Fatigue and weakness is the crystal clearest symptom of dehydration.
Performance is reduced 10% for every 1% fluid lost.
I'm afraid to say that a ten-percent performance loss in our finely tuned athletic machines spells O-h-n-o-!-W-e-s-u-c-k-a-g-a-i-n-!. If Vegas knew (and they might) which team properly hydrated going in to a game, they'd have an immediate advantage.
Marathonians, water-boys and girls, doctors, male nurses, Aquafina, your dry upper lip, cacti and jackrabbits will all tell you that water intake is a fundamental basis for high-level life function.
Dare I say it, but could the old man american Chan have the Buffalo Bills emphasizing this importance more-so than our staff? Gailey's looking damn healthy (and hydrated) on that sideline.
We continue to see guys out on the field suddenly stop their talent in their dry-cracked tracks without ever getting to the bottom of the real problem. Which, in this case, is obviously dehydration.
For example, our very own Tyler Palko has little TBPP (total body performance percentage) to start with (hovering around 6%). Extreme caution should be taken when Tyler is seen with a stick of beeswax.
On another serious note, I'd like to hear if anyone has any clear understanding of our current water intake situation in Kansas City? Are these guys drinking enough water the evening before game day? If they're not, we're in real trouble, since once you are dehydrated it takes a very long time to re-hydrate.
Season ending injuries, male cramps and poor decision-making can effect the outcome of our games this season if we don't balance our water intake with the amount of blood and sweat on our brows.
Luckily, I'm willing to bet, we have some smart hydrated people teaching our Chiefs how to prepare their bodies the way champions do; and the ones that haven't drunk enough will stick out and be swallowed up by opponent's swirling dead-goat eddies.