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  • #16
    Re: Drummond on Drummond

    Didnt know the first false start was hers?? please. Even if they dindt tell her she most likely knew, thats bull. And then fallstarted again....Tim didnt false start. He did nothing wrong. She did it twice. There is a big difference.

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    • #17
      Re: Drummond on Drummond

      >Tim didnt false start. He did nothing wrong.

      Supporting rationale please.

      By entering the meet Drummond agreed to participate under the rules as laid down.
      The rules define ANY reaction time faster than 0.100 as a false start. Period.
      Drummond's measured reaction time was much faster.

      When there is documentation like the computerized false start apparatus, the burden of proof to refute it lies with the athlete, which is of course an extremely difficult burden, but perhaps not totally impossible. Drummond couldn't provide any credible supporting evidence that he didn't commit a false start AS DEFINED BY THE RULES. Can you?

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      • #18
        Re: Drummond on Drummond

        Like I said on another thread, I do like Drummond overall, even though I disagree with his actions in Paris.

        However, I got to be real. He flinched. Tell me something. It looks like the way the rule is set up, if everyone in that heat reacted too fast, the officials can technically DQ the whole field.

        Which brings me to a very far-fetched scenario: What if, on the second time around, the gun had EVERYONE in an Olympic final false start. Could or would the officials technically wipe out an entire Olympic Final????????

        Remember, the way the rule is, it's not about if you false start first, but if anyone false starts at all. That means multiple athletes could be eliminated.

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        • #19
          Re: Drummond on Drummond

          Yes, if everyone had a reaction time less than .100 the entire field would be subject to DQ.

          HOWEVER, there are some tricks available to the Starter. He can always attribute it to an unfair distraction from the crowd, a sudden sonic boom overhead (which nobody else has to hear or whatever and do a re-start.
          He would be wise to do so if more than half the field false starts, but is probably unwise to do so if LESS than half the field false starts.

          If only two or three jump the gun, go ahead and clear them off the track and try again with the remaining five or six.

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          • #20
            Re: Drummond on Drummond

            >Yes, if everyone had a reaction time less than
            >.100 the entire field would be subject to
            >DQ.

            And if that happens in an Olympic Final, the next one to jump would be Dick Ebersol (head of NBC Sports).

            Remember, the false start rule was implimented to satisfy TV, so that the meet would move along and viewers could stay at their TV sets. And the far-fetched prospect of an entire Olympic Final field DQ'd. Not exactly satisfying TV, is it....?

            Like I said, it's a far-fetched possibility, but I got a feeling may happen somewhere. Maybe not in Athens, Bejing or New York?, but somewhere, it may. Stayed tuned for another episode of "Jumpin' Da Gun". Peace.

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            • #21
              Re: Drummond on Drummond

              >Like I said,
              >it's a far-fetched possibility, but I got a
              >feeling may happen somewhere. Maybe not in
              >Athens, Bejing or New York?, but somewhere, it
              >may. Stayed tuned for another episode of
              >"Jumpin' Da Gun". Peace.

              Doesn't the NCAA have a strict false start rule? How many big finals have they had where most or half the field have been DQ'd? For that matter, how many individual false starts do they have? Why are they different?

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              • #22
                Re: Drummond on Drummond

                A simple solution to this "wipeout" possibility is to scratch the guy with the fastest false start reaction time. Then, you won't have to wipe out an entire field (or even half of it!). Peace.

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                • #23
                  Re: Drummond on Drummond

                  HEY JON, DONT LET THESE CLOWNS BRING U DOWN.YOUR A GUY WHO HAS BEEN A GREAT EXAMPLE TO MILLIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WAS ALWAYS TOLD WHEN U WERE YOUNG U CANT DO THAT OR RUN THAT FAST,WELL HARDWORK//LOTS OF JESUS//AND YOUVE BEEN ONE OF THE TOP SPRINTERS IN AMERICA.THANX FOR ALL THE YEARS.I STILL THINK POCATELLO IN 1999/2000 INDOORS WAS THE WILDEST//BUSES THROUGH THE SNOW/MOUNTAINS//THE MEET WAS GREAT.WATCHING JEARL-MILES CLARK COMWE STORMING INTO THE HOTEL AFTER WAITING 8 HOURS BECAUSE BUS BROKE DOWN.

                  HEY WWW.PREFONTAINE-RUN.COM THE MISSION CONTINUES
                  YOUR STILL IN THE ACCALADES JON.DO U THINK I LISTEN TO THE CLOWNS,AND I WILL QUALIFY FOR OLYMPIC TRIALS AT 800/1500 .THE ATHLETES RIGHTS LIVES ON.DONT FORGET NEXT YEAR WERE ALL DOING THE GLADIATOR RACES IN THE ORIGINAL OLYMPIC STAIDE WERE ALL WEARING SUITS OF ARMOUR LIKE 2,000 YEARS AGO.TELL JOHNNY GRAY WHATS UP &YEEEHAAAAAAAA!

                  I CANT WAIT TILL ITS 40 BELOW ZERO IN CHICAGO ITS SO FRIGID THE STREET LIGHTS START TO DIM,I STRAP ON MY WORKBOOTS&PULL MY CARTIRE HARNESS WITH WRIST WEIGHTS.I CANT WAIT.

                  A BROTHER IN CHRIST
                  MICHAEL MARREN

                  TELL CAP THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF IT.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Drummond on Drummond

                    this is old news who cares about drummond he's bout to be old news

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