So I Was Watching The X-Games

This is the first year that I have ever watched the X-Games, and I must say that I am extremely impressed. The talent these guys have, along with their nads of steel, makes for some very entertaining television. I was especially impressed with the Big Air competition. The wife and I watched in amazement as Jake Brown fell 40-50 feet out of the sky only to hit the ground so hard that his shoes flew off of his feet. He then got up and walked away like he owned the place. Kudos to you tough guy, kudos.

Here is the vid for those of you that haven’t seen it:

Two of my coworkers sons are into skateboarding. They skateboard A LOT. Every day when I leave the office, they are out in the parking lot doing tricks and getting hurt. Great kids. I talk to them quite often because I find that their lifestyle is interesting. They moved down here from Michigan and to hear them talk about their life back there…man, it’s a totally different world.

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Roger Clemens is worth over $10,000 per pitch!

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He had better put on quite a show to draw that kind of cash!

/yea, I’m jealous.

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Gatorade will destroy your teeth faster than soda.

It has been written in many sports blogs this week; that Florida stole the idea of Gatorade from FSU. Around 1962, The team doctor for the FSU football team, Dr. R.A. Johnson, began producing a sports drink that he called “Seminole Firewater” as early as 1962. Dr. Johnson blended sugar and lime flavoring with electrolytes (salts) to help keep the players hydrated and to prevent cramping. Who ever invented Gatorade is still left out in the open. Is gatorade even good for you?

Gatorade Bad For You?

The University of Iowa researchers covered extracted teeth with nail polish. They left bare two patches on each tooth, one on the enamel and one on the root. Then they dunked the teeth in test tubes filled with regular Coke, Diet Coke, Gatorade, Red Bull, or 100% apple juice.

Every five hours, the researchers refreshed the beverages. After 25 hours, they examined the teeth with a microscope. All of the beverages eroded the bare spots on the teeth. But different beverages had significantly different effects.

On the enamel, Gatorade was significantly more corrosive than Red Bull and Coke. Red Bull and Coke, in turn, were significantly more corrosive than Diet Coke and apple juice.

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On the roots of the teeth, Gatorade was more corrosive than Red Bull. Coke, apple juice, and Diet Coke followed in that order.

The difference in the effect isn’t simply due to their sugar content. Gatorade is 6% carbohydrates, mostly sugars. Coke is about 10% sugar. Both are acidic beverages.

University of Michigan pediatric dental researcher Michael Ignelzi, DDS, PhD, has recently reviewed new research on the effects of beverages on children’s teeth. But he says there’s no evidence showing that sports drinks are any worse than other soft drinks.

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