It's possible I am a bit of a sadist.
On the cusp of having just nearly been slaughtered for my Top 25 Helmet Designs in College Football post, I thought I would dive back into the madness with another helmet design power ranking.
With the last post, I failed to realize just how serious some fans took their team's football helmets. What I deemed as a fun attempt at ranking helmet designs, some fans deemed as a declaration of war.
Miami fans took the post as a slap in the face, as The "U" was left off the list. When Michigan fans saw that their helmet was only ranked No. 8, they acted like their dog was kicked in the face for no reason.
My Arizona co-worker crawled up into the fetal position in a corner and cried for an hour because I only had the Wildcat helmet at No. 19.
After all that drama, I have to be a sadist for doing this again, especially with the Big Ten helmet designs.
On the whole, the helmets throughout the Big Ten conference are on the conservative side, with the most elaborate of the bunch being Michigan State's Spartan logo.
But, there is a lot of history and tradition behind the Big Ten helmets, which makes this a treacherous road to navigate.
Nevertheless, this helmet design ranking needs to be done in the name of Bleacher Report, and I am the man for the job (and that might have just qualified for the worst transition sentence in a slideshow...ever).