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(Des Moines Register)   How can you call it a sport when a failed Olympic hurdler with little to no bobsled training wins silver at the bobsled World Cup?   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 54
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2012-11-09 03:24:56 PM  
She's fat?
 
2012-11-09 03:32:07 PM  
Came here to post a Cool Runnings reference, but instead Mmmmmm, Lolo Jones.

msnbcmedia1.msn.com
 
2012-11-09 03:33:01 PM  
Reigning world champion Kaillie Humphries of Canada easily won the gold.

Bolded for emphasis...
 
2012-11-09 03:40:28 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Came here to post a Cool Runnings reference, but instead Mmmmmm, Lolo Jones.


She's a badass mother who won't take no crap from no one!
 
2012-11-09 03:42:12 PM  

FishyFred: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Came here to post a Cool Runnings reference, but instead Mmmmmm, Lolo Jones.

She's a badass mother...


SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
 
2012-11-09 03:42:23 PM  
How much training does it take to learn to run fast for 10 seconds then sit in the back while the driver does all the work?
 
2012-11-09 03:43:28 PM  
The other girl drove the bobsled. Lolo and her muscular legs helped get it going, then jumped in the back and crouched down.
 
2012-11-09 03:45:44 PM  

Whatthefark: Lolo and her muscular legs helped get it going, then jumped in the back and crouched down.


Go ooooooonnnnn....
 
2012-11-09 03:49:40 PM  
Hurdling -- sprint and jump things in front of you, then sit
Bobsled -- sprint and push things in front of you, then sit

Methinks Ms. Jones could make the adjustment in 3 months
 
2012-11-09 04:04:36 PM  

inert: How much training does it take to learn to run fast for 10 seconds then sit in the back while the driver does all the work?


Clearly you've never seen the aforementioned Cool Runnings.
 
2012-11-09 04:06:16 PM  
That "excited Leprechaun" sound you heard was Bob Costas getting an erection
 
2012-11-09 04:06:27 PM  
newsimg.bbc.co.uk
 
2012-11-09 04:14:30 PM  

Lee's_Austin: inert: How much training does it take to learn to run fast for 10 seconds then sit in the back while the driver does all the work?

Clearly you've never seen the aforementioned Cool Runnings.


Needed a whole montage!
 
2012-11-09 04:15:09 PM  
Look, if we're calling Ultimate Frisbee a sport then this more than qualifies. I'm also going to assume that sledding on cafeteria trays also counts.
 
2012-11-09 04:21:35 PM  
FishyFred Smartest
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2012-11-09 03:40:28 PM


ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Came here to post a Cool Runnings reference, but instead Mmmmmm, Lolo Jones.

She's a badass mother who won't take no crap from no one!


She's an attention whore x10.
AND a virgin to boot. Please.
 
2012-11-09 04:31:22 PM  
I'm all for calling a person whatever name they want to be called, but in her case, it just bugs me; her name is Lori, not Lolo. Grow up and accept your given name, not some childish bastardization of it.
 
2012-11-09 04:31:38 PM  
How can you call it science when a failed patent office clerk discovers relativity?
 
2012-11-09 04:32:38 PM  

Dick Gozinya: I'm all for calling a person whatever name they want to be called, but in her case, it just bugs me; her name is Lori, not Lolo. Grow up and accept your given name, not some childish bastardization of it.


I still call hin Casius Clay too.
 
2012-11-09 04:32:50 PM  

doubled99: FishyFred Smartest
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2012-11-09 03:40:28 PM


ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Came here to post a Cool Runnings reference, but instead Mmmmmm, Lolo Jones.

She's a badass mother who won't take no crap from no one!

She's an attention whore x10.
AND a virgin to boot. Please.


i don't think she's both, probably not telling the truth about the latter.
 
2012-11-09 04:35:18 PM  

Dick Gozinya: I'm all for calling a person whatever name they want to be called, but in her case, it just bugs me; her name is Lori, not Lolo. Grow up and accept your given name, not some childish bastardization of it.


I still call him Lew Alcindor too.
 
2012-11-09 04:35:29 PM  
 
2012-11-09 04:40:58 PM  
And I still call him Ron Artest too.

/sigh.
 
2012-11-09 04:42:26 PM  
Bobsled has always used a super strong and super fast person as the pusher. Track competitors have always done well at bobsled.

Lolo is just looking for something fun to do. Wish I had the options she has.
 
2012-11-09 04:47:19 PM  
Sanka... you dead?
 
2012-11-09 04:58:02 PM  
I still call him Chad Ochocinco too.
 
2012-11-09 05:14:07 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Whatthefark: Lolo and her muscular legs helped get it going, then jumped in the back and crouched down.

Go ooooooonnnnn....


She thought to herself, "My this is a first for me. It sure is tight back here", then everything became a blur as she was overcome by the rush of adrenaline. Her partner skillfully maneuvered them as they moved faster and faster. Then, just when she thought this would never end, they finished together!
 
2012-11-09 05:38:54 PM  
I still call him Senator Obama too.
 
2012-11-09 05:46:22 PM  

Dinobot: Sanka... you dead?


yah mon. *kisses lucky egg*
 
2012-11-09 05:54:59 PM  
If golf can be called a sport, then anything can be called a sport
 
2012-11-09 05:57:41 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: If golf can be called a sport, then anything can be called a sport


Oblig
 
2012-11-09 06:05:17 PM  
Jermaine Jacksun
 
2012-11-09 06:08:45 PM  
Athletic ability > experience in a lot of sports. shiat, even the pit crews of NASCAR teams have become littered with former athletes that they turned into pit crew.
 
2012-11-09 06:12:58 PM  

doubled99: FishyFred Smartest
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2012-11-09 03:40:28 PM


ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Came here to post a Cool Runnings reference, but instead Mmmmmm, Lolo Jones.

