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2013-09-04 01:19:03 PM  
Well, in that case, I'm going to retire in 2028. As long as we're talking years from now in here.
 
2013-09-04 01:54:07 PM  
mojoimage.com
 
2013-09-04 02:12:52 PM  
Retire while the going is good. Probably a wise idea.
 
2013-09-04 02:19:47 PM  
I often wonder what happens to track and field folks when they retire.  Coach?  They aren't exactly endorsement material.

\or maybe make inappropriate jokes at a policeman's luncheon
\\obscure, I know
 
2013-09-04 02:34:25 PM  
Yeah, the Commonwealth Games!

TAKE THAT, NAMIBIA! In your face!!!
 
2013-09-04 02:38:01 PM  
I wonder if he'll run without easing up at the end so we can finally get some real times from him.  Going all out would be the best way to end his career, but somehow I doubt it will happen.
 
2013-09-04 02:39:27 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I often wonder what happens to track and field folks when they retire.  Coach?  They aren't exactly endorsement material.

\or maybe make inappropriate jokes at a policeman's luncheon
\\obscure, I know


Considering he's the most famous track and field athlete to come around in quite a long time, he'll probably do A-OK on the endorsement side of things.  Assuming he invested well, he should be worth millions.  He made something like $20m in 2012 alone.  He could basically do whatever he feels like.

But on the lower end?  I always wonder.  Coaching is great but you can't have that many track coaches coming up each year.
 
2013-09-04 02:44:23 PM  
There are many bobsled teams looking for a good pusher. Don't retire yet.
 
2013-09-04 02:45:06 PM  
Better to get out before the rest of the world realizes that Jamaica hasn't drug tested any of their sprinters in decades
 
2013-09-04 02:51:46 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Better to get out before the rest of the world realizes that Jamaica hasn't drug tested any of their sprinters in decades


Except for the ones that got caught just 6 weeks ago, and the fact that it's not the country that does the testing.

So, which is it:  Guessing or trolling?
 
2013-09-04 02:54:02 PM  
I figured that headline meant that he quit using PED's
 
2013-09-04 02:54:03 PM  

GavinTheAlmighty: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I often wonder what happens to track and field folks when they retire.  Coach?  They aren't exactly endorsement material.

\or maybe make inappropriate jokes at a policeman's luncheon
\\obscure, I know

Considering he's the most famous track and field athlete to come around in quite a long time, he'll probably do A-OK on the endorsement side of things.  Assuming he invested well, he should be worth millions.  He made something like $20m in 2012 alone.  He could basically do whatever he feels like.

But on the lower end?  I always wonder.  Coaching is great but you can't have that many track coaches coming up each year.


I know one college track and field "star" who tore up her knee and ended up working for a small college as some sort of NCAA person.  I'm not sure if this is a suitable career path...
 
2013-09-04 02:58:20 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I often wonder what happens to track and field folks when they retire.


They make awesome music videos.
 
2013-09-04 02:58:36 PM  
Usain Bolt declaring he wants to break his own world record = Bolt loses charge.
 
2013-09-04 03:00:36 PM  
"I have never been to Commonwealths and so it is always good to add to your collection of gold medals," Bolt said.

lol. Bolt rules
 
2013-09-04 03:15:28 PM  

degenerate-afro: I wonder if he'll run without easing up at the end so we can finally get some real times from him.  Going all out would be the best way to end his career, but somehow I doubt it will happen.




Because a couple of world records aren't 'real times.'
 
2013-09-04 03:16:33 PM  

Highroller48: Lost Thought 00: Better to get out before the rest of the world realizes that Jamaica hasn't drug tested any of their sprinters in decades

Except for the ones that got caught just 6 weeks ago, and the fact that it's not the country that does the testing.

So, which is it:  Guessing or trolling?


Yes, I'm sure the fact that the fastest sprinter in the world comes from a country in which every other member of the track and field organization was caught is just a pure coincidence.
 
2013-09-04 03:17:28 PM  

buckeyebrain: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I often wonder what happens to track and field folks when they retire.

