New trend: American Football players wearing triathlon wetsuits to stay warm
Posted Dec 20 2010 1:28pm
Apparently it all began with Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady almost seven years ago.
In THIS recent story in the Boston Herald the superstar QB said he's been wearing a triathlon wetsuit since 2003 under his football gear to stay warm on those cold and snowy days that football fans just love.
But don't be fooled into thinking that Brady is wearing a full wetsuit, instead he's wearing the T1 First Wave which De Soto Sports, the wetsuit's manufacturer, calls a pullover. Just think of it as a sweater made of neoprene.
On slowtwich.com Emilio De Soto, the company's founder recently wrote:
"If you are watching tonight's game, Tom Brady is wearing a T1 First Wave under his jersey. It is cut just above the elbow. How do I know? Because we sold it to him and I keep seeing it under his jersey and the navy blue shirt he has on.
But the story gets better. After he bought one just a little over a week ago before the Bears game, 3 other players from the Patriots ordered them.
....and the story gets better, Matt Cassel from the Chiefs ordered one for his cold weather games.
If you are watching the game, pay close attention to his right arm. Every now and then the you can a he has on something black as his base layer, and you can see the First Wave logo as the navy blue shirt he has on creeps up a bit."
De Soto went on to comment that Brady and the rest of the American Football players are paying full price for his company's wetsuit.
We can't help but wonder if T1 First Wave could be used for other cold weather sports and activities such as skiing, or hunting, or snowmobiling.
Of course the list goes on and on and we're betting that Emilio De Soto is also thinking about the bigger sales picture of his pullover wetsuit that seems to extend well beyond just triathlon.