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New football helmets?

Andre Woodson just posted this image on his Instagram with the caption “What do you think? #BBN”

So…what do you think, BBN? Are we looking at Kentucky’s new football helmets?

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93 Comments for New football helmets?



  1. Booyakasha!
    5:55 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Good lord, not the one on the right!



  2. Isaac in Long Beach
    5:55 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve always been for making the uniforms as unique as possible. I love these helmets.



  3. jarshoe
    5:56 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t like them at all. Besides, helmet designs are the least of our concerns.



  4. etowncatfan
    5:57 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I like the idea of something new,but these two helmets are atrocious!



  5. BBNinCF,IOWA
    5:58 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    something…anything to take the focus off of our play



  6. Mitch
    5:59 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    If it were only this easy. What, play with these and we look silly while losing?



  7. tooblueforyou
    6:00 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    LOL might as well look terrible while we play terrible…. (UGA game is an exception)



  8. SuperTroy
    6:01 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Before all the Boo birds come out saying that “Our colors are BLUE AND WHITE!!!”, I want to get my 2 cents in. I really like these helmets. I think silver/platinum is a big recruiting tool as well as black. Look what Oregon has done with their program. We don’t need to have the circus uniforms like they do, but changing up the look of a program that drastically needs some positive vibes is definitely a good move in my opinion. The white and silver one is very cool. Can’t really judge what the black one looks like just yet. I’ll have to see it under the lights. GO FOOTBALL CATS!!!



  9. JokersJoke
    6:01 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Yes, something to take the mind off my coaching abilities. I know, I’m gone.



  10. 3rdDownDraw
    6:01 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    What are we Maryland? Those are hideous



  11. Chasing Maryland
    6:02 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Maryland’s uniforms are “unique” and they still suck. I guess anything that takes the fans mind off the results on the field…..



  12. Zander
    6:04 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Its looks like a Transformer threw up on these helmets.



  13. Badams
    6:04 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I like the one on the left better. No fond of the stripes on the other. But, like 8 says, it’s about recruiting and we see how recruits liked the black jerseys. It’s not about what the fans like, it’s what the players like.



  14. UK_Gr8ness
    6:05 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Helmet on the right screams, “Look out Santa Claus, here comes the team from Psychedelic Candy Land!” WTF????



  15. Parker
    6:05 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I appreciate the effort. But can we go all black, and have a gray “uk” on the helmet and chest. And not the perfect round helmet, get the new oval one. Idk what it’s called.



  16. Litig8tr
    6:08 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    #8… As bad as this team is, do you really think a recruit will come to Kentucky because of our helmets???? Besides, if they like those hideous things, then we don’t want them.



  17. Wild Turkey 101
    6:09 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Oregon want-a-be’s.



  18. wont matter
    6:11 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Won’t matter what kind of helmets we wear until we get a coach that can prepare the guys wearing them…or recruit better guys!



  19. ptwillis727
    6:12 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Hell yea!



  20. chuck
    6:13 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I’m all for doing something different, but can we at least hold off and do that for a season that deserves it? At least a 3 win SEC season, preferably.



  21. ukcat71
    6:13 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    If there win they can wear pink helmet’s if they want. If they put as much time into a game plan and they do a uniform plan then who knows where we would be.



  22. Stone Cold Willard Romney
    6:14 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    In the words of calipari UK is traditionally untraditional. In order for UK football. to be attractive is to think outside the box whether its with unforms or the play book. If it wasn’t for Nike NO ONE would attend oregon



  23. PUKE
    6:15 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    give me myself back . . .



  24. Winston
    6:17 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Fugly



  25. No one ever
    6:18 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    These are awesome helmets.



  26. tankercat
    6:18 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    What does it matter ? You can put lipstick on a pig and its still a pig.



  27. Tickets
    6:21 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Helmet on right is awful. Yuck.

    B-ball season tickets on eBay: http://bit.ly/QiZypi



  28. old_school
    6:25 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    22 – Kentucky has only been “traditionally untraditional” sense the Calipari fad took over in Lexington.

    Kentucky’s tried several subtle uniform changes – with little success. A drastic change isn’t likely to garner a drastic improvement on the field – and it sends the message that hard work, determination, sweat and grit is not enough to generate improvement.

    Relying on something superficial to spark your program is shallow. I get it – most 18-year-old recruits are shallow – but the aim of our program is to take these 18-year-old kids and make them men. Let them know when they arrive – that football is not about flashy uniforms – it’s about beating the other guy down, ramming the ball down their throat and being bigger, stronger, faster and better.

    Ask Georgia fans if they liked their experiment last year? I bet it’s a resounding no.

    You say we don’t have much of a football tradition anyway? Well – that might be true. But why start building a tradition with a foundation that’s superficial and subject to the fickle opinion of 18-year-olds. You settle on a uniform – say this is it – you play for THIS.

    I’m all for going back to blue and white – the single Block K (simply because it signifies not only the university – but the entire state of Kentucky) and then challenge the players and coaches to make that uniform a symbol of honor and pride.



