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Wanted - A Bigger Jock

from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star,

Perhaps by now you’ve seen the viral video of Carey Price, the Montreal Canadiens goaltender.

In the footage Price is seen ungracefully absorbing a puck to the family jewels. The damage is done by an innocuous-looking wrist shot from teammate Lars Eller in warmups for Wednesday’s game against the Boston Bruins. Price, after he takes the hit, sprawls on his stomach in apparent agony. After slowly gathering himself, he leaves the ice in a door-slamming huff....

For those of us who have not been there, Price’s dance to the edge of reproductive viability was worth more than a few hardy-hars. It also begged a serious question: When will goalie jock straps be big enough to end such misery?

Goalie jocks, if you don’t get a regular look at them, are massive. If the protective cups worn by players are the equipment equivalent of a Tim Hortons medium, the models donned by the men who patrol the crease are a 7-Eleven Super Big Gulp. In the dressing room, both player and goalie jocks are known as “cans,” but you could easily mistake one of the goalie versions for a codpiece that fell off the Michelin Man.

read on and in case you missed it, watch the video below...

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Slumpy's avatar

Population control is a good thing.

Posted by Slumpy from Detroit on 02/09/13 at 03:00 AM ET

VooX's avatar

As someone who trains in MMA for fun, I have a few suggestions from our world of (accidental) knees and kicks to the groin.

The first is a metal cup used by Muay Thai kickboxing fighters, called a “Muay Thai metal cup”.  As the name suggests, it is made of metal and provides the best outright shock absorption of any material.  Also, it does not inhibit movement of the legs as they are designed to be used while kicking people in the head.  The downside is that it has a bit of a thong buttstrap thing going on.  Most get used to it, some never do.

The Muay Thai metal cup would be excellent for skaters, but may lack the coverage in the perineum (area between the boys and the bunghole) that goalies require.

As such, as newer cup technology, called the “Diamond MMA compression jock and cup” which does not have the proven track history of the metal cup system.  Many MMA athletes are reporting great success with the product.  The Diamond MMA cup features a much more of the “banana” shape that traditional goalie cupss are shaped like to protect the perineum area much better.  You wear them inside a pair of compression shorts, which many athletes wear anyways.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 02/09/13 at 01:39 PM ET

VooX's avatar

As such, as newer cup technology, called the “Diamond MMA compression jock and cup” which does not have the proven track history of the metal cup system.  Many MMA athletes are reporting great success with the product.  The Diamond MMA cup features a much more of the “banana” shape that traditional goalie cupss are shaped like to protect the perineum area much better.  You wear them inside a pair of compression shorts, which many athletes wear anyways.

The beginning got mangled a bit in posting, to correct:

As such, newer cup technology called “the Diamond MMA compression” is out, but it does not have the proven track history…

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 02/09/13 at 01:41 PM ET

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