Category Archives: Cool Helmets

TEN MORE COOL FOOTBALL HELMETS

Balladeer’s Blog’s readers demanded it, so here are even MORE cool football helmets from neglected teams.

AMARILLO SANDIES

amarillo-sandies

Comment: The unique name “Sandies” combined with the Marvin the Martian-style mascot made these helmets a must.

DUMAS DEMONS

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Comments: Now these are helmets that will help you psych-out your opponents, especially if they are superstitious by nature. Continue reading

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15 MORE COOL FOOTBALL HELMETS

EASTWOOD TROOPERS el-paso-eastwood-troopersComment: Why aren’t there more teams called Troopers?

WEATHERFORD KANGAROOSweatherford-kangaroos

Comment: Awesome name and awesome lids.

LEWISVILLE FARMERSlewisville-farmersComment: There’s something about the stark simplicity of these helmets paired up with the unique name the Farmers.

EISENHOWER EAGLESeisenhower-eaglesComment: Yes, that’s Eisenhower as in General and President Dwight Eisenhower aka “Ike.” Continue reading

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COOL FOOTBALL HELMET: BOWDOIN COLLEGE

bowdoin-college-polar-bears-helmetBOWDOIN COLLEGE POLAR BEARS

Location: Brunswick, ME

Division: NCAA Division Three

Conference: New England Small College Athletic Conference

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COOL FOOTBALL HELMET: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT THE PERMIAN BASIN

texas permian basinUT-PERMIAN BASIN FALCONS

Location: Odessa, TX 

Division: NCAA Division Two

Conference Affiliation: Lone Star Conference  Continue reading

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RAGNAR THE TERRIER LOOKS AT FOOTBALL HELMETS

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Ragnar loves his peeps, especially his Mom – my sister Rosemary

Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog are familiar with my sister Rosemary’s dog Ragnar. Since he’s a Terrier he offered to give his expert opinion on the football helmets used by college teams with Terrier names.

wofford terriers helmetSchool: Wofford College 

Team Name: Terriers

Ragnar Says: Wofford hasn’t used this particular helmet design since the late 1980s. They’ve been using incredibly boring BLANK helmets instead. Now what kind of message does that send?  

Highland ScottiesSchool: Highland College

Team Name: Scotties

Ragnar Says: How can you not love this helmet? That handsome fellow is wearing his game face but still conveys what lovable and irresistable scamps we Terriers are. Continue reading

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UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA ARGONAUTS’ DEBUT FOOTBALL HELMETS

West Florida Argonauts helmetThe wait is nearly over for the start of the debut intercollegiate football season for the UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA ARGONAUTS!

This Division Two team will play in the Gulf South Conference – often called the SEC of D2 football. The very first game for the Argonauts is scheduled for Noon on Saturday, September 3rd against the Ave Maria University Gyrenes. AT the Gyrenes. The rest of the schedule for UWF’s inaugural season goes like this:  Continue reading

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BETHANY COLLEGE SWEDES: NEW FOOTBALL HELMETS

Bethany College Swedes NEWThe divisions of college football covered by Balladeer’s Blog kick off their 2016 season on August 25th!

To help satisfy our gridiron hunger between now and then here’s a look at the brand new helmets for the Bethany College Swedes. Continue reading

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NJCAA FOOTBALL’S COOLEST HELMETS

ASA College Avengers

ASA College Avengers

To help us all hang on until the 2016 college football season kicks off Balladeer’s Blog looks  at some of the coolest helmets in the NJCAA.

The ASA College Avengers (logo at left) have the coolest helmet logo in the NJCAA, but it fades in a little too much against their purple helmets to be sufficiently visible in pictures.

A white helmet might make it show up better, but at any rate their decal will instead serve as this article’s main pic to open things up with everyone’s favorite purple-flamed Goth android skull logo.

Now with your appetites whetted, dive in and sample the coolest helmets in NJCAA college football:

 9. HIGHLAND COLLEGE SCOTTIES

Location: Highland, KS

Comment: As a lifelong dog lover I’m a sucker for Continue reading

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COOLEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL HELMETS IN NCAA DIVISION TWO

On August 23rd the divisions of college football covered here at Balladeer’s Blog will kick off. To help all of us endure the time until the  season starts I’ve been presenting looks at the coolest football helmets from each of the divisions covered here. Now it’s Division Two’s turn.

 20. SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY MULERIDERS

Location: Magnolia, AR

Conference: Great American Conference

Comment: Coach Tommy Tuberville played his college ball for the Muleriders, a team with a Continue reading

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THE COOLEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL HELMETS IN THE NAIA

With college football kicking off on August 23rd in the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog the time seemed right to present a look at the coolest football helmets in NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) football. Feel free to let me know whose helmets you feel I left out or who should have been rated higher or lower.

Dordt College Defenders11. DORDT COLLEGE DEFENDERS

Location: Sioux Center, IA

Comment: The NAIA has the Defenders, the NJCAA has the Avengers and Canadian college football boasts the X-Men! Marvel Comics fans have absolutely no excuse not to get into college football.  

Oklahoma Baptist University helmet10. OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON

Location: Shawnee, OK

Comment: Now here’s a helmet that’s as grand and glorious as the mighty beast the team is named for! OBU is known for getting things done with its sports programs so even though they’re still a little new to gridiron action look for them to make noise sooner rather than later.   

9. BETHANY COLLEGE SWEDES

Location: Lindsborg, KS 

Comment: Like the Florida Gators the Bethany Swedes have one of those iconic helmets with stylish lettering and an overall eye-catching appeal. This helmet looks even better topping the Swedes’ blue jerseys and gold pants. Continue reading

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