1. Welcome to CowboysZone!  Join us!  Come on!  You know you want to!

It's not just you, football withdrawal is real...

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Meat-O-Rama, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

    2,260 Messages
    52 Likes Received
    Article

    Loyola University Medical Center Dr. Angelos Halaris describes the effects this has on the brain, and offers tips on how fans can cope.
    Halaris explains that when a person engages in a pleasurable activity, such as watching a football game, a neurotransmitter (brain chemical) called dopamine is released in a part of the brain called the nucleus accumbens.
    When the pleasurable activity ends, the person is left with a feeling of depravation. It's similar to what a smoker feels when deprived of a cigarette -- except there's no quick fix like a cigarette for the football fan.
  2. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

    145 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Yeah but you can get desensitized to it too. Back in the day I started out watching the football drug only on Sundays. Now I pull out old reel-to-reel tapes in the pinch that is the offseason and creep around youtube late at night just to get my taste of past gridiron glories. And that's only so that I feel "normal' again. Whatever that means. It's a viscous cycle I tell ya.

    But I can quit anytime...
  3. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

    28,026 Messages
    2,259 Likes Received
    They should start College football later.
  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

    23,507 Messages
    2,387 Likes Received
    That nearly 3 month stretch between the Super Bowl and the Draft are really rough.

    March madness helps (for me anyway) for some of that time, but not nearly enough.
  5. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

    145 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    That wld collide with the NFL. Start NCAAF slightly earlier. Whippersnappers can handle heat better.
  6. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

    28,026 Messages
    2,259 Likes Received
    Im talking like next week, Springtime football.

    But it would kill basketball.
  7. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

    145 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    I can live with that.
  8. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

    5,429 Messages
    194 Likes Received
    Sooo, it takes a PHD at a highly ranked University to convince some of this!?

    Man... I can't wait for his next groundbreaking study/publication..."Bean Burritos Cause Flatulence".

    :rolleyes:

Share This Page