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  1. And I just noticed that the sweaters have rivets on the helmet and flourishes on the shield, which the RGB logo do not have.
  2. I didn't see this mentioned but am seriously curious. Did Kansas State have the foresight to bring their home uniforms to Charlotte, or did they have to send back for them? The only way they would be the home team is if the 16-seed beat the 1-seed, which previously had never happened in 33+ years of the format. I didn't see the entire game; was this mentioned on the telecast?
  3. Oh OK, thanks. I don't have cable so didn't actually see the game. I would have liked to see the Marlins get the full home team treatment, but apparently they are treating it as a road game, with the only exception being that they bat second. They could have had both teams wear their road unis, like the Cubs and Astros in 2005
  4. Brewers wearing Retro Friday (home alternate) uniforms, and Marlins wearing road alternate uniforms, in the relocated series to Milwaukee I get it that Milwaukee is on MLB's contingency plan, but the Brewers wearing their home uniforms is salt in the wound for a team losing three home games due to Hurricane Irma.
  5. I'm tardy to the party... I stopped following NBA uniforms since they decided to go forward with ads... BUT, I have to ask for clarification: what are these Icon, Association, Community, and Athlete-Minded?
  6. I would argue (and have attempted to do so) that the biggest threat of concussions is not at all related to helmets but rather two bodies running into each other at full force (tackles, blocking, etc.). Head-to-head contact was a big culprit maybe 15 years ago, but I feel the NFL's rule changes are helping the cause as players are not leading with their helmets and using them as weapons anymore. Having said that, while the soft helmet would not solve that issue, I like it and think it would help improve safety overall. Players would be apprehensive to play at full speed, and they may brace themselves for hits accordingly. As mentioned previously, players think they're invincible. There is a prominent writer on Packers.com who says that he'd recommend playing without facemasks to eliminate that effect.
  7. Most of the Christmas alts in NBA 2K16 and 2K17 were never worn, as only the 10-12 teams that played on Christmas Day actually wore theirs, if I recall correctly, yet every team has one in the game (and in the adidas catalog).
  8. Here's a 2:00 video about the topic (concussions) -- helmets are mentioned around 1:51.
  9. Yes there is. If you're running full speed one direction and get body tackled -- no helmet contact involved -- by someone running the other direction, you experience sudden deceleration, which can bruise your organs including your brain. The same is true when you fall and land on the turf. Even if your head does not hit, your organs experience mass deceleration which jostles them internally, often into your bones. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that there is a new, safer helmet as it will reduce injuries -- just not the concussions and sub-concussive hits that lead to CTE. I think the fact this is even a news story is proof that the NFL is trying to appear safer -- a good first step, to be sure, but not nearly enough if they want to eliminate concussions from the game.
  10. The hits to the head aren't the problem. Yes, a helmet with crumple zones could direct impact away from your head. However, most concussions occur when players collide with other players at speed, regardless of where they are hit, and also when players hit the turf. It's about acceleration and deceleration of your organs, not direct impact of collisions. I consent better helmets will reduce "getting your bell rung," but not concussions and sub-concussive hits.
  11. I believe nothing can protect you. I just trailed off into the thought that, if you had pillows on your head, your acceleration would be slower due to wind resistance -- which I see now was kinda off-topic. Playing the game slower is the only measure of safety that I can think would actually prevent concussions and sub-concussive hits if contact remains the same. Helmets do nothing for acceleration/deceleration. Regardless of what's on your head, if you're running full speed one direction and become stopped by an equal and opposite force running the other direction, your organs continue to move forward until they collide with something (like your skull). Because they are suspended within your body, they move separately from your skin, muscles, and bones.
  12. Concussions occur when the brain hits the inside of the skull. No helmet will ever protect you from that. It occurs naturally at periods of sudden acceleration and deceleration, even if you have pillows on your head. Although pillows would certainly affect your acceleration potential.
  13. Brad Stevens: the lowest peak playing career among current coaches?
  14. February 28 for the uniforms. I wish I could make it, but a Tuesday night and the last work-day of the month = not possible for an accountant.
  15. Or it's nostalgic because it seems the All-Star Game is in California every third year (with New Orleans or Houston the rest of the time).
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