Oregon Fiesta Bowl Helmets 2013: Breaking Down Ducks' Latest Fashion Statement

Ethan GrantAnalyst IMarch 29, 2017

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 6: Close-up of the Oregon Ducks 'Liquid Metal' helmet during the the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies on October 6, 2012 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon won the game 52-21. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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The Oregon Ducks are the flashiest—yet also classiest—dressing team in the country.

Each week, they seem to debut a different combination of helmet, jersey, pants, socks and cleats. The 2013 Fiesta Bowl is no different, when the Ducks will wear their yellow helmet with reflecting silver wings, much like the one they wore against Oregon State in the Civil War game.

It's surprising that Oregon is choosing to recycle this helmet for the Fiesta Bowl, but that might be because they have such trendsetting uniforms lined up for the world to see.

First, let's take another look at what the Ducks will be wearing when taking on the Kansas State Wildcats. Mike Grose had the inside scoop and one of the first photos of the helmets on Twitter last week:

Oregon Ducks helmets for next week's #FiestaBowl twitter.com/mikegrose/stat…

— Mike Grose (@mikegrose) December 27, 2012

It looks like the Ducks will be rolling with those helmets, the same ones that were unveiled early in 2012 and were coined the "liquid lightning" helmets by many involved in that process.

The bright Oregon yellow will be on display, with the reflective silver wings providing a unique experience for both the players and the fans. The big "O" for Oregon is also in the silver reflective lettering, providing yet another example of how Nike is using consistency even with the multitude of complex designs.

If you think you've seen something like this before, don't look at this next tweet from the Fiesta Bowl account, where Carl Miles, Jr.'s expression shows that he and his Wildcat teammates aren't in Kansas anymore.

Per @mgwalks, #KState Carl Miles, Jr catches a glimpse of the #Ducks helmets. Not much more needs to be said. twitter.com/FiestaBowl/sta…

— Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (@FiestaBowl) December 31, 2012

If the helmets weren't enough, it appears Oregon is unveiling a uniform that changes colors depending upon what angle you look at them at and how the sunlight reflects off the shoulders. The Fiesta Bowl account also had a look at these new tops.

Here are the jerseys for the #FiestaBowl. Yes, Oregon's numbers and feathers change colors depending on the angle. twitter.com/FiestaBowl/sta…

— Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (@FiestaBowl) December 21, 2012

With so many varieties and colors already, this development is one that could potentially change the game forever.

Leave it to Oregon to make it even harder for teams to compete with new uniform looks—unless of course you're a fan of the traditional look that Alabama, Penn State and Oklahoma run out year in and year out.

What do you think?

How do the Ducks uniforms stack up with those that were worn throughout this season and in previous BCS bowl games? Do you like the fact that they are using a previously worn helmet, or do you wish Phil Knight and the gang would have rolled out something new in what could be Chip Kelly's last game as Oregon's head coach?

As it is, the Ducks will be as fashionable as ever come Fiesta Bowl Thursday. Be sure to tune in to the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, and keep checking back with Bleacher Report for all things related to college football uniforms.

 

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