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2012-08-09 11:23:22 PM

Selector: tudorgurl: Selector: tudorgurl: Selector: Bolt's 200m time just now comes out to a little over 23 miles an hour. Jesus.

The Kenyan who won gold earlier was running a 3 minute 40 sec mile based on his time. Holy hell!

No, he wasn't. You can't extrapolate like that in track events...doesn't work that way. Still pretty amazing though.

SURE HE DID! MATH TOLD ME SO!

The reason being that that 1:40 he ran was him winding it out. Going for broke. Using all his gas. If he had to run another 800m, it probably would have taken him three minutes or more.


Ok then.
 
2012-08-09 11:23:23 PM
Every time they say "Ashton Eaton", I hear "Adam Eaton", and then start cursing under my breath.
 
2012-08-09 11:23:29 PM
I suddenly have an urge to be eatin' at Hardee's...
 
2012-08-09 11:23:54 PM
This dude knows his history - Jim Thorpe did in fact win the decathlon gold at the 1912 Olympics.
 
2012-08-09 11:24:11 PM
A Jim Thorpe reference out of Eaton....very nice!
 
2012-08-09 11:24:15 PM

Kenny B: Sure he won the Decathalon, but can he play volleyball?


Or play water polo?

/GO USA!
 
2012-08-09 11:24:35 PM

SuperNinjaToad: Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: Selector: It's interesting to me that more unusually tall people like bolt don't compete in (running) track events. It would seem that they'd be really good at it, considering stride length and all, especially for sprinters.

In this country, a guy that big and fast would have a football in his hands by the time he hit middle school. Not as much glory in track as in other countries.

not really, stop fooling yourself... a lot of people with long legs while have longer strides are slower in rotation BUT Bolt is one of those very rare human being that has both the stride and quick physiology of a sprinter which is why he is what he is. This is why long distance folks are usually tall lanky types with long legs but sprinters are shorter muscular type. Shorter legs also builds up power and speed much faster.. like 1st gear compared to say 5th gear in automobile speak. Bolt being the genetic freak has both!

it's just kinematics.


I'm not seeing how what you posted contradicts what I posted :/
 
2012-08-09 11:25:09 PM
BMX? Since when is that an Olympic sport?
 
2012-08-09 11:25:13 PM
And way to kick some ass, Clarissa Shields! YOU GO, GIRL! WELL DONE!

If you don't know who she is, do yourself a favor and check this amazing young lady out. She is an inspiration.
 
2012-08-09 11:25:54 PM

DamnYankees: BMX? Since when is that an Olympic sport?


I asked that earlier. Last Olympics, I think they said. Tres lame, really.
 
2012-08-09 11:26:14 PM
I don't know if I get the decathlon. Like, the guys who do it are obviously talented, but it feels like instead of watching people who are ridiculously good at one event (or two, or ten, in Michael Phelps' case), we we're watching people who are sorta good in ten events. It's not like they're gonna be breaking world records in anything.
 
2012-08-09 11:27:55 PM

PaulieattheTap: BTW what happened to the S. African team and their protest in the relay earlier today? Do they get a chance to run after the Kenyan took out the runner?


The officials agreed they were interfered with and South Africa was given a place in the finals.
 
2012-08-09 11:28:28 PM
This BMX track is insane.
 
2012-08-09 11:28:28 PM

Selector: I don't know if I get the decathlon. Like, the guys who do it are obviously talented, but it feels like instead of watching people who are ridiculously good at one event (or two, or ten, in Michael Phelps' case), we we're watching people who are sorta good in ten events. It's not like they're gonna be breaking world records in anything.


I don't disagree, but in some ways, being a decathlete is more impressive. Better to be great at 10 things than amazing in 1. Gotta respect the effort.
 
2012-08-09 11:28:31 PM

DamnYankees: BMX? Since when is that an Olympic sport?


2008
 
2012-08-09 11:28:43 PM
BMX. An Olympic tradition since last week.
 
