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Old 07-06-2007   #1
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Default What ever happened to the white helmets?

Ok, I know we're all trying our damdest to come up with something to talk about while we wait 20 more days... and basically rehashing the same topics over and over and over. I was remembering back to when they first unveiled the team logo and it was on a white helmet. I don't think we had uniforms in any form at that point so I was wondering if that was just for the purpose of the unveiling or was a white helmet ever actually a consideration and if so what led to it's eventual demise?

P.S. I know there have been plenty of "uni" threads and I'm not suggesting another debate on that, just curious...

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Ok, I know we're all trying our damdest to come up with something to talk about while we wait 20 more days... and basically rehashing the same topics over and over and over. I was remembering back to when they first unveiled the team logo and it was on a white helmet. I don't think we had uniforms in any form at that point so I was wondering if that was just for the purpose of the unveiling or was a white helmet ever actually a consideration and if so what led to it's eventual demise?

P.S. I know there have been plenty of "uni" threads and I'm not suggesting another debate on that, just curious...
i think it was more to show off the logo on the helmet than anything else... the helmet is a part of the uniform, so the official blue helmet didn't show up until our official uniform unveiling.
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Default Re: What ever happened to the white helmets?

281 is correct. The white helmet was just generic to display our new logo.

The only official helmet has been the blue ones, and I honestly hope it stays that way.
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Default Re: What ever happened to the white helmets?

I agree they should stay blue, but if they ever do change to the white helmets, they should go with a red face mask, IMO.
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I agree they should stay blue, but if they ever do change to the white helmets, they should go with a red face mask, IMO.
Maybe when it comes time for a Texans throwback uniform we'd have the white helmet. I think it'd be a pretty cool ensemble to have Liberty white helmets, jersey and pants. Of course that is until the first play of the game on natural grass. Unless we wear them at an away game where there's field turf.
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Maybe when it comes time for a Texans throwback uniform we'd have the white helmet. I think it'd be a pretty cool ensemble to have Liberty white helmets, jersey and pants. Of course that is until the first play of the game on natural grass. Unless we wear them at an away game where there's field turf.
I agree, but I know a lot of other people think all the white is "sissy-ish".
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Maybe when it comes time for a Texans throwback uniform we'd have the white helmet. I think it'd be a pretty cool ensemble to have Liberty white helmets, jersey and pants.
How can you possibly have a 'throwback' helmet color when the only color we have ever officilly had is blue? Makes absolutely no sense at all.

I think we need to wait another 15 or 20 years before we worry about a 'throwback' version. The blue helmets look great...let's leave it that way for awhile.
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I agree they should stay blue, but if they ever do change to the white helmets, they should go with a red face mask, IMO.
That would look pretty damn close to an Oilers helmet. I would have no problem with that color combo on the helm. I may have to try that out once Madden 08 comes out. Our uniforms look a bit too much like Denver for my liking but they are nice uniforms and already look NFL. Nothing is worse than an NFL uniform that looks like it belongs in the Arena League (see Thanksgiving Cowboys uniform, Bengals uniform, Ravens uniform, or Falcons uniform for examples of Arena League type uniforms)
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That would look pretty damn close to an Oilers helmet. I would have no problem with that color combo on the helm.
I'm not as big a fan as the white jersey as I am of the blue and the red ones, cause white does feel a little plain. However, I could deal with a white helmet with red facemask because of my memories of the Oilers. Be a sligh way of legally sticking it to Bud.

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