He ignited the former, held it to the latter, and then rubbed the resulting blackened char on his 11-year-old player's cheekbones.
Such was a young Uni Watch's first experience with eye black.
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Nowadays you've got a choice between grease sticks and adhesive stickers, both of which supposedly provide anti-glare protection. The real reason everyone loves to wear eye black is that it looks totally cool, like modern war paint (although the stickers don't look nearly as primal as the grease).
It's not clear who was the first player to personalize his eye black stickers. But Jones is the only one Uni Watch has spotted wearing one of the logos upside-down.• Marcus Vick: When people mention Vick's "erratic behavior," you might mistakenly think they're referring to his assorted on- and off-field shenanigans.
But the trend clearly hit the big time with Reggie Bush, who famously adorned his cheekbones with "619" (his home area code) and "S-E" (for his hometown's southeastern location in San Diego county) last year. A few other players continue to do the area code shout-out, including Nebraska's Marlon Lucky, Tennessee's La Marcus Coker, Toledo's Walter Atkins and Steven Morrison, and Clemson's James Davis. E." is for "Spiritual uplifting people everywhere" (another shout-out to his cousin -- more details here.)• Rey Maualuga: Another memorial tribute here, as Maualuga wears "RIP DAD" in honor of his father, Tony, who died of cancer last year.• De Sean Jackson: The Cal wideout wears "THA1" (here's a closer look), which means either he's still using his high school nickname (he was known as "Tha Chosen One" back at Long Beach Poly) or else he's a big fan of Neo.• Dwayne Jarrett: The only people who refer to NY/NJ/CT as the "tri-state region" are car dealerships and weathermen -- and Jarrett, who hails from New Jersey and wears "TRI STATE" on his stickers.• C. But Uni Watch knows they're actually talking about the wide range of eye black styles he wore during his time at Virginia Tech: blank, logo-emblazoned, and uni-numbered (sometimes handwritten, sometimes custom-printed).
Before we talk about exactly how eye black is thought to work, it’s important to understand what light is and the effect it has on our eyes. Electromagnetism is one of the four fundamental forces in the universe, the others being gravity (for now) and the nuclear weak and strong forces.
This “light” radiation comes in many forms you probably recognize- from the long wavelength (low frequency radio waves, microwaves, and infrared waves), to the shorter wavelength (higher frequency ultraviolet waves, x-ray waves, and Gamma-ray waves).