Here’s a Groupon Ray Lewis would love

Deer Antler spray groupon

Times must be tough for the Deer Antler Velvet Spray business, because these folks are running a Groupon with the product marked 90 percent off the regular price. Well, that’s assuming anyone would actually pay $100 for some of this magical Bambi spray in the first place.

Yes, those great salesmen behind the Deer Antler Velvet Extract Spray product — which, by the way, is entirely phony — are offering two bottles of the spray for the low low low price of $9.99. At 90 percent off and for a savings of $90.01 I’m almost tempted to buy it. Not so much because I actually want to “grow a fluffier white tail,” as the product promises to do for users, but just because how can you pass up the opportunity to save $90.01? That’s almost too good to be true.

I sure hope someone contacted team trainers around the NFL to notify them about these fantastic deal. This would be a great opportunity for them to stock up on this promising placebo product players love to ingest.

And if you don’t understand the reference to Ray Lewis, read this.

Big thanks to the Crab Man for the tip

MLB Warns Players Against Using Deer Antler Spray as Performance-Enhancer

Raise your hand if you’ve ever ground up the antlers of a deer and ingested the velvet for its performance-enhancing effect. Good, looks like we’re not alone here. Apparently ingesting deer antler spray is the latest rage among baseball players. So much so that MLB actually has issued a warning against players, according to Tom Verducci at SI.com.

Verducci writes that “chemists have figured out that the velvet from immature deer antlers includes insulin-like growth factor, or IGF-1, which mediates the level of human growth hormone in the body, and is also banned by MLB and the World Anti-Doping Agency, among others, for its muscle-building and fat-cutting effects.”

The best part about antler spray, if you’re so inclined, is that it cannot be detected by urine tests. So if you thought that baseball players weren’t juicing just because MLB is now testing, you were wrong. Players are just coming up with more creative ways to get around the tests. Next thing you know they’ll be doing this to get an edge.