I'm not a member of PETA or anything but damn, that's pretty shocking. I certainly wouldn't describe that as funny. Obviously a lot of crazy stuff happened back in the day in many different arenas. Seems like they could have made reasonably accurate conclusions by using coconuts or something. [/soapbox]
Helmet design deviations.
I agree, I think what made me laugh is that it's just so ridiculous that that's the method they came up with to test football helmets.
As a U of M student (1990-94), I took a class called Football Theory. I sat next to Rod Payne each class. Why a starting center needs to take football theory is beyond me, but I digress. I didn't get credit for it, but I got to go to Schembechler Hall once a week and be lectured to by members of the football staff. I got to meet Bo. Yes, it was great.
Anyway, when the equipment manager, John Falk, took his turn to lecture, he went into great detail about these monkey studies. My friend and I looked at each other and did everything to keep from laughing at the idea of monkeys with football helmets being shot at a wall. It was a little disturbing and unethical imo as well, which made me remember the story clearly. So there you go.
Does anyone know why Denard has wings on his jock strap and Tate doesn't?
why were you inspecting denard's jockstrap?