NORTH EAST GRAPEPICKERS
Comment: The stylish look of the N and the E sold me on these helmets immediately.
The unique team name “The Grapepickers” turned things up to eleven in terms of the coolness factor, making them a cinch for this list.
NORTHAMPTON KONKRETE KIDS
Comment: The Kids are far more than just “alright.”
And the spelling “Konkrete” to go with the “Kids” only adds to the already considerable charm of this entire setup. Ya gotta love the Konkrete Kids!
Comment: Instead of Boyz II Men we’ve just gone from (Konkrete) Kids II (Iron)men.
I know, that’s a pretty lame segue-way into what may be the coolest helmets on this latest examination of them.
Comment: Cool helmet, cool nickname and cool tie-in with trains. What’s not to like?
And since all roads seem to lead to Marvel Comics characters these days I’ll throw in the fact that “Zephyr” was the name of a Marvel supervillainess turned superheroine.
KARNS CITY GREMLINS
Comment: There are Gremlins in the works, to take an old saying and make it plural.
These KC Gremlins have it all over the AMC Gremlins AND the Gremlins from the movie franchise … I know, right?
HICKORY RED HORNETS
Comment: No, not the Green Hornets, like the old radio, movie and television character.
These are the Red Hornets and their helmets are exciting enough to match or even surpass that incredibly cool team name.
MARION CENTER STINGERS
Comment: Named for the famed mixed drink, this team is noted for – I’m KIDDING!
The Marion Center teams are NOT named for the drink called Stingers but even if they were these helmets are intoxicating to look at, so it would still be appropriate.
Comment: Outside of the old Oakland Seals hockey team this is the first time I’ve encountered a team using that name!
The Selinsgrove Seals used to sport lids that just had the word “Seals” on them in cursive, but I prefer these since they use that cool image, too.
EPISCOPAL ACADEMY CHURCHMEN
Comment: More famous than Church’s Chicken! More obstinate than Churchill!
Yes, it’s the Episcopal Academy Churchmen, whose team name is SO unique that it’s almost unfair that they have such eye-catching helmets on top of that!
Comment: Anchors aweigh!
You could practically dive into the rich color of these helmets and go for a swim! And kudos to Lakeview for not lazily falling back on Lakers as their team name.
WILLIAM ALLEN CANARIES
Comment: I know, I know, their helmets are just variations on the lids worn by the Michigan Wolverines and the Delaware Blue Hens.
But c’mon, a butt-kickingly rare team name like Canaries elevates ANY helmets to a level that can’t be beat.
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