Today's Tidbit... Football Equipment Hall of Shame
In the days when football players wore leather helmets -or did not bother wearing any head protection- equipment managers apparently demanded that sporting goods manufacturers produce the all-important football carrier. Rawlings, D&M, and other manufacturers responded with this incredible tote that allowed receivers with poor handles to carry the ball from the team bus to the locker room without a potential drop. When will these all-important items return to our catalogs of choice?
Also, if you can identify why teams needed these devices, please comment below.
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I know the old leather rugby shaped balls, pre-1934, were very susceptible to becoming waterlogged, which is a big reason rugby now uses synthetic material. So maybe to keep the ball dry during a game?