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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 10 2010 11:00 p.m. MDT

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Midwest Mom

Downing a fast-food packet of mustard can do the same thing. Still gross, but much more portable, and you can wash the mustard down with water.


When you're in a pickle....

Reasonable Person

So if it's merely the acetic acid that has the effect, just use vinegar.

But "pickle juice" is so much BYcuter.


Was this the context of Elder Bednar's talk about pickles and cucumbers in GenCon 4/2007?


Pickle juice is not a novel concept for dealing with cramps. I have seen it used in many places and in many sports. I will have to try the "swishing it around your mouth" thing because drinking it sometimes hurts your stomach.


@ Manaen.

No they have been using pickle juice for over 10 years and Elder Bednar's talk used an anaolgy about the conversion from a cucumber to a pickle.


I wish the whole topic of pickle juice, as it pertains to sports--would just go away. It's tired and sort of lazy journalism.


Someone needs to patent a name and market this stuff.


pass the pickles!

Utes 31 Tide 17

Looks like BYU is more a research institution than we all thought.

Flaming Liberal


Max for President

What do you call a group of girls that call living in their parents basement "a commuter school," who loose 3 out of 4 games to a team they STILL think they are better than?

Give it up! Yewtah you are pathetic.

Master Ute

Wow Max, that's pretty clever. Maybe you should go to a commuter school too so that you can learn the difference between loose and lose?

I've got one question for you as well.
How many of the last eight has TDS won?



The article was on pickle juice, if that's not edifying I don't what is.

btw...Lavell is no longer the coach :)

Howard S.

Pickle juice must be cheaper than gator aid.

Mid-majors have to save money anyway they can.


Howard S

Must be fun playing sports from your couch...


Make a point....


Much more palatable and surprisingly effective: 1 gram of natural sea salt (local brand is Real Salt, you can get sample packets that are super easy to carry around) on your tongue, then chase it with a swig of water. Cramps go away super fast, and taking it pre-emptively I haven't cramped in 3 years. As a cyclist I used to cramp all the time--real salt has been a life saver!


Chris B | 7:08 p.m. Aug. 10, 2010
tds players complaining of cramps? And I thought men played football

Which explains why you've never played.


Otis Spurlock | 8:06 p.m. Aug. 10, 2010
Sorry, I know I said I would give BYU a break for a while, but:

What is sour and green with envy?


It's not pickle juice. It's BYU Fans.


From the person who spends half his get-a-life trolling BYU articles...


Cosmo's Cousin | 9:08 p.m. Aug. 10, 2010
Pickle juice just might be the Blue's secret weapon that will push us over the edge to beat them Utes!

just like last year.

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