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Hello Sailor

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I often see players chewing something like gum on the pitch. Why is that? It would be so easy to choke on but seems widespread. If they are nicotine fiends surely a patch would be safer
 

style_cafe

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I often see players chewing something like gum on the pitch. Why is that? It would be so easy to choke on but seems widespread. If they are nicotine fiends surely a patch would be safer
I`ve been involved with football for over 50 years and have never seen a player choke on gum at any level of football...
 

FFC Mariner

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Good old Google

Gum chewing during sports has been largely believed to increase brain activity, as the act of chewing actually improves various bodily functions. Information from sensory organs generated by the movement of chewing is transmitted to the nerves, resulting in enhanced activity in the brain cortex.
 

bikinigirl

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Good old Google

Gum chewing during sports has been largely believed to increase brain activity, as the act of chewing actually improves various bodily functions. Information from sensory organs generated by the movement of chewing is transmitted to the nerves, resulting in enhanced activity in the brain cortex.

. thanks for that. i now have something to trot out when a player has a brain fade

. imagine in the Dingo all access episode if the half time talk had have started with Monty saying ... Dan, chew some f**king gum
 

marinermick

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Good old Google

Gum chewing during sports has been largely believed to increase brain activity, as the act of chewing actually improves various bodily functions. Information from sensory organs generated by the movement of chewing is transmitted to the nerves, resulting in enhanced activity in the brain cortex.

Caffeine and neurofen before a game. The drugs of choice for over 45s footballers.
 

Ironbark

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I have my doubts that's the effect of chewing gum on the brain. Happy to stand corrected by anyone with actual knowledge, absolutely, but suspect this is one of those urban myths that propogates itself.
Probably more a superstition than anything
 
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gemkayem

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I have my doubts that's the effect of chewing gum on the brain. Happy to stand corrected by anyone with actual knowledge, absolutely, but suspect this is one of those urban myths that propogates itself.
Probably more a superstition than anything
I thought it also stimulates saliva production so they aren’t dry in the mouth all the time.
 

marinermick

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I have my doubts that's the effect of chewing gum on the brain. Happy to stand corrected by anyone with actual knowledge, absolutely, but suspect this is one of those urban myths that propogates itself.
Probably more a superstition than anything

I need to see a peer reviewed published paper on it. Some Google Scholar searching tomorrow.
 

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