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Abolishing Facemasks

Whether you love or hate football, I’m with you. I have a love-hate relationship with football. I understand both sides. Regardless of what side you’re on, there are some immutable beauties of coaching football. Here’s one – I don’t have to wear a facemask. Facemasks are now mandatory in football. They protect you from busting up your face. But the first facemask wasn’t invented until 1955. Before that, football players wore no facemasks, exposing themselves to repeated hits to the face without any protection.

Another facemask is the disguise that hides true personality. You know, the one that you put on when you have to go to work. The other one when you have to meet with your boss. The other one when you go out. The other one when you post fantasies on Facebook. Facemask may be fun and cool for football but be careful with the personality disguise facemasks. Facemasks have the potential to fuck-up your mind forever. Wear enough of them and you’ll forget who you really are. Before you know it, it’s time to retire and you live a life of burning hell when regrets load up inside you, heavy enough to bend the bar and crush you to death.

One of the things I love about coaching football is that I don’t have to wear facemasks. Never have, never will. The main reason is that my players have and will be exposed to facemasks their entire lives. I refuse to be one of them. I don’t give a shit if they love me or hate me but I won’t wear a facemask because football is a departure from real-life. If football doesn’t allow an escape from real-life, there’s no rational reason for the sport to exist.

Niagara X-men football registration is progress. 4th & hell training will change your life. Guaranteed. No facemasks. Promise.


Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., NCCP Level 3
owner – X Fitness Inc.
head coach – Niagara X-men football team

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