Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Protecting Critical Body Parts


The first testicular protective “cup” was used in Ice Hockey in 1874.


The first protective helmet was used in Ice Hockey in 1974.


It only took 100 years for Hockey players to realize that their brain was also important.

14 comments:

Copyboy said...

That is a mindf*cker in the truest sense of the word.

California Girl said...

Funny and silly but rings true. I mean, look at football!

Kitty Moore said...

And some men are still more concerned about their nether regions..

Lady Ren said...

Such a man thing.
I wonder if Canadian's invented it?

Reading Rachel said...

Too funny, Shows where the priorities are.

Pat Tillett said...

Sad but true...

Ms. Anthropy said...

Probably because they do all their "thinking" with the "other" brain.

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

If I remember correctly.... Players who were in the league before 1974 didn't have to wear helmets after the rule was instated... Bobby Orr never wore his helmet and retired a few years after the rule was put into place....

The Retired One said...

haaahaaahhaa. ha...bwahhaaahahaaaaa...

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Thus hockey players are historically rather manly but stupid.
xoRobyn

John McElveen said...

AWESOME!!!

They saved my "LIFE" many times...came over from Alice in Wonderland! Great stuff!

John

Jerry said...

Asblack is right. If they were in the league before the rule they did not have to wear a helmet.

But I have to say if it came down to taking a puck in the head or the nuts, I think alot of people would prefer the head.

Pat Tillett said...

If I do indeed have to take a puck off of one these two options, I'd rather it be my head.

Protective masks for goalies also was a late rule. They weren't required until the early 1960's.
There was a big protest against this rule. Goalies claimed they couldn't see the puck! No shit, they couldn't see it until it hit them in the eye!

faye said...

Another funny ... where do you find these ?? Love it.