User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

Thread: Is the NFL keen on embro?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    BendOR
    Posts
    2,161
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Seems roughly half the guys in Green Bay are playing without sleaves. Even with embro I don't think I could handle the slow pace of football with bare arms at 5 degrees and a stiff wind.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Falls Church, VA
    Posts
    5,202
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    Seems roughly half the guys in Green Bay are playing without sleaves. Even with embro I don't think I could handle the slow pace of football with bare arms at 5 degrees and a stiff wind.
    Yup but it's called Atomic Balm or Tiger Balm.

    Also, roid rage.
    my name is Matt

    INSTA

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Oakland Ca
    Posts
    3,332
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Winning has an allaying effect on cold.

    Go Niners.
    "Old and standing in the way of progress"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    13,421
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    There's no shame in losing to a better team.

    The 9ers D was just too good and Kaepernick and Crabtree are a deadly combo and the Packers' defense just couldn't keep up, especially when he ran the ball.

    I was glad they kept it that close and would have been ecstatic had the Packers won but SFO is just too good and the Packers have too many holes in their team this year with all the injuries and all.

    The season is now over for me. I don't care who wins the rest of the games, which apparently the NFL is going to go ahead with even though the only team that matters is no longer in the tournament.
    La Cheeserie!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    409
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Watcha talking about Saab? Pats haven't even played yet!

    Re: sleevelessness, ya gotta project toughness. To me it's abject silliness, but I say this recognizing full well that I shave my legs.
     

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    328
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    In the Freezer Bowl in '82 Bengals linemen just slathered on a bunch of Vaseline and I doubt things have changed much since then. The number of people who earn a paycheck from professional football who have the faintest idea of what embrocation is may be in the tens.
     

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,821
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Funny, Brian Urlacher and others used their own mix of Tiger Balm and Vaseline. These guys have way more money and training staff at their disposal than any cycling club. The stakes are high and they are making conscious decisions trying to get edge to win the game.

    The bengay in the jock joke probably started in a football locker room. and you thought embro on a chamois was bad.
     

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    23,463
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    This is a man's world.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    32
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Those guys also tend to have a lot more natural insulation on them than cyclists do. I'd hate to have embro on and walk by one of those giant jet engine heaters they have on the sidelines...
     

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    7,953
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    I vote for natural insulation + dope.
    --
    T h o m a s

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    13,421
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Quote Originally Posted by ean10775 View Post
    Those guys also tend to have a lot more natural insulation on them than cyclists do. I'd hate to have embro on and walk by one of those giant jet engine heaters they have on the sidelines...
    Some do, some don't. Ever look at Kaepernick? He looks like he's got about 3% body fat. Some football players are big fat guys but most of them are pretty good athletes.
    La Cheeserie!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    23,463
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Some do, some don't. Ever look at Kaepernick? He looks like he's got about 3% body fat. Some football players are big fat guys but most of them are pretty good athletes.
    Woah now. You saying Big Fat Guys can't be good athletes? I take that personal.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    13,421
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Woah now. You saying Big Fat Guys can't be good athletes? I take that personal.
    You look to be about 2%..... I'm the fatty here, not you or Darren!

    Oh, and the fat NFL players are good athletes too but by the time they're 40-50 years old their knees are probably pretty beat up from carrying 300 lbs around the field since they were kids and turning and jumping and all the stress they take.

    NFL players take a helluva beating...
    La Cheeserie!

  14. #14
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    23,463
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    You know I'm kidding right?
    It's a pretty interesting subject. When I'm REALLY excited about going for a ride in terrible weather I don't get cold despite doing stupid things. Once you let fear and trepidation creep in, you are doomed.
    .
    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    You look to be about 2%..... I'm the fatty here, not you or Darren!

    Oh, and the fat NFL players are good athletes too but by the time they're 40-50 years old their knees are probably pretty beat up from carrying 300 lbs around the field since they were kids and turning and jumping and all the stress they take.

    NFL players take a helluva beating...

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    1,112
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    I was pretty surprised at how well both GB and SF played yesterday after all the hype about the cold. It didn't seem to affect the level of play at all. I'm sure the adrenaline and focus helps the brain ignore the temperature. And, I wouldn't be surprised if the actual temp on the field is significantly higher than what's reported from a weather station outside the stadium.
     

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    13,421
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Quote Originally Posted by bcm119 View Post
    I was pretty surprised at how well both GB and SF played yesterday after all the hype about the cold. It didn't seem to affect the level of play at all. I'm sure the adrenaline and focus helps the brain ignore the temperature. And, I wouldn't be surprised if the actual temp on the field is significantly higher than what's reported from a weather station outside the stadium.
    Not sure about that... I've been to probably 20 Packer games over the years. It can get cold there. The sidelines do have heaters and the players wear those big parkas when on the sidelines.

    I was there when they lost to the Texans about 5 or 6 years ago. It was about 6ºF at kickoff but there was no wind to speak of.

    I think the Packers had a couple drops last night and a missed interception opportunity because of the cold temps. The ball gets slick. SFO didn't make any drops. No excuses. They were the better team. But I do think the cold makes the ball slippery and dead.

    But remember, most of these guys are in super good shape and are in their 20s to early 30s. Prime of their lives.
    La Cheeserie!

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    1,336
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    But remember, most of these guys are in super good shape and are in their 20s to early 30s. Prime of their lives.
    Not nearly so dire as the brain injuries, but cannot help wondering how being so exposed to the cold will effect them later in life. I attended UofI in the mid-1980s when every winter was like what we are experiencing now. Idiot that I was I spent extended periods of time out in the cold underdressed (among other things my friends and I had old track bikes we would ride on some frozen ponds outside Champaign).

    Today I was outside for no longer than 15 minutes wearing three layers over my hands and feet and my fingers and toes are still tingling hours later.

    Anyway, I guess a lot of the football players will be smart enough to migrate south when they leave the game.
     

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    1,112
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    .... The ball gets slick. SFO didn't make any drops. No excuses. They were the better team. But I do think the cold makes the ball slippery and dead.

    ...
    Yeah, absolutely. Not to mention how much denser air is at that temp... how much slower can you land a plane at 0 degrees?
     

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    13,421
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Quote Originally Posted by bcm119 View Post
    Yeah, absolutely. Not to mention how much denser air is at that temp... how much slower can you land a plane at 0 degrees?
    Same indicated airspeed. But the engines run cooler at these temps. But all the mechanical stuff works like garbage. All the little sensors and valves and other things don't work well after sitting out overnight in cold temps.
    La Cheeserie!

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,821
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Is the NFL keen on embro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    The ball gets slick. SFO didn't make any drops. No excuses. They were the better team. But I do think the cold makes the ball slippery and dead.
    The league allows teams to scruff the ball up so it is grippy. In the old days, it'd be slick. Unfortunately, it still remains a hard brick. The FG attempts change in the bitter cold. However, the absolute worse part of cold weather football is when your frozen hands get slapped on a helmet or something. That hurts like a SOB. Your finger tips feel broken. If the ground is frozen, you might as well play on asphalt.
     

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Knees - Embro - help?
    By TMB in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 10-29-2012, 01:38 PM
  2. Warm weather embro - useful or affectation?
    By ldamelio in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-02-2012, 01:07 PM
  3. Who are the Embro kids invading my hood?
    By boots2000 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-27-2012, 04:22 PM
  4. found good embro by accident
    By DOOFUS in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-31-2011, 02:12 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •