Study: Men Would Rather Suffer with Injury Than Miss Sports on TV

OFF WING OPINION reports on a study showing that injured men are willing to postpone treatment at an ER to watch sports on TV.

“We studied 7-thousand male emergency room visits, and discovered that during the games, ER admissions drop 30 percent. After the game they go up 40 percent,” said Dr. David Jerrard, Chief of Emergency Services at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

Considering the way Baltimore sports fared before the arrival of Steve McNair, a 40% post-game increase sounds like a pretty low number.