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Two Real-Life Matte Auburn Helmets

Before you start, don’t. Auburn is not going to wear these (I think) anytime soon. I am not saying Auburn should wear these. I think they look cool. That’s all.

Alright, now that I’ve handled the faux-traditionalists (what you think has always been has not always been), let’s take a look at two Auburn helmet concepts constructed by @mbowman0842.

Bowman says he does these in his free time as a hobby. For the two below, he bought the plain white and plain blue helmets off eBay, sprayed matte finish on them, updated the facemasks, and applied the stickers and striping. He says it takes him around two hours for one helmet.

blueconcept_bowman

Now this white one might blow your mind. But just take a deep breath, and it won’t hurt too long. It’s just for fun, people.

whiteconcept_bowmanNow that’s some good American ingenuity and craftsmanship. Again, I don’t think Auburn would ever wear these, even though the blue does look pretty clean with the matte finish, but Bowman is holding out hope. As for me, I haven’t felt this good since the great blue helmet scandal of 2010.

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6 comments

David Atchison 06/04/2014 at 10:44 am

NO! NO! NO! Don’t even start a dialogue. Disregarding your veiled insult of traditionalists, note that the concern isn’t for what “has always been,” but for what is. Leave it alone. Thanks for letting me vent, WB. I love what you do. If we ever see that hideous blue helmet on the field though, I’m going to get a bunch of us from the Shug Jordan era and hunt you down and tattoo a red script A on your forehead!

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Mike Skotnicki 06/04/2014 at 11:26 am

The white helmet is just awful.

Agree that the blue is okay.

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Tim Hayes 06/04/2014 at 6:38 pm

Auburn people my age remember the ridicule we suffered from bammer fans when we changed the helmet from numbers to the familiar AU we have today……. They said that we did not even know what to call ourselves (API or Auburn) and we had no football tradition!!!! Auburn does not need gimmicks!! Our uniform is now a world wide recognized symbol. Don’t ever change!!!!

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Tim 06/05/2014 at 8:42 am

I would like to see a blue helmet worn with blue pants and the white jersey for an alternate away uni. I would rather see a blue facemask on it.

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Michael 06/05/2014 at 9:06 am

The white helmet could be a lil extreme for auburn and their traditions. The blue one is still the same style but with a little twist. it would look good for home games calling it “True Blue” with blue helmets, jersey, and pants. Away can be blue pants, white jersey and blue helmets. That’s not a extreme change but, it is a change. As the older generation of auburn fans move on and the new gen comes in, change can very well be something in the near future. Even cross state bama has done a change before to their helmet and jersey. I believe it was in 2011 vs. Miss St. So if the king of tradition can do it then it’s time we step out of bama shadow (as we have always stayed) and make a name for our self. Plus recruits are liking change, it is selling points to schools. As I said in my life time we will see some change wit the New Gen of Aubies, not extreme but they will probably make my parents roll over in their graves in that time comes. Change Is Good.

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Gaines Kidd! 08/12/2014 at 12:56 pm

Wow! Amazing!

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