"The Ring" archive entries from Feb 16th 2010

  • Quote from tomsonite

    The number of kids participating isn't the issue...the #1 high school sport as far as participation goes in the USA is Track and Field. The problem is the number of kids taking it seriously vs. the number of kids who treat it as an off-season work-out for another sport.

    Another thing, when was the last time we were "beaten" in T&F by another country? Maybe Jamaica has us in the sprints lately, and Germany the throws, and Estonia has had ONE medal winner lately...but look at our medal counts at the past two major championships. 08' Olympics we got 7 Golds and 23 medals total, both figures more than any other country. In Berlin it was 10 gold medals and 22 total medals, again more than any other country. Overall, we are still the world's number 1 track and field nation.

    Now, god only knows what we'd be capable of if track was more popular, well run and attracted more talent...

    published at Feb 16th 2010 12:47am on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Tony Ciarelli

    Newport is a battle zone every year. We have a top ranked swimming program (multiple Olympians) The water polo team's looks like the Russian teams(multiple Olympians). They are the biggest guys and girls on campus, much bigger than our football team. The boy's and girls volleyball team's are yearly ranked in the top in the Nation(multiple Olympians) Club is what kills us on the girls side not the school programs. They all play club volleyball and water polo so their weekends are taken and they have practice year round so no track. Baseball is not great at our school but it's baseball everyone thinks their good as 9th graders. At the start of every year it is a war to get athletes out. I've got twenty throwers, all boys, but when the girls water polo and volleyball teams walk by there are a ton I wish I had.

    Tony Ciarelli
    Capo di tutti Capi

    published at Feb 16th 2010 4:22pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • published at Feb 16th 2010 5:12pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from Coach Mac

    When Arroyo Grande was coming in every year large and in charge the coach told me how he did it. He had the senoirs recruiting for him at the Jr -high level. He would put on a throws demo/clinic then go after the star athletes.

    This produced a group one year where rhe "3rd-thrower"threw shot 64' 6"....lol

    published at Feb 16th 2010 5:16pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from mattmega


    this weekend at the boston university valentine invitational, i foolishly forgot to pick up my weight from the cage after the competition was over. about an hour later when i went back to get it, it was not there. after speaking to some other throwers, they said that it was there after everyone left but they didnt see who picked it up. if anyone was there and picked it up on purpose or by mistake, thank you because that means it is not gone forever. it is an orange bag with 'SFC' written on it. the ball is black and the handle is a 'thin' black handle and there is no gaurd or rubber around the swivel. it belongs to St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. you can contact me via my email here if you were there and/or know anything about it. thanks for any help.

    published at Feb 16th 2010 7:39pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

  • Quote from bingisser

    Normally in the U.S., only those involved with the case (e.g. judges, lawyers, jury members, etc.) can be prohibited from commenting on a pending case for fear of prejudicing the outcome.

    Members of the general public can still exercise the first amendment right to freedom of speech and comment on the case (as the newspapers freely do) so long as the comments aren't slanderous or libelous.

    -Martin, Esq. (www.mbingisser.com)

    published at Feb 16th 2010 9:53pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

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