Football Helmet

Thought of the Day – 6/30/2014 – Helmets

A random thought from somebody who thinks about football 365 days a year and is encountering a lot of motorcycles in my daily travels:

Why do you rarely (if ever) see motorcycle helmets designed to resemble college or professional football helmets?  I’m not talking about a guy on a motorcycle wearing a football helmet, but rather a motorcycle helmet that has the paint and decals of the rider’s favorite college or NFL team.

Google tells me that such helmet designs exist (see here, here, and here) but I cannot remember ever seeing one on the streets.  That strikes me as odd, especially considering the national popularity of the NFL as well as the borderline obsession my fellow Nebraskans have for our Cornhuskers.  I can’t believe that I don’t encounter motorcyclists wearing a helmet done up to look like the Huskers, Chiefs, Packers, Bears, Broncos, Wildcats, or other local favorite teams every single day.

The closest thing to a Nebraska helmet I could find.

The closest thing to a Nebraska helmet I could find.

Riders, let me know.  Are sports branded helmets not widely available?  Are they too expensive?  Or would you rather ride in a standard black lid than one that looks like your favorite team’s helmet?

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