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Category: Helmets

Once The One-Shell Rule Is Lifted, 10 Helmets That Should Happen

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from the site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul may …

The Basics of Football Facemask Design and Terminology

With the NFL draft coming up tomorrow night, I’ve been trying to feature football-related content this week. On Monday we had a deep analysis of the 49ers’ 75th-anniversary patch, and …

Auction Listing Leads to Sporting Goods Rabbit-Hole Bonanza

For all images, click to enlarge Most of you have probably heard of sports auction houses like Grey Flannel, MeiGray, Steiner Sports, and a bunch of others. Those companies specialize …

If The NFL’s ‘One Shell Rule’ Were Revoked (AFC Edition)

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Good morning Uni Watch readers! I hope everyone is still doing OK and staying safe (and getting vaccinated if possible). Spring has sprung (at least …

Book Cover Exposes Surprising Pirates Uni Detail

Click to enlarge The start of baseball season is traditionally when new baseball-centric books are published, and one of the new titles this year is former MLBer Dave Parker’s autobiography, …

If The NFL’s ‘One Shell Rule’ Were Revoked (NFC Edition)

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Good Sunday morning to all Uni Watchers, and for all those celebrating, a Very Happy Easter as well. I hope all are safe and well. …

Behold: The First Position-Specific Football Helmet

We’re all familiar with the different facemask styles that are common for various football positions. But now Vicis is releasing something new — not just a position-specific facemask, but a …

Chrome Domes: Golden Knights Debut Gold Helmets

Embed from Getty Images Surprise development last night in Las Vegas, as the Golden Knights came out in metallic gold helmets — a move that, to my knowledge, was not …

New Website Aims to Be the Last Word on Helmet History

Click to enlarge By now, most of you folks are probably familiar with the major uniform history online databases — Dressed to the Nines for MLB, NHLuniforms.com for the NHL, …

A Deep Dive on NFL Rear-Helmet Numbers

If you look at the photos above, you can see that the Browns’ 2020 uniform makeover included an unheralded change that I don’t think we’ve discussed before: Prior to the …

And So It Begins: NHL Takes First Steps Toward Idiocracy

For all photos, click to enlarge The NHL officially entered the world of uniform advertising yesterday, as the Devils, Capitals, and Predators announced that their inaugural helmet advertisers will be, …

What If NFL Helmets Had Non-Matching Side Logos?

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from longtime reader Bud Parks, who has an interesting NFL helmet proposition. Enjoy. — PL] By Bud Parks Football helmet design has …

FAKE! Old Pics Reveal Scandalous Astros Hosiery Truth

For all photos, click to enlarge There are several well-known examples of MLBers wearing a batting helmet in the field, including John Olerud, George Scott, Dick Allen, and a few …

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Facemasks

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul may be …

The Best High School Helmet in the US is…

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Do you guys remember about a month and a half ago when I ran a post with Gus O’Keefe detailing the great Montana State Helmet …