Originally Posted by 'trane
disagree. cups can be very dangerous. rugby and football players don't wear one because you can dislocate your hip if you fall the wrong way, or, as crawford suggested, you can pinch a nut between the cup and the leg which can lead to a complete rupture. a cup makes sense in hockey because it's hella dangerous with blocking shots, but i fully understand why ball players and football/rugby players don't wear one.
i don't know man...i have too much respect for my family jewels...i'd wear one no matter what sport
i remember a buddy of mine taking a lacrosse ball to that area back when i was a kid (no cup)...he was down for a LONG time and in extreme pain
i vowed to never take chances after that