Why One Soccer Team Isn't Allowed To "Score"


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So I was logging onto Yahoo to check my mail when a curious headline caught my eye.  The article is about the Napoli soccer team, and why the players are banned from having sex two days before matches.  Why?  Well, to prevent injuries of course!  I figured that since this class is full of horny college kids, this would be a decent article to blog about.

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Professor Alfonso De Nicola, who is Napoli's chief medic, explains that refraining from sexual activity two days before a match is essential to preventing muscular strains, contractions or inflammations.  But is it true?  Well nobody knows for sure, but Napoli has had a lower number of injuries so far this season.  So next time you guys got a big game coming up, think twice before doing the dirty.  But let's be honest, what kind of idiot is going to turn down some perfectly good sex?  What do you guys think?

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This is interesting because I have heard the opposite is true. This article seems to support what I've heard which is that having sex before a game is beneficial because it increases testosterone. I think the fact that the team has had a lower number of injuries could be a false correlation that is a result of chance.

While I have heard the same thing as Eric, this new policy for Napoli does remind me of a headline that I saw over the summer. AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng suffered several minor injuries over the season that caused him to miss some crucial games. The cause of these injuries...his sex life! His girlfriend claims the injuries are muscle strains from the sex they have 7 to 10 times a week. But can we blame poor Kevin? His girlfriend is a lingerie model!

While I have heard the same thing as Eric, this new policy for Napoli does remind me of a headline that I saw over the summer. AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng suffered several minor injuries over the season that caused him to miss some crucial games. The cause of these injuries...his sex life! His girlfriend claims the injuries are muscle strains from the sex they have 7 to 10 times a week. But can we blame poor Kevin? His girlfriend is a lingerie model!

I have also heard the opposite, I remember reading in a running magazine once that some marathon runners said that having sex prior to their races helped them to perform better. I think it was something having to do with an endorphin release, but I could be wrong. I'm not sure how different runners would be from soccer players, but here's anarticle that I found about it.

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