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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2012 by Jared Gallagher

Happy Holidays!

It’s been a while but now that I’m in the real world (or so they say), I thought I’d start updating this blog a little more regularly. If this is your first time, let me recap: I made this for a public relations class in school as a class project (thanks Bobbi Kay) and just took off with it. I’ve always been fascinated with athletic equipment and apparel, so why not create a blog dedicated to Oklahoma State?

In that light, I know we’re all still reeling from that heartbreaker on Saturday, but I wanted to comment quickly on the physical appearance of the ballgame. I’m convinced that was the best-looking Bedlam game in the rivalry’s history. Oklahoma donned their traditional home crimson (shocker), and the Pokes went with my personal favorite, the monochrome white uniforms.

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It’s the cleanest look the Cowboys have in their vast arsenal of uniform options. I’m a firm believer that the only monochrome that can be successfully pulled off is white. All we needed were non-tapered shoulder and pants stripes, a new logo and get rid of Pistol Pete on the hip and it’s the perfect football uniform…to much to ask?

MOVING ON.

This college football season is a year of ingenuity. We’ve seen some crazy stuff from a uniform standpoint, and we still have six weeks to push the limit even further. Helmets are the necktie of football; teams can get creative and show their collective personality through new helmet designs. As bowl season looms, I am counting down my five favorite football helmets of the 2012 college football season.

5. WYOMING

If there’s one thing you need to understand about me, it’s that I love the matte-colored helmet trend. This is where I’ll probably lose you… I also love Wyoming’s color scheme. So when they put the two together AND added a patriotic helmet decal, I fell in love. Feast your eyes on this quirky masterpiece.

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4. ARIZONA

There’s not a ton I like about the Wildcats this year, uniformly speaking. The one thing that stands out is their Copper hats that they debuted against Oregon State back in September. Yeah, they’re not in the color scheme and they don’t match… blah, blah, blah. The helmets are a tribute to Arizona’s rich copper mining history, and I think that is rad.

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3. SOUTHERN METHODIST

Finally back in contention, and the Mustangs look like it. The only white helmet on the list, but I have always been a fan of the patriotic color scheme.

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2. OHIO STATE

It takes some cojones to mess with tradition, but the Buckeyes pulled it off with this helmet design. The green helmet stickers are what make it great.

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  1. NOTRE DAME

The Irish are headed to the BCS National Championship, and if it were a battle of helmets, they would win. I first saw (and tried on) the gold flake helmet at the Champs Sports Bowl last year and instantly fell in love. I’m sure even George Gipp would trade in his leather helmet for one of these bad boys. Rockne would be proud.

Now if they can just do something about those Adidas uniforms…

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Check back later in the week for a special post from Pistols Guy as he debuts HIS top helmets from the season. Check out his site at http://www.pistolsfiringblog.com/

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