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Is my sports team killing me?
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[*]Researchers found that heart rates peaked during scoring opportunities and overtime
[*]There have been 39 stadium deaths in professional sports over the past decade
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(CNN)With baseball playoffs starting, the football and hockey seasons upon us and basketball season waiting in the wings, sports fans are in ecstasy. September and October are the only months in which you can watch all four of those major American professional sports.
But can all the excitement land you in the hospital?
Just ask Steven Clary. Last year, his Atlanta Falcons finally made it back to the Super Bowl after falling short for 17 years. The Falcons were up 28-3 at halftime. Clary and his friends were feeling good until the New England Patriots began an epic comeback.

Clary's bad mood turned into a medical issue. His blood pressure began to rise, and by the time his team lost the game, he was in the hospital with chest pain.
Clary and his wife, Carla, walked into an empty emergency room, but within 15 minutes, it was full. The nurse practitioner on duty told them it was not uncommon for the ER to get busy after big games. High blood pressure and injuries, such as broken bones, bruises or bloody falls, usually fill the waiting room during a busy season.
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This scene is familiar to Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, an ER doctor, author of the upcoming book "Mom Hacks" and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine.
She used to be a doctor at Fenway Park during Boston Red Sox games. "I had a behind-the-scenes view of fans at the game," she said, recalling patients with heart attack symptoms, chest pains, high blood pressure and injuries.
Is rooting for your team bad for your health? A 2017 study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology suggests that the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat can have a substantial effect on the cardiovascular system. Researchers found that heart rates peaked most often during any scoring opportunity -- for or against your team -- and during overtime.
Of course, the thrill of a game is part of the thrill of being a fan, but Gillespie cautions "to make sure the game does not distract you from your health." She shared these recommendations to ensure safety while you cheer on your team.
Avoid binge drinking. According to a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, over time, heavy alcohol consumption can lead to heart problems. Subsequently, large amounts of alcohol and the pressure of cheering for your team may have your blood pressure rising.
Instead of standing in the stands, you may end up sitting in the ER.
Drink plenty of water. Gillespie said water can help dilute alcohol, and the Mayo Clinic explains that staying hydrated can help avoid the risk of hypertension. Next time you're watching the game, make sure you're drinking water along with any other favorite beverages.
Don't forget to take your medicine. Lots of people Gillespie treated at Fenway simply forgot to take their medication before or during a game. "Follow your same everyday rules to keep your body in its normal condition," she advised; not taking medicine can even be deadly.
Be careful not to overeat. Lisa Drayer, a nutritionist and CNN contributor, suggests determining your "end zone" in advance. It's easy to overeat during a game, especially with a lot of salty and processed food. Decide at which point during the game you will stop eating, Drayer suggests. The combination of unhealthy foods, alcohol and the excitement of the game can lead to high blood pressure associated with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.



Watch your step. The enthusiasm of a sports game combined with a cold beer can impair decision-making. According to the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, there have been 39 stadium deaths in professional sports over the past decade. Please watch your step -- and not the game -- while you're walking at the field or stadium.
Spectator sports have been part of the American fabric since it was stitched together more than 250 years ago. They bring together all races, genders and ages to cheer a team to victory. But be sure to also monitor your health and behavior to stay safe while spectating.
Warning:  Brain May not be Engaged.
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There are Sens and Oilers fans on this board. Don't know about the teams but the organizations are definitely trying to kill us
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Are you kidding me, bic?? My team has gone through great lengths to ensure I will not have to endure another SCF loss.
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25 years ago the Leafs played in three straight seven game series. We all know what happened.

I was much younger and stronger then.


IF they do that to me again now, I might be in trouble.
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(2018-10-12, 05:35 PM)ZappaScores Wrote: Are you kidding me, bic?? My team has gone through great lengths to ensure I will not have to endure another SCF loss.

You're tryna start beef over who's crappier? Toilet bowl lol
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Well Cfl, you do cheer for Saskatchewan. Mischief
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(2018-10-14, 12:42 PM)Nanuuk Wrote: Well Cfl, you do cheer for Saskatchewan. Mischief

Who are they? Silly SN devil
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I was getting the NHL package for “free” until today. I used it only to watch The Leafs but it is not going to kill me because I can’t watch it for free. There is always radio. So anything will kill us if we allow it and no what will my sports team kill me will not happen period! Oh have got a much faster package for streaming movies, sos good trade off that will add years Happy to my life?
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(2018-10-12, 05:40 PM)zapzac Wrote: 25 years ago the Leafs played in three straight seven game series.  We all know what happened.

I was much younger and stronger then.


IF they do that to me again now, I might be in trouble.

Or how about Happy no cup since 1967 Grin
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(2018-10-12, 05:40 PM)zapzac Wrote: 25 years ago the Leafs played in three straight seven game series.  We all know what happened.

I was much younger and stronger then.


IF they do that to me again now, I might be in trouble.

Tell me about it.

