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While we're on the subject, I'm sort of surprised by how few players wear visors in the NFL. Maybe I just don't notice it as much, but, I'd figure there'd be a lot of players donning fashionable sunburst visors or chrome, etc. Then again I'm not sure about today's rules for that.

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While we're on the subject, I'm sort of surprised by how few players wear visors in the NFL. Maybe I just don't notice it as much, but, I'd figure there'd be a lot of players donning fashionable sunburst visors or chrome, etc. Then again I'm not sure about today's rules for that.

Visors have to be clear unless they have a doctor saying they need it, also they cant be any color other than a dark tint, that's probably why you dont see visors much anymore because players cant get the dr note and only wanted to wear them to look cool so much dont now

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First worn by Mark Mullaney

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While we're on the subject, I'm sort of surprised by how few players wear visors in the NFL. Maybe I just don't notice it as much, but, I'd figure there'd be a lot of players donning fashionable sunburst visors or chrome, etc. Then again I'm not sure about today's rules for that.

The league doesn't allow it unless it's prescribed by a doctor.

Edit: beaten to it twice.

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This doesn't qualify as "hilarious", but former Bengals OL Willie Anderson's choice of mask always struck me as strange...

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This doesn't qualify as "hilarious", but former Bengals OL Willie Anderson's choice of mask always struck me as strange...

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Those always looked like toys to me.

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While we're on the subject, I'm sort of surprised by how few players wear visors in the NFL. Maybe I just don't notice it as much, but, I'd figure there'd be a lot of players donning fashionable sunburst visors or chrome, etc. Then again I'm not sure about today's rules for that.

Visors have to be clear unless they have a doctor saying they need it, also they cant be any color other than a dark tint, that's probably why you dont see visors much anymore because players cant get the dr note and only wanted to wear them to look cool so much dont now

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First worn by Mark Mullaney

and perfected by Gilbert Brown

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This doesn't qualify as "hilarious", but former Bengals OL Willie Anderson's choice of mask always struck me as strange...

willie-anderson.jpg

Those always looked like toys to me.

First made famous by Anthony Munoz.

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On my middle school team you got two choices: there was Big Willie style above which came in black and the QB version seen below which for some reason was white.

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we were all jealous of the other schools who got "real" facemasks. At least I was.

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This doesn't qualify as "hilarious", but former Bengals OL Willie Anderson's choice of mask always struck me as strange...

willie-anderson.jpg

Those always looked like toys to me.

First made famous by Anthony Munoz.

78-anthony-munoz.jpg

On my middle school team you got two choices: there was Big Willie style above which came in black and the QB version seen below which for some reason was white.

WLAF.345215303_large.jpg

we were all jealous of the other schools who got "real" facemasks. At least I was.

Haha I felt the exact same way. I snuck my helmet home and switched to my older brothers old metal facemask. Felt so much more baller, but there was a noticeable weight difference lol.

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While we're on the subject, I'm sort of surprised by how few players wear visors in the NFL. Maybe I just don't notice it as much, but, I'd figure there'd be a lot of players donning fashionable sunburst visors or chrome, etc. Then again I'm not sure about today's rules for that.

Visors have to be clear unless they have a doctor saying they need it, also they cant be any color other than a dark tint, that's probably why you dont see visors much anymore because players cant get the dr note and only wanted to wear them to look cool so much dont now

Ricky Williams had an orange visor.. im pretty sure he wore it for i think 1 or 2 games and then the NFL made him change it and that's when they created that rule...For some reason i always picture safeties as the ones with the dark visor and cool facemask..

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Another interesting find, Sean Taylor taped up his for a game before.. R.I.P

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While we're on the subject, I'm sort of surprised by how few players wear visors in the NFL. Maybe I just don't notice it as much, but, I'd figure there'd be a lot of players donning fashionable sunburst visors or chrome, etc. Then again I'm not sure about today's rules for that.

Visors have to be clear unless they have a doctor saying they need it, also they cant be any color other than a dark tint, that's probably why you dont see visors much anymore because players cant get the dr note and only wanted to wear them to look cool so much dont now

Ricky Williams had an orange visor.. im pretty sure he wore it for i think 1 or 2 games and then the NFL made him change it and that's when they created that rule...For some reason i always picture safeties as the ones with the dark visor and cool facemask..

84699731_4be783df61.jpg?v=0

Another interesting find, Sean Taylor taped up his for a game before.. R.I.P

taylorcloseup.jpg

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That reminded of this ULM player

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This doesn't qualify as "hilarious", but former Bengals OL Willie Anderson's choice of mask always struck me as strange...

willie-anderson.jpg

These were plastic, right? If they were, I'm sure they were light, but hopefully durable.

The final demise of these was likely when the NFL ruled that masks had to be attached in a way that provided "give." Modern masks use attachments with the screw on the other side, closer to the face, whereas these were backed up to a bolt.

Years ago, when mini helmets were the rage, Riddell put this style on all of them. Didn't look right, so I replaced most of them.

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I don't guess this qualifies as hilarious, but when Dan Marino came into the league in 1983, it annoyed me that he was a quarterback wearing a lineman's mask.

He wore something similar at Pitt:

I never considered that a lineman's face mask.

For some reason that became THE facemask for the tall, slow, immobile QB's.

