OwenTheBlonde wrote:Glad you posted that. I read it and meant to post it but forgot to. Funny as all get out. Again, football players are tough SOBs, but I have to ask the question: Why did they stop wearing cups? Don't give me the answers I hear like it makes it easier to run, etc. That's the first place I'd want protected (second to my head maybe).
easier to run, mobility, whatever. Not to mention, it bruises your groin like no other. You think its just a nice, comfertable slip on? Wearing it is certain pain (at least for lineman... landing groin first with a hard cup on is excruciating), and not wearing it is risking for a larger pain, but it usually doesn't come. Its a gamble some take.
The worst are drills. In high school ball during Hell Week, we had up-downs. That is a drill where you shuffle your feet until the coach decides he hates you enough, then blows the whistle. Then, you drop to the ground, get immediately back up, and start shuffling again. Note to those going into Pop Warner/High School ball... NEVER WEAR A CUP DURING UP-DOWNS! And at the very least, if you absolutely have to, make sure its the softer kind.