When Tyler Money went out for the Edinburgh ( Ind.) High freshman football team last month, he was told he couldn't play because of his size—his hat size. At age 14 he's 6'1", 285 pounds, but his head measures 26 inches around (a size 8-plus), and the school had no helmet that large. In two weeks, though, equipment maker Riddell is coming out with a new line of extra-large helmets, which are expected to fit him. Here now, is a nod to some of sport's enormous noggins.
a Rangers rookie outfielder Kevin Mench whose nickname is Shrek, wears the biggest cap (size 8) in the majors.
b Though some hockey players are huskier, the Maple Leafs' Tie Domi, barely 5'10 has a head in the size-8 range.
c Bears defensive tackle Ted Washington straps perhaps the biggest helmet in the NFL on to his 25?-inch (8-plus) skull.
d Shoot, the turns at Bristol are tighter than the ones around NASCAR driver Jimmy Spencer's head (7?).