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Why Does RGIII Wear A Sleeve On One Arm??
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DetroitPride26 wrote:
It's his none throwing arm. Why keep it warm? I think it is RG3 trying to start a trend Laughing

Like Kurt Warner Glove!!!!


And in this case it is purely a fashion statement, I agree 100%. But most players use them for circulation.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's not just a fashion statement, it has to with circulation as well. It keeps the arm hotter and prevents it from getting 'colder' quicker.


This I have circulation problems near my elbow so I've always worn a compression sleeve. Keeps the blood flowing, so they say


Yupp. In more recent years we've seen NBA players wear them down to their ankles to keep their legs fresher as well. (Dwade, Kobe)


Under Armour does the same thing. The reason people wear just that sleeve is for fashion. Yes, it has a small purpose, but if that were the sole purpose for wearing the sleeve, they'd simply wear under armour.



It is but some players don't want to heat up their body under pads, just their arm. So that would lead to just using compression sleeves, like NBA players use. Otherwise NBA players would be wearing long sleeved shirts under their jerseys and they don't. None of them.


These players, specifically RG3, wouldn't need to just heat up 1 arm unless it was their pivotal arm (shooting arm, throwing arm). He wears his on his left arm.

It's for looks. I'm not arguing there aren't different reasons for wearing similar things, but the majority of these guys are going for looks, and a QB wearing it on his non-throwing arm is doing just that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same reason why players wear towels, spat, visors, arm band, double socks, eye paint, and so on..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hm - good question. It's on his non-throwing arm which is kind of odd. Usually those types of wraps are worn to keep blood flowing and keep the arm loose or warmed up. It might just be a superstition thing, RGIII is known to be a little quirky like that.
This gets my vote. I mean..have you seen the guys sock collection?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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SwiftTexan wrote:
Hm - good question. It's on his non-throwing arm which is kind of odd. Usually those types of wraps are worn to keep blood flowing and keep the arm loose or warmed up. It might just be a superstition thing, RGIII is known to be a little quirky like that.
This gets my vote. I mean..have you seen the guys sock collection?

You mean The mOst awesome sock collection ever?



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All accessories have some sort of small use

Towel- hands dry
Glove- grip the ball better with non throwing hand
Visor- keeps you from getting stuff in your eyes
Sleeve- keeps your arms warm
Tape- keeps areas of your body stiff such as your fingers in case you jammed one

The other reason i think more people are starting to wear sleeves is because the Nike Pro Combat ones have a pretty durable elbow pad in them.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always figured that it was so when he gets tackled or goes down it doesn't scrape up his arm since he slides a lot on that side. Just my little theory.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to say its a fashion statement.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BuckeyeSloopy82 wrote:

The other reason i think more people are starting to wear sleeves is because the Nike Pro Combat ones have a pretty durable elbow pad in them.
That's definitely true, too. The Nike Pro Combat stuff is really good.
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Some were made madatory due to the tatoos that were "offensive"


I doubt that's the case with Griffin.. He doesn't seem the type.
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Some were made madatory due to the tatoos that were "offensive"


I doubt that's the case with Griffin.. He doesn't seem the type.


Seems pretty clear to me that the NCAA is an avid supporter of all things evil, which includes Lex Luther and not Superman, so its deemed offensive.....



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I heard him say once, "Party on the left and business on the right!" Laughing or something like that. So yeah, basically it's a fashinon statement. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flaccomania wrote:
Fashion statement.

Iverson was the first to really start wearing one back in the early 2000s due to an elbow injury. It's just a compression sleeve. And since then, basketball players and now some football players wear them just because.


I thought Iverson's was to cover up tattoos? Laughing

But regarding RGIII, I assume its for the same reasons Ray Allen and Russel Westbrook wear 'em, to keep the blood flowing, keep it loose, keep it warm. Although its his non-throwing arm so I dunno.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

turtle28 wrote:
I heard him say once, "Party on the left and business on the right!" Laughing or something like that. So yeah, basically it's a fashinon statement. Cool


Damn, I was so close to being the first one to say

Party on the left, business on the right.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Costello wrote:
DetroitPride26 wrote:
It's his none throwing arm. Why keep it warm? I think it is RG3 trying to start a trend Laughing

Like Kurt Warner Glove!!!!


And in this case it is purely a fashion statement, I agree 100%. But most players use them for circulation.
A few. Most wear it because it looks cool.
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