Posts tagged: USFL helmet

Sep 22 2012

Unique Aspects Of USFL Helmets

If you enjoyed the football helmets and helmet decals of the 1980’s USFL, this link may be of interest:

It gives some very specific differences between helmet variations for the United States Football League teams.  Some of the differences are pretty subtle; and they were not instantly recognized by the fans of the day.

Click this link to get USFL T-Shirts and other t-shirts from the 1980's


Jul 24 2010

Michigan Panthers USFL Bumper Sticker

Michigan Panthers USFL Bumper Sticker

Michigan Panthers USFL Bumper Sticker

Bumper sticker from either the 1983 or 1984 Michigan Panthers.  Of interest, the Panthers were one of the first football teams to design a helmet logo which surrounded the ear hole, all the way to the base of the helmet.

Click this link to get USFL T-Shirts and other t-shirts from the 1980's


Sep 21 2009

Change In Pittsburgh Maulers Logo

If you followed the USFL in 1984, a subtle change took place during the middle of the season.  The Pittsburgh Maulers had to change their helmet logo/decal supposedly due to the fact that the orange/purple “Mauler” logo was difficult to see on TV.  At some point in the season the old logo was replaced with a logo that had a white outline around the “Mauler” on the decal.

Here are the differences:

Old logo:  http://www.geocities.com/usflmuseum/84misc/84pmaulersmisc.html

Changed logo:  http://www.misterhabs.com/helmets.htm

If anyone from the Maulers or USFL offices ever finds this post then please leave a comment on the specifics of when/why the exact change was made.  Thanks in advance!

Click this link to get USFL T-Shirts and other t-shirts from the 1980's


Sep 17 2009

Now This Is A USFL Memorabilia Fan!

If you are considering collecting USFL memorabilia and merchandise due to its scarcity then take note of this fan! Evidently, he has taken USFL memorabilia collecting to a new level. Just a quick glance of the photos will show you that he has some unique items which may be difficult, if not impossible, to find on the open market.
http://www.geocities.com/usflmuseum/usflfeatured.html

Click this link to get USFL T-Shirts and other t-shirts from the 1980's


Sep 16 2009

Another Resource For USFL Helmets

Here is another website which does a good job of detailing the USFL helmets from all of the seasons.  No mentions of any changes to helmet designs for the 1986 Fall season are made; and any such changes are suspect depending on which sources of information you read.

http://www.thornbird.net/football/helmets/USFL/USFL.htm

Sep 13 2009

USFL Helmets Analysis

Here is a terrific website which breaks down the changes in the helmets used by USFL teams, including season-by-season changes.  It also shows the intra-season intricacies such as when the 1984 Pittsburgh Maulers added a white outline to their helmets during the season to help add clarity for television viewers.

http://www.misterhabs.com/usfl.htm

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