The Hokies’ awful stone helmets

After

href="http://www.lostlettermen.com/virginia-tech-getting-stone-helmets/"

target="_blank">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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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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