The Seahawks' quarterback has been wearing a titanium necklace for much of the season, which some athletes apparently believe improves recovery from injury. A reporter was doing a story on the company that makes the necklace and asked Hasselbeck about it. Here is the explanation, offbeat but interesting:
"It's really embarrassing why, to be honest. A bunch of the Red Sox pitchers were wearing them during the World Series. I didn't know what it was. I thought it was just some childish thing and then I was talking to Damon Huard who's a friend of mine who plays in Kansas City and he told me that he had just gotten one. I think it was during the bye week. I had an oblique muscle injury and so did he and he told me he was wearing the necklace for an oblique so we went down. There's like three Phiten stores in America and one happens to be in Seattle. The other is in like Honolulu and the other is in L.A. (Los Angeles) somewhere. So we went down there and bought a couple necklaces and now I'm kind of hooked. Yeah, there's a bunch of guys. In fact, Darryl Tapp stole my other one, the one I ordered online, my blue one. It's titanium. Golfers wear them a lot on their wrists like a bracelet but a lot of the baseball players have been wearing them, a lot of throwers, for recovery. Actually, I was a little embarrassed so I sent my wife into the store and then I bought my other one online but I've since gone to the store. It's kind of impressive. They have a lot of, a lot of the baseball players will come in and take pictures so that kind of gave it credibility for me."