2012-08-09 11:29:53 PM

Selector: I don't know if I get the decathlon. Like, the guys who do it are obviously talented, but it feels like instead of watching people who are ridiculously good at one event (or two, or ten, in Michael Phelps' case), we we're watching people who are sorta good in ten events. It's not like they're gonna be breaking world records in anything.


Its about proving who the best all around athletes is.
 
2012-08-09 11:30:30 PM
This is like that skiing event where they all race together, tons of guys in the middle taking each other out.
 
2012-08-09 11:31:24 PM

DamnYankees: Selector: I don't know if I get the decathlon. Like, the guys who do it are obviously talented, but it feels like instead of watching people who are ridiculously good at one event (or two, or ten, in Michael Phelps' case), we we're watching people who are sorta good in ten events. It's not like they're gonna be breaking world records in anything.

I don't disagree, but in some ways, being a decathlete is more impressive. Better to be great at 10 things than amazing in 1. Gotta respect the effort.


Plus they're not running their event, then getting a day off before the next round. They're out there for twelve hours a day for two days trying not to fall over dead.
 
2012-08-09 11:31:29 PM
Haha. Best race ever. All but 1 crash.
 
2012-08-09 11:31:30 PM

WhyteRaven74: tudorgurl: a 3 minute 40 sec mile based on his time

for a frame of reference, the world record in the mile is 3:43.13. And was set 13 years ago. I dare say it's definitely in danger of being broken at this point given what happened in the 800.

TheManofPA: I didn't see them air yet, but I've seen all related spoilers to it anyhow. I'm surprised with all the stories involved in the heats that it hasn't aired yet.

NBC mentioned it earlier.


Blade Runner AND a compelling USA story AND it's a major track race and they only mention it and not show it? We couldn't have skipped say 3 semifinal divers to see the two heats?
 
2012-08-09 11:32:14 PM
That crash BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
 
2012-08-09 11:33:35 PM
This sport is dumb.
 
2012-08-09 11:33:36 PM

TheManofPA: WhyteRaven74: tudorgurl: a 3 minute 40 sec mile based on his time

for a frame of reference, the world record in the mile is 3:43.13. And was set 13 years ago. I dare say it's definitely in danger of being broken at this point given what happened in the 800.

TheManofPA: I didn't see them air yet, but I've seen all related spoilers to it anyhow. I'm surprised with all the stories involved in the heats that it hasn't aired yet.

NBC mentioned it earlier.

Blade Runner AND a compelling USA story AND it's a major track race and they only mention it and not show it? We couldn't have skipped say 3 semifinal divers to see the two heats?


Or even the stupid BMX they're showing right now??

BLADE RUNNER!!!! BRING HIM TO ME!!!!
 
2012-08-09 11:34:22 PM

DamnYankees: This sport is dumb.


Agreed. Perfect for the X Games, not really an Olympic sport.
 
2012-08-09 11:35:26 PM

Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: SuperNinjaToad: Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: Selector: It's interesting to me that more unusually tall people like bolt don't compete in (running) track events. It would seem that they'd be really good at it, considering stride length and all, especially for sprinters.

In this country, a guy that big and fast would have a football in his hands by the time he hit middle school. Not as much glory in track as in other countries.

not really, stop fooling yourself... a lot of people with long legs while have longer strides are slower in rotation BUT Bolt is one of those very rare human being that has both the stride and quick physiology of a sprinter which is why he is what he is. This is why long distance folks are usually tall lanky types with long legs but sprinters are shorter muscular type. Shorter legs also builds up power and speed much faster.. like 1st gear compared to say 5th gear in automobile speak. Bolt being the genetic freak has both!

it's just kinematics.

I'm not seeing how what you posted contradicts what I posted :/


He was saying taller people with longer legs tend to not move their legs as quickly or powerfully as the more compact sprinters. A point I also tried to make but didn't fully spell out. I'm tall and have a stride length similar to bolts, but am nowhere near as fast, stride length isn't as big an impact as the announcers were making it (guy who finished second in the 100 had more strides than the 3rd place finisher,for example). Bolts advantage is that he has the sprinter quick movement paired with the long legs and lanky frame that goes with it.
 
