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#239869 - 06/05/07 04:25 PM San Pedro wii bowling tournament
tacogirl Offline
Get your bowling arm ready and come on out for the wii bowling tournament at Pedro's

Tuesday nights 7 pm

$5.00 bzd entry fee to join

4 to a team (if you do not have 4 come on out anyways and have some fun. There is always a need for extra players)

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#240008 - 06/07/07 12:54 PM Re: San Pedro wii bowling tournament [Re: tacogirl]
SimonB Offline
If it's not tennis elbow, it may be "Wiiitis"

When Dr. Julio Bonis awoke one Sunday morning with a sore shoulder, he could not figure out what he had done. It felt like a sports injury, but he had been a bit of a couch potato lately.

Then he remembered his new Wii.

Bonis, 29, had spent hours playing Nintendo Co.'s new video game in which players simulate real movements. Bonis had been playing simulated tennis.

It was not quite tennis elbow, he decided.

"The variant in this patient can be labeled more specifically as 'Wiiitis,'" Bonis, a family practice physician, wrote in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine.

"The treatment consisted of ibuprofen for one week, as well as complete abstinence from playing Wii video games. The patient recovered fully."

Wiiitis -- pronounced "wee-eye-tis" -- is the latest ailment to develop from the video game era, beginning with Space Invaders' wrist in 1981, which was caused by the repeated button mashing required by the popular arcade game.

Nintendo's Wii game can captivate for hours and "unlike in the real sport, physical strength and endurance are not limiting factors," Bonis of the Research Group in Biomedical Informatics in Barcelona, Spain, wrote.

"What convinced me to send the case report was that a friend of mine, after playing 'Wii Sports' suffered from a similar complaint," Bonis told Reuters in an e-mail. "I have not found other cases in my clinical practice, but it is probably an underdiagnosed condition."

It is not the first time Nintendo has received attention in the medical field.

In 1990, a Wisconsin doctor characterized the thumb soreness brought on by pushing the buttons on a controller as "Nintendinitis" after it affected a 35-year-old woman who played a Nintendo game without interruption for five hours.

With virtual golf, boxing, baseball and bowling already on the market, "future games could involve different and unexpected groups of muscles," Bonis said. "Physicians should be aware that there may be multiple, possibly puzzling presentations of Wiiitis."

Bonis said he still plays the games, "but I try to use it with moderation. Sometimes it's hard to do!"

#240011 - 06/07/07 01:49 PM Re: San Pedro wii bowling tournament [Re: SimonB]
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
What a testament to our generation! So fat & lazy a video game wears you out! I mean eating healthy and regular exercise is for squares.
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#240012 - 06/07/07 01:49 PM Re: San Pedro wii bowling tournament [Re: Sir Isaac Newton]
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
Dis da fu wii!
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#240017 - 06/07/07 02:25 PM Re: San Pedro wii bowling tournament [Re: Sir Isaac Newton]
tacogirl Offline
tai chi helps cut down on the bowling injuries hoping it will help improve my game too ha ha. No more damn curve balls.

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#240398 - 06/12/07 12:02 PM Re: San Pedro wii bowling tournament [Re: tacogirl]
tacogirl Offline
Just a reminder it is bowling night so come on out and have some fun.
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