She's a badass mother who won't take no crap from no one!

She's an attention whore x10.
AND a virgin to boot. Please.


I'm not sure about the attention whore part. I mean, she's in a sport that gets little press until the olympics, she grew up dirt poor and she blew the gold at the last olympics. It makes for a good human interest story. If you were in her shoes, and the press came knocking after being ignored most of your career, wouldn't you want to capitalized on the attention? It's not her fault the press wanted to fill the pages with her story. Saying no would be like turning down money. In my opinion.

/I did think it was unfair to the other US hurdlers that beat her easily. You know, Whatsherface and Thatotherchick.
 
2012-11-09 06:20:01 PM  

TheLopper: /I did think it was unfair to the other US hurdlers that beat her easily. You know, Whatsherface and Thatotherchick.


You mean silver medalist Dawn Harper and bronze winner Kellie Wells?

/yes, I had to look them up
 
2012-11-09 06:27:15 PM  

TheLopper: doubled99: FishyFred Smartest
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2012-11-09 03:40:28 PM


ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Came here to post a Cool Runnings reference, but instead Mmmmmm, Lolo Jones.

She's a badass mother who won't take no crap from no one!

She's an attention whore x10.
AND a virgin to boot. Please.

I'm not sure about the attention whore part. I mean, she's in a sport that gets little press until the olympics, she grew up dirt poor and she blew the gold at the last olympics. It makes for a good human interest story. If you were in her shoes, and the press came knocking after being ignored most of your career, wouldn't you want to capitalized on the attention? It's not her fault the press wanted to fill the pages with her story. Saying no would be like turning down money. In my opinion.

/I did think it was unfair to the other US hurdlers that beat her easily. You know, Whatsherface and Thatotherchick.


People called her an attention whore for espousing the virginity part, not the athletic achievements.
 
2012-11-09 06:49:15 PM  

Dick Gozinya: I'm all for calling a person whatever name they want to be called, but in her case, it just bugs me; her name is Lori, not Lolo. Grow up and accept your given name, not some childish bastardization of it.

It might be just me, but I don't think that's your real name.
 
2012-11-09 06:50:37 PM  

redmid17: People called her an attention whore for espousing the virginity part, not the athletic achievements.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-09 06:55:19 PM  
I still call it New Amsterdam too.
 
2012-11-09 06:58:34 PM  

mikaloyd: redmid17: People called her an attention whore for espousing the virginity part, not the athletic achievements.

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Well it's not even my story. It's a NYT story. There's a direct quote from her teammates in the race saying "it's bullshiat that we're being ignored because she said she was a virgin."
 
2012-11-09 08:13:28 PM  

inert: How much training does it take to learn to run fast for 10 seconds then sit in the back while the driver does all the work?


i.somethingawful.com

Leaning is key as well.

Representative of the unwashed masses: Reigning world champion Kaillie Humphries of Canada easily won the gold.


How did she win the gold by herself, when the rest are all teams?
/Is her teammate just not getting any press?
 
2012-11-09 09:31:29 PM  

redmid17: mikaloyd: redmid17: People called her an attention whore for espousing the virginity part, not the athletic achievements.

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Well it's not even my story. It's a NYT story. There's a direct quote from her teammates in the race saying "it's bullshiat that we're being ignored because she said she was a virgin."


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2012-11-09 09:38:20 PM  

Lee's_Austin: inert: How much training does it take to learn to run fast for 10 seconds then sit in the back while the driver does all the work?

Clearly you've never seen the aforementioned Cool Runnings.


Of course, the driver didn't know how to drive a bobsled. The US has a winter, so there are probably a few experienced bobsled drivers out there.
 
2012-11-09 10:26:18 PM  

mikaloyd: redmid17: mikaloyd: redmid17: People called her an attention whore for espousing the virginity part, not the athletic achievements.

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Well it's not even my story. It's a NYT story. There's a direct quote from her teammates in the race saying "it's bullshiat that we're being ignored because she said she was a virgin."

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2012-11-09 10:52:29 PM  
If the silver is in twat licking I'm disappointed
 
2012-11-09 11:09:08 PM  
*isn't
 
2012-11-10 01:11:10 AM  

redmid17: mikaloyd: redmid17: mikaloyd: redmid17: People called her an attention whore for espousing the virginity part, not the athletic achievements.

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2012-11-10 01:22:14 AM  

mikaloyd: redmid17: mikaloyd: redmid17: mikaloyd: redmid17: People called her an attention whore for espousing the virginity part, not the athletic achievements.

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2012-11-10 01:54:32 AM  

mikaloyd: Dick Gozinya: I'm all for calling a person whatever name they want to be called, but in her case, it just bugs me; her name is Lori, not Lolo. Grow up and accept your given name, not some childish bastardization of it.

I still call hin Casius Clay too.


His momma call him Clay, I'mma call him Clay!
 
2012-11-10 01:55:47 AM  

Lee's_Austin: Dick Gozinya: I'm all for calling a person whatever name they want to be called, but in her case, it just bugs me; her name is Lori, not Lolo. Grow up and accept your given name, not some childish bastardization of it.

I still call him Lew Alcindor too.


I still call him George Ruth too
 
2012-11-10 02:17:30 AM  

redmid17: mikaloyd: redmid17: mikaloyd: redmid17: mikaloyd: redmid17: People called her an attention whore for espousing the virginity part, not the athletic achievements.

[i.imgur.com image 360x240]

Well it's not even my story. It's a NYT story. There's a direct quote from her teammates in the race saying "it's bullshiat that we're being ignored because she said she was a virgin."

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Those girls just learned a valuable lesson, the prettier girls who are interesting get attention. Its just sad being a virgin garners attention now, I don't know if that's good or bad.
 
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