The Evolution of Football Helmets

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Film Radar : Entertaining and informative, I'd love to see more videos like this! Design fascinates me, the history of the football helmet is something I knew very little about but it has a much deeper history than I could have imagined!

Fern Melg : If only the browns playing was as good as their inventions.

Kolajer : Really enjoyed the video, despite being from across the pond, completely ignorant about and utterly indifferent to football. A good indicator of how good your content is.

Dirk Diggler : Pants are coming off for this one

Alpha Jay 3.0 : Helmets are really becoming more advance technologically. I wonder how more advanced they'll be in the future

9ramthebuffs9 : Improved helmets enable bigger more concussive hits. They don't prevent injury.

TheBap : Was confused till the 2nd minute, forgot football is soccer in the US. Was asking myself the whole time why players used helmets in soccer in the 1920s lol

Tony Zan : To me the argument that football helmets increase the risk of nfl players ignores the economic incentives of playing the game. The basic argument is helmets make players feel safer so they launch into their opponents with reckless abandon and if they didn't wear helmets they would be more careful. This totally ignores the economic incentives present in the nfl. Imagine you are a 195 lb cornerback. Imagine you have marginal skills (by nfl standards). You don't have a guaranteed contract, but are making 2 million per year. You didn't finish college and have no other method of making anywhere close to this amount. You told your mother to quit her job as a maid and bought your mom her first house. You are still making mortgage payments on it and your own house. You are funding your younger siblings through school and have financed the business venture of a beloved uncle. You need to stay in the league for a few more years to lift all of your extended family out of generations of poverty. A 230 lb running back has broken out into the open field towards you. You have no chance of form tackling this man. If you don't stop him you will give up a touchdown lose this game and probably ensure your team loses its division. The only chance you have is to dive at the RBs legs. You do so because you fear being cut from the team for not being able to tackle. You dive and his knee goes into your skull. If you have a helmet the damage is much less. If you don't wear a helmet you still need to make this tackle for your livelihood.

Bent Ice : Very hard to solve this issue, you see it happens when the brain bounces around inside the skull, a helmet may not protect you fully from that, if it does than wow that’s amazing

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Continuity Check : I expected "Football helmets" to be a writing technique. I was pleasantly surprised.

Josh Buzzcock : this is it chief

BlueFluffles3232 : Please do more videos like this!

Joel Wood : This video engaged me so much and I was so surprised how interested I was (not that your videos are ever bad or boring). It managed to hit your high quality and I've learnt so much being from England and not knowing much about football. I really enjoyed it and thanks again! I can't wait to see the next topic you chose to talk about

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Shawn Barbour : do a video on the soccer ball now that you have done a football video

Ryan Yeager : I love this video I love the game of football more than anything else and I don't want to live in a world where football is outlaw it doesn't concussions. Football teaches boys how to become men real man who hard-working for there money who pay taxes who law-abiding citizens men. It teaches life lessons that you don't learn in a classroom all sports do this but football does it the best. And I feel like if we Outlaw football would have more people become criminals instead of law-abiding citizens. Is there a chance you can damage your brain from playing football yes but that's life everyday you get out of bed your life at risk. There's a chance you can get hurt on the job permanently we don't talk about outlawing those jobs. Because we need those jobs to help our country. I think a chance to go to college and get an education for free and I'm not being in debt $100,000 and a chance to go and play in the National Football League and be able to retire before your 40 as a millionaire is worth the risk of CTE. I don't want to see any of these Football players get CTE so I am for doing anything we can to protect our players.

racewiththefalcons1 : Wouldn't the best way to prevent concussions be to remove helmets altogether? It sounds counterintuitive, but nobody is going to lead with their head when they aren't wearing a helmet. They're going to protect themselves. Perhaps there's a study comparing rugby concussions to NFL football. I'll have to look into it.

Führer Lenny : Great essay, love the straight-to-the-point style of yours.


American Redneck : Well I got a concussion when I was in high school and it’s bull shit I was in practice!

D Sanchez : 3:00... That hit was so unescessary I woulda socked him next time I saw him

Some Dude : Always thought this was just a TV/ Movie channel. This ain't too bad

yung daddy : Oh yeah yeah

Edmund A : Adidas needs to line a helmet with boost already.

matty543210098 : The slow death of football is sad to watch. It is because of the health issues to sports. Add to that the lack of quality, low tv ratings. Eventually football will be just another sport that people are surprised is still around. This video shows that even before it became popular there were already issues by the sports

1,000 Subscribers No Videos : Absolutely loved every bit of the video and as a football player myself I love watching these kind of videos but the only part that made me cringe was when you pronounced schutt as shoot when it’s meant to be pronounced as shut. Just thought I’d let you know :)

Isiac Artison : Instant insanity sounds scary yet cool like the back story to a Batman villain or some shit

CarCrash Comedy : Hell even with today's helmets and only in high school i had hits where I would momentarily go into a daze especially when I would pull for a block. I fear cte but miss playing with my brother's more than anything I loved it

Heidi Murphy : It’s a safer than you think

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Joshua Bennett : I think you forgot about one of most important helmets to help develop the game..... The winged helmets of the University of Princeton and the University of Michigan.

Big Tasty : Sick video

Luke Waggoner : Back then these dudes didn't try to blow someone's brains out so that's why they didn't have as many concussions

Bigfriendly15 : Joe Theisman had a single bar facemask. Last QB I remember wearing one.

Lucian : Good video. Helmets definitely need to evolve some more before football dies. As much as I love the game, the players are literally slow-killing themselves on the field.

Dregs : i love the ray lewis and justin tuck darth vader facemask. yeah it might be dangerous if you plan on using your fingers or hands in another player's face

Heidi Murphy : Go back too the lether

Username 1 : Girls soccer has higher concussion rates than football but I don’t see them snowing a big fuss about that

Andrew Walk : I am more into rugby than any other sport.

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Universe Expanding : Do the evolution of football pads!

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Zach Hutson : Very informative! thanks!

MikeBNumba6 : I really enjoyed this video. Well done

DonnieTheSportsGuy NY : Why is this video so entertaining 👀

Kevin Chiu : Green Bay Packers are the OGs

Axe10 : This was surprisingly good.

Rowdy Takes A Bow : I have a request *The Evolution Of The Football Itself* Awesome video!!

Septimus Pretorius : Excellent Job!!!! Your video was not only entertaining, but highly informative. Thanks for uploading this.