2012-08-09 11:35:38 PM

DamnYankees: This sport is dumb.


Agreed. Along with synchronized swimming and whatever that horse dancing crap is.
 
2012-08-09 11:37:24 PM
I love the BMX track, the women's run is awesome too, actually has a few elements I'd love to see the guys deal with.
 
2012-08-09 11:38:22 PM

Selector: DamnYankees: This sport is dumb.

Agreed. Along with synchronized swimming and whatever that horse dancing crap is.


Actually, that one is pretty cool.
 
2012-08-09 11:38:27 PM
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2012-08-09 11:38:40 PM
There's an interview with Buddy Guy on NPR right now, much more interesting than BMX.
 
2012-08-09 11:39:01 PM

msupf: Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: SuperNinjaToad: Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: Selector: It's interesting to me that more unusually tall people like bolt don't compete in (running) track events. It would seem that they'd be really good at it, considering stride length and all, especially for sprinters.

In this country, a guy that big and fast would have a football in his hands by the time he hit middle school. Not as much glory in track as in other countries.

not really, stop fooling yourself... a lot of people with long legs while have longer strides are slower in rotation BUT Bolt is one of those very rare human being that has both the stride and quick physiology of a sprinter which is why he is what he is. This is why long distance folks are usually tall lanky types with long legs but sprinters are shorter muscular type. Shorter legs also builds up power and speed much faster.. like 1st gear compared to say 5th gear in automobile speak. Bolt being the genetic freak has both!

it's just kinematics.

I'm not seeing how what you posted contradicts what I posted :/

He was saying taller people with longer legs tend to not move their legs as quickly or powerfully as the more compact sprinters. A point I also tried to make but didn't fully spell out. I'm tall and have a stride length similar to bolts, but am nowhere near as fast, stride length isn't as big an impact as the announcers were making it (guy who finished second in the 100 had more strides than the 3rd place finisher,for example). Bolts advantage is that he has the sprinter quick movement paired with the long legs and lanky frame that goes with it.


All that may be true, but it's more or less orthogonal to the point I was making, which is that a guy with those sorts of skills would have been steered into football or basketball in this country, rather than track. 6'5" with world-class speed? That's a wide receiver, not a sprinter.
 
2012-08-09 11:39:02 PM

tudorgurl: TheManofPA: WhyteRaven74: tudorgurl: a 3 minute 40 sec mile based on his time

for a frame of reference, the world record in the mile is 3:43.13. And was set 13 years ago. I dare say it's definitely in danger of being broken at this point given what happened in the 800.

TheManofPA: I didn't see them air yet, but I've seen all related spoilers to it anyhow. I'm surprised with all the stories involved in the heats that it hasn't aired yet.

NBC mentioned it earlier.

Blade Runner AND a compelling USA story AND it's a major track race and they only mention it and not show it? We couldn't have skipped say 3 semifinal divers to see the two heats?

Or even the stupid BMX they're showing right now??

BLADE RUNNER!!!! BRING HIM TO ME!!!!


I'm disappointed that no one can ask if the guy tripped over a turtle on its back like in the earlier threads
 
2012-08-09 11:39:24 PM
BMX is great, very watchable.

Diving is boring, so I'm typing this post instead of watching it.
 
2012-08-09 11:39:29 PM

SuperNinjaToad: but sprinters are shorter muscular type.


Check out the 60m dash, a lot of 100m runners never run it because they can't accelerate fast enough to be any good. And the top 60m runners tend to be short and at least a bit stocky.
 
2012-08-09 11:39:45 PM
So, we have sports officially to be dropped from the summer program by rio:
Bmx
Synchro swimming
Dressage
Any other equestrian sports

And to be added:
Hot female athletes wrestling in viscous fluid (fluid tbd later)
Pole dancing

Any others for either list?
 
2012-08-09 11:39:45 PM

tudorgurl: Selector: DamnYankees: This sport is dumb.

