Discuss football with over 60,000 fans. Free Membership. Join now!

 FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

FootballsFuture.com Forum Index
FootballsFuture.com Home

The Official Track & Field Thread
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 26, 27, 28  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    FootballsFuture.com Forum Index -> Other Sports
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
howie102


Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Posts: 529
Location: London
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

texans_uk wrote:
CloudKicker wrote:
rabbisson wrote:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/olympics/2012/07/04/Oscar-Pistorius-Olympics.ap/index.html

Pistorius to run on the actual South African Olympic team.

This is an awesome day.


Agreed! Extremely happy for him, as that was the RIGHT decision to make.


Paralympic athletes shouldn't run in the Olympics.


Curious; why not?

It's a unique case, as we've never seen a situation whereby someone considered to be disabled is, in fact, able-bodied enough to compete in the Olympics, rather than the Paras.

Personally, I'm a-okay with him competing - as long as there remains substantial evidence that demonstrates he's not deriving any benefit from the blades - but he should certainly reconsider competing in the Paras. Michael Johnson's questioning of what happens if we have a situation whereby a Wariner-esque runner having to adopt blades is merely confusing an already-difficult situation.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
McNabb2Maclin


Joined: 16 Nov 2009
Posts: 5569
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

talked with Josh Lampron yesterday Embarassed
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
khodder


Moderator - MVP
Joined: 19 Dec 2005
Posts: 50821
Location: New New York
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

howie102 wrote:
Personally, I'm a-okay with him competing - as long as there remains substantial evidence that demonstrates he's not deriving any benefit from the blades - but he should certainly reconsider competing in the Paras. Michael Johnson's questioning of what happens if we have a situation whereby a Wariner-esque runner having to adopt blades is merely confusing an already-difficult situation.


While I agree in principle, I am sure his blades weigh less than what a man of his stature's lower legs would weigh which in itself is an advantage derived.

I don't think he is going to be good enough to show himself in the individual event, but the 4x400 relay team is going to be of interest.
_________________

Conductor of the Keith Wenning bandwagon.
Zach Hodges is a 1st Round Pick in 2015.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address MSN Messenger
maes


Joined: 02 Dec 2007
Posts: 7007
Location: STRONGISLAND4REAL
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McNabb2Maclin wrote:
talked with Josh Lampron yesterday Embarassed


i raced him before.


/1-up
_________________
clowney.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
McNabb2Maclin


Joined: 16 Nov 2009
Posts: 5569
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maes wrote:
McNabb2Maclin wrote:
talked with Josh Lampron yesterday Embarassed


i raced him before.


/1-up


Ran around a local lake with him, get at me Laughing

actually though, where you race him?
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
howie102


Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Posts: 529
Location: London
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

khodder wrote:
howie102 wrote:
Personally, I'm a-okay with him competing - as long as there remains substantial evidence that demonstrates he's not deriving any benefit from the blades - but he should certainly reconsider competing in the Paras. Michael Johnson's questioning of what happens if we have a situation whereby a Wariner-esque runner having to adopt blades is merely confusing an already-difficult situation.


While I agree in principle, I am sure his blades weigh less than what a man of his stature's lower legs would weigh which in itself is an advantage derived.

I don't think he is going to be good enough to show himself in the individual event, but the 4x400 relay team is going to be of interest.


Interesting point, regarding the weight of the blades. Would be interesting to weigh up the pros of that, versus the relative "explosion" of a 400m runner's calves.

I'm not sure he's even picked for the 400m individual, but here's hoping his place in the relays is earnt on sporting merit, rather than other reasons.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
teamorange


Joined: 15 Nov 2010
Posts: 13343
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so glad Merritt got eliminated and I hated how the announcers dapped him up so much.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
teamorange


Joined: 15 Nov 2010
Posts: 13343
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great tactical race by Rupp. I thought he gave too much territory half way through the race but the pack came back to him. I kind of hoped he would take the lead with 600 and try and break Mo but he could also kill himself. Deserved the silver
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
maes


Joined: 02 Dec 2007
Posts: 7007
Location: STRONGISLAND4REAL
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

teamorange wrote:
I am so glad Merritt got eliminated and I hated how the announcers dapped him up so much.

glad??
_________________
clowney.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
maes


Joined: 02 Dec 2007
Posts: 7007
Location: STRONGISLAND4REAL
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McNabb2Maclin wrote:
maes wrote:
McNabb2Maclin wrote:
talked with Josh Lampron yesterday Embarassed


i raced him before.


/1-up


Ran around a local lake with him, get at me Laughing

actually though, where you race him?

erm I remember I raced him in a DMR, it might have been at nationals two years ago. all i remember was his team was pretty bad (aside from him).
_________________
clowney.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
teamorange


Joined: 15 Nov 2010
Posts: 13343
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maes wrote:
teamorange wrote:
I am so glad Merritt got eliminated and I hated how the announcers dapped him up so much.

glad??


Convicted steroid user and got the US "arbitration" to lift his ban just in time for the Olympics. Sorry but I despise the man. Same goes for Lagat; if he goes out in the first round, I'll drink a beer to that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
maes


Joined: 02 Dec 2007
Posts: 7007
Location: STRONGISLAND4REAL
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

teamorange wrote:
maes wrote:
teamorange wrote:
I am so glad Merritt got eliminated and I hated how the announcers dapped him up so much.

glad??


Convicted steroid user and got the US "arbitration" to lift his ban just in time for the Olympics. Sorry but I despise the man. Same goes for Lagat; if he goes out in the first round, I'll drink a beer to that.

Well I don't like Lagat either (mainly for not running for the US in '04), but I really like Merritt.
_________________
clowney.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
GBPackers79


Joined: 20 Jan 2007
Posts: 19783
Location: New Jersey
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Lagat. Sad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
howie102


Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Posts: 529
Location: London
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

teamorange wrote:
maes wrote:
teamorange wrote:
I am so glad Merritt got eliminated and I hated how the announcers dapped him up so much.

glad??


Convicted steroid user and got the US "arbitration" to lift his ban just in time for the Olympics. Sorry but I despise the man. Same goes for Lagat; if he goes out in the first round, I'll drink a beer to that.


I'd certainly agree with you there. The Olympics are not the place for anyone who has knowingly taken performance enhancing drugs and I'm not about to change my stance for the O's.

Got some very odd looks from other attendees during the 1st round proper of the 100 heats, making it perfectly-clear that Chambers was taking the place of an athlete - granted, one who wasn't as "good" as him - who hadn't decided to cheat himself and others out of opportunities. IMO, he wasn't welcome there and was another individual who got in on legal grounds, despite always knownig GB's approach to drug cheats.

Makes my blood boil and I hate how it has been swept under the carpet.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
McNabb2Maclin


Joined: 16 Nov 2009
Posts: 5569
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maes wrote:
McNabb2Maclin wrote:
maes wrote:
McNabb2Maclin wrote:
talked with Josh Lampron yesterday Embarassed


i raced him before.


/1-up


Ran around a local lake with him, get at me Laughing

actually though, where you race him?

erm I remember I raced him in a DMR, it might have been at nationals two years ago. all i remember was his team was pretty bad (aside from him).


Damn the teams there must have been legit if they made Mansfield look bad, they're top 5 in the state (although Massachusetts may not be the best XC state) consistently.


Unrelated, its so damn hard being a 1 season runner Crying or Very sad
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   

Post new topic   Reply to topic    FootballsFuture.com Forum Index -> Other Sports All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 26, 27, 28  Next
Page 27 of 28

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum




Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group