We've been through the ringer in those 25 years that have since passed.....lord only knows what's in store for us next. Laugh Wink
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(2018-10-14, 01:16 PM)ckendall Wrote:
(2018-10-12, 05:40 PM)zapzac Wrote: 25 years ago the Leafs played in three straight seven game series.  We all know what happened.

I was much younger and stronger then.


IF they do that to me again now, I might be in trouble.

Tell me about it.

We've been through the ringer in those 25 years that have since passed.....lord only knows what's in store for us next. Laugh Wink

Lol the Sens lost to the Leafs in the playoffs like 4 times in 5 years. Thankfully the oldest i was during those times was in grade 5. Can't imagine how I'd react if that happened now!
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(2018-10-14, 01:21 PM)bicboi Wrote:
(2018-10-14, 01:16 PM)ckendall Wrote:
(2018-10-12, 05:40 PM)zapzac Wrote: 25 years ago the Leafs played in three straight seven game series.  We all know what happened.

I was much younger and stronger then.


IF they do that to me again now, I might be in trouble.

Tell me about it.

We've been through the ringer in those 25 years that have since passed.....lord only knows what's in store for us next.  Laugh  Wink

Lol the Sens lost to the Leafs in the playoffs like 4 times in 5 years. Thankfully the oldest i was during those times was in grade 5. Can't imagine how I'd react if that happened now!

These message boards would have been something else during the real Battles of Alberta, Quebec, and Ontario.
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(2018-10-12, 11:01 PM)bicboi Wrote:
(2018-10-12, 05:35 PM)ZappaScores Wrote: Are you kidding me, bic?? My team has gone through great lengths to ensure I will not have to endure another SCF loss.

You're tryna start beef over who's crappier? Toilet bowl lol

You have some balls thinking you can throw down with Edmonton on who’s crappier. You think after a few melnykisms you can go toe to toe with Edmonton? This is the organization that sold Gretzky. Passed on Doan and Iginla BECAUSE they they were local boys. We traded last year’s MVP to solidify our 3rd pairing. We traded last year’s Calder winner and more for Griffin ***** Reinhardt AFTER he was declared a bust. We’ll see your empty McDonald gift cards and raise you a Yakupov selection. Nobody’s dumpster fire burns as bright as ours.
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(2018-10-14, 02:17 PM)ZappaScores Wrote:
(2018-10-12, 11:01 PM)bicboi Wrote:
(2018-10-12, 05:35 PM)ZappaScores Wrote: Are you kidding me, bic?? My team has gone through great lengths to ensure I will not have to endure another SCF loss.

You're tryna start beef over who's crappier? Toilet bowl lol

You have some balls thinking you can throw down with Edmonton on who’s crappier. You think after a few melnykisms you can go toe to toe with Edmonton? This is the organization that sold Gretzky. Passed on Doan and Iginla BECAUSE they they were local boys. We traded last year’s MVP to solidify our 3rd pairing. We traded last year’s Calder winner and more for Griffin ***** Reinhardt AFTER he was declared a bust. We’ll see your empty McDonald gift cards and raise you a Yakupov selection. Nobody’s dumpster fire burns as bright as ours.

Go Jultz yourself
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Well I feel, and I do not have statistics to support me on this, but this syndrome was worst in the older days than today.

I feel like baseball does try to kill its fans through boredom and unhealthy food options at their games. Although, there are sometimes such ridiculous delays between pitches in baseball that some fans can simply die of old age.

I am not sure what puts more pressure on the heart, a very fast sport like hockey where there can be constant end-to-end action, a very slow game like baseball where the anticipation is what seems to be the most exciting, or a non-stop game like soccer that only has a half time break (and of course all the breaks for the many players who get shot and roll around in agonizing pain during a match)
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(2018-10-14, 04:45 PM)bicboi Wrote:
(2018-10-14, 02:17 PM)ZappaScores Wrote:
(2018-10-12, 11:01 PM)bicboi Wrote:
(2018-10-12, 05:35 PM)ZappaScores Wrote: Are you kidding me, bic?? My team has gone through great lengths to ensure I will not have to endure another SCF loss.

You're tryna start beef over who's crappier? Toilet bowl lol

You have some balls thinking you can throw down with Edmonton on who’s crappier. You think after a few melnykisms you can go toe to toe with Edmonton? This is the organization that sold Gretzky. Passed on Doan and Iginla BECAUSE they they were local boys. We traded last year’s MVP to solidify our 3rd pairing. We traded last year’s Calder winner and more for Griffin ***** Reinhardt AFTER he was declared a bust. We’ll see your empty McDonald gift cards and raise you a Yakupov selection. Nobody’s dumpster fire burns as bright as ours.

Go Jultz yourself

While I'm julzting myself and Uncle Eugene is listing owner's box seats on kijiji, PC is working the phones, offering up McDavid in return for a player that can play with McDavid. We employ the GM who slipped in the mud and ruined the very pants he was about to return to the store.
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