Quote from Glenn McAtee
No offense to Mac Wilkins... I think he would be great, but the powers that be are looking for commentators using a different criteria than the rest of us.
The last thing you want is someone saying something controversial or over the top. No direct reference to Mac, but he comes from a generation of throwers who tended to be outspoken critics and quick to share an opinion, even if it was not popular. Put that into today's politically correct television environment, and you can see why NBC officials love Dwight Stones.
ps: Carol Lewis is far worse as a commentator than Dwight Stones.
published at Jul 1st 2008 2:23am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jayess
Aretha Thurman threw the shot put 213' 11" to win the trials the other day. At least that's what my newspaper said today.
published at Jul 1st 2008 2:56am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 40Footer
t the throws, I'm a thrower and I know a good pole vault, a good 800m time and even a good 5000m time for most of the levels. It's just an interest in the sport, how could someone so excelled not recognize a good throw?
published at Jul 1st 2008 3:22am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Hilltopper
Here is my favorite Dwight Stones interview.. It is done after Randy has posted the second farthest throw in the world. A week after the world record toss. I am dumbfounded by some of the things he says about how poor Randy was technically during the throw.http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FYsFdtpK6cs
published at Jul 1st 2008 3:50am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Tony Dziepak
Pressley and Stevens scratched out of hammer. I thought that would be interesting Saturday if they were going to be able to be golf-carted back and forth between hammer and shot venues between throws. Does that duplicate the Beijing schedule?
published at Jul 1st 2008 4:19am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Coach Rodney
The trials schedule is different then the games. I think every year or every four, the schedule has changed. In 76 the trials were scheduled to be the same of the games, and the trials has basically stayed in the same format, sure the events have changed, only to protect the innocent. You would think that the people who work on the schedules would think about possible problems, but I'm not assigned to scheduling.
published at Jul 1st 2008 4:58am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from LetItRip
Watching that video reminds me of just what a specimen he was..
Randy Barnes = The best mix we have ever seen of Size + Power + Technique + RHYTHM
There have been plenty amazing SP'ers besides him, but no one could match all of his key attributes
Its that simple..
published at Jul 1st 2008 4:59am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 40Footer
I think Stones had nothing else to say, the throw was 'shorter' than the week prior and without injury or any other sign he probably thought the only thing that changed was technique. Poorer when compared to the last WR throw. I just don't think he thought it all the way through since it still was #2 ALL TIME.
published at Jul 1st 2008 5:16am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Coach Rodney
Leave it to the art of production and TV "Poor Techniques,what do you mean poor Techniques, you don't know your A_ _ from a hole in the ground, you tall skinny freak, i'd like to rip your lips off, telling me I had poor technique. But that was cut from the tape and they went with the showing on utube
published at Jul 1st 2008 5:52am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from prangeasaur
Anyone else notice that all top four guys appear to be using a more upright position out of the back of the ring as apposed to some of the slumped over positions of the past. Just an observation.
published at Jul 1st 2008 5:53am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Christian Salas
I have a more general question about the schedule:
Does anyone know why we traditionally always have the Shot Put first, and the Javelin last? Has it always been that way? Is there a reason? Maybe there was a decision made at the great Track Congress of 1954 that cemented the schedule, to keep those damn Ruskies at bay?
I realize the relays are last as kind of a final climax after individual sprinting events are done.
Anyway, just curious.
published at Jul 1st 2008 6:53am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 70footer
I think he said "wow if you can throw this far with bad technique, how far can you eventually throw?" whatever , point being awesome throw rediculous comment
published at Jul 1st 2008 6:55am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Kap
Many of us are clueless as to the workings of TV sports broadcasting.... I get a bit of this talking with Breaux Greer after his 1st season on "American Gladiators" and there is a wide gap between what the producers what "said/done" on screeen vs. what that person is capable of. In 2002 I was sitting at about 80' from the toeboard dead center of the shot sector videoing the men's shot at USATF meet. Dwight wandered over and we started talking about the guys throwing- he was about 2-3 hours before broadcast so he was being a spectator and doing a bit of prep work for the broadcast. He was impressive in both his understanding of the throws and his "R" to "X" rated commentary would do all throwers proud.... but no way his comments would get on TV, as his detailed comments would fly over the head of the normal TV couch potatoe, who is the guy all the "talking heads" have to gear their comments to.
Trust me, Dwight would be right at home with the throws community watching a throws meet w/ a keg handy and brats on the grill.
published at Jul 1st 2008 6:58am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 70footer
I get the same impression from DWIGHT Kapt'seems like he knows and cares and alot is going on at the same time ... but I think what everyone is wondering is how in the world anyone comes up with the words BAD TECHNIQUE and 75'9 1/2" at the same time? he actually goes on in length asking Randy, "with all the technical problems you are having what are you really capable of here" anyway who cares , it was 18 years ago and we all got through it apparently.
check it out for yourself
published at Jul 1st 2008 7:18am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from sdevil
I say we leave Dwight Stones alone, at least he isn't saying some of the things that Imus is. Trust me, we could have so much worse.
published at Jul 1st 2008 8:09am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jtway
Loree and I (Justin) wanted to invite any of the throwers who will be in town over to our place for a BBQ. Loree has invited people here and there but she doesn't not have everyone's number.
If you plan on attending feel free to bring a side, desert or drink. We will have steak and chicken so if you want something different feel free to bring it with you.
If you can send me an email if you are coming so we can get a tentative headcount. We will start around 6 or so. Hope to see everyone there.
Our address is
1500 Norkenzie #36
Eugene or 97401
Murderers please ignore this message.
published at Jul 1st 2008 8:50am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Viking
I may not be a "spin expert" but this was not Barnes' best looking throw,not even his second best !
He got to a very unbalanced power position and his famous block didn't work quite that well to lift him.Compare this throw to his 88 Seoul last throw,it's so much worse !
It looks more like his older self when he wasn't as consistent and could save unbalanced throws on a big block and a good push alone-this throw looked more like the winning throw in 96 than his world record series or 88 throw.
The fact that it was a 23.10m throw proves nothing.He was in such a terrific condition,this might as well have been a 23.70m throw...
For all i know as a "glide expert" Timmermann's 22m throws in Seoul also were not as good technically (for him),too except from the last one...the fact that they were 22m throws prove nothing,he was in condition to throw 23.5m,he himself showed disappointment after most of these throws...
published at Jul 1st 2008 9:03am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/