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    The Helmet Project

    A well known link for FFers, but some may not know about it.

    The Helmet Project
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    Re: The Helmet Project

    I like the old OSU helmets:

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    Re: The Helmet Project

    I had forgot about that site, it's fun to see some of the old designs.

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    Re: The Helmet Project

    I have used that one several times I also have used

    http://www.sportslogos.net/index.php

    http://www.helmet-depot.com/

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    Re: The Helmet Project

    http://www.nationalchamps.net/Helmet_Project/

    If I recall correctly, wasn't there also a change to the yellow cresent in there somewhere between 1961 & 2005?

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    Re: The Helmet Project

    Logo and uniforms

    Minor trim lines were added in 2006 to make the horn slightly more defined, and the shade of purple became lighter. From the team's debut in 1961 to 1995, the Vikings' logos and uniforms essentially remained the same. One of the team's two primary logos consists of a profile of a blond norseman, while the other consists of a white Viking horn.

    The team's helmet is purple with the Viking horn logo on each side. The uniform design consists of white pants, gold trim, and either purple or white jerseys. In a design that is unique among American football teams, the white jerseys have a completely different stripe pattern, which is over the shoulders, than the purple ones, which are around the sleeve cuff. There have also been minor changes to the uniform design throughout the years, such as changing the color of the facemask from gray to white (1980), and then to purple (1985); and adding the Norseman logo to the sleeves (1996). The shoulder stripes on the white jerseys did not appear until 1969, the year they went to their first Super Bowl. And from 1961 to 1964, the Vikings wore purple pants with their white jerseys. The Vikings wore black shoes until Les Steckel became the coach in 1984.

    During the 1964 season, the Vikings along with several other NFL teams wore their white jerseys for home games to allow their fans to see what the other teams primary jerseys looked like. The Lions played at Met Stadium on October 11. The Lions only brought their white jerseys. The Vikings had also brought their white jerseys to the stadium. The team practiced at Midway Stadium in St. Paul and that is where they stored their equipment. Both teams started the game in their white jerseys. By the second quarter the Vikings had been able to get their purple jerseys to Met Stadium. The team changed jerseys on the sidelines and finished the game in purple jerseys and purple pants.

    The team's uniforms were redesigned in 2006, the first significant change in the franchise's 46-year history. Although the team colors remained the same, trim lines were added to the outside shoulders and sleeves, and the sides of the jerseys and pants. In addition the horn on the helmet was slightly more defined. Included in the new design are both white and purple pants. The team will also return to black shoes for first time since the 1983 season.[6] [7]

    The team wore black armbands for the last four games in 1978 in memory of Jacko Nelson an assistant coach who died during the season. In 1985 the team wore a 25 years patch on their jerseys. In 1989, they wore a "40 for 60" patch honoring the 1969 NFL championship team. They wore a 35 years patch in 1995, 40 years in 2000 and 45 years in 2005. They also wore patches in 1999 for assistant coach Chip Myer who died in the offseason and in 2001 for Korey Stringer. The Vikings like the other teams wore NFL 50 and 75 year patches in 1969 and 1994.

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    Re: The Helmet Project

    "Prophet" wrote:
    A well known link for FFers, but some may not know about it.

    The Helmet Project
    That's pretty darn cool.

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    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

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