Quote from Brad Reid
Dan, I found you listed in old records with your 183 plus foot nonqualifier at the 1979 NCAAs... it was way deep in the meet archives, so your name didn't show up in the qualifying marks of those making it into the final group, which makes sense.
Stats for 1979: 3 guys over 200' in qualifying and it took over 188' to make the finals. Wow! A very competitive year.
Two names jumped out at me: Kerry Adkinson, the now deceased wrestler out of University of Houston with a throw about a foot below you; and, Marcus Gordien who I think was the low qualifier for the finals. I take it that this would be Fortune Gordien's son???
Finally, years ago in 1997 in San Jose at the Master Nationals, there was a thrower there named Tim Fox and he won the 40-44 age group that year. A very fine thrower with a polished style. Not very tall as I recall, but a true stylist in the ring. Now I know why he was so good... he was well over 200' as a collegian throwing in that same NCAA meet in 1979.
Yet another elite collegian who showed up at a Masters meet though I haven't seen or heard of any more meets for him since then.
Once your hip repairs, hit a few meets and see if you can hang a 200 footer.
*** A good friend heard that Ralph F. was bench pressing 460. If accurate, he is a very strong 53 year old.
published at Aug 15th 2008 3:54am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from DannyJohn
By the way, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to see the last throw in Spokane, go to http://danjohn.org/tv
It took a while for me to get over that NCAAs. I threw well and gave it my best. I wish I would have had a "Dan John," so to speak to talk to after that meet.
I just had so little wiggle room to qualify. 183 didn't make it through the Q at a college meet...
I was born at the wrong time...
published at Aug 15th 2008 4:38am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from jayess
Thanks for writing that "Contrarian" article and for making it available on line. Lots of great tips and motivational stuff in there. I think I have it just about memorized by now.
published at Aug 15th 2008 5:20am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from wilmar
I see a number of questions about olympic coverage.
Here in Canada, the CBC has SEPERATE internet streams for
- Men's 100m - Round 1 (starting 8:49pm EST, I assume it will also carry the Heptathlon 100m hurdles)
- Women's HighJ - Heptathlon (starting 8:49pm, event though that's not on until 10:30)
- Men's Hammer - Qualifying (but this also starts at 8:49 with Hammer not until 10:40, so I am hoping for Shot Put Qualifying also!)
I'd think NBC streams something similar?
published at Aug 15th 2008 6:10am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 70footer
AUGUST 15th in Beijing calls for rain and thunder storms in the morning until after 9am (mens shot qualifing at 9am)
then calls for sunny and nice 84 degrees throughout the day until evening 9 PM when it becomes overcast and cloudy (mens shot final 9 pm )
published at Aug 15th 2008 6:34am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Coach Rodney
Frisbees, who said that, let me at him, I'm holding the gorilla back.
Isn't it about time the shot starts? Like in about 2.5 hours? 6 pm PST, 9pm EST? This is going to be a great day...tomorrow that is...
A week ago was the opening ceremonies...Many years ago, watching the parade, teams would walk in...in lines and it would be a party atmosphere, which this year it was and most of all the US had a transplant distance runner carry the flag and he held it at an angle...my belief was that the stars and strips were never to be dip. And, Bush was in the stands...I'm guessing folks we are in for another war called WWIII. Wait till after the games.....
published at Aug 15th 2008 7:45am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from cownuttz
published at Aug 15th 2008 8:16am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from tomsonite
I suggest everyone who wants to see more than just the winning throws in each event send your request to one (or all) of those e-mail addresses.
published at Aug 15th 2008 8:28am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 70footer
if there is NO coverage on NBC.com then I will be sitting in front of my computer making it up in my mind so there better be something...hahaha....it will sounds something like this..."hoffa comes up for the first round and beats Cantwells 22 metter opener with his own at 22.12....now Nelson comes up , hey there is NOTHING wrong with his ribs he was just making it up , he catches the field sleeping and sends one out 23.01 meters!!! " tomsonite better be wrong about nbc.com not having coverage or you all get to deal with my sick mind...I'll start sending in round by round fantasy coverage ...I'm chompin at the bit here!!!! haha
published at Aug 15th 2008 9:28am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from scrookie
Don't laugh about me dropping the "alternate" in there, hahaha. maybe I can get a little more voice in that way.... I will let all know if I hear anything..
To whom it may concern:
My name is Adam Kuehl, I am the alternate to the 2008 USA Olympic team in the Men
published at Aug 15th 2008 9:46am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from 70footer
I got it from very good sources that we won't get ANYTHING unless it is on TV....damn!! so all you ringers in CANADA and abroad it is up to you.....round by round please qualifying and finals too.
published at Aug 15th 2008 9:51am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Kap
"I am just about to start watching the BBC coverage of the first day of the T&F, with the shot starting in a few minutes! "
Please use a tad more salt when rubbing it in next time.
published at Aug 15th 2008 10:04am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from flyzguy
anyone know an easy way to get around this, I suspect the folks at NBC and CBC are probably a little smarter than us but who knows?
C'mon thrower networking nerds! I know you're out there!
published at Aug 15th 2008 10:07am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from scrookie
no video feed...but at least results!!
published at Aug 15th 2008 10:08am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/