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  1. Sideshow Bill says

    They’re cute and worthless, until you have water splashed into your ear that blows your eardrum out…

  2. smhll says

    The male water polo players I know wear double swimsuits because having one ripped off by an opponent is something that happens.

    I guess the purpose of the caps is, in addition to showing which team you’re on, the ear protectors.

  3. Tsu Dho Nimh says

    My nephew was on a championship water polo team … in addition to providing team ID colors, the caps kept his ears from getting ripped off.

  4. Pieter B, FCD says

    @smhll

    A guy down the hall from me in college had a number of Speedos tacked to his wall—ones he’d removed from water polo opponents.

    The underwater shots of the women’s water polo at the Olympics showed that heavy-duty suit abuse is not an entirely male province. It wouldn’t surprise me if the NBC cameramen had an underground highlight reel.

  5. Didaktylos says

    A somewhat off-colour joke:

    Q: Did you hear about the [insert notorious for stupidity group of your choice] water polo team?

    A: They had to give up because they kept drowning the horses.

  6. John Hinkle says

    … water polo is a brutal violent sport…

    Well, it can be if you have dirty players. If players are playing “clean”, I would characterize it as a very physical contact sport.

    The underwater shots of the women’s water polo at the Olympics showed that heavy-duty suit abuse is not an entirely male province. It wouldn’t surprise me if the NBC cameramen had an underground highlight reel.

    I ref polo, and I can tell you that women players can be every bit as physical as the men. Since their suits cover so much of their body, it’s easier for them to grab their opponent. Those suits are like one big handle, and there’s not much you can do once grabbed, except get in motion so the ref can perceive the grab and exclude the offending player. Another option is to grab your opponent back and take a breather.

  7. dean says

    Yesea ago the two groups of top athletes who highest for power output and oxygen utilization were water polo players and road cyclists. Their uniforms aren’t pretty, but both groups are in seriously good condition.

  8. thorby says

    As a swimmer in high school I knew most of the girls on the water polo team since they swam too. They wouldn’t shave their legs for two or three days before a match so they could use the stubble as a weapon.

    One girl was huge and would hit other girls in the face “accidentally” while passing the ball or making a goal shot.

    Water polo is not for the squeamish.

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