In recent events that I totally should have seen coming, last week's MMM article poll concluded with Tech's white helmets winning almost a simple majority of the vote (48%!) over Aaron Rodgers' porn-stache, Adam Morrison's pedo-stache, and the classic Rollie Fingers Salvador-Dali-inspired-stache. So, as promised, here is a profiling of the Georgia Tech white helmets.
That spoiled mustard color is reasonably ugly, but good Lord those helmets are sexy. (via www.utvols.com)
When looking for our historical uniforms, I found this really nifty PDF that details our uniforms through time. According to it, we used white helmets mostly through the 1960's, more specifically between '64-'66 (under Bobby Dodd) and again for '68-'71 (under the newly-appointed Bud Carson). Other than those years, our uniforms have always involved a gold helmet, and while it is a very classic look that is a signature of our program, there are some fans out there (48%, apparently) who wouldn't mind a swap to a white helmet. There was a wonderful blog post detailing some possible changes to our design scheme about a month ago that I would HIGHLY recommend reading if you haven't already.
I guess my obsession with white helmets is sorta based in my obsession with properly-done white uniforms. For example, here were probably my two favorite Nike pro combats from last year:
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Here are two absolutely beautiful jerseys, Boise with white everywhere and a touch of blue and orange mixed in, and navy with a simple navy suit highlighted by the gold numbers and white helmets. I don't know why it is, but for some reason white helmets look better than colored ones for me. You can even compare Florida's blue and white helmets, and I really like the whites. Same with Cincinnati's black and white helmets, I love the whites and I'd love to have us at least add a white helmet to our combinations.
What say you? White helmets? No white helmets? Some white helmets? I want to hear what you would do if you were the Georgia Tech AD AND CEO of Russell Athletic. Ready, go!
Since we're not doing the helmets again, what mustache will be profiled next week?
Rollie Fingers' Salvador-Dali-inspired-stache (13 votes)
Aaron Rodgers' porn-stache (5 votes)
Adam Morrison's pedo-stache (6 votes)
24 total votes