Last Friday Night: ‘Cuse Crawl 2011

Posted: September 23, 2011 by jerkmag in CRISP -- health
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‘Cuse Crawl 2011 happened last Friday night. For those of you who don’t know what a bar crawl is, let me educate you a little bit.

A bar crawl (also known as a pub crawl, a bar tour, or bar-hopping), in the most simplistic terms, is an event where people visit multiple bars, all in walking distance of each other, and order a drink at each establishment.  I know what you’re thinking, “That’s my standard Saturday night!” Not exactly. Do you usually receive a free cup, and win a t-shirt at the end of the night when successfully wasted? I didn’t think so.

While getting sloppy-drunk on the streets of downtown Syracuse for free stuff certainly sounds like a good time, and while I hate to be the bearer of bad news (that’s a lie, I actually kind of love it), those famed bar crawls can be extremely dangerous to your health.

Binge drinking: ever heard of it? It’s basically drinking with the intent of getting plastered over a very short period of time.  Over the years, binge drinking has become more prevalent in the male population, but according to a recent study in the Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research journal, women are catching up to men very quickly in the binge drinking game.

What’s more, women whose bodies can’t physically handle as much alcohol as those of their male counterparts (it’s not a sexist thing, it’s a science thing), are known to suffer more extreme health risks associated with binge drinking.  Ladies, do you really want your bladder to rupture?

So, the next time you’re dying to get your hands on a coveted shirt, bragging that you survived a ‘Cuse Crawl, try to alternate between alcohol and water at the participating bars. Or, you know, you could always just make your own shirt.

-Amber Brenza

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  2. […] that,” and it’s like a free-pass. But, what I really mean is I would rather go to the bars and just chill with the other older 21+ […]

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