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The Angels throwback thread got me thinking about teams that truly take full creative advantage of their ballcap/helmets. I'd love to get a list of teams (past or present) that have achieved this without copying somebody else (i.e. Colorado St, U of Michigan, and etc).

Off the top of my head (no pun intended, lol) these were the first I thought of:

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Cleveland/Los Angeles/St Louis Rams

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Cincinnati Bengals

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California/Anaheim Angels

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Seattle Pilots

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Iowa Barnstormers

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Who could forget this?-

Michigan-

http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?id=5193

How is that anything like a wolvernine though?

Plus, they ripped it off of another college. 0% original or creative.

Not entirely correct. When Fritz Crisler left Princeton to coach Michigan, he brought the winged helmet design with him and painted it in Michigan's colors. The winged design was used by many helmet manufacturers at the time and was not created by a specific college. There are many teams who used the winged template prior to Crisler joining Michigan, but few coaches had them painted up in school colors.

Back on topic, I think Ohio State's helmet is a great example of using the whole canvas as well.

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Who could forget this?-

Michigan-

http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?id=5193

How is that anything like a wolvernine though?

Plus, they ripped it off of another college. 0% original or creative.

Not entirely correct. When Fritz Crisler left Princeton to coach Michigan, he brought the winged helmet design with him and painted it in Michigan's colors. The winged design was used by many helmet manufacturers at the time and was not created by a specific college. There are many teams who used the winged template prior to Crisler joining Michigan, but few coaches had them painted up in school colors.

Back on topic, I think Ohio State's helmet is a great example of using the whole canvas as well.

you've got to be kidding? what is unique about that. Thousands of teams use stripes on a helmet? This isn't "name your favorite helmet" it's thinking outside the box. Being unique and doing something DIFFERENT than other teams

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Who could forget this?-

Michigan-

http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?id=5193

How is that anything like a wolvernine though?

Plus, they ripped it off of another college. 0% original or creative.

Not entirely correct. When Fritz Crisler left Princeton to coach Michigan, he brought the winged helmet design with him and painted it in Michigan's colors. The winged design was used by many helmet manufacturers at the time and was not created by a specific college. There are many teams who used the winged template prior to Crisler joining Michigan, but few coaches had them painted up in school colors.

Back on topic, I think Ohio State's helmet is a great example of using the whole canvas as well.

you've got to be kidding? what is unique about that. Thousands of teams use stripes on a helmet? This isn't "name your favorite helmet" it's thinking outside the box. Being unique and doing something DIFFERENT than other teams

Exactly. There's nothing Michigan, Ann Arbor, or Wolverine about their helmet. And there's nothing Ohio, Columbus, or Buckeye are their helmet as well. This isn't a "coolest" helmet. It's about a team using their name, city, or location's history in a creative way on the ballcap/helmet.

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