HAPPY NEW YEAR! This day is all about football so Balladeer’s Blog welcomes 2019 with a look at 19 more cool football helmets.
BISHOP GUILFOYLE MARAUDERS
Comment from Balladeer: Having a depiction of a sword-wielding Scotsman on your helmet is no guarantee of victory. But it sure doesn’t hurt.
I can’t tell if that’s supposed to be a Claymore.
CENTRAL CAMBRIA RED DEVILS
Comment from Balladeer: Now that is some excellent artwork for this helmet logo.
And how can you not love that whole “What’re YOU lookin’ at?” expression on the Red Devil’s face?
Comment from Balladeer: Not only is the name Cedars fairly unique among sports teams but the tie-in with the notorious Cedars of Lebanon makes this lid irresistible.
Terrific in all kinds of ways.
ANNVILLE-CLEONA LITTLE DUTCHMEN
Comment from Balladeer: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – red letters on a black helmet shell stand out very, very, well.
And “Little Dutchmen” is a nice change from the usual Flying Dutchmen nickname.
Comment from Balladeer: Depictions of people in coonskin caps are always appealing, no matter what the team name.
And in this case the coonskin cap serves the secondary purpose of ensuring that you don’t think the team is called “the Fighting NPC’s.”
Comment from Balladeer: No, not the Manheim Steamroller, the Manheim BARONS, which are infinitely cooler.
And as we all know the marriage of a fantastic team name with eye-catching helmets is a match made in Balladeer’s Blog Heaven.
STEELTON HIGHSPIRE STEAMROLLERS
Comment from Balladeer: No, not the Manheim Steamroller … oh, I just used that line.
Okay, not the Bay City Rollers, but the Steelton Highspire STEAMrollers. Still a lame line but one thing that is NOT lame is this helmet.
BOILING SPRINGS BUBBLERS
Comment from Balladeer: “Bubble, bubble, boil and trouble.” Boiling Springs is a buttkicking location name and Bubblers is so unique that they might well top this list if it was only about cool team names.
And that’s no B.S.
Comment from Balladeer: Once again we see that the union of awesome lids with a cool and unique team name could conquer the world if need be.
And isn’t it about time we at least experimented with government by cool names and cool helmets?
NORTHERN YORK POLAR BEARS
Comment from Balladeer: This helmet grew on me more and more the longer I looked at it.
The Northern York Polar Bears would win it for “Best Helmet Design Without Showing Your Mascot” if there was such a category.
RED LAND PATRIOTS
Comment from Balladeer: So many teams use the name Patriots that the folks from Red Land were fighting uphill for a spot on this list.
That eye-catching logo pretty much cinched it for them.
WELLSBORO GREEN HORNETS
Comment from Balladeer: If you’re already a fan of the old radio, serial, pulp and television hero the Green Hornet you have got to love this helmet.
Even if that Green Hornet had never existed the name is still pretty awesome for sports teams.
CENTRAL SCARLET DRAGONS
Comment from Balladeer: I always like the name Dragons for sports teams. Scarlet Dragons takes it to the next level.
And the way the Scarlet Dragon is such a non-conformist he’s looking in the opposite direction from most lid logos won me over entirely.
BONNER PRENDIE FRIARS
Comment from Balladeer: As ever, there is just something about Medieval imagery that really appeals to me.
And let’s face it, Friars as a nickname is not used all that often so that definitely helped.
PHILADELPHIA WEST SPEEDBOYS
Comment from Balladeer: Speedboys are tremendous, to twist an old saying.
Seriously, though, the Speedboys name stands out tall and proud in a sports landscape littered with teams called Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs and Wildcats.
WEST CATHOLIC PREP BURRS
Comment from Balladeer: Finally! Raymond Burr has a football team named after him! I’m kidding.
The “WC” on the helmet is pretty cool and the uniqueness of the name Burrs sealed the deal.
NEUMANN GORETTI SAINTS
Comment from Balladeer: At first glance it looks like they were trying to mash three separate logos together on one helmet.
Upon further consideration this emerges as a very pleasing helmet for a team called the Saints.
CENTRAL PHILADELPHIA LANCERS
Comment from Balladeer: Some may call this helmet too busy but I don’t really agree.
I think this lid is very cool and pretty much matches the dynamic Lancers nickname perfectly.
BISHOP MCCORT CRUSHERS
Comment from Balladeer: The nickname Crushers is fairly unique, so that definitely helps.
And since we just came off the Christmas Holiday season I figured these helmets would fit right in.
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