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#1 PromoTheRobot

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

Who'da thunk it?

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:22 PM

I think it's more because of the knife than the helmet design.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:26 PM

View PostJust Jack, on 18 September 2013 - 01:22 PM, said:

I think it's more because of the knife than the helmet design.
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:38 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 18 September 2013 - 01:19 PM, said:


Interesting.  One would think that, going forward, the team could just fit the players for both helmets at the start of the season?

View PostJust Jack, on 18 September 2013 - 01:22 PM, said:

I think it's more because of the knife than the helmet design.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:40 PM

Didn't they have this same exact problem a while back (maybe mid-90s)?  The Bills wound up wearing a red helmet with the white standing Buffalo on it as a "throwback" during an NFL anniversary year.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:41 PM

  • the ugliest color combination of all time.  buccs should be happy.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:45 PM

View PostClippers of Nfl, on 18 September 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

  • the ugliest color combination of all time.  buccs should be happy.
the Canucks have something to say about that
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:06 PM

View PostPete, on 18 September 2013 - 01:45 PM, said:

the Canucks have something to say about that
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Holy Moly.  Damn you were right.  These two pictures had me laughing big time.  All I can think of is V for virgins on their uniform.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:09 PM

What's wrong w/ putting 2 full size appliques on the helmets to change colors?  They apparently are changing the stickers for the emblems.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:11 PM

View Postshrader, on 18 September 2013 - 01:40 PM, said:

Didn't they have this same exact problem a while back (maybe mid-90s)?  The Bills wound up wearing a red helmet with the white standing Buffalo on it as a "throwback" during an NFL anniversary year.

Not exactly. IIRC, the team was still wearing the red helmets back then, and didn't want to switch back to white helmets just for one game. Probably too much of a change to get used to. So they just decided to invert the old design, and go with the white standing Buffalo on a red helmet.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:39 PM

Can't they do a "skin" over the pewter helmet... Like how they change whole vehicles w/wild themes.  Take the face maskoff and place the helmet shaped vinyl "skin" over the helmet with the creamsicle & Bucco Bruce theme... Then hit with a heat gun.  Put facemask back on.  To take it off... Snip it and peel it off.  Better yet, just have a tear away strip built right in!  Come on, this is the NFL.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:41 PM

I don't understand why they don't just paint the helmets? Isn't this what ND does before every game?

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:43 PM

View Postcmjoyce113, on 18 September 2013 - 02:41 PM, said:

I don't understand why they don't just paint the helmets? Isn't this what ND does before every game?

I like vinyl skin idea better.  Shrinks right onto the helmet!  No messy paint.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:47 PM

Denver throwbacks

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:48 PM

View PostExiledInIllinois, on 18 September 2013 - 02:39 PM, said:

Can't they do a "skin" over the pewter helmet... Like how they change whole vehicles w/wild themes.  Take the face maskoff and place the helmet shaped vinyl "skin" over the helmet with the creamsicle & Bucco Bruce theme... Then hit with a heat gun.  Put facemask back on.  To take it off... Snip it and peel it off.  Better yet, just have a tear away strip built right in!  Come on, this is the NFL.

You'd end up with half the players with both colors on their helmets. The vinyl would peel and shred with contact, especially in the trenches.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:55 PM

This is a multi million operation. I'm sure they know all of the players sizes and styles. Back in the old days they would recondition helmets. I just assumed in the nfl they got new ones every couple games anyways.. Hmmm..

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:02 PM

You guys are missing the point.  This decision isn't about helmets at all (like they could fit a player with a 2nd proper helmet of any color).  The National Association of Retired Pirates & Buccaneers (NARPB) is protesting the use of the stereotypical pirate emblem.  At a presser yesterday NARPB Chairman Pegleg Redbeard said, "I am appalled that the NFL should group us with the likes of Redskins, Cowboys and Vikings.  We demand the name of the team along with all associated images be changed immediately!... Shiver me timbers, Matey."

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:03 PM

View PostRubes, on 18 September 2013 - 02:11 PM, said:

Not exactly. IIRC, the team was still wearing the red helmets back then, and didn't want to switch back to white helmets just for one game. Probably too much of a change to get used to. So they just decided to invert the old design, and go with the white standing Buffalo on a red helmet.

I must have phrased it poorly, but that's exactly what I meant.  They wore red helmets at that point, so instead of switching to a white throwback helmet, they just slapped a white standing buffalo on the red helmets.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:24 PM

Wait, "fitting" helmets then not having to "refit" them all season? What? How many times do these players have to have the air bladders in their helmets reinflated/adjusted during the course of the season? Equipment managers are constantly "refitting" helmets. Ugh. Classic knee jerk reaction.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:39 PM

View Postclayboy54, on 18 September 2013 - 03:02 PM, said:

You guys are missing the point.  This decision isn't about helmets at all (like they could fit a player with a 2nd proper helmet of any color).  The National Association of Retired Pirates & Buccaneers (NARPB) is protesting the use of the stereotypical pirate emblem.  At a presser yesterday NARPB Chairman Pegleg Redbeard said, "I am appalled that the NFL should group us with the likes of Redskins, Cowboys and Vikings.  We demand the name of the team along with all associated images be changed immediately!... Shiver me timbers, Matey."

Just in time for Talk Like A Pirate Day also.