Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton took a fastball to the face last September. It was a scary moment, breaking multiple bones and teeth and ending his season, and Stanton wants to make sure it never happens again. He's going to wear this custom helmet and protective face guard, beginning today.
Some of these alternate helmet designs, created by artist and graphic designer Dylan Young, are cool as hell. Others, not so much. They're all really fun to look at, though, and isn't that what matters?
Skeleton, which has only been a regular Winter Olympic event since 2002, is every bit as fast and intense and as scary as luge. Scarier; the sliders go down face-first. But that gives the sport an aesthetic edge over its cohorts. Look at those helmets!
This design, featuring a representation of the "Hokie Stone" dolomitic limestone endemic to the Blacksburg campus, has been floating around for a couple of days. Today came confirmation: it's real.
The Bucs were planning to break out the creamsicle throwbacks on Sept. 29th, complete with the winking pirate helmet logo. No more. According to the team, they can't make it work because of new NFL helmet regulations supposedly meant to increase safety.
When Arkansas running back Alex Collins was tackled after a seven-yard run, he tried getting up and discovered a whole lot of unexpected weight to pull up. That's because Ed Wilkins's helmet somehow latched on to his jersey and would not let go, connecting both players in a weird two-person horse costume sans horse…
The New York Times has a look at the various warning labels that exist on football helmets. You know, the little stickers you've never read? If you had, you'd have noticed one manufacturer's blunt instructions on how to safely use a football helmet: don't.
You're looking at a custom prototype facemask whipped up for Arizona by Bad-Ass Masks, apparently the Pimp My Ride of helmets.
Yeah, that's a chrome facemask.
Last year, a high school pitcher named Gunnar Sandberg was struck directly in the head with a line drive to the pitchers mound. He was in a medically-induced coma for a month following the incident. This week, Easton-Bell released the first helmet specially designed for pitchers, known in-house as "The Dome." Sandberg…
Big helmet or tiny head? Francisco Cervelli fans (hey, he has some!) have been wondering that for a few weeks now, but in the coming years an entire corps of MLB players may look like futuristic, yet dorky space travelers.