Balladeer’s Blog’s readers can’t get enough of these blog posts about cool football helmets, so, since I aim to please here is another one.
Team Name: RAILSPLITTERS
Comment: How can you NOT love this name for the football teams of any educational institute at any level? The Railsplitters is great. The Emancipators would be great, too!
Team Name: CAHILLITES
Comment: Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog know I’m a soft touch when it comes to incredibly cool helmet logos, especially when they’re combined with butt-kickingly unique team names.
Team Name: ELECTRONS
Comment: Electrons is a clever choice for a team named after good old Dr Franklin. Other possibilities might be the Stoves, the Kitefliers, the Lightning Bolts, or maybe the Cougars given his fondness for older wo- … naaah.
Team Name: LANCERS
Comment: No, not Prancers, LANCERS! Like Knights it’s one of those team names that can’t help but lend themselves to eye-catching logos.
Team Name: INDIANS
Comment: This may be the best helmet I’ve ever seen for one of the many football teams called Indians. Perfect blend of colors.
Team Name: SPEEDBOYS
Comment: Speedboy sounds like the name of the sidekick for a superhero called Velocity Man. Or maybe not. Anyway, this nice helmet made the list mostly on the coolness of the team’s name.
Team Name: DRAGONS
Comment: Yes, for the Game of Thrones fans in your life recommend this team, with their terrific use of a dragon AND a coat of arms on their helmet.
Team Name: PUMAS
Comment: This is one of those helmets which is completely blank on one side with the logo appearing only on the opposite side. That’s why the Pumas helmet is facing the other direction, for authenticity’s sake.
SAINT JOSEPH’S PREP
Team Name: HAWKS
Comment: Now this is why logos on the helmet count for so much. Even if you’re using a heavily employed team name like Hawks, your lids can still impress the fans.
Team Name: BULLS
Comment: And for outstanding use of logo, initial AND color scheme, it’s the helmets worn by the Brashear Bulls! Just plain beautiful!
Team Name: HUSKIES
Comment: The helmet IS awesome, but the team name begs the question “Are these guys called the Preparatory H’s?” Probably not.
Team Name: CRUSADERS
Comment: In the tradition of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy it’s Father, Judge, Crusader … uh, Fly? Private I? I walked into a joke so lame I couldn’t get myself out of it.
PERRY TRADITIONAL ACADEMY
Team Name: COMMODORES
Comment: Rather than try a Lionel Ritchie joke that I probably couldn’t get out of I’ll just compliment Perry Traditional Academy for their team name and eye-catching lids!
SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE
Team Name: FIREBIRDS
Comment: Yes, it’s the School of the Future, with flying buses, teleportation devices to get from classroom to classroom and, oddly, pretty bland helmets. Obviously it’s on the strength of the name Firebirds alone that this team snuck onto the list.