Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Greg Byrne, Please Don't Let This Happen

Posted By on Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Count me among the Arizona football followers who are on board with most of the uniform changes to come down the pike of late, most notably the copper helmets and red jerseys.

Let me reiterate: most of the changes. But if the freakish A-logo-infused helmet face masks that are circulating the interwebs become an actual part of the Wildcats' game gear, I might have to change my overall opinion.

If you haven't seen them, take a gander below:

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I know, it looks like a prank. Has to be a prank, right? I mean, unless you're Oregon (or maybe ASU with its oh-so-school-colory black unis), why go so far as to shove the logo into the grill of linebacker charging forward? Will he really be that scared of a charging block A?

At this point they're just 'samples,' according to UA athletic director Greg Byrne's Twitter feed (though Byrne may just be employing some very, very dry humor in response to a fan). They're a prototype developed by a company called Bad Ass Masks, that most does custom helmet painting but is trying to use some connections to the UA athletic department to branch out into these freakish designs.

I'm hoping they stay as "samples." It's cool to be the first to do something and all, but not this. Not now.

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