If you, like some of us, were up late watching the Oklahoma-UTEP game, you probably heard that mustard was being used to treat Miners players’ cramps.
Yes, you read that right. A condiment usually reserved for foods you can eat at a ballpark was being rubbed on players to treat their cramps.
Some quick research (read: Google-ing) led me to find out that this method is apparently a valid one, at least according to the Livestrong website.
The commentators tonight seemed fascinated by this practice, and I have to say, I was too (I was also grossed out). Unfortunately for UTEP, a lot of players cramped up. How many? Enough that they needed a SECOND bottle of mustard, because they used up the first one. This prompted the questions of “was bring an extra jar of mustard a key to the game?” and “are they rubbing the mustard on or are they eating the mustard?”, which cracked me up, probably because it was nearing 1:00 a.m. and I’d been watching football for over 12 hours.
I don’t even eat mustard, but now I can never look at it the same way. Props to you though, UTEP. You may have lost the game, but you managed to simultaneously educate, confuse, and perhaps even repulse us, and that takes skill.