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Indiana’s new helmets are…bright?

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Indiana’s got themselves some new football helmets, and well, they’re very distinctive. IU unveiled five new helmet designs this afternoon with all the pomp and circumstance we’ve come to expect from the Hoosier’s gratuitous athletic celebrations. One of the helmets, that chrome candy-striped monstrosity pictured above, was so shocking and exciting that it literally caused a player on the front row to faint.

Check out the :28 mark in the video below if you don’t believe me:

Stay mock-worthy, Hoosiers.

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30 Comments for Indiana’s new helmets are…bright?



  1. TheDecker
    4:05 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Uuuugly…that state flag? really?



  2. realme
    4:07 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Hoosiers are such weirdos. And why did no one check on the dude?



  3. ukfastcat
    4:07 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    I just threw up.



  4. Dr. Funke
    4:10 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Off topic but it doesn’t look like UL-UK football series will be dropped anytime soon. Mike Slive at the conference meetings has been emphasizing having a tough non-conference schedule for all teams in the SEC. Plus the move to 9 conference games was voted down 13-1. Did not see this on KSR.



  5. josh
    4:16 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    I thought Illinois used the single I and bama used the numbers



  6. asdf
    4:17 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Visions of confused Hoosier players sitting in the locker room licking their helmets because they think it’s rock candy.



  7. Brad
    4:21 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    #4 – We don’t play IU and haven’t for many years now????



  8. mrgwildcat
    4:23 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    on the video it says 5 new helmets…they unveiled 6…FAIL!



  9. Brad
    4:24 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    I get it. This is one way to generate some buzz and excitement, but it seems like every time I have seen UK do this with football its been because the staff wants to to distract the fans from miserable play on the field, coaching in the booth and ultimately is just a pre-cursor to a bad season.

    I prefer what STOOPS is doing – recruiting and conditioning



  10. mrgwildcat
    4:25 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    oh nevermind. the plain red one wasn’t new, its the same crap stain they used last year



  11. Not that Bad
    4:31 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    I really don’t think those helmets are that mad at all. If UK did something like this to get the kids excited, then I’d be all for it too. We don’t have to make fun of everything IU and UL do, because half the time, if UK did it, Matt and Drew and everyone on KSR would be drooling over it and praising the athletic department. Its pretty sad to see how this site has become from what it used to be.



  12. Not that Bad
    4:32 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    also, #7, #4 said nothing about IU, so what are you talking about?



  13. Parker
    4:37 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    The Block I helmets are sick, and the candy chrome helmets are even sicker. I’m about to go to college and trust me recruits are going to love these.



  14. AWFUL
    4:44 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    11. UK has never invalided anything this ugly. Usually just a black uni. Get of the ecstasy and meth and then look at these helmets, hell even Oregon is shaking their heads.



  15. AWFUL
    4:45 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    *unvailed



  16. ksr clowns
    4:46 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    11) I agree. Jones should change the name to kentucianaville sports radio.



  17. TouchdownTommy
    4:51 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    You think that’s bright, check out the Hilltoppers’ new ones. All chrome except for the stripe and logo:

    http://www.wkusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=206981462



  18. Hmmmm
    4:53 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    15: unveiled, dude. Now we got it; third time’s the charm.



  19. Mike In The Wood
    5:08 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    IU will be the first to have flashing LED’s in their helmets.



  20. inlinefor9
    5:12 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t have a problem with most of those helmets other than the fact that they’re IU. Better than most of the new style helmets that EVERY program rolls out each year before the season.



  21. deer boss
    5:24 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    i’m surprised that they didn’t make one of the watford shot.



  22. GRob
    5:43 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    I think our shade of blue will make the sickest chrome helmets around. I’m interested to see our uniform tweaks for this season.



  23. Morgan
    6:12 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    I think all the helmets r pretty sick besides the one with the state flag



  24. Not that Bad
    6:18 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    #14, learn how to spell, and look how many people agree with me. They’re not that bad. They’re just now. The state flag is a cool idea and maybe the chrome is a bit over the top, but who cares, let IU be IU and we can be UK.



  25. Michael F. Jox
    6:39 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    #11 – Thank you.

    This site is getting worse with this stuff. When are you guys gonna stop trying to make fun of everything IU or UL does, even when there’s no reason to? This post is just the latest of perfect examples. The helmets are nice, and the kids seemed to love them. Geez, this just makes you guys look pathetic and petty.



  26. CrimsonandCrean
    7:45 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    Where’s the one with Watford’s shot on it?



  27. Women Everywhere
    10:46 pm June 3, 2013 Permalink

    I really really want a Brach’s mint right now.



  28. Wait...What?
    7:50 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Indiana has a football team?



  29. Gene Wilder
    8:59 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    The only thing missing is the little guys wearing white overalls with orange skin and green hair.



  30. RUPPS_rhetoric
    9:32 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Kids eat that up. A good marketing gimmick and recruiting trick.