Smoking athletes...

The Jerk
09-20-2003, 02:48 PM
I've always found it very surprising when I discover a particular athlete is a smoker.. I just find it wierd that in a profession where so much depends on your how well you are physically, people would make it so hard for themself. I was wondering which athletes you know of that smoke?

Triple Klutz
09-20-2003, 02:56 PM
I know Guy Lafleur was a heavy smoker.

The Jerk
09-20-2003, 03:02 PM
I worked at a golf course that Steve Thomas used to come to, he smoked quite a bit...but he was also built like a brick wall

Ric Flair
09-20-2003, 03:20 PM
What percentage of NBA players smoke weed I wonder? I have heard that the smoke inhalation from that is more of a cancer risk than regular cigs but that might just be propaganda.

RI Canuck
09-20-2003, 03:40 PM
What percentage of NBA players smoke weed I wonder? I have heard that the smoke inhalation from that is more of a cancer risk than regular cigs but that might just be propaganda.

Well over half of them. Look how many were busted this year for drugs.

Douggy
09-20-2003, 04:15 PM
What percentage of NBA players smoke weed I wonder? I have heard that the smoke inhalation from that is more of a cancer risk than regular cigs but that might just be propaganda.
Well If you smoke weed and cigarettes you probably smoke weed a lot less.

I heard that if through a pipe, weed is MUCH more healthy than cigarettes.

Koltsov71
09-20-2003, 04:17 PM
From reading the title, I thought this thread was going to be about good looking athletes.

Postman
09-20-2003, 04:46 PM
Judging by the title, I thought this was going to be a thread that BG43 and CHG would be interested in.

#37-#93-#27*
09-20-2003, 04:49 PM
Todd Bertuzzi and I believe Mark Messier smoke cigars.

hackey
09-20-2003, 04:51 PM
From reading the title, I thought it was about real fast athletes - ie: Pavel Bure

Koltsov71
09-20-2003, 05:08 PM
Judging by the title, I thought this was going to be a thread that BG43 and CHG would be interested in.

;)

Nikkowar
09-20-2003, 05:12 PM
What percentage of NBA players smoke weed I wonder? I have heard that the smoke inhalation from that is more of a cancer risk than regular cigs but that might just be propaganda.

Vlade Divac smokes cigarettes,I don't know anyone else,though. I think it's a bad thing.

ShootOut
09-20-2003, 05:40 PM
I know Guy Lafleur was a heavy smoker.


Look at what he has become; he's making commercials about sexual impotence nowadays... :o

Kirk Muller*
09-20-2003, 06:16 PM
I remember hearing about some Canadiens' players in the seventies who would go smoke a cigar between periods at one of the exits at the Montreal Forum.

A guy I know who wants to make the Canadian Olympic athletics team for running (5K, 10K) has smoken at various times. He says that when he played semi-pro soccer in Turkey, the whole team would go smoke in the parking lot at half-time.

supernova
09-20-2003, 06:44 PM
Ray Bourque smoked a pack a day.

Ticallion961
09-20-2003, 07:03 PM
Todd Bertuzzi and I believe Mark Messier smoke cigars.

Bertuzzi dips all the time, you can tell when you watch him play, i don't know about smoking though

Tricolore#20
09-20-2003, 08:05 PM
I heard about Bert smoking.


I'm not sure, but back in the 70s, didn't some coaches smoke on the bench? In Italy, several coaches smoke cigarettes on the sidelines. Marcello Lippi of Juventus comes to mind.

ehc73
09-20-2003, 08:39 PM
Cigars are cleaner than cigarettes anyways. There's a lot more crap in cigarettes.
That said, cigars are still bad for you. Just ask Pat Quinn. And his doctor. :)

Magnus Fulgur
09-20-2003, 08:51 PM
Ray Bourque smoked a pack a day.

What? Says Who?

I know he doesn't smoke anymore for certain...but he does sweat more than any athlete I've been near: as in BOBBY BROWN sweatin'.

As for cigars, many including Orr LOVE cigars, which is fine by me.

As for butts, Kovalenko and Iafrate were heavy smokers...the Big Bad Bruins TO A MAN were heavy smokers, and Khabibulin used to be a moderate smoker.

supernova
09-20-2003, 08:54 PM
Cigars are cleaner than cigarettes anyways. There's a lot more crap in cigarettes.
That said, cigars are still bad for you. Just ask Pat Quinn. And his doctor. :)
Cigars are cleaner? Have you ever put one out after a few beer?

monkey_00*
09-20-2003, 08:57 PM
Former New York Islanders great Mike Bossy use to smoke 2 packs a day in the offseason and by the time the hockey season rolled around he cut it back to half a pack a day.

tbird
09-21-2003, 05:38 PM
[QUOTE=wickedbsfan]
What? Says Who?