Agreed. Along with synchronized swimming and whatever that horse dancing crap is.

Actually, that one is pretty cool.


Perhaps. But it's not a sport, any more than grocery stocking or speed drumming is.
 
2012-08-09 11:40:48 PM

Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: That's a wide receiver, not a sprinter.


Plenty of American sprinters have been pushed towards foootball, even played it, but ended up sticking with track.
 
2012-08-09 11:41:23 PM

msupf: Bmx


No way it's being dropped.
 
2012-08-09 11:41:59 PM

Selector: I don't know if I get the decathlon. Like, the guys who do it are obviously talented, but it feels like instead of watching people who are ridiculously good at one event (or two, or ten, in Michael Phelps' case), we we're watching people who are sorta good in ten events. It's not like they're gonna be breaking world records in anything.


Do you feel the same about gymnastics? The overall vs the individual events.
 
2012-08-09 11:43:18 PM
It's funny to think that until 2008 every coach but Bolt's would've told you there's no way a 6'5" guy could be a world class sprinter. Back earlier Jan Zelezny, the greatest javelin thrower ever, was told he was too small to be a good javelin thrower so at 17 he had no choice but to coach himself when it came time to move up in age groups and none of the coaches wanted to coach him because of his size.
 
2012-08-09 11:43:24 PM

WhyteRaven74: msupf: Bmx

No way it's being dropped.


I meant as far as the FARK community is concerned.
 
2012-08-09 11:43:27 PM

WhyteRaven74: msupf: Bmx

No way it's being dropped.


It's under the cycling banner so you can't put another sport in its place unless you ditch all the cycling, so it's probably sticking around.
 
2012-08-09 11:44:08 PM

Frederick: Selector: I don't know if I get the decathlon. Like, the guys who do it are obviously talented, but it feels like instead of watching people who are ridiculously good at one event (or two, or ten, in Michael Phelps' case), we we're watching people who are sorta good in ten events. It's not like they're gonna be breaking world records in anything.

Do you feel the same about gymnastics? The overall vs the individual events.


No, because usually gymnasts are world class (read: really fkn good) at at least one of the events. Decathletes may or may not be.
 
2012-08-09 11:45:36 PM

WhyteRaven74: Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: That's a wide receiver, not a sprinter.

Plenty of American sprinters have been pushed towards foootball, even played it, but ended up sticking with track.


No doubt, but it's hard to do both well, unless you're Bob Hayes or Willie Gault. I'm not trying to slight sprinters, but I think it's true that more kids in this country grow up dreaming of winning the Superbowl than setting a WR in the 100. Just a cultural thing.
 
2012-08-09 11:47:00 PM

12349876: It's under the cycling banner so you can't put another sport in its place unless you ditch all the cycling, so it's probably sticking around.


That and also the UCI, the international cycling federation, is big on promoting BMX
 
2012-08-09 11:52:04 PM

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Lawn Darts are for amateurs!
 
2012-08-09 11:53:15 PM

Selector: Frederick: Selector: I don't know if I get the decathlon. Like, the guys who do it are obviously talented, but it feels like instead of watching people who are ridiculously good at one event (or two, or ten, in Michael Phelps' case), we we're watching people who are sorta good in ten events. It's not like they're gonna be breaking world records in anything.

Do you feel the same about gymnastics? The overall vs the individual events.

No, because usually gymnasts are world class (read: really fkn good) at at least one of the events. Decathletes may or may not be.


None of the medalists in the all-round in gymnastics medal'd in any of the individual events.

I understand your position; but I am the opposite. I appreciate the the decathlon winner more than the individual event winners. I tend to believe the winner of the decathlon is the best Olympian.

\btw -they could set decathlon records...(but yeah, not individual event records).
 
2012-08-09 11:54:54 PM
"You've already begun celebrating, haven't you?"

"Bob, I'm hammered."
 
2012-08-09 11:55:20 PM
Who is this Usain Bolt person ya'll keep posting about?
 
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