For those who doubt the impact of Oregon’s ever-changing uniforms and helmets, visit eBay and try to buy an official Ducks “liquid metal” helmet from Monday’s Rose Bowl. You’ll need $1,225.
That’s right, a small fortune for a helmet that the seller describes as “the first helmet to get loose from the team” – to his knowledge, at least.
According to the seller, the helmet was used by Oregon in practice but not actually during its Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin.
That’s what’s keeping the price down.