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2012-06-25 01:21:22 PM
If neither one takes that unlikely option, they'll be asked if they want to run a tie-breaking race or flip a coin.

This has to be one of those King Solomon moments. Do you want a tie breaking race where you earn the spot or a 50/50 chance where luck determines it? 50/50 chance? Yeah, we just decided the other chick is going.
 
2012-06-25 01:23:12 PM
Chest determines who crosses the line first, not noses as in horse racing. #2 had bad technique. If she had thrown her chest forward and not her head, she may have won.
 
2012-06-25 01:32:18 PM

lennavan: If neither one takes that unlikely option, they'll be asked if they want to run a tie-breaking race or flip a coin.

This has to be one of those King Solomon moments. Do you want a tie breaking race where you earn the spot or a 50/50 chance where luck determines it? 50/50 chance? Yeah, we just decided the other chick is going.


This. Anyone who chooses to not earn their spot should go home. If they both choose the flip, give it to whoever came in 5th.
 
2012-06-25 01:32:49 PM
Both of them should race against each other one more time. The winner goes. No coin flip (or other type of random selection) should decide their fate.
 
2012-06-25 01:34:33 PM

lennavan: This has to be one of those King Solomon moments. Do you want a tie breaking race where you earn the spot or a 50/50 chance where luck determines it? 50/50 chance? Yeah, we just decided the other chick is going.


Well, it says if they disagree, they race for it. Which is the right thing to do and I hope that a raceoff is how it ends. Same as in any other sport: settle it on the field.
 
2012-06-25 01:37:08 PM
I'd give it to whoever won the naked tickle fight.
 
2012-06-25 01:39:29 PM

Uzzah: I'd give it to whoever won the naked tickle fight.


Allyson Felix can be cute at times, I hope she goes.
 
2012-06-25 01:39:58 PM
Race again.....duh.
 
2012-06-25 01:40:35 PM
What happens if one wants the coin flip and one wants the race
 
2012-06-25 01:41:08 PM
I can see why they give a non-race option though, as there is a non-zero chance that if they did race again, they could get injured and not be able to go even if they won. I agree they should run, but having both options available is important.
 
2012-06-25 01:41:38 PM

save russian jews: What happens if one wants the coin flip and one wants the race


Race
 
2012-06-25 01:46:12 PM
Why not have them guess how many jellybeans in a glass jar?

...scavenger hunt?

...donut-eating contest?

...the Finger Dance?
 
2012-06-25 01:47:30 PM

Gosling: lennavan: This has to be one of those King Solomon moments. Do you want a tie breaking race where you earn the spot or a 50/50 chance where luck determines it? 50/50 chance? Yeah, we just decided the other chick is going.

Well, it says if they disagree, they race for it. Which is the right thing to do and I hope that a raceoff is how it ends. Same as in any other sport: settle it on the field.


The NFL actually does have a coin flip as a tiebreaker, but it's something like the 15th tiebreaker. The odds of it ever getting to that point are beyond astronomical.
 
2012-06-25 01:50:48 PM

Gosling: lennavan: This has to be one of those King Solomon moments. Do you want a tie breaking race where you earn the spot or a 50/50 chance where luck determines it? 50/50 chance? Yeah, we just decided the other chick is going.

Well, it says if they disagree, they race for it. Which is the right thing to do and I hope that a raceoff is how it ends. Same as in any other sport: settle it on the field.


I know. That was the point I was making. If they disagree and one wants to race and the other wants to flip, forget the race, just give it to the person who wanted to race. You know, kinda like King Solomon did with the kid being cut in half?
 
2012-06-25 01:55:46 PM
If they determine this by coin flip, I want a full production. Hour long special with uncomfortable interviews from Jim Grey. Also do a couple of segments on the origin of the coin they will be flipping, and proper coin flipping strategy.
 
2012-06-25 01:57:17 PM
Another race would add risk of injury, so they'll probably not choose that. Why can't the USOC look back at times in previously run, sanctioned races?
 
2012-06-25 02:04:48 PM
So I see there's a dumber way of determining participants in a championship than the BCS.

/no coin flip - this one should go to penalty shots
 
2012-06-25 02:07:38 PM

Gosling: lennavan: This has to be one of those King Solomon moments. Do you want a tie breaking race where you earn the spot or a 50/50 chance where luck determines it? 50/50 chance? Yeah, we just decided the other chick is going.

Well, it says if they disagree, they race for it. Which is the right thing to do and I hope that a raceoff is how it ends. Same as in any other sport: settle it on the field.


I think that, obviously, the best solution would be to ask six different people to construct computer models (hiding from public view, of course, the algorithm that goes into the models), polling a bunch of people who at one point in time might have had something to do with racing, and then polling the coaches of the various other nation's teams. That's clearly the best way to decide.
 
2012-06-25 02:07:55 PM

Kuta: Chest determines who crosses the line first, not noses as in horse racing. #2 had bad technique. If she had thrown her chest forward and not her head, she may have won.