Drew Brees fit the description but switched when he got to the pros

Except for the tall part

Also, Culpepper was far from immobile. Anyway, Aikman wore that mask either his last or second-to-last year, after getting concussed when hit on the chin, I believe. Also, Mark Brunell for some time. Peyton Manning until switching to the Revo circa 2004. Brad Johnson, Kordell Stewart, Randall Cunningham, Scott Mitchell, Rick Mirer, and Don Majkowski, to name a few.

I miss that mask. I thought it was so cool growing up.

EDIT: On a peculiar note, while researching the QBs I listed, I found that Scott Mitchell will be on the upcoming season of Biggest Loser. He's up to 366 pounds.

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I don't guess this qualifies as hilarious, but when Dan Marino came into the league in 1983, it annoyed me that he was a quarterback wearing a lineman's mask.

He wore something similar at Pitt:

I never considered that a lineman's face mask.

For some reason that became THE facemask for the tall, slow, immobile QB's.

Drew Brees fit the description but switched when he got to the pros

Except for the tall part

Also, Culpepper was far from immobile. Anyway, Aikman wore that mask either his last or second-to-last year, after getting concussed when hit on the chin, I believe. Also, Mark Brunell for some time. Peyton Manning until switching to the Revo circa 2004. Brad Johnson, Kordell Stewart, Randall Cunningham, Scott Mitchell, Rick Mirer, and Don Majkowski, to name a few.

I miss that mask. I thought it was so cool growing up.

EDIT: On a peculiar note, while researching the QBs I listed, I found that Scott Mitchell will be on the upcoming season of Biggest Loser. He's up to 366 pounds.

Its funny but this discussion has been done before on QB masks & Marino was said to be immobile in that thread as well which I challenged because he was tall & slow but not immobile. The NFL Network named him one of the 10 most mobile QB's in league history. He is also one of the least sacked in the league as well. He would never win a foot race with most but I would take his movement in the pocket & presence over just about anybody.

Obviously I am a huge Dan Marino fan just look at his career then go & see how many hall of fame players he played with which is zero & people wonder why he did not win a Super Bowl. The Super Bowl he played in he only played against 5 Hall Of Famers.

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I don't guess this qualifies as hilarious, but when Dan Marino came into the league in 1983, it annoyed me that he was a quarterback wearing a lineman's mask.

He wore something similar at Pitt:

I never considered that a lineman's face mask.

For some reason that became THE facemask for the tall, slow, immobile QB's.

Drew Brees fit the description but switched when he got to the pros

Except for the tall part

Also, Culpepper was far from immobile. Anyway, Aikman wore that mask either his last or second-to-last year, after getting concussed when hit on the chin, I believe. Also, Mark Brunell for some time. Peyton Manning until switching to the Revo circa 2004. Brad Johnson, Kordell Stewart, Randall Cunningham, Scott Mitchell, Rick Mirer, and Don Majkowski, to name a few.

I miss that mask. I thought it was so cool growing up.

EDIT: On a peculiar note, while researching the QBs I listed, I found that Scott Mitchell will be on the upcoming season of Biggest Loser. He's up to 366 pounds.

Its funny but this discussion has been done before on QB masks & Marino was said to be immobile in that thread as well which I challenged because he was tall & slow but not immobile. The NFL Network named him one of the 10 most mobile QB's in league history. He is also one of the least sacked in the league as well. He would never win a foot race with most but I would take his movement in the pocket & presence over just about anybody.

Obviously I am a huge Dan Marino fan just look at his career then go & see how many hall of fame players he played with which is zero & people wonder why he did not win a Super Bowl. The Super Bowl he played in he only played against 5 Hall Of Famers.

Marino had excellent pocket presence and could elude a sack by side-stepping which is a great skill and requires tremendous anticipation and vision. Mobile he was not.

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I don't guess this qualifies as hilarious, but when Dan Marino came into the league in 1983, it annoyed me that he was a quarterback wearing a lineman's mask.

He wore something similar at Pitt:

I never considered that a lineman's face mask.

For some reason that became THE facemask for the tall, slow, immobile QB's.

Drew Brees fit the description but switched when he got to the pros

Except for the tall part

Also, Culpepper was far from immobile. Anyway, Aikman wore that mask either his last or second-to-last year, after getting concussed when hit on the chin, I believe. Also, Mark Brunell for some time. Peyton Manning until switching to the Revo circa 2004. Brad Johnson, Kordell Stewart, Randall Cunningham, Scott Mitchell, Rick Mirer, and Don Majkowski, to name a few.

I miss that mask. I thought it was so cool growing up.

EDIT: On a peculiar note, while researching the QBs I listed, I found that Scott Mitchell will be on the upcoming season of Biggest Loser. He's up to 366 pounds.

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Just remembered Mcmahon

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Let's not forget Joe Namath (as much as I would like to . . . Super Bowl III . . . :angered::censored::censored: )

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No love for LT?

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Boomer wore it during his heyday with the Bengals

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But switched to this guy for his swan song season in 97

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This doesn't qualify as "hilarious", but former Bengals OL Willie Anderson's choice of mask always struck me as strange...

willie-anderson.jpg

These were plastic, right? If they were, I'm sure they were light, but hopefully durable.

The final demise of these was likely when the NFL ruled that masks had to be attached in a way that provided "give." Modern masks use attachments with the screw on the other side, closer to the face, whereas these were backed up to a bolt.

Years ago, when mini helmets were the rage, Riddell put this style on all of them. Didn't look right, so I replaced most of them.

They were very durable. I loved it when I wore it back in the day. I tried to break it in a vice after the season was over. It wouldn't break at all, just bend.

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