this may be of some local interest
I realize many of you really don't care, but I like to see Michigan win everything they compete in.
The BTN is holding a Best Helmet in the Big Ten tournament. Most of us would agree there's little doubt which school should win, but our rivals are doing all they can to prevent us from winning another accolade.
We are in the semi-finals against Iowa. Yesterday we were down at one point 65% to 35%. We have closed the gap. It's now 55% to 45%. I assume if we all vote a couple of times we can even the score.
Here's the Link:
BTW - the winner faces the winner of Indiana vs. Penn State in the Final.
PSU is leading 74% to 26%
Update: Michigan made the finals against Indiana. Here's the link to vote:
Last year I noticed subtle differences in the Michigan helmets. For instance, Denard's hat has a 3D contoured stripe and the wings extend further up on the helmet than Tate's. The brand looks the same to me, but I'm wondering why the difference? I could be accused of being anal about this, but it's piqued my curiosity.
According to the Wall Street Journal, there is some evidence that the football helmet, no matter how advanced, may cause more head trauma than it prevents.
The gist of it is a mutually assured destruction kind of thing: the helmet leads to a sense of invulnerability that in turn leads to dangerous tackling techniques whereas hatless players avoid dangerous contact to save their own brains. Australian Rules Football is discussed as a comparison, and Dhani Jones is quoted.
My two cents: I had two concussions playing football, one with a helmet, one without. Neither was enjoyable.
Discuss, oh concussed masses.