Alabama football uniforms are one of the most old-school, traditional outfits in the sport. Their unchanging style is a source of pride among Crimson Tide faithful. Calls for any type of redesign are shot down almost as soon as they appear.
But this chrome helmet is pretty cool.
New Alabama helmets for the West Virginia opener? pic.twitter.com/ryrVhOPJZC
— Uncle Remus (@BourbonGhost) June 17, 2014
This fan-made design was spotted in a thread on TideFans, and turns out was created by an Alabama supporter as a reward for good grades.
From the thread:
I know a lot of Bama Fans are not into uniform changes, but if the Tide ever decides to splurge and trick out their uniforms, I sure would like to see them wear something like this custom helmet. I had it made for my ten year old son as a gift for reaching his 4th grade academic goals. He’s an avid fan who loves to collect unique items, and I have to say this is our best custom item to date. Roll Tide!
Later in the thread, the original poster shows off another design with his model posed in front of Bryant-Denny stadium. That Tuscaloosa sun sure makes that chrome shine:
Let’s hear it, Bama Nation. Would you like seeing the Tide run out onto the field to take on West Virginia sporting these shiny beauties? Or is this taking things too far in the Oregon Ducks direction, making it look like a parade of crimson Hot Wheels cars?