So you're saying, if all things were equal but one of them had a slightly bigger rack, we'd have our winner?

imokwiththis.jpg
 
2012-06-25 02:09:32 PM

hugram: Both of them should race against each other one more time. The winner goes. No coin flip (or other type of random selection) should decide their fate.


torr5962: Race again.....duh.


A run-off seems to be in order. After all, it is an election year.
 
2012-06-25 02:09:36 PM

Super Chronic: Kuta: Chest determines who crosses the line first, not noses as in horse racing. #2 had bad technique. If she had thrown her chest forward and not her head, she may have won.

So you're saying, if all things were equal but one of them had a slightly bigger rack, we'd have our winner?

imokwiththis.jpg


Nipple erection could also help... should have broken out the ice cubes before they started.
 
2012-06-25 02:17:25 PM

4NTLRZ: hugram: Both of them should race against each other one more time. The winner goes. No coin flip (or other type of random selection) should decide their fate.

torr5962: Race again.....duh.

A run-off seems to be in order. After all, it is an election year.


Except this is the USOC - no run-offs. The fifth place runner may have more electoral votes.
 
2012-06-25 02:18:40 PM

Broktun: save russian jews: What happens if one wants the coin flip and one wants the race

Race


So, even if both runners prefer the coin flip, for reasons of convenience, injury risk or whatever, there's a prisoner's dilemma here. If you choose the coin flip and your opponent chooses the runoff, it makes you look bad, particularly if the opponent then defeats you in the runoff.

In any event, I can't imagine either of them actually choosing a coin flip. Competition runs through these people's veins at all times. And yeah, I realize it's not as simple as getting back out on the track and going for another 10 seconds; they have to coordinate schedules, get back into the training cycle, carbo load or whatever it is sprinters do (I sure as hell wouldn't know), all that stuff. Not easy, at all. But this is what they live to do. When they tell their grandchildren about the time they were either in the Olympics or first alternate to the Olympics, and they're asked the question "how did you get in" or "how did you just miss out," they're going to want to give an answer that sounds good.
 
2012-06-25 02:20:38 PM

AliceBToklasLives: So I see there's a dumber way of determining participants in a championship than the BCS.

/no coin flip - this one should go to penalty shots


Wish someone told the Big 12 that in 2008.

/that was some Grade-A horseshiat
 
2012-06-25 02:20:51 PM
They're already running other races?

If one qualifies in another event, then pick the person who didn't qualify in another event. It's not like they're going to win anyway.
 
2012-06-25 02:35:51 PM

AliceBToklasLives: So I see there's a dumber way of determining participants in a championship than the BCS.

/no coin flip - this one should go to penalty shots


hahaha
 
2012-06-25 02:37:12 PM

Broktun: save russian jews: What happens if one wants the coin flip and one wants the race

Race


Just like a lib, always playing the race card
 
2012-06-25 02:44:15 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Broktun: save russian jews: What happens if one wants the coin flip and one wants the race

Race

Just like a lib, always playing the race card


A Lib??

Not really, more of a middle of the road type guy.
 
2012-06-25 02:51:01 PM
The lane closest to camera won.
 
2012-06-25 02:57:48 PM
Looking at the picture and the spot of the knees and feet I am thinking #1 won the race.
Just my thoughts,

Anyways doesnt matter what I think...
I say race off...

//yet again doesnt matter what I think....
 
2012-06-25 02:57:51 PM
Clearly what's needed is here is a combination of computer rankings and rankings from track coaches to determine who the true number one racer is.
 
2012-06-25 03:02:09 PM

rcf1105: Clearly what's needed is here is a combination of computer rankings and rankings from track coaches to determine who the true number one racer is.


We already got the No. 1 and No. 2 racers. Let's just send these two to some World Championships or something else but not the Olympics.
 
2012-06-25 03:12:37 PM

IAmRight: We already got the No. 1 and No. 2 racers. Let's just send these two to some World Championships or something else but not the Olympics.


If only there were some sort of relay that needed four people to run 100m each.
 
2012-06-25 03:19:06 PM

Broktun: save russian jews: What happens if one wants the coin flip and one wants the race

Race


I can see someone didn't read the article or previous comments. 2 chances to NOT fail & they did wonderful.
 
2012-06-25 03:24:24 PM

you have pee hands: If only there were some sort of relay that needed four people to run 100m each.


I don't see where this fits in with our comparison to the BCS.
 
2012-06-25 03:31:12 PM
If it comes down to a coin toss, they should partner with Daniel Tosh and get Phil Luckett to do a web redemption:

assets.sbnation.com
 
2012-06-25 03:48:05 PM
A run off sounds cool and all, but is really not a valid tie-breaker. If they use this in the future for other races, it just is horrible for anything over 200m.

I'd probably go with whoever ran the faster time in prelims, but I hope one of them qualifies in the 200 and bows out.
 
2012-06-25 03:49:31 PM

save russian jews: What happens if one wants the coin flip and one wants the race


The U.S. Olympic Committee forces them both to RTFA.
 
2012-06-25 04:05:00 PM
www.iamdann.com

No fair! You changed the outcome by measuring it!
 
