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LOOK: It’s Block M Time

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Say hello to an old friend

For nearly 50 years the Missouri Tigers football team wore black helmets with an M on them. From the incredible successes of the 1960s teams, through the doldrums of the 80s and 90s, to the resurgence under Pinkel in 2007, each Tiger squad wore a black helmet with an M - under variations of white and gold - on the side.

Missouri ditched the Block M in 2012 when they moved to the SEC. Nike provided a uniform overhaul, including the helmets, because the block M was not brand-specific to Mizzou, as evidenced by Michigan, Marshall, and basically any other school that starts with an M.

Missouri has gone back to old-school M helmets a few times in the past five years but has typically stuck with the newer headgear. But starting last year, Missouri’s helmet situation has slowly gone back to the version of the early-aughts, at first bringing back the gold-stripe in the middle to pair with the Tiger-head logo. This has been replicated three times under the Drinkwitz team (black for the first two games, white against LSU).

Now, we get the full embrace of the old Block M helmet. Behold!

Gold shirt, black pants, Block-M helmet!

I don’t mind the Tiger logo - and truth be told my favorite is the matte-black helmets with the giant gold Tiger head - but this look, and the helmet, especially, is N I C E.

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Classic. Beauty. #MIZ x #NewZou

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Gold on top and black on bottom is a great alternate to pair with the helmet. Whether they’re doing the Block M for homecoming purposes, or trying to reintroduce it into the rotation...it looks great.

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This Block M helmet is...

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  • 40%
    The greatest and should be brought back permanently
    (135 votes)
  • 53%
    Looks awesome
    (181 votes)
  • 2%
    I have no opinion on the shirts, pants, or hats the Missouri football team wears
    (8 votes)
  • 2%
    Not great
    (8 votes)
  • 1%
    Trash garbage
    (5 votes)
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