I like the shield. Call me crazy, but I kinda like different looks depending on the color of the helmet. Script Illini for white. NY Giant style Illinois for orange (I know, unpopular opinion). I think the shield would look great on a blue helmet. Honestly not a huge fan of the block I on helmets, but it looks equally ok on all colors, as long as it's outlined. Un-outlined block I is terrible.I'm sure this was mostly said as sarcasm, but I would love for the shield to be on the helmet (assuming it would be done well). It's something unique.
I hope that's not the case, I can't see how they'd look decent with the current uniforms and orange on our new helmets. . . but if it's for one game only, it could be kinda cool assuming they tweaked it a bit to make it work.Given all of the hype that the football social media accounts are putting out there for the 20 year anniversary of the 2001 team I'm betting that the helmets will be very similar, if not the exact same.
Probably not the exact same, but outside possibility.
Haven't been good since slant Illinois, I say pull out all of the tricks!
Can’t speak for everyone, but I think the Slant Illinois logo was about the biggest proclamation ever that we were a bland, vanilla, white bread athletic brand, haha … it’s like we ran 400 mph in the opposite conceptual direction of the Chief logo.I don't get it, when we had the slant Illinois and hired Beckman/Thomas I recall a good number of people seemed excited at new uniforms and acted like the slant Illinois was tired.
Have we come full circle without anything in between?
I know there are a lot of people who did not like the Dartmouth two-stripe style, and I would not suggest bringing it back, but I personally always kinda liked it.The worst was when Bob Blackman brought the Dartmouth helmet design to Illinois and we had two stripes from front to back.