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Saw a guy in a jock strap yesterday (Read 213 times)

GC100k


    you're probably wondering where I'm going with this.

     

    I've played pickup basketball regularly for 30 years.  It's been about 20 years since I've seen a basketball player not wearing compression shorts.  Yesterday this one guy in his 60s (like others I play with) changed in the same aisle of the locker room as I did and he was wearing no compression shorts but a jock strap just like the old days.  If it ain't broke, don't fix it, but it's been a long time since I'd seen that.

     

    No, I don't pull up guys' shorts to see what they're wearing underneath, but compression shorts are the standard.  For a number of years I wore compression shorts and a jock strap, but for a long time now I've had compression shorts that do the job with one garment.

     

    My son's generation has never done an athletic event without compression shorts and I"m pretty sure the jocks have never worn jocks.  For track in college he and most of his teammates wear the long stretch shorts as their uniform but in photos of his last meet, he's wearing the little running shorts.  I'll ask him if he was embarrassed.  In high school track, they were mortified when their uniform shorts came above their knees (they wore compression shorts underneath).

    So_Im_a_Runner


    Go figure

      I played college soccer, I guess about 10 years ago now.  Part of our equipment package every year was a jock, which we called "The Duke."  Most of the guys didn't wear them, but a few did.  I suspect it was as much for the humor value as anything else.

       

      The funny thing is, I hung on to mine, and actually use them to run in when it's really hot in the summer.  If I'm not wearing shorts with a liner, it's a lot cooler option for support than a traditional compression short.  Also, the jock never hangs out from underneath the short like a compression short would, which looks a lot better IMO.

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        Hmm, this thread is not getting much traffic....

         

        Yeah that is totally old school.

        I am reminded of JHS & HS gym class when they were mandatory, but no one wanted to wear them. The coaches would actually do a "jock check" periodically - we would have to line up like a military inspection, and you would have to pull out one of the straps from under your shorts to show you were wearing it. Pretty creepy in hindsight.

        Dave


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          Hmm, this thread is not getting much traffic....

           

           

           

          Most of the women are doing this (a la Luke):

           

            I wore the kind that are build into the shorts. A friend once borrowed my hockey equipment and actually wore said jock shorts. I had to burn those after.


            Dr. Cornsitter

              Agreed.

               

               

              Most of the women are doing this (a la Luke):

               

              I only opened this thread bc I thought there'd be pics.

              Quote from BeachRunner3234 on 6/25/2013 at 8:20 PM:

              So I'm currently sitting with a bag of frozen corn in my ass.

                I buy the underwear for my son who plays football. I have seen the straps, but not the shorts. I try not to linger in that aisle.

                thekl0wn


                Pigtail Connoisseur

                  We used to get drunk at bars and walk around in jock straps and see how long it would take people to notice.  It's amazing how long it takes... You can be bare assed in a a crowded bar for like 30 minutes before someone notices.

                   

                  My roommates years ago bought me a fancy jock strap in Alaska...  It featured a rabbit fur lined front and had a raccoon tail.

                  Something witty

                  happylily


                     

                    Most of the women are doing this (a la Luke):

                     

                    +1! WTH?

                    PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                            Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                    4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

                      We used to get drunk at bars and walk around in jock straps and see how long it would take people to notice.  It's amazing how long it takes... You can be bare assed in a a crowded bar for like 30 minutes before someone notices.

                       

                      My roommates years ago bought me a fancy jock strap in Alaska...  It featured a rabbit fur lined front and had a raccoon tail.

                      you are braver than me, or walk around more drunk.

                      ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

                      “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

                       

                      Tomas

                      yeoldefatguy


                      Resident Nickelback Fan

                        Well, the jock did prevent him from resting his saggy, grey haired balls on the sink while he applied copious amounts of baby powder...

                        Of course it's a real gun, it's a real race.


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                          My roommates years ago bought me a fancy jock strap in Alaska...  It featured a rabbit fur lined front and had a raccoon tail.

                           

                          I... uhh... wha?

                           

                            We used to get drunk at bars and walk around in jock straps and see how long it would take people to notice.  It's amazing how long it takes... You can be bare assed in a a crowded bar for like 30 minutes before someone notices.

                             

                            My roommates years ago bought me a fancy jock strap in Alaska...  It featured a rabbit fur lined front and had a raccoon tail.

                             

                            That my friend is not a "fancy jock strap", that is your uniform for your upcoming audition as a male exotic dancer.

                            Dave

                            Buelligan


                              I used to wear a jock strap for running years ago.  I guess I did it because it's what you were supposed to do when I was growing up.

                               

                              I can't understand why I wore one for so long.  It didn't really help anything that needed to be helped... not on me, at least.  I think it must have just been a security thing... like Linus's blanket.

                               

                              Jock straps, Linus's blanket... man am I getting old.

                              happylily


                                 

                                That my friend is not a "fancy jock strap", that is your uniform for your upcoming audition as a male exotic dancer.

                                 

                                LOL... I would say we need a picture, but I'm not sure I want to see it. Big grin

                                PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                                        Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                                4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

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