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On 6/26/2012 at 9:41 PM, Ark said:

I'd like to have this just to try to throw (pitch) left-handed.

You don't need that to try to throw left-handed..

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On 12/30/2013 at 8:16 PM, Harmening said:

Yes, they are actual drink coasters.

On 12/30/2013 at 8:00 PM, wonderbread said:

are they actually drink coasters, or just really small pads other people also wear because they don't want to wear them. also what is going on with his collar? looks like he is trying to make his own version on the nike collar

No, they're not coasters.. You can kind of see that it's the type of thigh pad made of several small hexagons/ovals/circles (depending on the brand)... Here's a better picture of him with similar thigh pads..

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Wilt's headband.

 

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Kurt Rambis's glasses -

 

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9 hours ago, WavePunter said:

No, they're not coasters.. You can kind of see that it's the type of thigh pad made of several small hexagons/ovals/circles (depending on the brand)... Here's a better picture of him with similar thigh pads..

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I wasn't being serious...

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Wayne Gretzky's Jofa helmet and his blue blades.  When he got shipped off to LA, he switched them to black.  Glenn Anderson is the only other guy I can think of who had different coloured blades.

 

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What is up with the gold piece under Chris Thompson's earhole? I may be out of the loop but I'd never seen that on a helmet.
 

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It looks like maybe a piece of additional piece of plastic to strengthen the shell but it should be the same color . 

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It's a cheek stabilizer piece.. The idea is that your jaw moves, so traditional jaw pads and chin straps aren't as effective as they should be.. Your cheek bones never move, so it helps the fit and stability of the helmet

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Archie Manning and Ron Jaworski also used the small Dungard facemask at during the 70's.

 

 

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Bradshaw wore an even smaller face mask along with no chin strap earlier in his career.

 

 

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When Michael Reeves played for Fizroy in the VFL in the late 1980's, he wore full-length American football style pants, rather than shorts. Apparently his thighs were easy to bruise, so the long pant allowed him to wear padding underneath to protect them.

 

 

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On October 25, 2016 at 1:46 PM, Wandell said:

Remember Terry Bradshaw wearing the tiny Dungard facemask?

 

 

 

 

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That facemask, still to this day, remains my favorite of them all.

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The Rams equipment manager bolted two Dungard facemasks onto John Williams helmet to create this.

 

 

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Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita's curved hockey sticks:

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And more infamously, Marty McSorley's hockey stick:

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