AdolfOliverPanties: Damn you Lamar Latrell and your Wormser-designed aeronautically advanced javelin built to maximize your limp-wristed throwing style!
Shrugging Atlas: Children! Lay down your weapons!!*shhoooooooooooonk*Referees! Come and get them!
Agatha Crispy: Nobody yelled out "Hey, Wolfgang, heads up"?? You would think someone would have seen that the guy had a chance to be hit, let alone in the fricking throat.
Marine1: Javelin throwing was banned in Missouri a decade or two ago for the same reason.Honest question: why would a javelin ref stand out where one can land? Stand outside of the area, then go and look where it landed.
I_Am_Weasel: I used to do javelin, but I could never get it to stick in the ground. It would just bounce off and then lay flat, which does qualify for a legal throw. It was frustrating. Eventually I just gave up after realizing the entire javelin thing was pointless.
JohnAnnArbor: Marine1: Javelin throwing was banned in Missouri a decade or two ago for the same reason.Honest question: why would a javelin ref stand out where one can land? Stand outside of the area, then go and look where it landed.Michigan hasn't had if for high school for at least 25 years. No hammer throw, either.
bojon: I remember when it was called spear chucking in Chicago on the el trains in the 80s.
abhorrent1: This is why they outlawed Jarts!
hammettman: I don't understand how a javelin referee, whose job pretty much is to keep an eye on the javelin during its flight, watches the thing come directly his way, and he doesn't move out of the way.
semiotix: hammettman: I don't understand how a javelin referee, whose job pretty much is to keep an eye on the javelin during its flight, watches the thing come directly his way, and he doesn't move out of the way.It's actually very difficult for the brain to judge how to move out of the way of an object moving towards you on two or three axes. As I understand it, we're hardwired to intercept such things, because we're evolved from predators, and Mother Nature used to be our own personal Tim Tebow*, throwing tasty food at us in the form of passing gazelle herds and whatnot. So the "get the fark out of the way" subroutine is constantly being shorted out the "move directly into that thing's projected path" subroutine.The only situation this doesn't apply to is when you're stuck in right field for the Little League-mandated minimum two innings. Then the opposite happens--you try to run towards the ball and end up thirty feet away from it. And your pants fall down.*my point being, we'd intercept that food, because Tebow is a sucky QB who throws a lot of interceptions
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