11 May 2009

Putting passion into the beautiful game

Last month the BBC reported that a Bolivian football team's former physiotherapist had an unusual treatment to improve performance at high altitude (on the pitch that is.. anything else was a bonus I’m sure). He gave players Viagra.

Rodrigo Figueroa told La Prensa newspaper he had prescribed Viagra, which oxygenates the blood, to at least nine players in his team, Blooming. The team is from Santa Cruz which is400m (1,300ft) above sea level. They were playing in the capital La Paz which is more than 3,500m (over 11,000 feet)

He stressed that Viagra was not on the list of banned drugs"We prescribed it for several players, especially those who suffered most from altitude," said Mr Figueroa. He had, he explained, administered the product by mixing it with fruit juice.

Hmm I suppose his idea was to turn the inexperienced into hardened players who could mount a stiff defence and penetrate their opponent’s (penalty) box. Damn I can only think of three smutty double entendres... I must be slipping!


Claude said...

Which "double entendres" are you talking about? I thought you were explaining the game......No??????

Nevin said...


Eunoia said...

AFAIK, Viagra-Chess is played with 16 porns ;-)

jams o donnell said...

Haha Nevin, CLaudia

Ooh that is dreadful Eunoia!

Mojo said...

I wish I knew more about the sport so I could join in the fun here. I can only wonder at the dosing method. Was there some benefit to be gained by blending the medication into a cocktail? ;)

jams o donnell said...

Haha Good one Mojo!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Only three (four, actually, if you count the "slipping" act). Let me give it a try too:

1. Slipping a few in the net
2. Holding Blooming's end up
3. Hitting the opponent with 2x4s
4. Beefing up... no, I shall skip it

Etc. Shows my dirty mind, though ;-)

jams o donnell said...

AH thanks Snoopy I should have consulted you first!