Dropping temperatures today turned a predicted rainy day into an unexpected snowstorm this afternoon, leaving many slipping and sliding all over the roads of New England. While it may have been just cold enough to snow, it appears as if Jose Goncalves and Stephen McCarthy were doing something much, much colder over the course of the weekend thus far - Cryotherapy.
— Stephen McCarthy (@BigMacca15) January 17, 2014
Enjoying my saturday afternoon with a - 85 c• in the Cryotherapy Chamberhttp://t.co/kki7iOCpwT
— Goncalves Jose (@Oneswitz) January 18, 2014
What is a Cryotherapy chamber? Via Wikipedia:
The chamber is cooled, typically with liquid nitrogen, usually to a temperature of −120 °C (−184 °F)—although temperatures of −140 °C (−220 °F) or even −160 °C (−256 °F) have been used. The patient is protected from acute frostbite with socks, gloves and mouth and ear protection, but in addition to that, wears nothing but a bathing suit. The patient spends a few minutes in the chamber. During treatment the average skin temperature drops to 12 °C (54 °F), while the coldest skin temperature can be 5 °C (41 °F). The core body temperature remains unchanged during the treatment, however it may drop slightly afterwards. Therapy triggers the release of endorphins which induce analgesia (immediate pain relief).
Suddenly this snow doesn't seem all that bad.
Today was a monumental day here in the Revoluton offices, as Cathal Conlon accepted the 2013 Far Post Podcast Predictions trophy, in a short ceremony outside of Jeff Lemieux's desk. Cathal then proceeded to take the trophy on a tour around the office in celebration.
(Left to Right) 1. The trophy in all its glory. 2. Cathal accepts the trophy from JWro. 3. A visit to the Revolution trophy case. 4. Rubbing it in Tim Crawford's face. 5. Ummm... 6. Afternoon coffee. 7. Nguyenning. 8. Passersby were frightened. 9. Impeding Jeff Lemieux's productivity for the afternoon.
If you were at Gillette Stadium this past Saturday night to see the Revolution down the Crew in dramatic fashion, you probably saw this video on the boards as well. The Revolution thanks everyone for a great 2013 regular season - and hopefully some more games are added to the schedule when all is said and done on Sunday afternoon!
And if this isn't enough for you, check out some animated GIFs from the video on our Google+ page
Players stopped by Children's Hospital in Boston on Sept. 18 to visit kids, play games and try their hand in arts and crafts.
Members of the Revolution and Patriots helped build a playground at Prospect Hill Terrace in Waltham, Mass. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Over 200 volunteers worked with KaBOOM! and UnitedHealthcare to make the playground build possible. All in all It was a great afternoon for an even greater cause! Check out some photos below, and we'll have a video recap of the day's events on Wednesday.
Kelyn Rowe contiuned his hot streak on Saturday night, scoring another sensational goal from distance against the Chicago Fire. Also, as you may know, Kelyn took over the team's Instagram account from Friday through Sunday, giving us a behind-the-scenes look of the Revs' trip to Chicago. Check out his photos below, and be sure to follow us on Instagram!
Brazil held a full team training session this afternoon at Gillette Stadium ahead of their huge friendly with rival Portugal on Tuesday night. Check out some photos from today's training session.