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(Some Olympics Guy)   Japanese and American women with big balls. Men with balls of steel, and nine other events. Yes, lots happened but we didn't see it. It's your NBC east coast spoiler free highlight show viewing thread   (thenewstribe.com) divider line 15
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2012-08-09 08:01:37 PM
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Jamaica's Barbados slim took gold in both Limbo and Sex!
2012-08-09 11:39:01 PM
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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 11:21:15 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-08-09 11:06:19 PM
1 votes:
At this rate, I think bolt could three peat in rio.
2012-08-09 10:55:08 PM
1 votes:

Cheesehead_Dave: What's with the remote controlled cars that are buzzing around the infield of the track between events?


they're painted like mini's and they carry the gear (shotputs, discus, etc) back to the start.
2012-08-09 10:19:16 PM
1 votes:
Wife went to bed. Got both TVs again. Olympics on one Football on the other. Life is good.
2012-08-09 09:41:18 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: Selector: it for nearly half a mile

As for how nearly, 800m is about 14.5 feet short of half a mile.


Yes, nearly, as in 800m is NEARLY 805m, which is a half mile. Pedantic much?? ;)
2012-08-09 09:34:15 PM
1 votes:

eyeq360: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Oh crap, a Sara Mclachlan SPCA commercial. Now I want to kill myself.

They're not as bad as the Roma Downey specials where she talks about cleft palate surgeries. Those are really depressing.


I've never seen one of those. Not the whole way through, in any case.
2012-08-09 09:09:18 PM
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paj: my lip balm addiction: paj: No spoilers, but in the 800m final 7of the 8 runners set personal bests and three also set national records.

You're a tool.

How so? Nothing about my post spoiled the race for anyone. I didn't mention the World Record falling, the winner, or anything else except that they all did well and hey, nobody died during the race.


Because you just had to let out a little information and then behind the guise of BUT I DIDN'T GIVE ANYTHING AWAY. Why?? Do you feel speical now?? Like the first person to disseminate that information?? You're like a child who sees how close he can get his hand to the stove without burning it. Want to say it's gonna be a great race?? Cool. But don't give away specifics.
2012-08-09 09:01:29 PM
1 votes:
Heard rudishia as Rhodesia. That hasn't been a country for a while.
2012-08-09 08:49:54 PM
1 votes:
And now, a 20 minute interest piece that no one in interested in...
2012-08-09 08:24:49 PM
1 votes:
The entire beach volleyball final last night, and tonight we get 4 minutes of highlights of today's women's soccer final. And now diving. fark you, NBC.
2012-08-09 08:21:04 PM
1 votes:
Me+Platform Diving would equal:
Reverse double slip-up head-bust flailing flip-splat
2012-08-09 08:14:58 PM
1 votes:
I would totally donate $100 to al-Qaeda if they killed Ryan Seacrest.
2012-08-09 08:14:01 PM
1 votes:
Go away, Seacrest.
 
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