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Why don't professional football players hold their own water bottles on the sidelines?

Why am I seeing college and pro football players standing on the sidelines while some support person walks around squirting drinks into their mouths. Are they such prima donnas that they can't get a drink for themselves?

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@yasmin's explanation makes sense. There's another side of this as well. Some years ago, there used to be a table full of water/Gatorade cups. Players would walk over, grab one, slam a drink, then crumple and through the cup to the ground; by the end of the game, the place looked like a bomb went off.

When the call was made to move to reusable water bottles, another couple of problems ensued. First, one player would use it and "mouth it" (vs squirting it in w/o it touching their lips). They'd then set it down and either a) another player would pick it up and mouth it, resulting in players getting sick or b) everyone would leave them around ala the gatorade paper cups above, in which case the same old problem happend.

So not only does having a trainer/water-person squirting it make sure playes get their water, it also makes sure theres no waste, no litter and no one gets sick.

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I don't believe that the players need water squirted into their mouths because they are prima donas at all. There are a couple of rumored explanations as to why this is done for them, and the most reasonable one in my opinion is that, due to the rush of the game at hand, unless someone gives them water, they would not think to drink some water themselves which would in turn lead to severe dehydration, so someone does this for them.

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