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Old 12-13-2017, 05:47 PM
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Default Football Helmet Question:

Why is the Steelers logo only on one side of their helmets?


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Old 12-14-2017, 12:44 PM
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The teams too cheap to buy two stickers/helmet?
That way the players can tell if they're on the left or right of the line?
Tradition leftover from early tv with only one camera? (Change helmets at the half)

No idea really. The real answer is probably more interesting than mine.
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:07 PM
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Answer straight from Steelers.com:

http://www.steelers.com/history/logo-history.html

"The Steelers are the only NFL team that sports their logo on only one side of the helmet. At first, this was a temporary measure because the Steelers weren't sure they would like the look of the logo on an all-gold helmet. They wanted to test them before going all-out.

Equipment manager Jack Hart was instructed to put the logo only on one side of the helmet - the right side. The 1962 Steelers finished 9-5 and became the winningest team in franchise history to date. The team finished second in the Eastern Conference and qualified for the Playoff Bowl. They wanted to do something special for their first postseason game, so they changed the color of their helmets from gold to black, which helped to highlight the new logo.

Because of the interest generated by having the logo on only one side of their helmets and because of their team's new success, the Steelers decided to leave it that way permanently.

Today's helmet reflects the way the logo was originally applied and it has never been changed."


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Old 12-16-2017, 10:47 PM
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Well, I guess my first silly answer was eerily close. That's pretty strange.

I think it's cool they decided to keep it that way.
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