  29. true fan
    6:30 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    like the blue one but not digging white with gold or whatever color



  30. Cobalt Cat
    6:31 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Yes! Jokes for uniforms/helmets to match our play on the field! What could be wrong with that?

    Please buckle down, get better, focus on the games…. You can’t fix this with marketing.



  31. chicago cat
    6:31 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    The left looks like tire marks…did we get ran over by a truck?



  32. Big D
    6:37 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Think about this helmet idea: white with blue face mask and blue logo of a wildcat with the uk in it



  33. UKBlue
    6:37 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    UK really needs to get over the whole football uniform situation, we suck in football no matter what we wear.



  34. Gary
    6:39 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    LOL @ the one on the right.



  35. jeyhey
    6:41 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    OH……MY…..DOG!!!!….Well…we are the laughing stock of college football now…might as well let the trend continue.



  36. barn
    6:44 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    we need to concentrate on what’s under the helmet



  37. Scott in Tally
    6:46 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    OMG….how bad is this. Ever notice that good teams in the SEC don’t change their uniforms or helmets? So instead of investing in coaches we are spending money on ugly helments and I can only imagine how bad the uniform will look (please not MD ugly).



  38. Big J
    6:48 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    The designs have no recognizable relevance to UK other than the UK slapped on the side. Take the UK off and they may be decent looking but then what does the design have to do with the Cats? I hope this is just someone messing around and no one actually got paid to do this.



  39. BlueIndiana
    6:51 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Good Gawd….I hope not. Those are terrible.



  40. BPsycho
    6:57 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t care what they look like, as long as we can strap one of those Men In Black memory eraser things on them.



  41. Lahinch02
    6:58 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Recruits love the black uniforms? Geez, I suspect more Ws and Bowl games they would like better!



  42. nick
    6:59 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Love them!! Its football so everyone will say they are ugly cause they just don’t like football. Every time we do anything new in basketball everyone loves it. Keep Joker too!!



  43. BPsycho
    7:03 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    #38 What do you want a horse smoking tobacco on there somewhere?



  44. The Jokes On Us
    7:08 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    The reason Oregon is doing so good has very little to do with the uniforms and more to do with a solid blueprint. Brooks laid the ground work for them and the next coach kept the same blueprint and improved it. At UK Joker scrapped Brooks blue print fired his staff and started in a new direction. Really can’t blame Joker Brooks was a old man who was having no success. Right???????????



  45. Georgia Blue
    7:13 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    For all the negative post about the team. what team did you play on . The post was whether you like the helmats or not . It didn’t say anything about the team.You can shove all them negative comments up your you know what and I am not from KENTUCKY. I was brought up , if can’t say nothing positive keep the negative to yourself. It said to keep beating down a Team that is going thru bad time . Try and lift their SPIRIT up and say something nice about the team. We aren’t the only team struggling this year.Every week its the same ole SHIT dogging our football team. The team is still competing when they could have gave up and just go thru the motion. But some you SHITHEAD always have something smart to say . Hell you put on a HELMET and SHOULDER PAD and go out there if you can do better. I KNOW A LOT OF THE ONE WITH NEGATIVE comment wish that they played some type of collegiate sport but they couldn’t make the team in HIGH SCHOOL. SO FROM HERE ON OUT IF YOU CAN,T SAY ANYTHING POSITIVE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS TO YOUSELF



  46. Elijah Smith
    7:15 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Love the helmets, but we need to worry playing good, not looking good… >.<



  47. ebell55
    7:20 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    The blue is great the white I don’t like.



  48. Georgia Blue
    7:21 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I WAS UPSET WITH THE COMMENTS BUT T WAS SAYING WHY SHOULD YOU KEEP BEATING A TEAM DOWN THAT’S GOING THRU WHAT OUR TEAM IS GOING THRU WITH INJURIES. MAX or PATRICK would have led us to the BOWL.



  49. ohhai
    7:42 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    the one on the right will cement our status as clown college



  50. Another Perdpective
    7:53 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Who cares? It’s a FOOTBALL helmet. We don’t do football. At Kentucky the football team is like the Ladies Auxillary at church. They are there to do bake sales and whatever they can do to help raise money for everything else that really matters.



  51. LA
    7:54 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    they look like feces. lets focus on recruiting some better players and less on what the helmets look like.



  52. Steven
    8:01 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Lools like shit…which matches the state of our program.



  53. Ummmmm
    8:13 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Either is fine. I would Prefer just a “k” on the helmets, but whatever.



  54. Classof13
    8:15 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I love these helmets! Finally something new and exciting.



  55. Art Majors
    8:26 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    For the love of Gaudi, as in (Saint) Antoni Gaudi, ‘hay’ell naw’!



  56. please get Tressel
    8:30 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I like!!



  57. Fugly
    8:32 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    The one on the right looks like it goes with a prison uniform.



  58. Billie G Wanna Be
    8:38 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    JROCK would say, ” those helments SUCK!!”
    Billie G would say, “a few more beers and they will start looking pretty good…..”
    John Short would say, “those are great American Helmets.”
    Sale Smith – look at Billie G response.



