One thing I heard a decent amount about: Those weird white “gloves” the Seahawks were wearing on their hands while on the sideline at Carolina. Well, this morning I got an email about the gloves from a PR person, so I’ll just let them explain:
The Sparknotes version: “The CoreControl Cooling Glove, using only ice and a vacuum, physically extracts excess body heat through only one hand and returns the body temperature to normal range within minutes.”
Here’s the full version from the email I received:
Did you see Richard Sherman wearing a futuristic-looking glove in between snaps on Sunday afternoon? The Seahawks were using the CoreControl cooling glove, a device that’s helping athletes across the country stay cool in hot situations—in fact, it is used by many NFL and college teams—it was also featured on ESPN.
The glove was invented by Stanford doctors H. Craig Heller and Dennis Grahan, and is used not only by the Hawks but also by the San Francisco 49ers, which will make Sunday night’s game even more “cool”. The glove provides physical endurance and performance by reducing body temperature in minutes.
“CoreControl is one of the most important tools utilized by our football sports medicine staff during on field activities,” said Stanford Head Football Trainer Steve Bartlinski, “CoreControl is present for EVERY training session and game and is utilized to aid in recovery and the prevention of heat related illness. We won’t train without our CoreControl units present.”
The CoreControl Cooling Glove, using only ice and a vacuum, physically extracts excess body heat through only one hand and returns the body temperature to normal range within minutes.
So what does this mean for athletes? It now means endless possibilities; performances that are faster, longer, and better than ever before. CoreControl is gaining the attention of thousands nationwide, and it’s no wonder. Outside Magazine’s Berne Broudy describes the glove as giving a “steroid-like boost” to overall athletic performance—and it’s perfectly legal!