July 20, 2002
Baby, it's hot outside

Football coaches, especially in Texas, are taking extra steps to protect their players during practice. Sadly, every year a few kids drop dead from heat exhaustion. Everyone was shocked when the Minnesota Vikings' Korey Stringer died in training camp last year. I'm even more surprised that more kids didn't die in years past, given the old-fashioned views of hydration. I hope that with all the emphasis on being careful nowadays that heat exhaustion fatalities become a historical curiosity.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 20, 2002 to Other sports