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Sprinter reignites debate over correlation between race, speed

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TrooperBari, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Even if he has no intention of taking part in the debate himself:


    Kid came a few years too late for Jimmy the Greek, unfortunately.
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I'm beginning to get excited for the 100 and 200 meter dashes at the 2012 olympics; and this only ads to it. As dominant as Usain Bolt was and still is, I'm not convinced that he can't be beaten.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    You realize Bolt's record is 9.58 and this kid ran 9.98...that's a huge difference in a 100.
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Not discussing it would only be ignoring the pink elephant in the room. Nobody of non-African descent has ever run that fast before. It's the only thing that made the race noteworthy and no doubt the first thing everybody who saw it thought about. I don't see anything particularly Greek-ish about addressing the obvious.

    As for the "old and controversial debate", I think all of us who've played sports or been paying attention over the years know the obvious answer. At least how it works out on average. As for "why", who cares? It is what it is. "Why" is a question best left unanswered. And those who've tried are the ones who've fucked up their careers with ignorant Greek type statements.
  5. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    The answers are: 1. Generally, yes. 2. Nobody knows.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Who's the fastest player in Major League Baseball?

    I'm having a hard time thinking of someone faster than Brett Gardner.
  7. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Its all about the time put in.
  8. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Hell with that. It's a fascinating question. It just needs to be answered by scientists.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Doesn't count. He is a Euro.
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

  11. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    The problem is, there's a long, shameful history of racist pseudo-science that has poisoned the well. John Hoberman's "Darwin's Athletes" covered that topic quite thoroughly.
  12. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Nyjer Morgan.
    Andrew McCutcheon.
    Ellsbury (when he's not crying about his ribs).
    Emilio Bonafacio.
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