Saturday, May 21, 2011
Steelers win everything
This time it's ESPN's Helmet Power Rankings. Using the votes of eight of their NFL bloggers, here's the top 10 list they came up with:
4. Green Bay
5. San Diego
That's a pretty good list and it's hard to argue with the Steelers at #1. It's got local flavor with the steel symbol, is unique in only having the logo on one side and is the kind of logo that'll never go out of style, unlike the crappy "fast" logos of the '90s and '00s that seem pretty unfortunate now.
The voting shows that 26 different teams received at least one vote, showing just how subjective of an exercise it is to rank helmets. But, if I have a gripe with the list it's that Cleveland's helmet is crap and, yet again, San Diego's is grossly overrated. I have no idea why San Diego gets so much love in these uniform/helmet/logo debates. If it were my list, I'd probably drop out San Diego and Cleveland and bring in the Redskins and Chiefs. I'd also put any of the Bills, Rams, and Broncos in there if they'd go back to their traditional logos/color schemes. The NHL is showing these days that it is possible to go back on regrettable logo decisions, it'd be nice to see the NFL follow suit.