They make awesome music videos.


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2013-09-04 03:23:22 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Highroller48: Lost Thought 00: Better to get out before the rest of the world realizes that Jamaica hasn't drug tested any of their sprinters in decades

Except for the ones that got caught just 6 weeks ago, and the fact that it's not the country that does the testing.

So, which is it:  Guessing or trolling?

Yes, I'm sure the fact that the fastest sprinter in the world comes from a country in which every other member of the track and field organization was caught is just a pure coincidence.


So is it no Jamicans are caught or all the Jamicans are caught?

You seem to be confused...
 
2013-09-04 03:48:03 PM  

degenerate-afro: I wonder if he'll run without easing up at the end so we can finally get some real times from him.  Going all out would be the best way to end his career, but somehow I doubt it will happen.


When he set the world record in the 200 meters he ran the whole way.
 
2013-09-04 03:59:08 PM  
Somewhere there is a Philip Rivers joke in all of this
 
2013-09-04 03:59:16 PM  
I thought a San Diego Charger had died
 
2013-09-04 04:07:12 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Highroller48: Lost Thought 00: Better to get out before the rest of the world realizes that Jamaica hasn't drug tested any of their sprinters in decades

Except for the ones that got caught just 6 weeks ago, and the fact that it's not the country that does the testing.

So, which is it:  Guessing or trolling?

Yes, I'm sure the fact that the fastest sprinter in the world comes from a country in which every other member of the track and field organization was caught is just a pure coincidence.


1. Not "every other".  TWO.
2. He's never been implicated in any cheating, and is tested all the time.
2. If you want to talk about tainted athletes by nationality, there's a whole laundry list of at least 82 just from the U.S., and that doesn't even include the joke that is MLB.
3. As bacongood pointed out, you can't have it both ways.  You first said that none of them have been tested "in decades".  That was flat-out wrong.  Turns out they DO get tested and some have been caught.  You say it means they're all dirty, but the reality is that it indicates testing is WORKING, and actually lends even MORE credibility to the presumption that Bolt's running clean.  Any way you look at it, your argument has less legs than Oscar Pistorius.  (Too soon?)

He's decided to retire at the top of his game.  Judgin by what I've read here, it looks like you missed that opportunity.
 
2013-09-04 04:22:49 PM  

bacongood: Lost Thought 00: Highroller48: Lost Thought 00: Better to get out before the rest of the world realizes that Jamaica hasn't drug tested any of their sprinters in decades

Except for the ones that got caught just 6 weeks ago, and the fact that it's not the country that does the testing.

So, which is it:  Guessing or trolling?

Yes, I'm sure the fact that the fastest sprinter in the world comes from a country in which every other member of the track and field organization was caught is just a pure coincidence.

So is it no Jamicans are caught or all the Jamicans are caught?


You seem to be confused a knucklehead who should stop digging before you won't be able to climb out of that hole.

FTFY
 
2013-09-04 05:21:09 PM  

INeedAName: degenerate-afro: I wonder if he'll run without easing up at the end so we can finally get some real times from him.  Going all out would be the best way to end his career, but somehow I doubt it will happen.

Because a couple of world records aren't 'real times.'


Have you watched him run?  He slows down right before the finish line half of the time. For example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-urnlaJpOA

He breaks the World Record, but a blind person can see that he isn't going at his full speed when he crossed the finish.

Also when he beat Tyson Gay, he was about to slow down, but he looked and saw Tyson was still there.  Watch the replay, he specifically looks to his side before powering into the finish.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By1JQFxfLMM
 
2013-09-04 05:58:42 PM  

degenerate-afro: INeedAName: degenerate-afro: I wonder if he'll run without easing up at the end so we can finally get some real times from him.  Going all out would be the best way to end his career, but somehow I doubt it will happen.

Because a couple of world records aren't 'real times.'

Have you watched him run?  He slows down right before the finish line half of the time. For example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-urnlaJpOA

He breaks the World Record, but a blind person can see that he isn't going at his full speed when he crossed the finish.

