June 28, 2007

Are You Helmet or Armadillo?

Helmets for pole vaulters? Are you effing kidding me? At least four state high school athletic associations and one state college athletic association now require pole vaulters to wear helmets. I wonder what happens when the next pole vaulter is paralyzed after his helmet slips over his eyes and causes him to run full speed into the the upright standard. What's next? Helmets for hurdlers? Why not just require students to wear helmets all day long, since they might get hit in the head by an opening locker?


At 2:17 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

And they don't necessarily even work. I just heard of a bicyclist whose helmet split and left him missing some brain matter.

In this case, it would seem the athlete would have complete control over dangerous objects in his/her path.

At 3:46 PM, Blogger media concepts said...

I think "missing some brain matter" is the operative term here.


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