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I've got some pretty firm views on drinking Energy Drinks

'What about the kids who read this' 

'The Sports Meds at the club think this is ok?'

'Maybe I am ill informed, and the clubs Sports Meds have it right?'

Anyway... WTF

Perhaps someone on this forum can educate me.

 

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Most AFL players take caffeine tablets before matches don’t think drinking red bull would be any less different. 
 

There’s many bigger issues in football advertising than a kid maybe drinking an energy drink cause max says he does. This is also dependent on children reading news articles. 

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11 minutes ago, Daily Dose of Demons said:

Most AFL players take caffeine tablets before matches don’t think drinking red bull would be any less different. 
 

There’s many bigger issues in football advertising than a kid maybe drinking an energy drink cause max says he does. This is also dependent on children reading news articles. 

I was being a little flippant re: the kids line mate ;)

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14 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

True. They can be quick fix for energy but would be counter productive in a game for more than an hour. May explain Max having a great first half and then breaking even in the last quarter 

He should load up a big pipe of tobacco at half time and negate the sugar crash with a nicotine hit.

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20 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

It's not a good look for the Club. Energy drinks are major medical issue in that they fuel anxiety, interfere with mood regulation and cause insomnia. 

This is crap the only thing bad for you in energy drinks is the sugar. 

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I don't see any problem. Once the club has accepted an organisation as a sponsor,  it has an oblilgation to support the sponsor. We also have McDonald's, Furphy, The Sporting Globe and Coca-Cola as partners. I'm sure there will be some who might object to them being promoted by the club. The time to decide is before the sponsorship is accepted. I don't think you can pick and choose which ones to promote and which not afterwards. 

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

True. They can be quick fix for energy but would be counter productive in a game for more than an hour. May explain Max having a great first half and then breaking even in the last quarter 

Then Max should neck another at half time, more exposure for Red Bull and gives him a pep up for the second half. That's what I call a win/win my friend.

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5 hours ago, chook fowler said:

It's not a good look for the Club. Energy drinks are major medical issue in that they fuel anxiety, interfere with mood regulation and cause insomnia. 

on a scale of 1-10 ( ten being the worst) betting companies are at 9... Red Bull is 6... Maccas and Coke are 4-5

Unfortunately kale producers don't advertise... perhaps they should

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3 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

on a scale of 1-10 ( ten being the worst) betting companies are at 9... Red Bull is 6... Maccas and Coke are 4-5

Unfortunately kale producers don't advertise... perhaps they should

What about cigarette manufacturers,   DJ?  They have to be 10 surely?

I would have Maccas higher than that.

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The taurine and caffeine is being administered by a club health professional...I don’t think anyone would recommend having Red Bull every day. The can itself warns you about this. 
 

the original ‘red bull’ started in Thailand and is essentially a medicinal drink for sleepiness. The Westerners bought the rights and carbonated it. 
 

if taken properly, it can improve mood and energy. If you go mix it with Thai Whiskey in a bucket, as is common place in Thailand amongst westerners, you’ll have an epic night and a horrible horrible hangover and a buttload of anxiety. 

I think AFL players taking it is fine as it is regulated by the sports scientist. I don’t think it sends a message to kids to take it. 

 

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3 minutes ago, TheKozzieExperience said:

What about cigarette manufacturers,   DJ?  They have to be 10 surely?

I would have Maccas higher than that.

yep the killers are at 10 (but they are rarely seen on the advertising screen)

Maccas is below Red Bull because RB has few redeeming features... over caffeine and as sweet as hell

Maccas at least provides calories

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5 hours ago, chook fowler said:

It's not a good look for the Club. Energy drinks are major medical issue in that they fuel anxiety, interfere with mood regulation and cause insomnia. 

Like everything. In moderation is fine. If we gave everything away that is not good for us we would not drink or eat anything. This world is going nuts. On a cold day when playing back in Melb a few of the boys had Stones neat at half time

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10 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

on a scale of 1-10 ( ten being the worst) betting companies are at 9... Red Bull is 6... Maccas and Coke are 4-5

Unfortunately kale producers don't advertise... perhaps they should

Agree to a point, but if you talk to youth mental health workers they see energy drink consumption as a real cause for concern and believe their ill effects are very much under-estimated.

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10 hours ago, Docs Demons said:

Like everything. In moderation is fine. If we gave everything away that is not good for us we would not drink or eat anything. This world is going nuts. On a cold day when playing back in Melb a few of the boys had Stones neat at half time

I also remember seeing  Sid Catlin having a dart at quarter time at the old South Melbourne ground.

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