Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sports Drinks, Quiet Riot, and Football.

Dr. Robert Cade, creator of Gatorade, died Tuesday in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 80.

Gatorade developed in 1965 to help the Florida Gators football team replace carbohydrates and electrolytes lost through sweat while playing in the swamp-like heat of Gainesville, Fla. The first batch cost $43 in supplies, and "sort of tasted like toilet bowl cleaner," They then added sugar and lemon juice for flavor.

Now you have a choice. Pick a flavor — Rain, Frost, Lemon-Lime, Fierce, AM, Xtremo. Or stick to the basics. Gatorade accounts for $5 billion in sales.

Remember "

Cum on Feel the Noize " ?

Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow, who died at age 52 over the weekend in Las Vegas. The cause of death has not been determined.

Sean Taylor, 24, a first round pick in the 2004 draft, and a star defensive player with the Washington Redskins, died on Tuesday after being shot during what police said was a possible burglary at his home near Miami.

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