Clothes Call: You see this Ohio State facemask?

There are some ridiculous facemasks out there. Like this one, this one and this one. Ari Wasserman, of the Buckeye Sports Bulletin, was at Ohio State’s facility for an instructional clinic Thursday, when he noticed a unique Ohio State-themed facemask. Luckily, he tweeted a picture of it.

[ RELATED: View all the 2013 Big Ten uniform, helmet changes ]

Yes, that’s Ohio State’s Block “O” incorporated in the facemask. Kind of cool, right? There’s no confirmation that an Ohio State player will wear the facemask this season, but it would be pretty neat.

The way uniform/helmet designs are heading, this may be the future of facemasks.

About Brent Yarina web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.


Your Opinion?
Show Comments (23 Comments)
Dave on 8/2/2013 @ 9:29am EDT Said:

that is both the dumbest and ugliest thing I’ve ever seen

Dirk Diggler on 8/2/2013 @ 10:54am EDT Said:

Haters gonna hate, Dave.

MacDog on 8/2/2013 @ 11:02am EDT Said:

Perhaps Michigan could incorporate 7 L’s in their facemask to celebrate the string Tress put on them. It would also be a good forecast for the Urban era!

dmr on 8/2/2013 @ 11:59am EDT Said:

I’m an Ohio State graduate and fan, and unlike a lot of fans, I actually like alternate uniform changes. I actually think the Buckeye uniform is way overdue for an overhaul. But that thing just looks stupid.

Mr. Buckeye on 8/2/2013 @ 12:10pm EDT Said:

The facemask is safety equipment, not a fashion accessory. I’m good with it if it is safe.

Charles on 8/2/2013 @ 12:17pm EDT Said:

I’m kinda relieved actually…was thinking back to the games a few years ago where officials called unsportsmanlike and celebration penalties on our boys for making the Block O with their gloves.

Scott on 8/2/2013 @ 1:20pm EDT Said:

I think it’s SWEET! Lets see on the boys. BRING THE JUICE

pmountain on 8/2/2013 @ 1:25pm EDT Said:

Ugly! And I bleed S&G.

David Meade on 8/2/2013 @ 1:44pm EDT Said:

I like them. I have been a fan of OHIO STATE my entire life. I do approve of uniform changes, and whom ever brought this to the table, needs congratulated !

James Jones on 8/2/2013 @ 2:07pm EDT Said:

If it does the job, what’s wrong with it? Nothing wrong with being proud of “THE”!!

Jerome Howell on 8/2/2013 @ 4:50pm EDT Said:

I think the entire team should wear them for the WISHIGAN game, that way the boys in blue don’t forget who hit them.

Don Doherty on 8/2/2013 @ 5:01pm EDT Said:

I’m OK with the block “O” mask, but leave the uniforms alone. Every change I’ve seen so far, is hideous. Especially the monstrosity worn in last year’s Michigan game.

tmadison on 8/2/2013 @ 5:12pm EDT Said:

Please don,t ! Changes are fine, but give me a break.

Buckeye Jethro on 8/2/2013 @ 5:41pm EDT Said:

Wow…one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen.

Dink-L-do-4OSU on 8/2/2013 @ 6:12pm EDT Said:

The uniforms and helmets should be about the players! I’m old school and a traditionalist but I accept that in todays world the PLAYERS should help dictate the uniforms and helmets..I think this is kinda cool, too..

Harry A. Kinsey on 8/2/2013 @ 8:44pm EDT Said:

Best thing since sliced bread.

Ward Ball on 8/2/2013 @ 10:02pm EDT Said:

As always on the leading edge. OH !

    tmadison on 8/2/2013 @ 10:48pm EDT Said:

    It look’s like the mouth of a bottom feeding fish.

Cbridgette Stewart on 8/3/2013 @ 12:15pm EDT Said:

I see some CLOWNS don’t know a good thing when they see it!!! So for you CLOWNS and HATERS…..THAT IS THE BEGINNING OF FACE MASK CHANGES. Just watch and see, from college to pro’s and from every sport.

Robbie roberts on 8/3/2013 @ 7:46pm EDT Said:

Love the Buckeyes but no way on this

Cheri on 8/4/2013 @ 6:12am EDT Said:

If it’s safe, I LOVE it! Would love to leave that block O imprinted on a Wolverine!! Or better yet….on a ‘tide roller!!! GO BUCKS!!

gvco1939 on 8/4/2013 @ 7:09pm EDT Said:

Pait the block O scarlett and I am in…

Lindsay on 8/6/2013 @ 9:52am EDT Said:

I LOVE the uniforms we had against UM last season. Not too different, but just enough to be cutting edge!