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Steve Mills

Why elastic bands on football players arms?

Posted Saturday, January 1, 2011, at 8:11 PM
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  • -- Posted by cats4me on Sun, Jan 2, 2011, at 12:34 AM
  • Thanks Cats4me. Idon't know why I did not do some searching as well.

    I can imagine the "fad" thing, like tattoos. I can't believe the amount of tattoos on these guys. I am not impressed by marking the body nor understand why people do that to themselves. Maybe that is another topic.

    I can understand sweat better than the other reasons given in that statement. (I know it is not yours) Tendinitis cure is a stretch but thinking quarterbacks key in on the thin lines on their arms seems like an even more of a stretch.

    I see them on many players arms, so I am going to vote for 'fad' unless some one comes up with something better.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jan 2, 2011, at 6:49 PM
  • It is just a fad thing. My son has worn them in baseball and football for the past 4 years. Not sure who started it. I had to wear a thing like that when I had knee issues in the 90's.

    He now wears sleeves when he plays basketball. Kobe and A.I. are known to start that fad. There is a health reason to wear them, but it is just a new thing to sell and market to the kids.

    -- Posted by UVilleGators on Sun, Jan 2, 2011, at 10:31 PM
  • Years ago I remember having rubber bands on mt wrist or fingers. I can not remember why but I remember them eventually bugging the heck out of me and actually hurting a bit.

    It would seem to me that these would do the same thing. If they did not, then they would continually slip, which would be annoying either way.

    Oh well. I understand young people but adults?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jan 3, 2011, at 7:24 AM
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