Last night I started to think about the best helmets in NFL history. It was something that I decided to make a list of right here just because why not? The NFL helmet is the identity of the team. I remember the old Monday Night Football intros where both helmets crash into each other. That’s priceless.
So with that in mind, I’ve decided to create my own personal list of the Top 10 helmets in NFL history that I think stand the test of time. Feel free to disagree with me here.
Before I begin, here are some basic criteria that I used to determine which helmets should be on the list.
Earlier this summer, Riley Cooper was at a Kenny Chesney concert. What appears to be an act of frustration for not getting backstage passes, the above incident happened and was recorded. (And it doesn’t help the stereotype of rednecks who love country music.)
The video surfaced around today about a month since the incident and the backlash has been intense. Cooper in his anger to what was reportedly a security guard is unacceptable and saying ”I will fight every n***** here” is just not right.
Since then, he’s apologized on Twitter and spoken to the media. on it. The team has also fined him.
Offseason time for NFL players gives them opportunities to pursue other interests. For Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, that’s making a rap video. Featuring Snoop Dogg (whom doesn’t appear on screen with Jackson throughout the entire video) in Las Vegas, the new song is about swag and bling. Of course.
The song in itself is catchy, but it’s isn’t great. It’s something you’d probably bump on a drive on a freeway without traffic. In traffic, it could cause road rage.
I suppose this is good in comparison to what other NFL players have gotten themselves into this offseason. As long as it’s harmless, I can accept it. I hope this doesn’t distract Jackson from his football career. The song isn’t all that great, so it’s best he focuses on what he’s really good at.
Yesterday, there was an unspeakable tragedy at Lehigh University where the Philadelphia Eagles practice. Garrett Reid, the son of Eagles coach Andy Reid, died in his dorm room at age 29. Reid's son had battled drug problems, and he had spent time in jail. There was no immediate cause of death.
The word was that he was fighting to overcome his past, which makes yesterday even sadder.