Monday, February 3, 2014

Helmet Technology...

1991 Upper Deck Football - #372 - Steve Deberg

...sure has come a long way since the early '90s.  I think the "enclosing the top" part of the helmet was the greatest stride.  Maybe the "replacing the visor with a facemask" was pretty important, too. 

I can just picture Reggie White coming through the line and clobbering DeBerg's visored head right to the turf.


  1. Next step: improve gloves. The banana pinkie just isn't desirable.

    1. Indeed! Those gloves are remnants of football's early days as a variant of jai-alai.


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