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Greatest Football Helmets of All Time

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On 9/26/2016 at 4:25 PM, Ben in LA said:

I'm referring to the shell.  So nice when worn with throwback unis from the leather helmet era...you screwed up NFL with your one helmet rule!

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For lack of seeing this helmet is why I hate the one-helmet rule in the NFL. It's ridiculous! 

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18 hours ago, hjwii said:

I always thought this was amazing....

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That is cool. At least up close. Probably doesn't look like much from the stands but still very cool.

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Chawls is right! The "one helmet rule" has to be the dumbest thing the NFL has come up with!!

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6 minutes ago, jgiff17 said:

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I had a team mate in high school who use to love wearing the "retard bar" as he'd call it.

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The only guy who could pull that facemask off was Thurman Thomas

 

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IDK, I always wound up with the original version of that facemask. Several players used it (and the original version) through the years like Earl Campbell, Franco Harris, Randy White, John Hannah, etc. It was pretty popular in the 70's and 80's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Always liked the Ram's helmet. The design seems kind of timeless and simple:

 

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i appreciate the history of football as much as the next guy, but my favorite helmet design by far, from the last 100 years is the Riddell Revo Speed. all the facemask options look great too

 

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^^^ I'll agree with that. The Revo Speed is definitely easy on the eyes.  I like the more common mask better,  seen on the likes of Demaryius Thomas. 

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4 hours ago, BrandMooreArt said:

i appreciate the history of football as much as the next guy, but my favorite helmet design by far, from the last 100 years is the Riddell Revo Speed. all the facemask options look great too

 

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I have this helmet, and I love everything about it! From the facemask that holds my mouthguard easily to the inside padding. I love this helmet! 

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My five faves, two from the NFL, three from the CFL:

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A few of my faves. Personally I can't believe TCU don't wear the shooting blood helmet more often. I'd like to think the others speak for themselves.

 

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I think the Vsr4 is the best helmet design in the league. Its unfortunate how its being fazed out but I understand its because of safety. However the Air XP is a great modern design.

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On ‎10‎/‎7‎/‎2016 at 7:32 PM, BrandMooreArt said:

i appreciate the history of football as much as the next guy, but my favorite helmet design by far, from the last 100 years is the Riddell Revo Speed. all the facemask options look great too

 

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I also like the  Riddell Revo Speed and the Speed Flex. It's amazing how much better it looks than the earlier Revolution, which may well be the ugliest helmet ever made!

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20 hours ago, DouglasQuaid said:

I think the Vsr4 is the best helmet design in the league. Its unfortunate how its being fazed out but I understand its because of safety. However the Air XP is a great modern design.

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Yeah, it super sucks that old helmets are disappearing in favor of helmets that are objectively safer.

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I for one, am all for improved safety of helmets. I think he just meant that some people prefer the looks of a more "traditionally" styled helmet. That being said, there is a place for style in helmet design. Some players, especially younger ones, would refuse to wear the safest helmet ever made if it was butt ugly. I know that as a teenager you couldn't have talked me into wearing Willie Lanier's customized Riddell RK with that strip of foam attached down the center!

 

 

 

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