2012-06-25 04:21:10 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-06-25 04:29:21 PM
My solution: Put one at the finish line and one at the starting line. Place a loaded pistol halfway. On your marks ...
 
2012-06-25 05:19:03 PM
Rock Paper Scissors.

/I'd throw water, because if ever there was a time to use your fire, this would be it
 
2012-06-25 05:22:12 PM
C'mon this is the U.S. of A. Olympic team we're talking about. Fox needs to produce a reality show about this and give each athlete the chance to sing a song that best exemplifies why they should be on the team. Then each viewer can vote up to 25 times to decide the winner.
 
2012-06-25 05:51:11 PM
Since boobs are unneeded weight, give the spot to the one willing to get double mastectomy. And if both agree, appendix. And if both agree, kidney. Etc.
 
2012-06-25 06:58:54 PM

SevenizGud: Since boobs are unneeded weight, give the spot to the one willing to get double mastectomy. And if both agree, appendix. And if both agree, kidney. Etc.


How dare you say such a thing on Fark, boobies are sacred here.
Lose the kidney, they're worth more.
 
2012-06-25 07:11:10 PM

SevenizGud: Since boobs are unneeded weight, give the spot to the one willing to get double mastectomy. And if both agree, appendix. And if both agree, kidney. Etc.


I disagree: if they could have somehow replaced one or the other's breasts with a larger (and lighter, so as not to slow her down) substitute, assuming it would still have come down to the wire, the better-endowed of the two would have won.
 
2012-06-25 07:40:03 PM

save russian jews: What happens if one wants the coin flip and one wants the race


Rock, paper, scissors
 
2012-06-25 07:59:42 PM

bacongood: If they use this in the future for other races, it just is horrible for anything over 200m.


Why?

They're not going to run the race the day after the tied event. Unless it's a race for the marathon (which would be a complete shock to end in a tie that's so close that there's no photographic evidence) in the Olympics, I don't see why it would be a problem. Again, it's better than a freaking coin flip.
 
2012-06-25 08:15:18 PM
Runner #2 would have probably done a lot better without that deformed and elongated left foot.
 
2012-06-25 08:21:33 PM

SevenizGud: Since boobs are unneeded weight, give the spot to the one willing to get double mastectomy. And if both agree, appendix. And if both agree, kidney. Etc.


Double appendix?

/appendices?
 
2012-06-25 08:35:49 PM
So this is how a tie is like kissing a sistah?
 
2012-06-25 08:57:41 PM
let the two ladies race for it , winner takes all.
 
2012-06-25 09:29:34 PM
give it to felix. shes cuter.

wouldnt mind a jungle unga bunga threeway though
 
2012-06-25 09:37:30 PM
BTW they're both on the team already, it's just an issue of which one will get to run the 100 meter dash and the 4 x 100 meter relay and which one will only get to do the relay.
 
2012-06-25 11:34:05 PM

WhyteRaven74: BTW they're both on the team already, it's just an issue of which one will get to run the 100 meter dash and the 4 x 100 meter relay and which one will only get to do the relay.


came here to say that!
/ voted, no recall!
 
2012-06-25 11:59:51 PM
Someone call David Bowie: it's a walk off.

/old Members Only warehouse
//30 minutes
///second sprinter duplicates then elaborates
 
2012-06-26 12:39:54 AM
Let whichever one weighs most go, since it's harder to carry more weight.
 
2012-06-26 01:44:29 AM
Foxy boxing. That is all.
 
2012-06-26 02:59:58 AM
seriously if one or both of them don't decide to race that's stupid... can't seeing any two athletes to let it go to chance...
 
2012-06-26 10:02:10 AM

WhyteRaven74: BTW they're both on the team already, it's just an issue of which one will get to run the 100 meter dash and the 4 x 100 meter relay and which one will only get to do the relay.


I am pretty sure they are just in the relay pool, neither one is guranteed a spot in the actual race.

At least that is how the US does it for the Worlds, I am assuming Olympics are the same.
 
2012-06-26 01:08:26 PM

FreakinB: The NFL actually does have a coin flip as a tiebreaker, but it's something like the 15th tiebreaker. The odds of it ever getting to that point are beyond astronomical.


When does the NFL do this? I just looked at the tie procedure in the rule book and saw nothing like this.

AKA: citation?
 
2012-06-26 01:18:46 PM

skrame: FreakinB: The NFL actually does have a coin flip as a tiebreaker, but it's something like the 15th tiebreaker. The odds of it ever getting to that point are beyond astronomical.

When does the NFL do this? I just looked at the tie procedure in the rule book and saw nothing like this.

AKA: citation?


http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures
 
2012-06-26 03:08:58 PM

bacongood: skrame: FreakinB: The NFL actually does have a coin flip as a tiebreaker, but it's something like the 15th tiebreaker. The odds of it ever getting to that point are beyond astronomical.

When does the NFL do this? I just looked at the tie procedure in the rule book and saw nothing like this.

AKA: citation?

http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures


My fault. I thought you were referring to a tie game, not a division tie. I'm not sure why I thought that, since yours is far more applicable to this discussion.
 
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