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lolol. How does adding padding to the outside of the helmet help?

The point is to soften the impact of helmet to helmet collisions.

Two hard helmets banging together is loud and you can only imagine the effects. Two soft helmets dissipate the force and protect the head.
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lolol. How does adding padding to the outside of the helmet help?

The point is to soften the impact of helmet to helmet collisions.

Two hard helmets banging together is loud and you can only imagine the effects. Two soft helmets dissipate the force and protect the head.

I imagine it will only take one player with concussion history to wear one and rave about it for the rest of the league to follow... Probably won't be for a few years at the soonest though

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Prince Naseem Hamed had some pretty unique gear:

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But now he's fat:

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On the topic of boxers, this was a pretty distinctive look:

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As was Lennox Lewis' hair dos:

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And speaking of hair, Shannon Briggs always looked like a goof:

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I bet the OP didn't imagine boxing would make its way into this thread.

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Calvin Murphy's cut-away hockey helmet (I'd love to know the story behind this):

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Per google, Murphy suffered a concussion from an elbow to the head. He missed 3 games and returned wearing that reconstructed helmet which apparently didn't deter his game at all.

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George Brett's pine tar

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Does a bat with pine tar on it really qualify as "unique?" B)

I don't know how old you are, but Google George Brett pine tar incident. Billy Martin when he was mannager of the Yankees called to the attention of the ump that his bat had too much pine tar. Brett's reaction was priceless.

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George Brett's pine tar

090622_gbrett7.jpg

Does a bat with pine tar on it really qualify as "unique?" B)

I don't know how old you are, but Google George Brett pine tar incident. Billy Martin when he was mannager of the Yankees called to the attention of the ump that his bat had too much pine tar. Brett's reaction was priceless.

What actually is pine tar?

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Calvin Murphy's cut-away hockey helmet (I'd love to know the story behind this):

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pg2_g_murphy_400.jpg

Per google, Murphy suffered a concussion from an elbow to the head. He missed 3 games and returned wearing that reconstructed helmet which apparently didn't deter his game at all.

And why blue?

I had to check the date of the article - 1980. At first I thought he wound up with a blue helmet because they just snagged one from the old Houston Aeros since they wore blue, but the Aeros were long gone by 1980. Maybe there was still one hanging around the equipment room at the arena fromt the Aeros so they used it anyway?

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George Brett's pine tar

090622_gbrett7.jpg

Does a bat with pine tar on it really qualify as "unique?" B)

I don't know how old you are, but Google George Brett pine tar incident. Billy Martin when he was mannager of the Yankees called to the attention of the ump that his bat had too much pine tar. Brett's reaction was priceless.

What actually is pine tar?

Pine tar is mainly tree sap rubbed on bats to make the handle sticky and create a better grip. It got started before batting gloves were introduced to the game.

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Pat Lafontaine's helmet protecting a broken jaw.

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Bill Durnan's blocker/trapper hybrid.

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Durnan was an ambidextrous goalie, equally adept at using his right or left hand (he wore special gloves that permitted him to catch with either hand while still holding his stick)
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