I went to dinner with a few friends on Sunday night. It was a beautiful night and we were able to get outdoor seating! As we were discussing our weekend one of the guys shouted out “Is that football?” He was referring to the game he saw on the television through the restaurant window. Then a couple walked by and ironically they shouted the same question. Sure enough it was a football game. We are still enjoying our summer here in the Northeast so it was surprising to us to see a football game on TV. It was actually the Hall of Fame Game and the start of preseason.
I wasn’t particularly interested by Sunday’s game; however, I found myself really intrigued by the player’s non glare eye strips. Also known as eyeblacks, eye smears, eye black strips or eye blackouts. Check out the screen shot of the players above. Two of the team captains are wearing them. One with them under both eyes (#17 Ryan Tannehill) and the other (#96 Paul Soliai) with a large smear under one eye. Ryan Tannehill is wearing them traditionally. I’m not sure about Paul Soliai’s smear. Because of it’s shape, I would think it is warrior paint. Continue reading