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August 2, 1992 | NITA LELYVELD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In some trendy restaurants these days, the chefs' fashions may be hotter than the stoves. New clothing companies are springing up for today's chic chefs, who no longer have to settle for ill-fitting white tunics and tight, polyester houndstooth pants. "Hot Chefs--Cool Uniforms" is the slogan for Chef Clothing Revival USA of Paramus, N.J., which exhibited its made-to-be-seen uniforms at the annual American Culinary Federation convention here last week.
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SPORTS
September 4, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC safety Josh Shaw got a surprise when he walked into the McKay Center this week. Hanging on his shoulder pads inside his locker was jersey No. 6. "I started jumping up and down," Shaw said Wednesday. Shaw, a transfer from Florida in spring 2012, wore No. 26 last season and in this season's first game. He requested the change to No. 6 last spring. The single digit holds special significance for Shaw because of his relationship with former Trojans safety T.J. McDonald.
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HEALTH
July 14, 2008 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
All those fist-pumping, end zone-dancing hot dogs in the NFL have a new way to keep their cool: air-conditioned shoulder pads. Blowing cool, dry air underneath football pads after vigorous exercise appears to hold core temperature down, reduce heart rate and provide the player with a sense of being cooler, researchers at the University of Florida report.
SPORTS
August 27, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
It's a nickname any teenage football player would cherish. "Green Room Roy" is what offensive tackle Roy Hemsley of L.A. Windward is called. It was given to him by assistant coach Chuck Price, who also happens to be an NFL agent. It refers to the room where potential first-round picks hang out during the draft. Hemsley giggles when "Green Room Roy" comes up. "I like that nickname," he said. Hemsley, 6 feet 6, 260 pounds, is still far away from realistically thinking he could be "Green Room Roy," but it's not so hard to believe considering his athletic talent.
SPORTS
September 10, 1986 | MIKE DOWNEY
Every so often, no matter how objective one endeavors to be in this business, one finds oneself secretly pulling for misfortune to befall a certain sports organization or certain individuals--like those miserable creeps, the St. Louis Cardinals. It is not a healthy pursuit, heaven knows, to hope for something bad to happen to one's fellow human beings.
NEWS
November 13, 1992 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES FASHION EDITOR
Did anyone in the '80s believe there was life after shoulder pads? And power suits and color-coordinated "outfits"? If designers had predicted five years ago what was coming for spring '93, fashion stock might have fallen down on its own pumped-up pecs. But the future is here. And a new dress style is emerging: soft-edged, non-aggressive, feminine, fanciful, more inventive than anything in recent years. It may look odd at first sight--but it relates to the world we now live in.
NEWS
February 15, 1985 | BETTY JEAN BARNHILL
OK, Claude, I give up. You win. You were right all along. Shoulder pads are a girl's best friend. To my present regret, I spent years thinking that designer Claude Montana's huge, shoulder-padded creations were ridiculous and yet another travesty of design foisted on women by men who have no idea how women really ought to look. Early on in the shoulder-pad trend, I firmly decided the football-player look was not for me.
SPORTS
November 5, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
You don't know Bob Romanski, but if you've watched an NFL game in the last 33 years you've seen his work. That's because any player who has worn the silver and black of the Raiders during that time was outfitted - from shoelaces to shoulder pads, jockstrap to chin strap - by Romanski, the team's equipment manager since the final days of the Carter administration. And that's just the most visible part of his job "It's from A to Z what you do," Romanski says. "There's times where you're working on a helmet radio system for practice and then a couple of hours later you could be tailoring a pair of pants.
MAGAZINE
August 24, 1997 | Jeremy Vaughn Steinman
The year is 1985. Ronald Reagan is in the White House. Motley Crue is taken seriously. And everywhere, as Tom Wolfe would later note in "The Bonfire of the Vanities," women are wearing blouses, dresses and especially jackets "with shoulders out to here." The look--popularized with Norma Kamali's fall collection that year, featuring thick foam pads in the shoulders--had its moment and then collapsed along with the Dow Jones industrial average.
SPORTS
November 24, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
The controversy that won't go away: Jean-Sebastien Giguere's pads. The finger-pointing at the Mighty Duck goaltender that began during the playoffs last spring still sporadically flares up, with yet another seemingly unsubstantiated charge arising again. Two teams have complained to the NHL about Giguere's goalie pads not being legal, a hockey source said. League officials monitor every game to check pads, comparing game video to digital photos taken of every NHL goalie during training camp.
