**POLL CLOSED! We have a winner. It will be announced in the podcast of NOCTURNAL Episode #35. But, feel free to keep putting in your two cents.**

Junkies, sometimes teams update their helmets. Your favorite NFL team’s lid has likely gone through a few changes: some are dramatic, some are subtle. The Ionath Krakens are considering a helmet re-design for the 2686 season, and team owner Gredok the Splithead has decided to leave it up to *you*, the fan.

We’ve had problems with overzealous fans “stuffing the ballot box” in previous polls, so you have to have a registered profile to vote. You get *one vote*. We’ll check IPs if we have to (but we don’t want to). We love you all, but you’re crazy with the ballot-box stuffing, so get your one vote in and let the fans decide!

**STEPS TO VOTE:**

1) Sign into your account on this site (or create one by clicking here).

2) Put a comment on this post with *one* of the following choices: **Current**, **Modified #1** or **Modified #2**

We’ll close the poll at midnight Eastern time on Sunday, June 21. The winning design will be included in the book’s text. Boom!

Modified #2 Be a fitting crown for a champions head!

Modified #2 makes me feel all tingly in my special place

Modified #2

Modified #2 Darker and more dangerous looking.

Modified #1.

Modified #2

MOD #2

Mod2mod2mod2MOD22222222!

Modified #1

Modified #2

Deep Blacks and Darker orange looks awesome!

Modified #2

Modified #2 looks really nice.

Modified #2!

Loving that new orange.

Modified #2!

Modified #2

Orange and black.

Current design could work with orange instead of yellow.

Modified #2

Modified #2

Current

Current.

You really don’t want hundreds of millions to feel like they need to buy new fan gear, do you?

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #2

current

Modified #1

Current: I fear change

Modified #2

Current. The two modified helmets look more like flame jobs than Kraken tentacles.

Mod #1 with Mod #2 grill.

Current

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #2

Liking the stronger orange on that one.

Mod #1

Modified #1

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #2–Definitely like the darker orange.

I wish we could see them head on but I think I like Modified #1 best.

Mod #1

Current

Modified #1

Modified #2

Modified #1

Modified #2 but agree with others, it doesn’t look at all like a monster!

Modified #1

Modified #1

Modified #2

Modified #1

Modified #2

Current

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #2!

Modified #2!!!

Modified #1 but with the face guard that is on modified #2 would be awesome. Need to get me one of those!

GO KRAKENS!!!!

Modified #1

Modified #2

Mod #1, but with the black chin strap from second mod

Modified #2

Modified #2

Current Design

Modified #1

Modified #2

Nice to see the Krakens finally joining the 27th century! I thought they were going to stay with the monochrome face masks forever…

Modified #2 definitely

I vote for Modified #1

Current

Flames that look alive better represent the Krakens fluidity, therefore – Modified #1

Oh Scott you are such a pussy – Modified # 2 of course!

Current

Modified 2, but with the colours of modified 1. Though I’d also love to see a face on shot of these along with the side shot.

Modified #2 Pls FDO

Modified #2 , please FDO

Keep your hearts pumping the Orange and the Black

GO KRAAAKENS

Modified #2

Modified #1. It’s the shading that seals it

Modified #1

Mod #2

Mod 2

Current

Modified #2

Modified #1

Modified #2

Modified #2

Prefer Current design but with color of Modified #2

Mod #2

Current

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified 2

Mod 2 – how about some glitter?

Modified #2 is my vote.

I really like the orange it’s more like keeping with the team colors.

I’m a little partial to Modified #2…

Modified #2, i like how the face mask is included in the paint job

Modified #2

Mod# 1

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified 2

modified #1

Modified #2

The design mapped onto the face mask wins

Modified #1 for me.

Modified #2

Modified #2

I would have to go with modified 2. Would also agree with a comment earlier about different ones for away or home or some special game. Cause I would suggest white as the main color. Thanks for all the great stories and can’t wait for the next.

I like Modified #1. I like the transition from the flame to the white-hot. Works for me!

Ciao!

