If you’ve seen anything we’ve done, you know we love us some helmets. That’s not how we started. Initially we just wanted something cool to put in our weekly power rankings. That led us to a look at helmets from the past, which branched into “concept helmets”. It’s exactly what it sounds like; someone’s concept of what a team’s helmet could look like. And I promise you… there are some amazing ones all over the internet. We gathered most of the ones we found here:
We found, however, some inequities. If you’re a fan of ‘Bama or Ohio State or Clemson, you’re in luck. There are all kinds of people out there spitting out concept helmets for your school. But if you support a smaller school, you might be out of luck. There just ain’t a lot of people out there drawing up concept helmets for the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks or the Old Dominion Monarchs.
So we decided to try our hand. We started with the schools we knew from our digging didn’t have any out there. But it didn’t sty there long. I don’t remember which idea jumped out in our brainstorming session, (the RTP staff consists of me and my 4 teenagers…. this is literally a COVID project.) but by the next night we had done a helmet for all 130 college teams… and we wanted to do more. Like everything else we’ve done on this stupid little blog, it was amazing. So we moved on to the NFL and tried to put our stamp on the pros.
But that didn’t quench our thirst; after a brief conversation debating weather MLB football helmets would be weird, we devoured the NHL, NBA, and the aforementioned MLB. Every team.
To enjoy them, you have to go a bit Tim Burton. Suspend a little bit of reality. We hope you’ll take 3 steps…. Ask “why in the hell would someone make a football helmet for the Detroit Pistons?” Followed by “What would that look like, anyway?” and ending with. “Ok, that is pretty damn cool.” Or maybe you think they suck. Either way, let us know what you think in the comments below. Want to see more from your team? Leave it in the comments as well and follow us on Twitter to see when we put stuff out; if you ask, we’ll probably do it.
Below this you will see a row of league logos; if you want to see what we put together in the other sports, click the leagues logo.
These are our own NBA Concept Helmet designs. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Los Angeles Clippers
Portland Trail Blazers
Oklahoma City Thunder
San Antonio Spurs
Los Angeles Lakers
New York Knicks
New Orleans Pelicans
Golden State Warriors
Categories: NFL Power Rankings and Picks