Subscriber Account active since. Perhaps you've also heard that "cold" is an understatement. In weather like that, the beer in the stands can freeze before it's consumed. In weather like that, your hands go numb, your chest tightens, and just breathing the air can cause a burning sensation. It's just not weather designed for human beings. And, yet, they will play football in this weather, because the NFL doesn't cancel games that are too cold. And crazier still, many of the people playing in today's game will be out there in short sleeves, thin spandex pants, a jock strap, some pads, a t-shirt, a helmet, socks, shoes, and nothing else. Three reasons: 1.
A friend of mine, a woman who's a lawyer, asked the big question on a Monday morning after a day of watching the NFL on TV: Why can't they make uniforms so that Lawrence Taylor's underwear doesn't show through his pants? I had often wondered that myself. When an NFL equipment man told me he had thought about it, too, I figured all of America wanted to know but didn't know who to ask. I mean, there they were, week after week, bunches of football players wearing snowy-white spandex pants, derrieres up toward the camera, jockstraps shining through. The degree of jockstrap visibility is directly related to skin color.
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Strange as it might seem, however, N. I think most guys like to hang out and be free. Linebacker Mark Herzlich paused for a moment, then shook his head. But not since. My mom made me wear one back then. Giants quarterback Eli Manning laughed — for several seconds — when the subject was posed to him. Then he composed himself and recalled that his only interaction with groin sanctuaries in football was when one of his teammates in eighth grade wore a cup. Having the cup there, it hurt my hand.