Modified #1

I’m going with. Modified #2

Modified #1

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #1

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #1

Modified #2

They all look sweet, but what about an away helmet, or for especially meaningful games. Teams nowadays have multiple helmet and uniform combinations (thank you U of O) that stretch the boundaries of the team’s official colors.

Take Oregon State’s new orange chrome helmet designed by Nike and add flat grey-black tentacle flares.

http://cdn.nikeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Orange-Oregon-State-Helmet-1.jpeg

modified 1

I like the current one because it has more of a defined edge, but I’ll say Modified 2. It’s killer continuing the design onto the face mask.

Modified #2

Modified #1

Modified #2

mod 2

Modified #2

Modified #2! It puts the orange in the orange and black!

Modified #2 Yeah Go Krackens!

Modified 2 with the two color grill from 3

Mod. #2

Modified #1

Mod 2 FTW

Modified #1

Modified #2.

GO SPURS GO!!!!!

Modified #2

modified #2

Modified #1

Modified #1 but I would like to see a version with the outline in red as well. Seems to make it POP more.

GO KRAKENS!!

Modified #2

Modified #2.

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified # 1

Modified #2

Modified #2.

Modified #2

Modified #2

I like Modified 2.

Modified # 1

Modified #1.

Modified #1

Modified 2….

Modified #2

Reason being, the others have too much yellow in them…

GO BLACK & ORANGE!!!

Modified #1

Modified 2

Modified #1

And YES, tiny helmets for Xmas ornaments or whatnot would be super fun!

Modified 2, definitely.

Current. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Modified #2

Modified 2

Modified #2

Modified #1

Modified #1

Mod 2

Modified #1

Modified 2

Current. Gredok is not going to waste money on a new design.

Current Version

Modified 2

Mod # 1 turns me crank! Nice looking stuff from the pond man

You sir, have fantastic taste…

Modified #1

Modified #1

Modified 1

Modified #1

modified 2.

Also, I want to buy one of these. MUST HAVE

Modified 1 but 2 is not bad either.

Current

Modified #2

Modified #2

Current, but it Gredok must make a change go with #1

Modified 2

Modified #2

Modified #2.

I love the sleaker kracken over the fat one.

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #2

Current or Modified #1

I like Modified #1.

Modified #1

Modified #1

Modified #1

Modified #1

Modified #1

Modified #1

Current, Modified #1

Modified #2

Modified #2

modified #2 I LOVE ORANGE GO ORANGE AND BLACK

(also go spurs)

Modified #1

The gradient on the grill of #2 reminds me too much of the awful current Jaguars helmets.

Modified #2

Modified 2

Current

I like the Current design the best. But the color of Modified #2 would work if you were to just change the color.

Current, but modified #2 color

Modified #1

Current

Modified #2 – the darker bottom half of the face grill makes it look even meaner, and the tentacles not just up top makes it look less like crazy hair on top of the head, and more like tentacles.

Current

Modified #2

Modified #1

Modified #1

Modified #1

Current

Modified #2. Need the orange!

Modified #2

Modified #2

Classic: Current

Current.

The other two look more like flames, and less like the Kraken they’re supposed to represent.

But I do like the colors of the Mod 2 helmet.

Modified #2

Modified #1 please.

Hmmm… Yes please on the Xmas ornament idea… I think you could make a yearly thing like hallmark does… My kid being born in November would have one helluva set!

Having said that, my choice:

Modified #1 is awesome, if a change must be made.

Current

Modified #1

#2, baby!

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #1

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #2

Better get new designs now, because OS1′s going to shucking kill you this season!

Modified #2

Modified #2

Crap, I meant Modified #1, doh!

Modified #2, the others just aren’t orange enough IMHO

Modified #1

Modified 2

Modified #2

And that should be the one.

’nuff said…

Modified #2, and yeah… a mini helmet would be cool.

Modified #2

Modified #1

Modified 1! I think it has just enough orange to make the flames legit and interesting!

Modified #2. Also, anyone else think they would geek out with a miniature version of that or other GFL helmets as Xmas ornaments?

That would be epic!

LIKE!

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified # 2

Modified #2

Current.

Modified #2

Modified #2

Modified #1

Modified #2

Modified #2