Today against Portland State, the Oregon Ducks football team broke out a new look - again - with exotic, new football helmets.
(Added bonus: Matches Oregon’s seemingly perpetual gloomy skies)
The helmet shell, developed by Nike, reportedly is “carbon-dipped” and was first tested by Ducks players during training camp last month in Eugene.
(Their new unis weigh a mere 5.5 ounces.)
Under the watchful eye of Oregon alum and Nike founder Phil Knight, the Ducks are well-known for their groundbreaking uniforms designs, which change every week.
The team reportedly will play this season with five different helmets, four different jerseys and four different pants - with 80 different combinations to choose from in 2010. (Even that, most likely, is subject to change.)
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