Red or black? What's your preferred Atlanta Falcons helmet?

In 1966, the Atlanta Falcons debuted with their bright red helmets and the familiar logo that was the first thing that taught me I would never be an artist. I spent hours trying to draw the Falcons logo, and it always came out looking like a rather abstract duck.

But that’s a different story for a different day. In 1990, the Falcons switched to the black helmet and, save for a few retro games, the black helmet has been the standard ever since.

I grew up in the 70s and 80s as a diehard Falcons fan, so the red was all I knew as a kid. When they switched to black, I had a hard time adjusting, but decided it might bring a certain toughness and swagger to a team that could use it.

What say you? Do you like the current black? Or should we go back to  Grits Blitz red?

What color should the Atlanta Falcons helmet be?

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