With too many sporting events getting canceled these days here’s a new Top Twenty List for 2020 here at Balladeer’s Blog. This one examines some neglected football helmets.
EASTWOOD TROOPERS Comment: Why aren’t there more teams called Troopers?
Comment: Awesome name and awesome lids.
LEWISVILLE FARMERSComment: There’s something about the stark simplicity of these helmets paired up with the unique name the Farmers.
EISENHOWER EAGLESComment: Yes, that’s Eisenhower as in General and President Dwight Eisenhower aka “Ike.”
SOUTHLAKE CARROLL DRAGONS
Comment: I’ve seen better Dragons helmets out there but I’ve also seen worse.
TIMBERVIEW WOLVES Comment: These helmets look as lethal as the animals the team is named after.
SOUTH GARLAND COLONELSComment: Swords manage to accentuate any helmet.
MESQUITE SKEETERSComment: Yes, that’s Skeeters as in Mosquitos, another unique name to go with a cool helmet.
MORTON RANCH MAVERICKSComment: Purple and Black go great with the name Mavericks.
DEER PARK DEERComment: Okay, so I’m a sucker for cool helmets especially when the team name is unique.
NEW BRAUNFELS UNICORNSComment: Here’s a case where the coolness of the team name made up for the comparative blandness of their helmets.
SAN BENITO GREYHOUNDSComment: That mascot on the helmet deserves to get its own cartoon series.
CLEMENTS RANGERSComment: Who were those masked men? They were the Clements Raaaangers. Had to be said.
CLEAR FALLS KNIGHTSComment: Who can resist a helmet with swords AND a shield? Not me, that’s for sure.
Comment: The Vipers manage the Hat Trick of having a virtually unique team name, a butt-kicking logo and terrific helmets.
Comment: Let’s face it, Raccoons is one seriously underused name when it comes to sports teams. If the Raccoon tails on these helmets were just a bit bigger they’d be perfect.
Comment: Some readers tell me they don’t really care for helmets with white shells but I think they can look good with the right kind of logo on them.
Comment: There’s something about these helmets that grows on me more and more.
Comment: As Lobos teams go, these helmets are easily in the top ten. Maybe even top five.
Comment: More swords on these helmets and on top of that the artwork has a certain Pirates of the Caribbean feel.
MORE COOL STUFF
For the 20 Coolest-Named JUCO Sports Teams click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/10/18/the-20-coolest-named-juco-sports-teams/
For the 20 Coolest-Named College Sports Teams In the USCAA and NCCAA click here – https://glitternight.com/2010/11/24/the-20-coolest-named-uscaa-and-nccaa-sports-teams/
For more cool named teams that weren’t on the Top 20 List click here: https://glitternight.com/category/cool-names-and-cool-logos/
For NCAA Division 3′s Coolest-Named Teams click here: https://glitternight.com/d3-20-coolest/
For the NAIA edition of The 20 Coolest College Sports Teams You May Never Have Heard Of click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/06/21/the-20-coolest-named-college-sports-teams-you-may-have-never-heard-of-naia-edition/
For The 20 Coolest College Sports Logos click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/07/20/the-20-coolest-college-sports-logos/
And for The 20 Coolest Football Helmets In NCAA Division 3 click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/08/23/the-20-coolest-football-helmets-in-ncaa-division-3/