|Dr. Victor Dolan on NYPD Finest|
sidelines with NYPD Chief Ray Kelly
Our New York Police Department Football Team played at the historic Rosebowl field in Pasedena. NYPD played against one of the best teams in the National Professional Safety Football League (NPSFL)--the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) football team--the LA Heat.
For competitive athletes, indeed for any endeavour in life: preparation is key. Our team has practiced hard, studied film, learned the plays, exercised, ate wholesome food and had the best of DC / MD / PT / ATC care. The medical and support staff hit on all cylinders this game--and that helped our athletes hit on all cylinders!
|NYPD Finest vs LA Heat 2012 Rose Bowl Game|
I can tell you, this Staten Island Chiropractor was very impressed with this beautiful and historic stadium. Seating almost 100,000 people in an open bowl configuration, it has been used since 1922 for all types of athletic competitions. Some of the greatest names in sports have competed here, and some of the greatest football players for 90 years have played here.
|Dr. Victor Dolan at NYPD Finest|
2012 Rose Bowl Game
The big beautiful locker and training spaces made this a very efficient process. We were in before 1PM for our 4PM game time. The players lined up at different stations for their preparations for the game. With all of the space, tables and personnel, we completed many of our tasks prior to game time which is unusual as we are often rushed up to the last minute.
Preparation helped win the day in other ways as well. We were prepared for the Heat (temperature-wise, that is) with more than enough ice, water and Gatorade so that all the players had proper hydration. On the nutritional front, we provided fruit, such as apples and bananas, to prevent cramping and help prevent injury. In fact, we did not have one heat cramp during the entire game--and for anyone who participates in any sport--that's an accomplishment in the kind of extreme temperatures in which our boys were playing. Special thanks to the NYPD football staff for providing all the necessary supplies.
|NYPD Finest at 2012 Rose Bowl Game|
We traveled a long way from home, we were awed at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium, had some fun and brought home a win to back to NYC. I had a great time and will be sharing stories with my Staten Island Chiropractic patients!