Tuesday, February 26, 2008
AFL Officials To Wear Helmets
Arena Football League commissioner David Baker was on ESPN First Take this morning. Baker was promoting the AFL which kicks off this weekend. (Can you tell I'm excited?!?) Regardless of my excitement level, the AFL does seem to get more and more popular each year. After all... Americans crave football! Commissioner Baker did mention one thing this morning I found interesting: AFL officials will be wearing helmets this year. He said they would be designed to look something like a bike helmet or a baseball helmet. He also said they talked to many NFL officials about this, and there is a chance that the NFL could be implementing something like this in the near future. It really doesn't seem that far fetched especially considering the fact that John Clayton mentioned the possibility of umpires wearing helmets before the 2007 season even started. It will be interesting to see what they look like, and if the NFL decides to follow suit.