Also when he beat Tyson Gay, he was about to slow down, but he looked and saw Tyson was still there.  Watch the replay, he specifically looks to his side before powering into the finish.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By1JQFxfLMM




Did you, yourself, run or coach track?
 
2013-09-04 06:15:57 PM  

bhcompy: Somewhere there is a Philip Rivers joke in all of this


Was kind of figuring he was out for the year with three-mouth-itis or something....
i199.photobucket.com

\any day that ends in "y" is a good day to whip out ol' Moutheyes....
 
2013-09-04 06:57:21 PM  

INeedAName: degenerate-afro: INeedAName: degenerate-afro: I wonder if he'll run without easing up at the end so we can finally get some real times from him.  Going all out would be the best way to end his career, but somehow I doubt it will happen.

Because a couple of world records aren't 'real times.'

Have you watched him run?  He slows down right before the finish line half of the time. For example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-urnlaJpOA

He breaks the World Record, but a blind person can see that he isn't going at his full speed when he crossed the finish.

Also when he beat Tyson Gay, he was about to slow down, but he looked and saw Tyson was still there.  Watch the replay, he specifically looks to his side before powering into the finish.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By1JQFxfLMM

Did you, yourself, run or coach track?


If you mean run track in high school, sure.  If you mean "was I good at it", I'm not going to lie and say I was.

Are you trying to say he was too tired to run it out in Bejing?  He wasn't too tired to showboat before crossing the line.
Are you saying "as long as he's the best it doesn't matter if he tries his hardest"

What I'm saying, since he's going to retire after the Olympics anyway, he might as well give it 100% all of the way instead of 100% until he knows he's in the clear, then slowing down to 80% and blowing kisses to the crowd.
 
2013-09-04 07:10:54 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Highroller48: Lost Thought 00: Better to get out before the rest of the world realizes that Jamaica hasn't drug tested any of their sprinters in decades

Except for the ones that got caught just 6 weeks ago, and the fact that it's not the country that does the testing.

So, which is it:  Guessing or trolling?

Yes, I'm sure the fact that the fastest sprinter in the world comes from a country in which every other member of the track and field organization was caught is just a pure coincidence.


I think we found Tyson Gay's Fark handle.
 
2013-09-04 08:32:57 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Highroller48: Lost Thought 00: Better to get out before the rest of the world realizes that Jamaica hasn't drug tested any of their sprinters in decades

Except for the ones that got caught just 6 weeks ago, and the fact that it's not the country that does the testing.

So, which is it:  Guessing or trolling?

Yes, I'm sure the fact that the fastest sprinter in the world comes from a country in which every other member of the track and field organization was caught is just a pure coincidence.


Pfft. By that logic that would mean Lance Armstrong used PEDS...
 
2013-09-04 08:59:18 PM  
"If I want to be among the greats of (Muhammad) Ali and Pele and all these guys, I have to continue dominating until I retire," Bolt said...

Or play a sport.

*runs
 
2013-09-04 09:30:18 PM  

skrame: *runs


You can't run from him. He'll catch you.
 
2013-09-04 09:51:04 PM  
He's got nothing left to prove.  Goodnight Runny Man
 
2013-09-05 12:43:17 AM  

rjakobi: I think we found Tyson Gay's Fark handle.


Everyone ought to have a gay fark handle.

/Yes I know.
 
2013-09-05 09:56:02 AM  
Will he be replaced by Insane Bolt?
 
2013-09-05 09:57:10 AM  

FriarReb98: bhcompy: Somewhere there is a Philip Rivers joke in all of this

Was kind of figuring he was out for the year with three-mouth-itis or something....
[i199.photobucket.com image 366x334]

\any day that ends in "y" is a good day to whip out ol' Moutheyes....


That was... disturbing
 
2013-09-05 10:22:39 AM  
I wanted him to take a run at 43.18 but I guess what's the point in risking injury when you're already the world record holder in two other distances.
 
2013-09-05 02:07:34 PM  

Ishkur: skrame: *runs

You can't run from him. He'll catch you.


Ha!

*drives
 
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