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Star Wars Takes Over The NFL With These Gridiron-Blasting Helmet Designs

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While our sports coverage at GFR is generally limited to pointing out NASA’s involvement in getting the Super Bowl to TV and computer screens around the world, the Star Wars universe is so vast and packed with interesting characters that it’s no surprise many of those races would come together to form a sports organization. Or, rather, it’s no surprise that Star Wars fans would find different ways to bring Jedi and droids into the wide world of spectator sports. In this case, we have all 32 teams from the National Football League, assuming league commissioner Roger Goodell was replaced by Lucasfilm without anyone being the wiser.

The 32 helmet images were created by Mexican art designer and illustrator John Raya for his page on Behance. It’s quite an accomplishment, as each NFL team’s logo is perfectly recreated to fit in with something Star Wars related, and it seems like many people would have been involved with both the decision-making that went into picking which characters fit in with which teams, as well as the designs themselves.

I hate to think about how much gas I would need to get to my favorite team’s next home game. I also hate to think about what the field would be like when the Nal Hatta Hutts play, and I also wonder if the Lambeau Leap would make the transition. Probably not. Let’s take a look at a handful of Raya’s more memorable designs, starting with yesterday’s Super Bowl non-victors, the Denver Bro…I mean, the Hoth Tauntauns.

nfl star wars

nfl star wars

nfl star wars

One has to wonder why the Atlanta Falcons turned into the Ryloth Interceptors instead of something tied to the Millennium Falcon, but it’s still a sweet design. While I’m throwing personal opinions around, I’m not too fond of having my New Orleans Saints brought down to C-3PO’s level to become the Androids, nor do I like having my least favorite team, the New England Patriots, earning the prize Jedi squad. But these are things with which I can live, seeing as how I don’t really have to live with it.

nfl star wars

nfl star wars

Also, I’m insulted that Jar Jar Binks made his annoying way to a football helmet. But given it’s for the team that calls Washington D.C. its home, maybe there are some parallels to be made there. Will 2016 see America’s first Gungan president? Maybe so.

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Kinda puts an ass-whipping to these Star Wars logos, but it’s a big enough universe to allow for both. I can’t wait to see Chewbacca at this year’s combine.

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