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Virginia Tech’s new football helmets

(Via @VT_Football. )

Some liked them. Some didn’t.

“Our whiteout helmets are so ugly,” quarterback Logan Thomas decided.

Well, they’re unique, that’s for sure. To Virginia Tech fans, this image is known as Hokie Tracks, and is a popular addition to cars and trucks. It’s also one of the few poultry feet icons in big-time sports, and has never been used on a Virginia Tech helmet before.

“Some might call the helmet fowl (see what I did there?), but I like that Virginia Tech is going with something different and fun,” Yahoo’s Graham Watson wrote. “But if they were trying to be intimidating, this probably isn’t going to do it.”

On the other hand, if you’re relying on your helmet icons for intimidation purposes against Austin Peay, you’re probably in trouble to begin with.

Below, an image of the team’s three different 2012 helmets, via @VTFBEquipment. The camo helmets will be worn against Bowling Green on Sept. 22.

( Via @VTFBEquipment.)
Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.


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