Darnell Dockett Unveils New ‘Ridiculous’ Facemask

Darnell Dockett Unveils New 'Ridiculous' FacemaskImagine Darnell Dockett was asked how many bars he wanted on his facemask, to which he replied, “All of them.”

‘Design and motivation’

Of course, that kind of design draws comparisons to the other NFL player rocking bars on their facemasks. New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck immediately comes to mind.

If you are wondering why Tuck decided to depart from the wide-open look of conventional helmets, it’s to protect his neck from being twisted by players grabbing at his facemask. The design and motivation behind the facemask was covered in a 2012 report over at Giants.com. In it, Tuck pretty much foretold the future.

‘Ridiculously over-designed’

“Everybody is like, ‘Can I get that facemask?’ No, it’s exclusive to me, no one else can have it,” Tuck said. “But it’s a copycat league in everything people do so I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a few of those floating around before we play.”

Yahoo! Sports reports the grill comes by way of Bad-Ass Masks. They call this version the “Freight Train” over at their Facebook page. Brace yourselves—ridiculously over-designed facemasks are coming.

Do you like Darnell Dockett’s “ridiculous” facemask? Do you think he’ll wear it during the season?

Source: Gabe Zaldivar, Bleacher Report

Image: Business Insider

Nashville Runs Out Of Beer For Bears Fans

Nashville Runs Out Of Beer For Bears FansWhen the Chicago Bears routed the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, they were cheered on by scores of Bears fans at LP Field in Nashville. Orange and navy jerseys filled the stadium, and chants of “Let’s Go Bears!” broke out several times throughout the Bears’ 51-20 win.

‘Ran out of the beer’

Nashville wasn’t quite prepared for the many Bears fans who descended on its town, as bars ran out of the beer. NBC Chicago reports that the Paradise Trailer Park Resort, just across the river from the Titans stadium, was out of bottled beer by Sunday evening. The Whiskey Bent Saloon had just two brands of beer left by the time the Chicago contingent left town.

‘Felt like a home game’

The Chicago contingent made itself known in more than the bars. Jay Cutler, who went to Vanderbilt in Nashville and still has a home there, said it felt like a home game.

“They’ve travelled well.  Hats off to our fans, it’s been a fun year — Dallas, Jacksonville, here it’s been crazy to watch the Bears fans take over,” Cutler said after the game. “You know you have a ton of fans when you’re in an away stadium in the red zone and I’m trying to get the crowd to hush up and they’re responding.  They got quiet in a hurry, so it makes it fun.”

The Bears are now 7-1. If they keep up their winning, Bears fans will likely drink a few more cities dry.

Are you a Bears fan? Do you think the Bears could keep up a winning streak?

Source: Yahoo News

Image: Boxden