  59. Keith
    8:45 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I wish they would go back to the helmets from the early 70’s; the one with the outline of the state of Kentucky, with either the wildcat head or UK in the middle.



  60. Charlie Strong
    8:46 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Wheak



  61. uhhh
    8:54 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Well at least we will look cool while getting killed



  62. Tom Jurich
    9:00 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    huhThinz



  63. Rixter
    9:06 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I think they should be green and platinum



  64. fading interest
    9:31 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Our focus should be on creating a competitive program, not on our attire.

    God bless Andre Woodson, but “helmet style” should be the absolute last of his, or any of our coaches’ worries. This is just the latest unfortunate example of how far off the “reality reservation” our program has strayed …

    Get it together guys.



  65. Jay in Lyndon
    9:35 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Brian Long does not appreciate those helmets!



  66. secretagent0014
    9:41 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I would love to see just a plain flat black helmet with UK logo to go with black unis.



  67. ukjerky
    9:44 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I love it, I think a chrome facemask would be a cool touch.
    Change could do you good!



  68. ok-cats-computer
    9:56 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I had no idea that Ryno from CMT’s Trick My Truck also worked on football helmet designs.



  69. Lex_man34
    10:48 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    I’m for old-school leather helmets. Winning out is the only thing that can make this team look good.



  70. Booooo sun shine pumpers
    10:52 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    #45 You are a moron sun shine pumper. This is a blog not Sunday school. Our team sucks this year. I blame our coach solely for the poor product on the field. If you don’t think collage sports are a business , and if you can’t get that you just stupid. I payed money for tickets and that gives me the right to talk about the poor product Joker puts on the Field.
    The kids do play hard and I have respect for them. The bad part is less then half of them are SEC caliber players. Joker is such a good recruiter as you say, then why are we battling with the MAC for recruits. When you have team of MAC players you get embarrassed in SEC games just like we are this year.



  71. CatFan
    11:05 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Those both look like crap, and look like they were designed 40 years ago.



  72. Marvin
    11:18 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Silver helmets, white stripes, UK blue. Bad A.



  73. Chicago Chris
    11:26 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    Can I request the apparent style mavens who say these look like crap please post their photo on here with their comment?



  74. s.motley
    11:57 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    not really diggin the metallic. and are these designs exclusive to uk or are these some duplicated generic style that all the other nike schools will have also? on the flipside i really like the new ul helmets. the flat black ones



  75. Dr. Kutaweigh
    11:59 pm October 24, 2012 Permalink

    C’mon dude, are you trying to make the whole team quit? The whole country laughs at us already…and with those helments, Asia, Russia, Africa, and South America would be laughing too. Let’s try NOT to draw any more attention to ourselves right now…OK? Those helments were meant to be funny, right?



  76. I support our team
    12:27 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    Like the one on the left but the one on the right looks kind of silly. Just my 2 cents



  77. JamesHoagy
    12:28 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    Love ’em!!! We need some Maryland type uniforms!!,!



  78. catinco
    12:37 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    like the designs or not, at least we’re getting these when other schools aren’t. its a huge plus for recruiting and could maybe even motivate the players when they are not exactly getting support from elsewhere.



  79. Bulldawg
    12:41 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    Pretty nice helmets. I like both. The one on the right is my favorite.



  80. I Say
    1:48 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    love both of them



  81. BigBlueAces
    1:51 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    Awful….



  82. Love em
    2:19 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    Def hope to see these on the field.. maybe moreso than the football team, unless they can play as good as, or better, than they did against UGA. Talked to several UGA fans at the game, and they actually said they were impressed.. maybe just bein nice, but I’d like to think they were bein truthful.



  83. Wildcat Coal Lodge
    2:45 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe if the football team wares miners helments with miners lights on the front of them they can see better.



  84. bluesince66
    7:28 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    The one on the left is ok the one on the right sucks.



  85. Unknown Fan
    7:37 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    UK is reduced to moral victorys and ugly helmets?? Say it ain’t so…………..



  86. Poco Chang
    7:38 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    They look like they were designed by Randy Sanders.



  87. TED
    7:57 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure everyone on the field would be blinded on a sunny day!



  88. Cloyd Rivers
    8:18 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    If they want a badass helmet they need to come up with an American Flag design. Nothing is more badass than supporting your country. Go CAYTS! Yee yee yee!



  89. tony
    8:23 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    OMG….this team had bigger issues then worring about style points !!!



  90. Barack Obama
    8:26 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    Rednecks have no imagination.



  91. No Don't
    8:34 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    No please don’t go with helmets. Looks like we are trying to copy Michigan in some form or fashion. If we did change, I’d like to see something like the Bengals.



  92. Jarvis Redwine
    8:50 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    Love the helmets. UK must be different to compete. This is a step in the right direction.



  93. Adam
    9:44 am October 25, 2012 Permalink

    At least it will have people talking about UK football, unfortunately not about their play.