Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 11/7/11

I don’t know if this is a joke or not, but apparently these are the helmets that the Fighting Irish are going to wear against Maryland this weekend.  Don’t stare at the picture for too long, as it will burn your retinas, and the scent of said incinerated retinas will sting your nostrils.

According to SB Nation, Notre Dame is trotting these abominations out for it’s annual Shamrock Series. Here’s the official word on the new helmets, courtesy of Notre Dame’s Athletics Website…

Created in partnership with adidas, the Shamrock Series helmets are covered in 24-carat gold leaf and feature green shamrocks on each side and a leprechaun decal on the back. Handcrafted with meticulous detail, the gold-leaf helmets combine Notre Dame’s rich football heritage with the program’s bright future. The helmets have been handcrafted by Troy Lee Designs of Corona, Calif.

Alrighty then.

All I know is, Shamrock Shake > Shamrock Series.  And you can take that to the bank!

[H/T to SB Nation]

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