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Local cuisine hampers one Buccaneer

Posted on: October 21, 2011 7:59 pm
B. Urlacher practices cricket in London (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

When the Bears and Buccaneers meet this Sunday in London, there’s a decent chance that one or both teams will still be suffering from jet lag (from the long airplane ride to the UK and from the five-hour (Tampa Bay) or the six-hour (Chicago) body clock change).

The other day, we touched on the Bears decision to arrive in London a scant two days before the game and that Lovie Smith said his team surely be fine: “For us, we wanted to keep a regular game-week routine in place and that's what we're doing. As far as getting acclimated, you can bog your mind down with all of that talk. We're going to go there. We'll be there Friday. We're leaving Thursday from here. That's plenty of time."

I wrote, however, that the previous two years have showed that the team that arrives in London first -- whether it’s 17 hours or three days -- has had the easier time adjusting* and also, perhaps not coincidentally, won the game (that hasn’t stopped three of the five Expert Pickers  from taking Chicago in this one).

*I’ll admit that I’m not sure how playing too much cricket (as you see from Brian Urlacher in the photo) affects your ability to play football.

Well, here’s one caveat to that opinion. Local foods can wreak havoc with your digestive system, and that apparently has what’s happened to Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn.

According to the Tampa Tribune, Clayborn had a meal of fish and chips after arriving with his teammates Monday night. It did sit quite right.

“It didn't sit well with me at all,” Clayborn said. “It messed up my stomach bad. It won't keep me from playing, though.”

So, the counter to jetlag is food poisoning apparently. Unfortunately for the Bears, just about everyone on their team could be jetlagged. Probably not everybody from Tampa Bay will have stomach issues.

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Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 4:42 pm

Local cuisine hampers one Buccaneer

Maybe it is the first time for Adrian Clayborn out of the country, one thing i learned when i am out of the country is to eat somewhere that is familiar to me and has one branch or outlet in the country like Wendy's or McDonalds usually there is one in another country, by the way to Adrian Clayborn again another advice before  punching a driver in London better know the name they call their taxi system, it is called Hackney carriage, so you will look smart and won't look dumb when they ask you in the Met aka police station.

Since: Oct 22, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:12 pm
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Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 11:55 pm

Local cuisine hampers one Buccaneer

Yeah the food in the UK is HORRIBLE to say the least!!!  Lets be honest they are not known for their Fine Cuisine LOL!!!
Fish and chips, Shepards Pie???? It makes me want to VOMIT!!! On top of it WARM BEER?????? LOL!!! Whats going on threre???

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