Nobody likes wearing athletic cups. But then again, nobody likes taking any extra shots to the junk than necessary - so they're worn. Former Major Leaguer Mark Littel has found a new career, and thinks he's solved the problem, as he's come up with the Nutty Buddy. It's job is plain and simple. To protect the boys.
The primary advantage to the Nutty Buddy is that it's anatomically correct, Littell says, which makes it more comfortable. Unlike traditional shell-shaped cups, the Nutty Buddy is wider, deeper and full of curves.And to further encourage cup-wearing, Littel has come up with some great naming techniques. There's no small, medium or large (by the way...would anyone actually buy a small? Just wondering.), but rather "Hammer," "Boss," "Hog" and for really big men, the XL-sized "Mongo."
At $19.95, the Nutty Buddy is on the high end in price, about twice as much as a typical athletic cup. But Littell is betting that parents will buy them for their sons anyway in hopes the better fit will get them to wear the cups more often.
Littel's put his money where his mouth is. He's put his own boys on the line to show just how effective the Nutty Buddy is.
"Let's get the CEO of every cup company," he says. "You put your cup on, and I'll put my cup on, and we'll see who's left standing."If you do nothing else, check out the video below.
So for all you out there who still have Christmas or Hanukkah shopping left to do, the choice is clear. Protect your children, wear the Nutty Buddy.