The Mag: Debunking sports' biggest myths
This story appears in the March 7, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
Face it: both fans and jocks believe all sorts of fictions. Time for our myth-busting team to set the sports world straight.
Myth 1: Sex saps athletic prowess
Muhammad Ali bought into it. So did ancient Mesopotamian fighters who swore by the legend of Gilgamesh -- the King of Uruk who sent a harlot to a rival to sap his strength. For 4,000 years, in fact, coaches have pretty much been giving the ...
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