November 14, 2002 1:34 PM   Subscribe

Slippery football players. Probably not a new way to avoid getting tackled, but an interesting use of technology nonetheless. It certainly didn't help them win. And who's gonna wash those uniforms, hmm? [OK, I haven't posted in a while, so forgive the formatting gaffes...]
posted by datawrangler (10 comments total)

it's not the first time
posted by dolface at 1:42 PM on November 14, 2002

Hmph. I'm only interested in hearing about the cheerleaders covered in cooking oil.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 1:47 PM on November 14, 2002


Do those Montana Grizzlies kick ass, or what?
posted by Wulfgar! at 1:50 PM on November 14, 2002

Dunno about slippery stuff, but sticky stuff...there used to be this Oakland Raiders tight end, Fred Biletnikoff, who was renowned (or maybe just notorious) throughout the NFL as "Mr. Stickum" because he'd slather adhesive goop on his forearms to help him catch the ball.
posted by alumshubby at 2:05 PM on November 14, 2002

They're not just gonna let this slide, are they?
sorry, couldn't resist.
posted by me3dia at 2:07 PM on November 14, 2002

"I have no knowledge of Sacramento State players using PAM."

Which coed is that?

posted by notsnot at 2:09 PM on November 14, 2002

This is really old news! Fox ran a special on it a long time ago, but I forgot the name of it. Some NFL player was exposing the tricks of the trade, one that hasn't been mentioned yet was getting a hardened cast when there was no injury so he could hit people harder.
posted by banished at 11:40 PM on November 14, 2002

alumshubby: I've always known that story to be about Lester Hayes, also an Oakland Raider, but on the defensive side of the ball (CB or Safety I believe).

Upon investigation, I see that both guys were apparently famous for it.
posted by Witty at 1:39 AM on November 15, 2002

Is there anything Pam does that couldn't be accomplished by WD40 or used Amolube?
posted by jfuller at 9:57 AM on November 15, 2002

jfuller: You obviously don't know the same Pam that I do.

I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress.
posted by Monk at 5:20 PM on November 15, 2002

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