Matte Maroon Helmets for Russell Athletic Bowl

via @VTFBEquipment https://twitter.com/VTFBEquipment/status/281415758406377472

I actually think these look awesome. Thoughts?

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with our luck this will be the uniform though:

but hey it's all maroon right? RIGHT?

I am always drunk when I make my videos.

either that

or the white jersey orange pants combo they love so much...

Logo

my vote, since I know they won't do just a simple VT

I am always drunk when I make my videos.

Just a few mock-ups

I'm not the best at photoshop

It's a Miracle in Blacksburg...TYROD DID IT MIKEY!!! TYROD DID IT!!!

I thought these 3 were just pipe dreams. Dream. Come. True. (minus the maroon pants)

all of those would be awesome

tyrod did it mikey! tyrod did it!

THIS

I've been advocating this design since October (though not on here, shame on me). Just the white outline of a maroon kickin chicken on a maroon helmet would be out. fucking. standing. Well done.

YES YES YES

These need to be used for #ALLMAROONEVERYTHING next year. Nothing shiny, just bold matte helmets. Also, they better make these available to buy because now I want one. I've wanted these matte helmets since the black matte ones against Boise.

Great! Now...

Great! Now, please don't slap a shitty depiction of the Hokie bird on one side and a tiny number on the other!

"You know when the Hokies say 'We are Virginia Tech' they're going to mean it."- Lee Corso

What's gonna be on those helmets??

Love the matte look but if they put something stupid on them......... :/

I would like a simply glossy VT. similar to duke's matte helmets:

I am always drunk when I make my videos.

agreed

A glossy VT would be legit.

“I hope that they’re not going to have big eyes and pee down their legs so to speak,” -- Bud Foster

These are awesome. I can't wait until the slap the turkey tracks on one side and the giant cartoon crap Hokie bird on the other...I agree that they will go with the white jersery/orange pants to top the look off...

"We are better than we think, but not quite what we want to be" - Nikki Giovanni

Stop.

The helmets look fine, but no VT on the side??
I am so sick of the constant uniform changes.

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I'm sure there will be a logo on the sides, they just haven't been placed yet.

We're the home team

Rutgers already posted a picture of the RAB patch on their white uniforms so expect either orange or Maroon (gasp!!!) jerseys and white pants.

It's a Miracle in Blacksburg...TYROD DID IT MIKEY!!! TYROD DID IT!!!

with our luck they will put a HokieBird in a tutu on the helmet.

DANNY COALE ALL THE WAY TO THE THREE

As long as they only put a VT on the helmets I'm all for it.

Now if only they could find some maroon pants to go with them... #ALLMAROONEVERYTHING

Helmets for Russell Athletic Bowl

I really wish we could just stick with the Maroon sparkle helmets. You know when we didn't change up our helmets for every game, we were winning. Think I maybe a little superstitious?

i've always hated the sparklies in the helmets. replace those with these permanently and i'd be happy.

"It's worth it right? It's worth it to lay it all on the line for your brothers!"

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster (both quotes)

That was a quality cue in the late 90's

Everyone had pretty matte helmets, the sparkly helmets came along with improved TV coverage. In a few years, only teams that didn't have any money (read: MAC teams and ECU) still had matte helmets.

Now, we've seen a move back to not only matte helmets, but white helmets as well. For a long time, white helmets looked cheap because that's what Riddell gave you as the base model. Then everyone upgraded to some type of color.

Personally, the matte looks good and the white VT logo looks good....right now. It'll change.

Best. Helmets. Ever.

Boom! That just happened.

So...the marketing/administration finally listened to the fans!!! Maybe that means they've heard other stuff...ahem...

We put the K in Kwality

I like

I could go for a VT or the numbers on one side, but I do like these. I just wish is wasn't a "Russell Athletic Bowl" sticker =/

Kendall Fuller - future Thorpe winner

Me Right Now

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

@VT_Warthog

Crap. Can't edit it for awhile either.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

@VT_Warthog

The perfect sticker to go on the side.

