few: 

 

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5 hours ago, nuordr said:

Here are a few: 

 

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Agree about Virginia Tech. Not sure about Texas Tech. As for Houston, both their helmets look great. I am kind of partial to the shiny red one.

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On 2/4/2016 at 0:36 PM, WSU151 said:

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Totally agree. I can't stand seeing Arizona in anything but the white helmets.

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I keep fearing every year the Titans are going to decide to trash their current successful look. But neither navy blue, nor light blue, or red can beat the current white helmet and logo.

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On 2/4/2016 at 1:21 PM, OnWis97 said:

White better:

  • Wisconsin
  • South Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Houston Oilers

 

These helmets

 

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are sharper than this:

 

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From a distance, the Motion W on the white helmet looks like a big blob because there isn't enough negative space in that logo. (although in recent years it has been alleged that Wisconsin has tried to improve the contrast between the red and black by making the red lighter).

 

I would return to a more traditional darker shade of red and remove the black drop-shadow, perhaps just for the traditional white helmets. Something like this:

 

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Don't know if this helmet counts as white, but I definitely like it better tha plain maroon

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On 2/6/2016 at 7:46 PM, Jungle Jim said:

I've always been puzzled at all the love for the Chargers white helmets.  How is a yellow logo on a white background a good idea?

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LSU has worn white helmets on several "special" occasions... it's a look that I do not like, either with the traditional home whites OR the occasional purple jerseys....

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The traditional yellow/athletic gold helmets are much better, with either the traditional white or purple jerseys:

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1 hour ago, miketd1 said:

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I think the intent was to ask about teams that wear white helmets as an alternative to their usual colored helmets.

 

I could be wrong, of course. If I'm right, then Miami doesn't count, since with few exceptions, they've been wearing white helmets as their primaries for almost 40 years.

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3 minutes ago, CRichardson said:

I think the intent was to ask about teams that wear white helmets as an alternative to their usual colored helmets.

 

I could be wrong, of course. If I'm right, then Miami doesn't count, since with few exceptions, they've been wearing white helmets as their primaries for almost 40 years.

 

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Miami did try these on for size, so the white helmet in this case is definetly the better option.

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