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When watching football, you can't miss the helmets -- or can you? Uni Watch takes a closer look. Uni Watch

Updated: November 29, 2007, 11:42 AM ET
By Paul Lukas | Page 2

America loves football helmets. We obsess over their colors, their logos, their facemasks. We turn them into lamps, snack bowls, and alarm clocks. We collect miniature versions of them, and not-so-miniature versions.

But there's one element of the football helmet that even the most rabid fan typically overlooks -- an element so inconspicuous that it's rarely mentioned, even though you see it hundreds of times whenever you watch a game. It's such a stealth element that most fans don't even ...

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