NEW YORK (AP) — A player gets hurt on the field, walks or is helped to the sideline, and then goes camping?
Not exactly. Those blue tents fans see popping up near the bench area at NFL games are for medical purposes only.
And get this: The pro game, which rarely copies anything from the college brand of the sport, borrowed the idea from those colleges. Most specifically, Alabama.
This year, the NFL mandated the tents on every sideline at every stadium. Dr. Allen Sills, the league's recent hire as chief medical officer, had experience with them while working SEC games.