"The Ring" archive entries from Aug 17th 2008

  • Quote from 70footer

    so look at it this way....NBC and america make such a big deal about the BIG 3 , and going for a sweep in the OLYMPICS , they do all these interviews , slot it for prime time coverage....THEN the pressure of all of it forces two of the main contenders to falter and NBC moves the coverage to something like 3 AM , or basically nothing!

    THE POINT IS , ya don't let NBC or anyone or anything in your head when you are a competitor...it is just you and your coach and no one else...not even JAY LENO....cuz Hollywood cares so much about the big 3 that they chewed them up and spit them out and have now moved on like it never happened......the big 3 is nothing but an urban legend at this point....all that pressure for literally NOTHING!!! it is as if it never happened ...and if they had done well , and set Olympic records NBC would have been all over them and had them all over the news and every broadcast making them seem like the second coming of MOTHER THERESA , but who cares? WHY are you here competing? why all the preperation? if it is for NBC then carry on as usual....but if it is for YOU and your own aspirations and commitments to YOUR sport... then when NBC comes calling you say "see me AFTER the MEET then I will talk" and the pressure doesn't mount up to unbelievable amounts.

    I learned this the hard way and I hope Reese and Adam will live to fight another day from this LESSON they are GREAT throwers in my book regardless of what NBC has determined!!!

    published at Aug 17th 2008 1:17am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Coach Rodney

    Rob said some good things. But the question here is who had the pressure? We have seen the results of the Men's Shot,Discus and Hammer. The Women's Shot and the Discus. Out of all those events, the US has finished 2nd in the Men's shot, and two women waiting to compete on Monday! The rest of the events were not up to par, So what happen? Why did it happen? Was it the pressure that Rob talked about? Do we blame it on the Media? Do we look at the events and their programs? We still have the W. Discus, Women's Hammer and the M&W Javelin. I have my thoughts on the Women's Discus....Wammo !!!And I will watch it from my computer Monday Morning !!! Then it will be exciting !!! Oh Pressure, Its Mind over Matter folks and did our throwing programs look at the mind?

    published at Aug 17th 2008 2:05am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Torque-converter

    I understand that mistakes can and will happen at meets. This big of a marking error shouldn't happen at the olympic games when there are plenty of officials and Olympic medals are on the line. This seems very similar to Delis in 1980.I wonder what country the guy marking is from. Marking for shotput in moist grass should be an easy job for officials of this caliber. I don't think this should be swept under the carpet.

    published at Aug 17th 2008 3:10am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from magic70

    I was looking back a couple of days to see the post by Shaun P on standards. In my opinion if the A standards go up any more then it will start to become hard to hit these standards clean.

    Shaun does come across as very critical of other throwers when they do not step up to the plate. What he forgets is Atlanta was a 19.50m A standard and he only managed 18.20m at the games.

    published at Aug 17th 2008 3:19am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Aug 17th 2008 7:32am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from jyike

    While the results might not have been what he had hoped, the way he responded to the setback is to be admired. Hate that it didn't go your way Reese but more power to you for your response to it.


    published at Aug 17th 2008 8:15am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Aug 17th 2008 9:10am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Viking

    It's a matter of speed of camera movement.

    If you want to be more thorough about it,go watch Majevski's throw land ,he was throwing right before Armstrong.
    The deeper,longer shot mark you think was Armstrong's was still there as the officials went to measure Majewski's throw,although in the right end of the screen but it's still visible and exists before Armstrong's throw.
    As it is obviously longer than the until then best throw it's a matter of the officials making a mistake by not erasing all marks made in warmups.

    published at Aug 17th 2008 9:53am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Aug 17th 2008 10:05am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

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