There are coffee drinkers, and then there are coffee drinkers. Jaromir Jagr is the latter.
In a piece from the Wall Street Journal, it was revealed that the 44-year-old legend gives up something every year for lent. One year it was Diet Coke, of which Jagr was notoriously a prolific drinker of.
This year, Jagr admitted that he gave up coffee, going from TEN CUPS A DAY to zero. From the WSJ:
When Jagr gave up Diet Coke last year—“I drank it every day, I would have five a day at least,” he said—he tried it again after Easter. He hated the taste so much that he had to mix the soda with water, and then he gave it up altogether. This year his has quit coffee.
“I was drinking 10 a day,” he said. “I felt awful the first few days, I felt like I had no energy at all. I was playing games I didn’t even know I played, the first few games. But then the body got used to it.”
Something tells us he’s having an easier time sleeping nowadays.
(h/t to Deadspin for bringing this to our attention)