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Maryland’s Helmet Design Stolen from Roller Derby Team?

You know what’s even worse than having the ugliest uniforms in sports? Stealing the awful idea from a women’s roller derby team. Apparently that’s exactly what the Maryland Terps did.

The Baltimore Sun points out that the half shell motif of the Terps’ football helmets bears a striking resemblance to those of the Charm City Roller Girls’ All-Stars.

“They’re not identical, but they’re shockingly similar,” said Hillary “Rosie the Rioter” Rosensteel, the roller derby team’s captain.

Oh yeah, and the husband of one of the players designed and painted the helmets himself. So how about that? Maryland rolls out hideous uniforms that are intended to be the flagship of the Under Armour brand … and the uniforms turn out to be knockoffs of a roller derby team! I don’t know whether to jeer them or rip them. That’s almost as sad as the Yankees stealing their logo from a Manhattan woman’s uncle (allegedly).

Helmet knock to College Football Talk for the story



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  • http://www.facebook.com/hollygohardly Holly Ross

    For more information on the Charm City Roller Girls visit http://www.charmcityrollergirls.com.

    We’re holding a tournament in Baltimore on September 16-18.  More info  here:  http://www.nightmareon95.com. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/nikironneberg Niki Ronneberg

    “awful idea”? Charm City Roller Girls All-Stars’ helmets are very nice and show that they are proud of where they are from. Just because the Terps can’t pull it off, doesn’t make it “awful”. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donald-Paluga/100000945052669 Donald Paluga

    you’re getting the ball rolling, Holly. Take full advantage of this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002928487191 Brant Keane

    Its the state flag.  You can’t trademark the state flag.  Regardless, the negative publicity Maryland has gotten for its football helmet is priceless.  No one cared about Maryland football 2 weeks ago, and now everyone has an opinion.

  • Anonymous

    Hey asshat, why you talking trash on Roller Derby? Have you even bothered to go and watch it?