OK this goes on the list of "You know you're in the US if." And the answer is "if you're required to wear a helmet while playing soccer."
The state of Massachusetts is trying to pass a law that would require anyone playing soccer to wear a helmet. Apparently they are worried because head/brain injuries are not so uncommon in soccer. While I understand where they're coming from, I think it's still extremely silly. Can you imagine during the world cup hearing the commentator, "and here comes the USA team wearing their protective helmets!"
Anyways just wanted to throw this out there and see what you guys think, since a very large percent of our crowd here are big soccer heads (pun intended lol).
Finally I'd like to quote Jerry Seinfeld on this issue:
"There are many things that we can point to that proof that the human being is not smart. The helmet is my personal favorite. The fact that we had to invent the helmet. Now why did we invent the helmet? Well, because we were participating in many activities that were cracking our heads. We looked at the situation. We chose not to avoid these activities, but to just make little plastic hats so that we can continue our head-cracking lifestyles."