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Should Syracuse Dump The Blue Helmets?

Should Syracuse football stop wearing the blue helmets?

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It’s a bye week so let’s find some other things to talk about besides the embarrassment from last Saturday.  How about fashion?

The Blue Helmets

Okay, I haven’t liked them from the beginning, but with two blowout losses wearing them, I am feeling some bad karma.   And anyway, it’s the Syracuse Orange, not the Syracuse Blues (although no doubt feeling them after last Saturday).

Maybe I am a traditionalist or just old, but I always thought the orange helmets were symbolic with the school and the  football program.   I didn’t like when they added the S although it has grown on me and it does look classy.

And I also get the marketing aspect that has been fueled by schools like Oregon and Maryland.  You try to come up with things that make the kids look cool so they are attracted to the program.  But honestly, I think the orange helmets are cool.  You also aren’t doing any merchandising here.  Not many people are going out buying the blue helmet like they would a unique jersey (although you can buy a mini one on the Syracuse website.)

So, what do you think?  Do you like the blue helmets?


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