Originally Posted by Double Barrel
So there are legit reasons to wear a tight pattern mask.
But, the NFL being the anal-retentive naval-gazing league it has become, will not allow any expression that might be considered individuality, and as such, uniformity is paramount for presentation of their product to maximize advertisement revenue.
I don't have a problem with it. The league is going to approve masks that are legit.... they're just being proactive about it before this turns into the NHL & their customized goalie masks.
If we're talking one mask per team (ala the goalie in the NHL) that's one thing, but when you can have 3 or 4 different custom masks on one team.. that's just too much & distracts from the game.