Ooooooh...the ultra-rare "two posts in one day." I'll keep this one short.
I noticed this over the weekend when looking at the pictures sent to me by Rod Dilyard from the West Holmes game, but neglected to mention it in my "week 6 review" post.
Take a look at the picture below...notice anything?
(click it to see it full size)
No...not the official wearing cold-weather black pants instead of the traditional white....
Take a look at the helmets of the two guys right beside Mason Monheim (#25)....have you ever seen an Orrville helmet so busted up?
Here's a closer look....
And one more...
Wow, that's excessive...looks like the helmet met the grinder in Industrial Tech class.
The guys who it seems to be worst on are Derek Graber (#51) and Trevor White (#52).
Regardless of who it is, I don't recall seeing a helmet have this much damage on it...EVER. I wonder if the helmets are being painted differently or what...but something has definitely changed.
I know the guys probably see it as a "battle scar," and I get that...but so is wearing the black Orrville helmet with a side full of skulls. I don't know if you can get skulls on those helmets anymore.
I did hear that the stripes are actually part of the paint job, and not tape or decals anymore. That's relatively new, and maybe part of the problem. But why is the white and red showing through on the sides? If the scuffs were black like the outer shell of the helmet, I doubt it would be as noticeable.
Whatever the reason, someone needs to touch those up...pronto.
Just thought I'd share.