There is a certain irony in the notion that the most unforgiving of all the major sports also seems the most lenient when it comes to equipment. Golf has allowed giant drivers, but now belly putters should be banned?
ESPN The Magazine's Steve Wulf looks at the unwritten rules that govern sports, those based in loyalty and honor. Abide by them and the game will honor you back. Ignore them, and your armor will be less than shining.