By John Ekdahl
From the New York Times:
Justin Tuck’s custom face mask has inspired at least three false Twitter accounts, one Facebook fan page and a likeness in the Madden 13 football video game.
But in early August, Tuck, a Giants defensive end, had to petition the N.F.L. to keep his fearsome face mask, with a grille of extra horizontal and diagonal bars. He had to convince the league that it was not just aesthetically pleasing, but also a medical necessity.
The N.F.L. has cracked down on the fierce and funky face masks several players attached to their helmets to make them look tougher or cooler. Players without a legitimate medical reason for an accessorized helmet are considered in violation of the league’s uniform policy, the N.F.L. spokesman Brian McCarthy said.
Tuck’s facemask appears to be safe, but last week the NFL tossed a ban on Brian Orakpo’s facemask.
Mark Reynolds suited up for the Yankees two nights ago, becoming the 50th player to wear the uniform this season and the fifth player to wear number 39.
When Mark Reynolds made his Yankees debut with a home run Friday night at Fenway Park, he became the 50th player to wear the team’s uniform this season.
Reynolds also became the fifth player to wear uniform No. 39, following in the far-from-illustrious footsteps of David Adams, Chris Nelson, Corban Joseph and Brent Lillibridge.
“It’s like the rotating number, I guess,” Reynolds said before Saturday’s game.
You didn’t think we’d go a day without some more Tennessee news did you? GoVolsXtra speculates that the smoke uniform could find its way onto the basketball court soon.