"The Ring" archive entries from Jul 1st 2008

  • 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.
    Glenn
    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 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/

  • 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 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 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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYsFdtpK6cs

    published at Jul 1st 2008 7:18am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • 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/

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