SPORTS
August 5, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Morningside's cash-strapped football program is scheduled to be given 80 helmets, shoulder pads, knee pads and other equipment from Riddell , saving the program, according to Coach Derwin Henderson. "It's a life saver," Henderson said. Henderson said there was no money for equipment for this coming season at the Inglewood school. An alumnus who works for Riddell was instrumental in getting a donation of more than $20,000 in equipment, Henderson said. "Riddell is a hero," Henderson said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
For Arsenio Hall, revisiting the talk show circuit after a nearly 20-year absence, comes with at least two caveats for the Dog Pound looking to get reacquainted with their ol' late night pal: less hair, littler shoulder pads. "It's kind of the same Arsenio you know," Hall joked while promoting his upcoming late-night talker, "The Arsenio Hall Show," Monday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour.  Hall made a splash on the late-night arena in the late '80s and early '90s, with his hit syndicated talk show, bringing a new voice to the scene and creating memorable moments along the way (he cites Magic Johnson's revealing he had HIV, and then-presidential hopeful Bill Clinton playing the saxophone as his most personally memorable shows)
SPORTS
December 6, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
The Pittsburgh Steelers will start Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback Sunday when they play the San Diego Chargers. The 6-foot-5 veteran has missed the last three games after spraining his right, throwing shoulder and dislocating a rib Nov. 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs. But after practice Thursday he said he felt "good. " And that's enough for now, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley. “He looks like himself for the most part,” Haley said. “Now I don't know what he's feeling when he's doing some of those things.
SPORTS
November 5, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
You don't know Bob Romanski, but if you've watched an NFL game in the last 33 years you've seen his work. That's because any player who has worn the silver and black of the Raiders during that time was outfitted - from shoelaces to shoulder pads, jockstrap to chin strap - by Romanski, the team's equipment manager since the final days of the Carter administration. And that's just the most visible part of his job "It's from A to Z what you do," Romanski says. "There's times where you're working on a helmet radio system for practice and then a couple of hours later you could be tailoring a pair of pants.
SPORTS
August 7, 2012 | By Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times
The pitch throughout UCLA's practice Monday was simple: When the Bruins get to Houston, they don't want to have a problem. Players knew training camp at Cal State San Bernardino was going to be hot. Some joked the first two days of training camp about it not being as bad as their hometowns in Arizona, Hawaii, Maryland, central California. Then came Monday. The first day in shoulder pads. The first day of triple-digit heat. The sales pitch from Coach Jim Mora was that this was going to get the Bruins ready for their season opener at Rice Aug. 30. The price?
SPORTS
April 22, 2012 | By Mark Medina
In hopes that he won't feel constricted with the extra clothing, Lakers guard Ramon Sessions plans to play Sunday against Oklahoma City without a protective pad along his sprained left shoulder. "It feels better not having it on," Sessions said. "It irritates you a little bit, but it also protects you. I'm going to try it tonight before we get into the playoffs to see how it feels without it. " Sessions said his sprained shoulder doesn't feel as sore as when the Lakers defeated the Clippers, 113-108, on April 4. He's also planning to keep the padding and additional undershirt handy in case the shoulder worsens against the Thunder.
NEWS
November 29, 1985 | BETTY GOODWIN
Women accustomed to wearing daytime suits with thick shoulder pads no longer want that wimpy, droop-shouldered look when they go home at night. Women's lingerie may be fairly impervious to changes in fashion, Los Angeles lingerie designer Lore Caulfield says, but now for the first time, lingerie with shoulder pads is really "clicking strong." Robes and Kimonos Caulfield says she now puts shoulder pads in about half of her feminine, lace-edged line of silk and cotton robes and kimonos.
NEWS
November 10, 1989 | ROSE-MARIE TURK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In which camp were you a decade or so ago when Norma Kamali unleashed her football-player shoulder pads? Did you giggle? Or were you with the gaggle who raved, as Los Angeles retailer Shauna Stein recalls, " 'Oh, Norma has the best pads!' They were taking them out of her clothes and popping them into everything they owned."
SPORTS
January 29, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Not so long ago, a football player knocked loopy by a hit to the head would get the "finger test" on the sideline. A trainer would hold up a certain number of fingers and ask the player to identify the number. If the player could name the number ? or thereabouts ? he was cleared to return. The NFL has taken the situation a lot more seriously in recent years, however, and will continue to emphasize the diagnosis and danger of head injuries. Riddell, for one, has developed a futuristic system for measuring the severity of hits to the head, and tracking them over the course of the player's football career.
SPORTS
September 24, 2010 | By Chris Foster
There are certain things you just don't forget if you're a Texan. The Alamo is one. Sixty-six to three might be another. Sept. 13, 1997, was among the most embarrassing days in the storied history of University of Texas football, the date when a winless UCLA team came to Austin and did everything except grill Bevo steaks in the parking lot after the game. "We had a quarterback, Marty Cherry, who had spent all summer modeling for Polo," former Texas wide receiver Wane McGarity recalls.
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