I know he doesn't smoke anymore for certain...but he does sweat more than any athlete I've been near: as in BOBBY BROWN sweatin'.

what? he smokes (smoked)? ray bourque?? nahhh. he used to smoke?

BG43
09-21-2003, 06:57 PM
I know that Alex Mogilny used to smoke when he was with the Sabres.. I'm not sure if he still does it now though

LOL@Postman.. no I thought it was actually about smokers.. hehe..

canadahockeygirl*
09-22-2003, 03:35 AM
Judging by the title, I thought this was going to be a thread that BG43 and CHG would be interested in.
Well, it did get me to look at it, but not for the reason you thought :)

Predatore
09-22-2003, 04:29 AM
Norwegian soccer player Erik Mykland (come on.. I know you all know who he is) :)

Also Swedish high jumper Patrik Sj÷berg...

Avery4Byng*
09-22-2003, 05:24 AM
old NHl goalie Daniel Berthuime (sp) used to smoke crack

HABitual
09-22-2003, 06:45 AM
Wayne Gretzky smokes cigars.

I was surprised when I first heard about pro athletes who smoke. It seems counter-productive to someone who has to be their best athletically.

ACC1224
09-22-2003, 07:32 AM
Todd Bertuzzi and I believe Mark Messier smoke cigars.

What else do you and Todd Bertuzzi believe?

#37-#93-#27*
09-22-2003, 08:28 AM
What else do you and Todd Bertuzzi believe?
the Mapleleafs suck.

john g
09-22-2003, 08:45 AM
Mario used to be a heavy smoker.......Lenny Dykstra used to smoke butts in the runway leading from the dugout into the locker room in between innings

Ensane
09-22-2003, 11:21 AM
From my region:

Weed - C Web (although still a nice guy to meet casually)

Butts - Vlade Divac - very well known that he goes through the stuff cartons at a time. You mustn't look further than the expressions on his face when he runs the floor.

Rod Beck - Although closing pitcher doesn't always require one to be in the best shape, I can always remember on fan days way back when at Candlestick park. During these meetings Beck would ALWAYS have a pack of Kool's either in his shirt pocket or rolled up in his sleeve.

The Jerk
09-22-2003, 12:02 PM
Theo Fleury, Chris Simon..I've heard, not sure, that Spezza does as well.

oilers_guy_eddie
09-22-2003, 12:10 PM
I have heard that the smoke inhalation from that is more of a cancer risk than regular cigs but that might just be propaganda.
I've heard the opposite (although that might just be propaganda too...) I've heard that the tar from tobacco has more dangerous chemicals in it. As well, who knows what kind of chemicals go into processing commercial tobacco? With weed, you're probably getting a much more "organic" product.

tbird
09-22-2003, 03:19 PM
Ray Bourque smoked a pack a day.

Whered you get that? i find it hard to belive. he was a health freak and a great example to all the young players, all the players for that matter. his entire career. its been written about. then to be a smoker- dosnt make any sense!

Vincent Vega
09-22-2003, 03:43 PM
Theo Fleury, Chris Simon..I've heard, not sure, that Spezza does as well.

I'd believe Fleury. Simon, no. The guy is a fitness nut. There is no way in hell Spezza smokes.

thrill_me_mogilny
09-22-2003, 04:02 PM
I know that Alex Mogilny used to smoke when he was with the Sabres.. I'm not sure if he still does it now though

LOL@Postman.. no I thought it was actually about smokers.. hehe..

My baby smokin' tobakkey? :rolleyes: I'd have kissed him anyway :p I haven't heard anyone mention that he puffs here, but he is a cigar afficianado.

Hard as it is to believe athletes do smoke - Mats Sundin does, and a lot of the guys from the 70's smoked a LOT.

Theoren Fan
09-22-2003, 04:07 PM
Todd Bertuzzi and I believe Mark Messier smoke cigars.

What else do you and Todd Bertuzzi believe?

:lol: I have to admit that got me laughing

Yayo
09-22-2003, 04:12 PM
I heard that David Aebischer smokes cigarettes...

Yayo
09-22-2003, 04:13 PM
Mats Sundin does

What does he smoke?? Campbell's Chunky soup??

The Jerk
09-22-2003, 06:58 PM
I'd believe Fleury. Simon, no. The guy is a fitness nut. There is no way in hell Spezza smokes.

Chris Simon 100% for sure does smoke...

Damien
09-23-2003, 11:48 PM
Kevin Stevens... awww n/m.