Traditional grease consists of beeswax, paraffin, and carbon. Anti-glare face stripes that emulate the grease are also commonly used. One of the earliest known instances of a player wearing eye black is baseball legend Babe Ruth, who, in or around the 1930s, used the grease in an attempt to reduce sun glare. According to Paul Lukas of ESPN.com, eye black caught on with football player Andy Farkas. He also states that the original eye black was made from burned cork ashes.
A 2003 study by Brian DeBroff and Patricia Pahk tested whether black eye grease actually had anti-glare properties. The subjects of the study were divided into three groups: wearers of eye black, wearers of anti-glare stickers, and wearers of petroleum jelly. The subjects' vision was tested using an eye chart while being exposed to natural sunlight. The study concluded that eye black reduced glare of the sun and improved contrast sensitivity, whereas commercial anti-glare stickers and petroleum jelly (the control substance) were found to be ineffective. A further study which set to improve DeBroff's methodology also found eye black to reduce glare from the sun, but less so in blue-eyed individuals and males.
Some athletes, particularly at the college level, began a practice of placing short messages or Bible verse references on their eye black. On April 14, 2010, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) approved a proposal effecting "that players are not allowed to have any symbols or messages on their eye black starting in the 2010 season.
Most modern NFL & NCAA players just use it as war-paint.
What football players put under their eyes that is black is simply called "eye black." It is used to reduce glare from the sun, and it can consist of beeswax, paraffin, and carbon.
One under each eye. Anything else is a personal choice with personal meaning to the player.
Iit makes them look harder then they are
It's just called "eye black." Real creative, I know.
To absorb light (it is supposed to cut down on the glare).
Its called eye black and its used to reduce the glare from the sun. Usually a form of grease/carbon is used but more recently players have been wearing black strips
A black substance (not sure what) to lessen the brightening effect of the suns' rays.
yes under 10s players can get a red card in a football match
American football players wear many things under their uniform. These include shoulder pads and thigh pads. If you are talking international football (soccer) then the main piece of equipment players wear under their uniforms are shin guards.
They wear a cup and protective pads
Yes, underwear to protect the under area
25 players- and I think british players under twenty one do not have to registered but are still eligible to play
It suppose to reduce the sun's glare. But I've seen some players wear it at night games. Also some college players use paint of their school colors, which makes absolutely no practical sense.
A football girdle is a short-like item worn by football players under their pants. The girdle can have hip padding in them and tailbone pads.
In comparison to American football players and soccer players they certainly are not over paid but for the top players its considered that they may be under paid
In Grid Iron They just wear a t-shirt then their shoulder pads then their jersy.In Australian football all they wear is their their jersy.All male football players wear groin cups.
a boddy warem is whatt football players where under their footy shirts
they were 2 on each side
I think your mistaken with cheetahs.....
They wear under armor.
Tons,If you watch sports especially baseball, football, and basketball you can see tons of players who sponsor under armour and many players are supported by UnderArmour.
Cheetahs use these tear lines to block the sun out of their eyes. Just like football player when they put the black make up on to get the glaring of the sun out of harms way. So cheetahs use these tear lines to walk around for new territory or hunting with running. That's why the cheetahs have tear linesOne way you can tell a cheetah from other spotted cats is by the dark lines that run from its eyes to its mouth. These lines are called "tear lines". These dark areas may help to protect the cheetah's eyes from the glare of the sun. Have you seen a football player have black lines under there eyes when they play? They protect their eyes just like the cheetah does.