How about the horse on a treadmill?

Nike

Should put this on the Pro Combat gloves. Treadmill on right palm, horse on left.

awesome

The best idea yet

“I hope that they’re not going to have big eyes and pee down their legs so to speak,” -- Bud Foster

Whatever

The way the season's gone, I could care less about what they wear. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's the orange stylized VT (a la Boise State, see below).

I just want a win, and a win that demonstrates marked improvement in offensive philosophy.

Minus the PCB stripe, that's about what I expect.

And if you're looking for marked improvement in offensive philosophy, you're probably better off waiting until 8/31/13 to turn your tv back on. Or maybe the spring game, if it's televised this year (teams are starting to do that, right?)

8/31/31

...I'm not holding my breath in hopes of seeing improvement against (what should be) the defending national champions.

Good point...

but my implication was that if we are going to improve offensively, it won't be until spring and summer practice, hopefully with a new look to our offensive staff.

And, well, it's all perspective. If we put up 300 yards on Bama, a pretty small number but one that only 3 teams (LSU, TAMU, UGA) put up on Bama this year, that would show improvement for our offense, show that they can move the ball some against an elite defense.

I really would like to see a glossy old school vt logo on the side (see Dozer's example above), seeing as they wont be using it after this season.

These people are losing their minds!

Maroon or not, I'm tired of this.

If it wasn't for all the other stupid changes to uniform recently, I would probably like this but I'm just so over trying to be Oregon.

#BEATBAMA

If we're going to emulate Oregon

Why don't we copy their offense??!!

We put the K in Kwality

what i would like to see on the helmet??? nothing .. not a damned thing .. .nada

maybe the number .. in white .. that's it

blue-collar Penn State like helmets and jerseys .. no names, no frill, nothing .. a football uniform and helmet .. that's it

i could live with a glossy VT of the same color if they had to put something on the helmet .. how about glossy maroon VT on one side, glossy number on the other

yea but its...

a fucking sweet car!

There are wolves and there are sheep, I am the sheep dog

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My roommates said they'd get me rims for Christmas

I like the fighting gobblers ones.

I had a VT team in APF2k with helmets like this. I thought they were cool.

3rd and 10=QB sneak

my vote would be

A standard vt, but I doubt we'll see that........something like the tone-on-tone gobbler would be acceptable, I guess.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

No, no, no

A fire breathing Hokies bird would make this helmet awesome! Add to have flames on the shoulders and down the side of the pants.

I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.

Throw some chrome numbers on the jersey and some neon-lights on the cleats and you've got yourself a uniform.

how about

some semblance of hokie feathers (think the duck feathers) .. same tone just glossy .. that would be pretty tight .. but i'd rather they leave everything off .. just maroon matte and knock the fucking heads off of rutgers

Logo

They will probably use the VT logo from the homecoming game. I wouldn't mind it on the matte helmet

Perhaps a new logo....

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Practicing without lids.

3rd and 10=QB sneak

preview of helmet

Right now on espn they have the vegas bowl with Boise st. and washington. Boise is sporting the same sort of helmet we are for our bowl game. number on one side and horse emblem on the other. I'm guessing that they will do ours with the hokie emblem.

super duper senior status

or keep the horse, add a treadmill

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Practice Helmets

These are for practice, but the ribbon will be on the back of the helmets. Still no clue what the game logo will be I believe.

its very appropriate that we're wearing them but it makes me sad to look at

"It's worth it right? It's worth it to lay it all on the line for your brothers!"

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster (both quotes)

uniform for the game, via @VTFBEquipment

I think someone got whiteout all over the pants. Hopefully they get that cleaned up in time for the game.

I am always drunk when I make my videos.

New shipment of maroon pants arrived

Just in time for the bowl game

Frankly, I'm surprised they haven't stuck a lunch pail logo on one of our helmets yet.

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