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Whither The NFL's Neck Rolls?

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No matter what happens, I'll always remember Bryan Cox and his neck pad as a fixture of my childhood. So it doesn't even matter that this is the most random story ever. When you really think about, there can never be enough New York Times stories about neck rolls.

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"Growing up, man, everyone wanted a neck roll," he said. "I mean everyone. It was the thing. Neck rolls were hot." 

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"I had one," Thomas said. "Did you?" 

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Grant, who went to high school in Augusta, Ga., laughed.

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"I was in the ’hood, so I don’t even know what kind I had," he said. "But I had one. Absolutely. Everyone did." 

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Despite their undeniable popularity, however, neck rolls — much like parachute pants, Members Only jackets and bolo ties — faded away.

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For shame, man. For shame. Where have all the cowboys cowboy collars gone?