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Last month, Notre Dame unveiled special white and gold uniforms for its 2013 Shamrock Series game vs. Arizona State. The uniforms were very well received by Fighting Irish fans, and the new helmet design drew particularly rave views — here’s what it looks like, for a refresher:
Photo via @NDFBEquipment
But recently, we came across one of the helmets that was supposedly a possibility for the 2013 Shamrock Series game. Notre Dame and Adidas obviously try out a number of different looks, and while they opted for the gold version shown above, they likely had a number of other pretty interesting designs. Below is what we are told is one of the rejected designs. We reached out to Notre Dame’s equipment managers, who did not confirm nor deny it as a potential option.
A side view of the helmet:
…and a shot from the front:
It’s pretty interesting if you ask me — the dark blue look with the leprechaun logo is similar to one side of last year’s Shamrock Series helmets, although the base on t...
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Cue the “who cut the cheese” jokes. A Twitter user named Aaron Frucci snapped a photo of Notre Dame’s Leprechaun mascot – made of cheese. I have no idea why this was done, but it’s fantastic nonetheless.
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— Aaron Frucci (@ThumpMSU) September 15, 2013
Every time I see an example of college football players enjoying the game for what it is or just have some good ole fashioned fun--well, I dig it. I can only imagine the pressure that some of these 18-22 year old kids are put under by the fans, alumni, coaching staff, fellow students, and media. The spotlight is intense.
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