Today marks the first day of practice in training camp. We all know what that means on the field, but here's a glimpse what takes place behind the scenes. Most numbers below represent amounts for the entirety of training camp. *
- 2,800 gallons of Gatorade sports drinks, energy drinks and nutrition shakes
- 100 gallons of water (daily)
You knew football players drink a lot of Gatorade, but you still did a retake. You're stunned, I'm stunned, we're all stunned.
To just put the amount of water consumed into perspective, 100 gallons equate to roughly 757 standard Aquafina bottles. Every. Single. Day.
- 900 cases of tape (32,400 rolls)
- 180 helmets
- 200 shoulder pads
- 300 new footballs (8 per day)
- 400 practice jerseys
- 300 football pants
- 1,000 pairs of shoes (turf, grass, running)
- 600 pairs of socks
- 1,000 towels (800 used in the course of a day)
- 800 t-shirts
- 1,000 shorts (400 used daily)
- Laundry done twice a day
32,400 rolls of tape stretches to over 100 miles in length. That means there's enough tape to roll from 1 Jets Drive to MetLife Stadium about 3.5 times. More importantly, laundry twice a day?! Dreams do come true. Keep grinding.
FoodOK, so you might be thinking football players aren't allowed to eat junk food and they adhere to a strict kale-only diet. Well, think again.
- 500 pounds of fresh vegetables
- 200 pounds of salad
- 1,500 pounds of fresh fruit
- 600 pounds of beef
- 1,000 pounds of poultry
- 200 pounds of fresh fish
- 750 pounds of eggs
- 75 pounds of bacon
- 700 pounds of pasta
- 65 gallons of ice cream
- 120 pounds of cookies
A football player consumes between 7,000-10,000 calories a day but also burns that on the field. It must be nice being able to eat cookies and ice cream at will without any gut inflation.