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The incredible Gail Devers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by butchie, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. butchie

    butchie New Member

    What's up with you sexist bastards? Gail Devers won the hurdles last night in New York. She's onyn 40 years old and had a baby 19 months ago. If we're willing to ride a dead horse, shouldn't we make time for some kudos for Devers.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    It's track. So ya know.

    I adore Gail though. Great, great story with the thyroid disorder.

    I didn't even realize she was still competing. And getting back into competitive shape at her age after a baby is very impressive.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    In addition to her fabulous status as a champion, plus winning as a SPRINTER at 40 while being a new mommy, it should be noted Devers fills up a reporter's notebook like few other athletes.
  4. butchie

    butchie New Member

    Thanks for responding, you'all. This newbie has lost his posting cherry. One of the most heartbreaking sights I've seen in sports was in Barcelona in 1992 when Gail was trying to follow her 100 meters gold with a win in the hurdles. She tripped on the last hurdle and crawled across the finish line in 5th place.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I'll ride her.
  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    It's track, a sport filled with cheaters and chemistry experiments.

    I don't trust that sport, so I don't care about it.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  8. boots

    boots New Member

    Now it can be told, Gail was once my neighbor and we all know how I treat my neighbors. 8)
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Poor Gail!
  10. boots

    boots New Member

    Chickie, I'll tell you something that I told Gail. We were listening to Love Ballad by LTD and I told her the only thing that sounded better was her having an orgasm. That brought a smile to her face.
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

  12. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    If Devers has done all of this while totally clean, it's a remarkable story. Wish I could buy into it wholeheartedly, but the words "Merlene Ottey" are hard to shake from the memory for some reason.
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