Behavior: Sex Before Sport?

"I went out and grabbed this girl and brought her back to the hotel, and we had a good time the whole night. It's good for you. It loosens you up good for the game." That appraisal of sex before sport—an activity frowned upon by many coaches—was made two years ago by Quarterback loe Namath as he described the eve of the 1969 Super Bowl. Namath, a well-known lov er on and off the screen and a player whose spectacular performance on the field seemed to prove his premise, had no scientific support to back him up. Now that support has...

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