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Are you ready to give up some football? (Read 771 times)


HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

    It has just struck me that the reasoning that several of you put forth, namely that if they'd played stronger, the last touchdown wouldn't have mattered, might seem less reasonable to me if applied to a running race, like so:

     

    Tergat didn't lose at Sydney in that suspenseful last straightaway sprint -- he just didn't run fast enough earlier in the 10K final.

     

    Hmmm. Not sure I buy that completely. I mean, it may be true, but he lost the actual race that happened in the last 50m, regardless of what might have happened if they'd actually pushed the pace in the middle, as was thought to be the best strategy.

    It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


    Fat butt on couch

      It has just struck me that the reasoning that several of you put forth, namely that if they'd played stronger, the last touchdown wouldn't have mattered, might seem less reasonable to me if applied to a running race, like so:

       

      Tergat didn't lose at Sydney in that suspenseful last straightaway sprint -- he just didn't run fast enough earlier in the 10K final.

       

      Hmmm. Not sure I buy that completely. I mean, it may be true, but he lost the actual race that happened in the last 50m, regardless of what might have happened if they'd actually pushed the pace in the middle, as was thought to be the best strategy.

       

      Or....If you'd worked harder in the middle, it wouldn't have mattered that your competitor was doping.  So it's still your fault you lost, even though you are clean and he owns stock in Amgen (they make EPO).

      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

       

      xor


        And thank God they do.

         


        Race Less Train More

          It has just struck me that the reasoning that several of you put forth, namely that if they'd played stronger, the last touchdown wouldn't have mattered, might seem less reasonable to me if applied to a running race, like so:

           

          Tergat didn't lose at Sydney in that suspenseful last straightaway sprint -- he just didn't run fast enough earlier in the 10K final.

           

          Hmmm. Not sure I buy that completely. I mean, it may be true, but he lost the actual race that happened in the last 50m, regardless of what might have happened if they'd actually pushed the pace in the middle, as was thought to be the best strategy.

           Miss a turn on the race course or get miss directed and see if  your time  or placement gets adjusted.

          Run until the trail runs out.

          2013***1500 miles

          50 miler

           

           

          unsolicited chatter

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             Miss a turn on the race course or get miss directed and see if  your time  or placement gets adjusted.

             

            apples and oranges.  a 5k with a little trophy on the line is not the same as an important contest in a billion dollar a year sporting enterprise. 

             

            if the olympic gold medal was decided based on a runner being mis-directed by an unqualified official do you not think there would be an outcry of complaint from the runner led in the wrong direction and from the fans in his/her home country?

            In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion

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            HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

              The article on bizarre Olympic events --  http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/136316 -- says that the gold medal for the 100 free at the 1960 Olympics in Rome was given to second place finisher John Devitt, and that the head judge order the time of the faster American finisher to be changed to be slower than Devitt's time. How's that for some good referee service. Just about up there with recent NFL caliber.

              It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                  The article on bizarre Olympic events --  http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/136316

                   

                  A couple of nice marathon stories there too.  Those were the days! Smile

                  Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                  Race Less Train More

                    apples and oranges.  a 5k with a little trophy on the line is not the same as an important contest in a billion dollar a year sporting enterprise. 

                     

                    if the olympic gold medal was decided based on a runner being mis-directed by an unqualified official do you not think there would be an outcry of complaint from the runner led in the wrong direction and from the fans in his/her home country?

                    Removed my comment. I have not run since 9/1. I am a little on edge. Injured.


                    Run until the trail runs out.

                    2013***1500 miles

                    50 miler

                     

                     

                    unsolicited chatter

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                    HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                      A couple of nice marathon stories there too.  Those were the days! Smile

                       

                      Going into a bar alongside the course, for a drink during the race - that was pretty awesome.

                      It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


                      Prince of Fatness

                        Well now, here is one person who thinks that the replacement refs didn't suck.

                         

                        Click.

                        Semi-retired.

                          Well now, here is one person who thinks that the replacement refs didn't suck.

                           

                           

                          Canadian citizens are allowed to bet on sports events in wagers run by Canada's provincial governments.

                           

                          We need the Canadian/Dutch system to get our government out of debt.  Legalize government run gambling.  Legalize government taxed recreational drugs.  Then add in government run whore houses and we'd be debt free by the end of my second term in 2020. 

                          In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion

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