The fact that Monster Energy drinks are even sold over the counter to minors is a miracle, considering how nutritionally bankrupt they are. If I were to guess, I’d say that the main ingredients are high-fructose corn syrup, cocaine, Pixie Stix powder and whatever gelatin they use to make edible underwear.
So naturally, LSU football coach Ed Orgeron drinks them by the keg.
Ed Orgeron says when he's drinking, he'll have 8-10 energy drinks a day: "If we do something LSU we're going to do it full speed." pic.twitter.com/ecea92OAyR
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) May 10, 2017
Yes, you heard that right. The man said that he’s known to drink 8-10 Monster Energy drinks a day. Eight ounces of Monster contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee (86 mg), and most cans of the drink contain at least two servings (16 0z.) That means that Orgeron is sometimes consuming up to 1,720 mg of caffeine in a single day.
After LeBatard explains to Ed that he’s worried his “face is going to explode” the football coach responds that “if we’re gonna do something here at LSU we’re gonna do at full speed, my man.”
If that’s the case, Orgeron would probably just be better off doing actual speed.
After a short investigation, I’ve found that it’s unlikely that even more than a gram of coffee at a time would send anyone his size into a caffeine overdose. According to a 2014 piece in Vice, multiple studies have said it would take anywhere from 5-10 grams of caffeine in a short amount of time to kill a person. However the adverse effects of the caffeine are not even the biggest problem here.
Take a look at the nutritional facts on a 16 oz. can of Monster:
One can (two servings) of Monster Energy has 370 mg of sodium and 54 grams of sugar. The daily recommended value of sodium is 2,400 mg a day, so even eight cans would easily exceed that. And the sugars are a straight up nightmare. The daily recommended value of sugar intake for men is 36 grams, which means that eight cans is 12-times more sugar than the average man should consume in a day.
Jesus. And you just know that he eats donuts on the regular too. LeBatard is right, he is definitely going to explode.