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Neck Tension October 25, 2016

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I love posed player portraits like these. I always wonder if the strong, athletic years turned out to be their glory days and they wound up selling secondhand Pontiacs in Peoria. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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As you can see, there are no facemasks on these helmets.

“If you want to prevent concussions, take the helmet off: Play old-school football with the leather helmets, no facemask,” former Steelers receiver Hines Ward said. “When you put a helmet on you’re going to use it as a weapon, just like you use shoulder pads as a weapon.” (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)

I don’t know nothin’ ’bout no football helmets. But, golly, don’t they look happy?

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4 Responses to “Neck Tension”

  1. The happy, helmet wearing gentleman on the right looks like John Travolta’s doppelganger.

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  2. Benson Says:

    Hines Ward might have a point.

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  3. No helmets ? I dunno…. he’d know I guess…
    … but some guys will always lead a hit with their head regardless.

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