The Hokies’ awful stone helmets

After
photos of Virginia Tech’s potential “Hokie Stone”
helmets
created a stir last week on the Internet, the athletic
department has given them the thumbs up to be worn this Thursday at
Georgia Tech.

The lids are meant to replicate the “Hokie Stone” used on
buildings throughout the campus that comes from a nearby limestone
quarry.

While we like the nod to school history, helmets looking like
the sides of buildings are just too odd for our taste. What’s next:
A brick football helmet?

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GALLERY:
Grading college football’s new 2013
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As one commenter put it best on the team’s Instagram page: “Lots
of meaning, but lots of ugly too.”
Grade: F


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