College Football's Bottom Ten: Helmets
This is the third part of my five part series compiling the best lists of college football's worst.
They make you known. They are unmistakable. They are the helmets.
Helmets are one of only two things that are uniform on all but one team in the country (Thanks, Bama). The pants are the other uniform part of the get up.
I'm not going to look at a bunch of pants and make a list, so helmets it is.
The helmet is something that players are proud to wear. The helmet, when you put it on, means that it is time to play ball.
Unfortunately, some players have to wear these extremely hideous caps.
10. Iowa State
Iowa State's helmets are not only bad in color, but the way it is presented with just the "I" is much too simple. But the colors make this one of the worst helmets in the game.
Rice has an Old English "R" on the helmet. It is very hard to tell what it really is and mostly looks like a seven year-old scribbled on the side of the helmet.
Temple makes this list for two reasons. One, they use maroon helmets with white letters...wow.
And they also had one of the BEST helmets in the game in 2006 with the owl head on the side. Why change what is not broken?
7. San Diego State
San Diego State makes this list for the same reason that Temple makes it. You went from my personal favorite helmet in the world to this so-so helmet. It isn't just awful, like Temple, but it is not nearly as amazing as the old style.
6. Utah State
White helmets are usually some of my favorites because you can use so much detail in the logo. Unfortunately, Aggies players have to deal with a "U" that does the helmet no justice.
For once, somebody put an actual aggie on a helmet so we can all find out what it really is.
5. Arkansas State
See, here the "Red Wolves" have a great uniform and a great color scheme. Put you a wolf on there so we don't call you Indians anymore. Make sure people know what your new mascot is and we will try not to mistake you each and every week by calling you, "State".
4. Georgia Tech
It truly is a Ramblin' Wreck when these helmets hit the field. With enough old gold and sometimes yellow to make the sun look dim, the Jackets are sure to blind their opponents when on the gridiron.
Indiana, the ol' Hoosiers.
I am so glad I found this picture of the Indiana QB being sacked. Because that is exactly what IU should do with their helmets--throw them in the garbage sack.
I know what it really is, but does it not look like a candle stick holder to you?
2. Air Force
Air Force could do so much. They are known as falcons in athletics, so why is there a lightning bolt on their caps?
It is not even a cool lightning bolt. Looks more like my nine month old when he signed his name on his letter to Santa Claus.
1. Western Kentucky
I really do not have a grudge against WKU, I swear. Just because they have been on every list does not mean that I have a grudge. It just means that your school has some really bad things surrounding it.
This helmet would be much better without the towel. Maybe that is why they are so bad, before every game, the person on their helmet throws in the towel!