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  • MJD
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    >To answer the penultimate question, while I can't cite chapter and verse, I'm
    >virtually certain I saw that he was trying out w/ NFL Europe, not the real NFL.

    The chapter and verse...

    http://www.nfleurope.com/superbowl/news ... _lede.html

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  • gh
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    To answer the penultimate question, while I can't cite chapter and verse, I'm virtually certain I saw that he was trying out w/ NFL Europe, not the real NFL.

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  • trackstar
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    Maybe Chambers is confused, and thought "football" meant kicking a round ball into a net. It's hard enough for American tracksters with football experience to make the NFL -- somebody who doesn't even know the game doesn't stand a chance. But if the NFL took him, maybe this would finally put the lie to the NFL's claim to be a clean sport.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Did Chambers say he was going to play in the NFL, or did he say "play American football"? Do the NFL-Europe teams have a rule that requires some domestic content? Possible they'd give him a shot there, where the level of violence (err, skill) is so much lower?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Maybe Chambers should have a talk with John Capel and Leonard Scott. These guys played football all their lives and attended NCAA football powerhouses. Still, their NFL careers didn't quite pan out.

    Chambers has a snowball's chance in hell.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I know, this doesn't deal with "rankings", but this Chambers argument is too funny. Unless he grew up playing a bit of rugby, or American football itself, there is NO way he'll make it. There is no doubt he's a good athlete, but when it comes to the first time he's hit by a 260lb+ linebacker (at top speed) and gets a helmet in the middle of his back, he'll be wishing he had taken a job as a mailman...Only in American football can you hear a coach say, "Son, I want you to hit him so hard that a snot-bubble pops out his nose!!"

    Dwain, take my advice----Take the 2 year ban.Because if you play pro football you're life expectancy will drop at least a few years anyway.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    touche!

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I just can't figure out how TFN has managed to put out 50-plus years of rankings without the help of all you experts out there. I am rather looking forward to the day you start your own set because they will be clearly much more informative. And 100% spot-on of course.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Chambers

    Start a new thread ... keep the subject in tact with rankings. Chambers sucks, and will suck egg in the National Fruitloop League, too.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Chambers would be eaten alive in the NFL. It is a totally different sport and requires a totally different set of skills. It takes alot more than speed to make an NFL player; just look at the legions of track specialists who have failed as football players (as a previous poster mentioned).

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    You are totally incorrect. We had 3 top SP from 1998 in our camp, yes they were strong. But the skill involved , the ability to read plays , the lateral speed required. I'm afraid these lads were best to stay in T&F. Most most obvious was the lack of aerobic conditioning. The three were struggling at performing high intensity drills on the second 2 hour session , on 2 a days.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Michael Bates!

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    "Several American athletes have become stars in the NFL in the past. Sprint hurdler Renaldo Nehemiah played for the San Fransisco 49ers for five years and even won the Superbowl."

    Ho ho ho. Way to go, Skeets! I'm afraid even he will admit that was a failed enterprise and he should have stuck with track. VERY few tracksters with little football experience have made it in the NFL. The real stars were football players all the way through college. I think a shot putter would have a better chance as an offensive lineman.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    From the BBC

    Chambers considers switch
    By Simon Austin

    Dwain Chambers could pursue a career in American Football if he is banned from athletics, his manager has said.

    The European 100m champion tested positive for the steroid THG in August and could be suspended from athletics for two years.

    And his manager admits a career in American Football is something Chambers will consider if he is banned.

    "Everyone would love to play American Football and this is one option he could consider," said Jonathon Barnett.

    Chambers will appear before a UK Athletics disciplinary hearing in February and faces the prospect of a mandatory two-year ban from athletics if found guilty of taking THG.

    He has always insisted he did not knowingly take the banned steroid.

    "All Dwain is thinking about at the moment is the hearing and we are putting all our energy into that," Barnett said. "He feels he has been very harshly dealt with so far and will conduct a robust defence.

    "If he is banned, though, he will obviously need to earn a living and American Football is one of many things he might be able to turn his hand to."

    Several American athletes have become stars in the NFL in the past. Sprint hurdler Renaldo Nehemiah played for the San Fransisco 49ers for five years and even won the Superbowl.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    A couple of points:

    1. While the Athletics International rankings are similar to the T&FN rankings (and far superior to the IAAF version), they are not identical. AI typically puts more weight than T&FN on the OG/WC, and so if/when they rank Collins as #1 it is not an indictment of T&FN's inconsistency.

    2. It is not unheard of for a #1 ranker to not compete in the OG/WC. Since 1991, the following #1's have not competed in the WC/OG in that event (men's running events only):

    1991 - Michael Johnson (400)
    1992 - Moses Kiptanui (St)
    1993 - Nixon Kiprotich (800), Yobes Ondieki (10K), Dionicio CĂ©ron (Mar)
    1995 - Haile Gebrselassie (5000), Mark Crear (110H)
    1996 - Wilson Kipketer (800), Daniel Komen (5000)
    1997 - Haile Gebrselassie (5000)
    1999 - Haile Gebrselassie (5000), Joseph Chebet (Mar)
    2000 - Haile Gebrselassie (5000)
    2003 - John Capel (100), Wilfred Bungei (800), Paul Tergat? (Mar)

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