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What ya'll are calling a "loop" was known as a "horseshoe."

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Facemasks have their own asthetic. As an old schooler, I like the old masks, they had character. In high school I loved Dunbar masks so much that I had an equipment manager outfit me with one:

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In college I wore a "box mask" with a perfect slope that looked very much like this:

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Beautiful.

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Facemasks have their own asthetic. As an old schooler, I like the old masks, they had character. In high school I loved Dunbar masks so much that I had an equipment manager outfit me with one:

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Were these masks rubber coated? The bars are just so wide. I would think a cage would be better for visibility, so what else did you like about it?

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Facemasks have their own asthetic. As an old schooler, I like the old masks, they had character. In high school I loved Dunbar masks so much that I had an equipment manager outfit me with one:

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Were these masks rubber coated? The bars are just so wide. I would think a cage would be better for visibility, so what else did you like about it?

Maybe he was a big Ed Podolak fan. To this day that's the one guy that comes to mind when I see that mask.

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Facemasks have their own asthetic. As an old schooler, I like the old masks, they had character. In high school I loved Dunbar masks so much that I had an equipment manager outfit me with one:

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Were these masks rubber coated? The bars are just so wide. I would think a cage would be better for visibility, so what else did you like about it?

Yes, they were rubber-coated metal.

I liked this because they looked great. I had also worn a crossbar cage like this:

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the visibility was no different between the two.

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This facemask is the best to my option, it fits not just the players, but also it's design for only Running Backs!

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It might ruin it for you, but the nerdy origins of the upper bars on this mask were for eyeglass protection. That's why it's called the EGOP mask.

For me it's the (by now) old conventional Riddell QB face mask that looks the best:

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That's the face mask I think of when I think "football helmet".

It also works in 2D:

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Those aren't the same mask. The NFL helmet graphics feature a pretty rare and short lived mask design, funnily enough. They should be updated if you ask me, or reverted to the classic two-bar profiles.

Remember when Ted Ginn Jr. wore a kickers facemask while at Ohio St. and with the Dolphins..

He has now gone to a traditional WR facemask.

I always thought that was kind of cool. Would have looked dorky without the visor, though.

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Those aren't the same mask. The NFL helmet graphics feature a pretty rare and short lived mask design, funnily enough. They should be updated if you ask me, or reverted to the classic two-bar profiles.

Now that somebody mention it.....

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One of my favorite uniforms

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On the other hand, I hated the look of Dan Marino's, as well, but for the opposite reason. It was too much face mask for a quarterback...

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FUN FACT: Byron Leftwich is the only current NFL player to still wear the marino style mask

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On the other hand, I hated the look of Dan Marino's, as well, but for the opposite reason. It was too much face mask for a quarterback...

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FUN FACT: Byron Leftwich is the only current NFL player to still wear the marino style mask

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Yep, I hated when Esiason wore it...

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On the other hand, I hated the look of Dan Marino's, as well, but for the opposite reason. It was too much face mask for a quarterback...

Dan%20Marino%20131.jpg

FUN FACT: Byron Leftwich is the only current NFL player to still wear the marino style mask

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I've always viewed that mask as the "Big-armed, but completely immobile" QB mask. Dan Marino, Drew Bledsoe, Jeff George, Scott Mitchell, Ryan Leaf, Byron Leftwich, Brad Johnson, etc...

Of course, there are some exceptions, like Steve Young or Randall Cunningham (both for a little while), but it doesn't really help my mental picture of the mask.

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On the other hand, I hated the look of Dan Marino's, as well, but for the opposite reason. It was too much face mask for a quarterback...

Dan%20Marino%20131.jpg

FUN FACT: Byron Leftwich is the only current NFL player to still wear the marino style mask

byron-leftwich.jpg

I've always viewed that mask as the "Big-armed, but completely immobile" QB mask. Dan Marino, Drew Bledsoe, Jeff George, Scott Mitchell, Ryan Leaf, Byron Leftwich, Brad Johnson, etc...

Of course, there are some exceptions, like Steve Young or Randall Cunningham (both for a little while), but it doesn't really help my mental picture of the mask.

I'll agree with everyone of these except Marino he is one the most mobile QB's in history. Could he run for a lot of yards? No but he could step one way or the other & fire down field better than anybody I have ever seen.

Even the NFL network voted him in the top 10 of all time.

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On the other hand, I hated the look of Dan Marino's, as well, but for the opposite reason. It was too much face mask for a quarterback...

Dan%20Marino%20131.jpg

FUN FACT: Byron Leftwich is the only current NFL player to still wear the marino style mask

byron-leftwich.jpg

I've always viewed that mask as the "Big-armed, but completely immobile" QB mask. Dan Marino, Drew Bledsoe, Jeff George, Scott Mitchell, Ryan Leaf, Byron Leftwich, Brad Johnson, etc...

Of course, there are some exceptions, like Steve Young or Randall Cunningham (both for a little while), but it doesn't really help my mental picture of the mask.

Big tight ends make it look a lot better

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