You don't know who Rob Vito is, but you will by the time you're done reading this.
We've already told you that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will use thicker rib protection this season after suffering an injury in the team's second preseason game. Now, the man behind the company that provides that protection is making a bold statement.
Unequal Technologies CEO Rob Vito has guaranteed that Michael Vick "will not get hurt" with the new protection. It's a bold, ballsy, and fairly stupid statement concerning a player who already has enough trouble staying healthy, but Vito sounds confident. ESPN's Darren Rovell has more:
Unequal Technologies, a 3-year-old, Pennsylvania-based company, uses what Vito says is a military grade, battle-tested composite material that has Dupont Kevlar to protect athletes from on-field injuries.
"What Michael is wearing was born on the battlefield and forged on the gridiron," Vito said.
Does Unequal Technologies also make something that will prevent concussions, hamstring injuries, or bruised and broken hands? They do make protective headgear actually, but no one has said anything about Vick wearing it.
How about something that will prevent people from saying Nick Foles is starting quarterback-quality? Sorry… getting off-track.
No one wants Mike Vick to get hurt, but shit like this isn't going to make anything easier for him on the field or off of it. Vito's wording isn't great either… he should have spoken in regards to Vick's ribs and midsection instead of Vick in general. Seriously… how many people will take that comment and apply it to Vick's entire person?