College Coaches, This Column Is Your Nightmare
“A night of intoxication can still yield a net-positive impact across an athlete’s season, just as a bad night’s sleep, or illness still can. We’re biologically adapted to moderate alcohol; it’s part of how we became modern humans. [xi] The net-positive relationship is one that world-famous alcoholic Winston Churchill recognised, ‘I have taken more out of alcohol than it has taken out of me.’ …”
“Binge drinking will undoubtedly affect performance in certain ways, but abstinence is not the answer, or any answer for that matter. Research has shown that abstaining from alcohol can increase the risk of dying.”
– Excerpt of a column titled “Alcohol and the athlete” by Daniel Wallis.
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