Gorilla Gold Towels Statement: Chargers are one of many teams using towel for the past decade.


Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Looks like we guessed right with the Gorilla Gold towels that Norv Turner was talking about!!! Norv didn’t want to give them free marketing, but we sure did. Maybe they can throw me a dozen free towels or something!

Check out the press release that Gorilla Gold just put on their website:

Lewiston, Idaho (October 23, 2012) – Gorilla Gold Grip Enhancer, a polyester- blend towel impregnated with all-natural resins, is used in a variety of sports the world over including golf, racquet sports, track and field, soccer, softball, baseball and football. It supplies a light tack, much like a tackified glove. When applied to hands or gloves, as in the case of fastpitch softball, football or rugby, it leaves no discernable residue on the surface of the ball.

“In regards to the recent NFL controversy involving Norv Turner and the San Diego Chargers,” Patrick Dugan president and inventor of the towel reported, “they were not the first, nor are they the only team or players to use Gorilla Gold. It has been in use by many teams including the CFL for over ten years on the field, on the sideline, and in the training room.”

In addition to providing a light tackification, it makes any surface moisture repellent, improving control in wet conditions. In fastpitch softball, the NCAA, ASA, USSSA and the International Softball Federation currently approve Gorilla Gold for use by pitchers on the mound.

Gorilla Gold is based in Lewiston, Idaho.

Now, I have to email them and see if we can get some custom Chargers towels made with the words “STICK-IT!!!” on them for us to wave around the stadium! These magic towels helped us to a 24-Nothing lead on them Broncos and as soon as they were confiscated, the game started slipping out of our hands!

Also, do you think these towels are illegal?

Again, here is the description from the site:

Here is the description of the product from their site:

Gorilla Gold Golf Grip Enhancer…The End Of Grip Gripe! Gorilla Gold is a towel that’s impregnated with a solution that allows you to tack up your grip to meet the conditions of the day you play.

Here is one of the awesome reviews on the towel:

I believe this product is meant for golfers, but it’s also great for pole dancers doing aerial work. When you first put it on the pole, it’s so sticky that you feel as if you could climb up the wall, Spiderman style. As your body and the pole heat up, the Gorilla Grip towel will lose it’s magic but that’s to be expected. You can gunk up your pole or you can press the towel to your body. I know a few dancers that do both. This is not an appropriate product for beginning dancers battling sweaty hands, though. For me, this is a grip aid enhancer not an antiperspirant. I love this product!

And here is the official wording on the Lester Hayes rule. Under the header PROHIBITED EQUIPMENT, APPAREL:

Adhesive, Slippery Substances — (i) Adhesive or slippery substances on the body, equipment, or uniform of any player; provided, however, that players may wear gloves with a tackified surface if such tacky substance does not adhere to the football or otherwise cause handling problems for players.


It would be a adhesive substance that would be put on gloves, yet it doesn’t leave anything on the football. Hmmmmm… Also, what if Eric Weddle put it on his hands, because he doesn’t wear gloves?