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Today we have a guest entry from longtime reader and fellow journalist Cork Gaines, who found, and then solved, a good college football helmet mystery.
Outside of the occasional black or navy helmet, the BYU uniform has been mostly unchanged through the years. I was curious if BYU helmet history included any wild designs that I might have missed, so I checked The Helmet Projectand something jumped out — the Cougars once wore a helmet with a large red dot.
According to the note on The Helmet Project, the dot replaced the standard decal on the left side of the helmet for one game on the road against Hawaii on Oct.
Sure enough, highlights from the game are available on YouTube: Interestingly, nobody seemed to know the reason for the red dots with any certainty. According to The Helmet Project, visitors to the site proposed three explanations.
All three seemed plausible, but also had problems: But why the red dot, and why for one game on the road in Hawaii? But why would the team wear a red dot instead of a ribbon?
But to wear what was, in essence, the Japanese flag on the side of the helmet in Hawaii seemed like a bad idea. Additional research confirmed that the red dot was indeed a one-game occurrence.
Attempts to gain information from current staff at local newspapers came up empty, and BYU did not immediately respond to a request for information. The game was played at night in Hawaii, so it was not on the national radar at the time. Newspaper accounts leading up to the game and immediately after the game do not mention any changes to the uniforms.
There is even a University of Hawaii radio broadcast of the game, but there is no mention of the helmets in the first 30 minutes. A participant in a BYU message board thread claimed to have solved the mystery via a chance encounter with former grounds crew members.
But even if that were true, why would BYU leave the red dots in place once they discovered them before the game? According to The Deseret Newsthere is a legend that a Japanese bomber who was part of the raid on Pearl Harbor tried to bomb a Mormon temple when his trigger failed: But when he tried to release his bombs, they would not drop from their racks.
However, when he flew on to his assigned military target, they fell without a hitch. Supposedly, after the war the pilot learned what the building really was, and the apparent miracle so impressed him that he became a Mormon. There is no mention of the BYU football game, but that story was published less than two months after the game — hmmm.
But that turned out to be a head fake. I finally struck gold in a Provo Daily Herald story that was published two days after the game.
The way we played, it was like we were on drugs. No words are apparent in any of the close-ups from the highlight footagehowever, so he may have been speaking in general terms about what the red dots represented.
There are some additional lingering questions here. Was the anti-drug campaign the same as the Red Ribbon Week initiative, or was it something else?The University of Southern California is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles — a global center for arts, technology and international business.
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10 Reasons School Uniforms Are a Bad Idea and School Uniforms Should Be Banned. In the past few years, more and more schools have been requiring their students to wear uniforms. School Uniforms - Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms? Standardized Tests - Is the Use of Standardized Tests Improving Education in America? Tablets vs. Textbooks - Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K Schools? College Education - Is a College Education Worth It? Teacher Tenure - Should Teachers Get Tenure? Student Loan Debt - Should Student Loan Debt Be Easier to Discharge . A school uniform is good for you for many reasons but one that I think stands out is so that no one can bully you about the clothes you're wearing.
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