I Am Not Shocked That Jaromir Jagr Was Drinking Ten Cups Of Coffee A Day, I'm Shocked That He Could Stop
Uproxx- When Jagr gave up Diet Coke last year—“I drank it every day, I would have five a day at least,” he said—he tried it again after Easter. He hated the taste so much that he had to mix the soda with water, and then he gave it up altogether. This year his has quit coffee.
“I was drinking 10 a day,” he said. “I felt awful the first few days, I felt like I had no energy at all. I was playing games I didn’t even know I played, the first few games. But then the body got used to it.
Am I little surprised that an athlete was drinking enough coffee to make the average man's heart burst? Maybe. After all, drinking ten cups of anything that doesn't contain alcohol is an impressive feat. However, this is Jaromir Jagr we are talking about. He's like the 8th wonder of the world at this point. A 44 year old professional hockey player that's actually still excelling instead of barely hanging on? Add in the fact that he works out more than almost every other player in he league and it's a miracle he doesn't need blow between periods. He's should probably be washing his adderall down with meth just to stay up right. So no, about a gallon of coffee a day seems about right for a guy that is singlehandedly transcending time.
What I am surprised by is the fact that he can swear off of it and still play in the NHL. Shit, I am kind of stunned that he can even tie his own skates. I only drink two cups of coffee a day and if I don't get the first one I can barely formulate English words, never mind compete with some of the best athletes in the world that are less than half my age. If a guy in his 40's that drinks ten cups of coffee a day is a productive professional then that same guy with no coffee should be a beer league role player. Playing games he didn't even know he played? Depriving yourself of that much coffee should leave you bed ridden, and Jagr has just been chugging along and racking up the points. Who cares if he remembers them or not? I don't drink A coffee and I can't remember where I put my keys. Jaromir Jagr doesn't drink TEN coffees and he doesn't remember scoring goals in the best hockey league in the world. Seems to be a bit of a disconnect there. Of all the things he has accomplished in his career, not having there be a significant drop off in his play after temporarily going cold turkey on what can only be described as a coffee obsession is by far the most remarkable.