This whole situation is ridiculous. I can't believe this is getting more publicity then Damage actually winning. I don't even remember the last time "The Prelim Allstars" won a tourney. That should get more then a stupid penalty. Okay, cool, they were shooting hot. Happens to us all. Move on.
I've heard of the no jersey padding rumor a few months ago and I would like to see that happen. There is enough padding as it is, companies don't need to be pudding extra in the collarbones and forearms. Seriously look at the pictures, we really don't need that kind of padding plus padding underneath. I would love to see no jersey padding next year.
I do agree that there is too much padding in the elbows. However, I would like to see padding in the back and shoulder/upper chest area's...
I would elect to have nothing on the front and only padding on the back if i had it my way. That way nobody can complain about bounces but have some extra protection against bunkering.
Also another good idea. Back padding is definitely something to be improved for bunkering.
And I know some scrub is gonna say, "You pussy! just suck it up!" Well, it's not for my sake, but the sake of newer players. I was scared to hell to get hit when I started. Padding, lower firing rates and lower velocities would definitely make newer players feel more comfortable.