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.
So with this news, I am such a happy camper. The toilet seat is slowly disappearing and teams are realizing that it’s just ugly. Glad the Redskins are getting rid of it. It looked just so out of place.
It’s also another example of how many classic uniform designs have been compromised due to Nike’s “innovative” designs.
What’s a Redtail? I didn’t even know myself, so this was the explanation in the article.
In his resolution, Grosso urges the team to change its name to the Washington Redtails, noting that that was the nickname used by the Tuskegee Airmen, the pioneering aviation unit that broke the color barrier for U.S. military pilots in World War II. A plane used by the airmen recently was put in a place of honor in the Smithsonian.
This would be a complete 180-degree turn from their current name. One that isn’t racist, but is about equality. I wouldn’t mind it either way really. The Redskins name has been around so long that I probably have gotten used to it, so the name change issue isn’t big to me. But if it’s that important, a change sounds good and i can dig this.
The article highlights the quote in its first paragraph, which comes from a high school athletic director in Coshocton, Ohio. It also boasts that “almost as many” high school teams use the “Redskins” nickname as the “Cowboys,” while more use the name than the “Giants.”
Helmet must hide a lot: Wearin 'Skins shirt & dude asks if I've been a life-long fan. I say its been more recent & he tells me he's die-hard— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) January 09, 2013
To me, a die-hard fan is a fan that follow the team, knows almost everything about the coaches and roster and has to have at least followed the team for maybe five years or so.
But apparently this guy is not a die-hard. Because if he was, then he’d recognize the team’s backup quarterback that came into the game during the playoffs for them. A die-hard should know what the backup quarterback looks like.
Kirk Cousins of course was probably surprised at this. But then again, football players wear helmets so you don’t see their famous that often. But hey, I guess this guy needs to re-evaluate his stance as a die-hard fan.
What was going through Mike Shanahan's head as he watched his team's trainers huddle around Robert Griffin III in the fourth quarter Sunday?
Shanahan's decision to stick with a clearly hobbled Griffin during his team's wild-card round game against Seattle seemed a gamble -- the Redskins' future rides on Griffin's ability to stay healthy, and he was far from it at the end of the season.
It’s time for the playoffs! With that said, here are my quick predictions on today’s games.
Is this Ray Lewis’ last game?
INDIANAPOLIS (5) VS BALTIMORE (4)
The storylines are limitless here. Is this Ray Lewis’ final game in the NFL? What about the great comeback by Chuck Pagano as he returns to Baltimore? Is Joe Flacco elite? Is Andrew Luck the real deal?
I would like to think that the Lewis storyline would inspire the Ravens. After all, their emotional leader is back and that might be a huge difference. But I am not sure how effective he would be. The bigger concern for me is the offensive side of the ball.
Can Flacco lead this team to the Super Bowl? He was close last year and this year’s squad has shown signs of being good enough to make it happen again. But I am not sure if the offense can out-duel Luck’s run of success. What the Colts offense has done this year has provided a solid balance of timely running and passing plays. This team is playing at a level that I think can turn some heads in the playoffs.
Rob Parker, the ESPN commentator who was suspended after saying on the air that he questions whether Robert Griffin III is authentically black because he is engaged to a white woman, has now issued an apology.
As much as this is good PR, this is still a bigger issue Parker doesn't get. RG3 never said he doesn't want to be black, he wants to be known not as just a black QB. Parker wants him to acknowledge his impact for the black community. Both are valid, but the confusion for Parker is that he was too ignorant to realize that the times have changed and even though race is still an issue, it's not that important in this sense anymore. In the NFL where we have all kinds of people playing, a successful RG3 will will make its own impact without comments from either side. This rookie is still finding his way around the league and Parker needs to realize that he can't judge anyone so soon or in that matter. Never judge a man's integrity without really knowing him --- and Parker doesn't know RG3 at all.
Before I give you my thoughts, watch the above video. Then for the entire transcript, click this link.
Rob Parker decided to dig deep into his mind and wonder why Robert Griffin III isn’t black enough in his eyes. To him, a black person must love Barack Obama, have an all black family and maybe should listen to gangsta rap and so forth. For him they have to be “hood” and need to have “swag” probably too.
Calling him a cornball essentially calls RGIII as a fraud, saying that he puts up a front to cover up something. And that something is that Griffin isn’t black.