A Sticky Situation
A Sticky Situation
Welcome back to the BestDamnSportBlog, where we cover all the new and awesome ideas brought into the world of sporting equipment. This week I want to talk about something that affects us all: Gloves. In recent years the gloves that athletes can get their hands on have gotten increasingly better at well, everything. It seems every year we get stronger gloves and stickier gloves. Right now their are no prominent NFL wide receivers who don't wear gloves, because why would you not? The gloves you can get are so sticky you barely need to touch the ball, let alone actually catch it. Odell Beckham Junior became famous overnight for a catch which frankly, I think was more gloves than him. Sure he has hands the size of dinner plates, but I have seen reporters make crazy catches with these gloves on. And I don't know to feel.
On one hand, these gloves are making for some amazing highlight reel plays that everyone (including me) loves to watch. However, it seems to bring down the quality of the players who make these plays and really bring down the quality of those who don’t. If you drop a ball now a days, no one will give you a break for it. And that makes it worse. If you have a case of the drops it will only be amplified by people booing you for dropping, as you start to question it yourself. But for kids, these gloves can such a confidence boost. When I was coaching, I loved seeing the kids with their fancy gloves because they took it more serious. I know these can be expensive however, so I have a solution if your kid is outgrowing their gloves yearly- www.for-sale.com. You can easily find some good quality gloves such as Cutter or Nike for way cheaper than in store and that can make you kids season. I hope I convinced some of you to get your kids gloves, and those of you who I didn’t will get convinced about something next week.