View Full Version : Best Houston Helmets

05-20-2011, 06:50 PM
OK, here we go with version two. Maybe I'll get it right this time. Please vote for your favorite helmets.

OK, vote for your favorite pro or semi-pro team's helmet. These are all the past and current teams I could find. I'll try and set it to where you can pick three, maybe two, but one if it's my only option. I haven't done a poll here before.

OK, just found out I can't post 10 images per post, so there will be a second post with the rest of the helmets. Please refer to that before voting. thanks.

Women's Pro Football League, the Houston Energy


The WFL Houston Texans


The USFL Houston Gamblers


The Spring Football League Houston Marshals


The Regional Football League Houston Outlaws


The Houston Oilers


05-20-2011, 06:54 PM
and the rest of the helmets

The NFL Houston Texans


The AFL Houston Thunderbears


based in Houston, the AFL Texas Terror


based in Houston, the AFL2 Texas Copperheads - they actually played in Katy


05-20-2011, 06:55 PM




EDIT: I voted the Gamblers. I always loved those helmets and uniforms.

05-20-2011, 07:02 PM
I just remembered the current Houston Stallions. Damn. But I can't get but 10 options in a poll anyway. Sorry about that.

Also, I went for the last Oiler helmet. Multiple Oiler helmets wouldn't have made it anyway due to the ten option limit in a poll.

05-20-2011, 07:15 PM
the white oilers helmet with the gray facemask is the best, IMO.

False Start
05-20-2011, 07:20 PM


Loved the silver helmets! :cool:

05-20-2011, 07:21 PM
If you want a history of pro football helmets, here's a good link. It's what I used for the images.


05-20-2011, 07:21 PM
Best Houston helmet Evah?




False Start
05-20-2011, 07:26 PM
Best Houston helmet Evah?





05-20-2011, 07:40 PM
Oilers and Texans, don't really care about the rest. It's just a helmet, the mascot and name are much more important to me. If there was any chance of Houston getting the rights to the Oilers back, I would have preferred that. C'est la vie.

05-20-2011, 08:00 PM
I like the colors of the Oilers, but that Gamblers logo is way too badass to not vote for. No hate on the Texans name/logo, its pretty damn good when compared to other logos in the NFL, but Oilers & Gamblers sound and look much better to me.

05-20-2011, 08:02 PM
Well, since I started the poll, I'll give ya my opinion. For number 1, it's a choice between the Gamblers and Oilers, the Texans come in third. Somewhere after that it would be the Terror or the Marshels, then the rest.

If you want to pin me down, it will be the Gamblers had the best all time helmet in Houston.

05-20-2011, 08:26 PM
I voted for the only three football teams that mattered to the history of professional football in Houston. My picks in order of favorites, Gamblers, Oilers, then the Texans. I'm sure one Super Bowl will put the Texans to the top of the list :)

05-20-2011, 08:37 PM
I tried to be as objective as I could but ended up deciding between Oilers/Texans, I guess I've had a little too much koolaid. Anywho, I asked the old lady which one she thought looked best and she said Gamblers so that's what I voted.

Mr. White
05-20-2011, 09:20 PM
Voted Gamblers.

The Oilers.....love the blue and silver helmets, but that white helmet was high school looking IMO.

Maybe it's just me...but when I watch the old highlight films, sometimes I can't tell the difference between them and the Dolphins until the camera zooms in.

05-21-2011, 10:50 AM
I guess Bill didn't read the part where the ladies team is the Houston Energy, because they don't have a vote yet. I'm willing to bet strong, physical, sweaty ladies are on his list of things to do. LOL

Texas T
05-21-2011, 01:10 PM
Oilers all the way!!

My first football team...those were the days...

Ranger Tom
05-22-2011, 11:09 AM
I don't think I've heard of the Marshals before, but they had a nice helmet. I voted Oilers though; I just like everything about their uniforms. The Texans unis are cool and all, but I still put them at second.

El Tejano
05-22-2011, 07:51 PM
I will always feel the Oilers helmet (white with red face mask) is the best because that's what I grew up with and I like our Texans' name and logo. However, if I were putting a team together that Outlaws helmet would really be nice to see on Sunday.

05-22-2011, 08:04 PM

I like the Marshalls helmet myself.

But I do like the name for the ThunderBears.

05-22-2011, 09:46 PM
I voted for

1- Gamblers
2- Outlaws
3- Texans, the logo is cool even though the name is a marketing ploy
4- Terror, my all time favorite team to watch lolz

El Tejano
05-23-2011, 08:18 AM
I like the Marshalls helmet myself.

But I do like the name for the ThunderBears.

I did also but then it kept reminding me of Dallas Cowboys. Those colors are pretty tight though.

05-23-2011, 08:27 AM
1) Gamblers
2) Marshalls
3) Oilers

05-23-2011, 08:27 AM
I had a feeling when i did this poll, that the Texans, Oilers and Gamblers would get most of the votes. What is interesting to me now is after those three, who is getting votes? It's looks like the Outlaws, Marshels, and the old WFL Texans are getting multiple votes.

At work I can't see the helmets. Nothing from an outside storage service (like Photobucket) is allowed through WebSense at work.

05-23-2011, 08:54 AM

05-23-2011, 09:20 AM
I voted Outlaws!

1. Outlaws
2. Marshals
3. Texans
4. Oilers

05-23-2011, 09:22 AM

Also love the white Texans helmet and I wish they would wear that now and then...




05-23-2011, 11:21 AM
Those US marchall helmets are awesome

Double Barrel
05-23-2011, 06:03 PM
Gamblers, Oilers, Texans for me, in no particular order.

05-23-2011, 07:20 PM
I only voted for two - Gamblers and Texans. I love the Gamblers logo, and maybe it's because I was really into them for the few years they played. I never cared for the Oilers helmets or colors. The logo could have been cool, but not with that crappy ass blue. And now I have no qualms about hating everything about it.