Chrome Helmets

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Chrome Helmets

As men we scratch our heads that women can put so much thought into shopping for clothes. It is obvious that most of us men have no clue when it comes to fashion and don't understand the enormous fashion industry.

However, football uniforms, that's a different story. That is actually crucial.

When Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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got the job at Clemson he said he wanted to make the uniforms more simple. He made a good point when he said too much was made of the uniforms and uniform combinations. Dabo said that players spent too much time focusing on the combination and it became a distraction. Interestingly enough, Jimbo Fisher said the same thing about FSU.

So Dabo's philosophy has been orange helmets for home and away games. He likes orange jerseys and white pants at home and white jerseys and white pants on the road. Occasionally he has let the guys wear all orange at home and has on a couple of occasions gone with orange pants with white jerseys on the road. And we all know about the purple on Military Appreciation Day.

I get the traditional stuff. Heck, I would even say I am in favor of keeping this way for the rest of my life. That is what Alabama and Penn State have done. I don't like turning on the TV and having no clue what teams are playing. That doesn't happen when the Crimson Tide play.

I want no part of being Oregon or Maryland and letting a shoe company dictate what uniforms we wear from week to week and year to year.

However, this chrome helmet picture that came out yesterday grabbed my attention.

I loved the chrome helmet photo. I love the idea. As long as it is a one game deal or a special game deal, sign me up.

I know tradition is important, but so is branding. Let's not forget even the most traditional of all schools, Notre Dame, has worn special helmets in recent years.

The way I see it, the 18-year olds love it and recruiting is a big part of the game now. If one five star recruit thinks it matters, then it matters.

To be clear, lets don't make major changes from week to week. I do think that on a one game basis this one works. Its still an orange helmet. Its still two purple stripes and a white stripe. Its still the same paw and same size paw. The only thing that changes is the chrome aspect.

Yesterday there were hundreds of postings all over the Clemson websites about the helmet and there were a wide variety of opinions. Put this Tiger down for the yes column. Yes, on a very limited basis.

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spacer Plyler's Blog: Chrome Helmets
TigerNet News®
spacer Would like to see the chrome with a white Tiger Paw.
Chuckston T-Man®
spacer All White Helmet
Ga Tyger
spacer Re: Would like to see the chrome with a white Tiger Paw.
spacer The Paw needs to be white!! They make white chrome.
spacer That's stupid.
Chuckston T-Man®
spacer Great minds, huh?***
spacer It's a heckuva view from up here, isn't it!
Chuckston T-Man®
spacer Re: The Paw needs to be white!! They make white chrome.
spacer is this what it's coming to?
spacer Only a pimp in a whorehouse would wear a chrome helmet***
spacer So what is the down side?***
spacer No No No No No
spacer Does our Blood Runneth
spacer I like the chrome helmet but
spacer Wear them with all white uniforms at Louisville.***
spacer Road Thursday night games only. Done..make it so.
spacer Re: Plyler's Blog: Chrome Helmets
spacer This special helmet/uni stuff has been done to death. Why
spacer I like that Dabo keeps it traditional...
spacer It hurts my heart that Plyler is a Clemson fan.***
spacer Not just No, but H3LL NO! What are you thinking MP?
spacer Better hope its a cloudy day if you were that
spacer Re: Plyler's Blog: Chrome Helmets
spacer Re: Plyler's Blog: Chrome Helmets
spacer If a five star player wants to wear a chrome helmet...
spacer So... What's the big deal with the chrome helmets?
spacer Mickey gets distracted by shiny objects...Shocker right?***
CM Shack®
spacer Ever thought of the blinding glare on a sunny day?***
spacer Once again...NO!***
spacer Never***
spacer What would it cost?