So, while I earlier reported that there would be a uniform change after this season, some people just found out. The brief story is as follows. SMU has a Nike contract. That means SMU wears Nike uniforms. The Nike contract expires at the end of this year (I have heard conflicting reports as to what "this year" means. School year? Football season? 2007?). Nike is on its way out and apparently, Adidas is on its way in.
This has caused some to dream of a return to the "classic" SMU uniform: White pants with stripes on the side, blue jersey, white helmet with stripes and red mustang. I support this 100%.
Some guy in the comments a while back, said SMU is missing out by not using red helmets. I know SMU had red helmets until 1972 (with a different logo), but Red helmets are not something I have ever taken seriously. I did, as requested, venture to the website of the Calgary Stampeders (?) to see red helmets in action.
The Calgary Stampeders are the Calgary representative to the CFL. From their website, it appears they have half dozen different logos. Even stranger, their mascot is a dog. But whatever.
So, in the interest of equal time, I present to you a red "Mustang" helmet. I will let you decide for yourself.
They look a lot better than the image I had in my head. The colors are red and black, not red & blue. The white stripe across the chest is ridiculous.