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October 8, 2006

Losing a helmet


Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that this football season helmets seem to be flying off players' heads far more frequently than in past years?

I see a helmet bouncing along the field almost every game now, pro and college.

What gives (besides the chin straps)?

Are the helmet snaps being made differently?

I mean, back in the day, when there was just one strap fastening in two places โ€” one on each side โ€” they rarely came off.

Nowadays there are two snaps on each side so you'd expect the hats to stay on through anything.

Apart from players like Michael Vick and Randy Moss, who like to leave one strap dangling for flair, helmets should rarely come off, with the default "belt + suspenders" two-sided chin strap.


So, like I say โ€” what gives?

October 8, 2006 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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It'd be lots more fun if they lost their pants.

Posted by: Flautist | Oct 8, 2006 12:49:05 PM

Pinheaded football players?

Posted by: Flautist | Oct 8, 2006 12:10:59 PM

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