But forgive us if we're wondering if that "tradition" didn't start quite recently with a certain other set of Broncos. The new WMU helmets, with photos from the Broncos athletic department:
And now, for no reason whatsoever, a photo of one of the Nike Pro Combat helmet designs worn by Boise State this season:
There's another recent iteration of the Boise helmet here. But any resemblance has to be perfectly coincidental, right? This isn't a case of Nike simply reusing the Pro Combat template, not when Western Michigan is MANFULLY outfitted by Adidas.
So we'll just chalk to up to great equine-uniform minds thinking alike -- and be about our business.