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Trivia: Can you identify these football helmets from the movies?

Posted Monday, September 13, 2010 at 8:05 PM Central
Last updated Monday, September 13, 2010 at 9:50 PM Central

by Tim Briscoe

Much to my delight and the joy of millions, football season is back. It's the time of year when we spend a good portion of our weekends cheering on our favorite pigskin teams. (Of course the remainder of our free time is spent watching movies, right?)

Since it is such a big part of our lives, football is often portrayed in movies and television shows. It may be the focus or it could just be a passing inclusion. And, more times than not, a fictitious team is represented.

Alabama computer artist Mike Gardner has created hundreds of football helmet representations for his web site MG's Helmets. Amongst the real pro, college, and high school helmets, Mike does a fair number of creations based on fictional teams from movies and TV.

Upon learning of the site, I thought this would be an excellent way to challenge all you trivia buffs. Don't worry, I've picked some of the more distinguishable helmets. I wouldn't be so mean as to pick some basic, Cleveland Brown or Penn State-like helmets for you to identify. But these are a bit tricky.

I've arranged these, in my opinion, from easiest to hardest. You can click on each to get the answer. You can also click over to Mike's web site for the full movie and TV collection.

Hint: Think '70s

Hint: Think shaving cream bikini

Hint: Think remake of '70s

Hint: Think '90s TV sitcom

Hint: Think Kathy Ireland as a kicker

Hint: Think Cameron Diaz as a team owner

Hint: Think high school do-over

Hint: Think scabs (not that kind)

Hint: Think book, then movie, then TV series

Hint: Think '80s TV series

Hint: Think Haim

Source: MG's Helmets