Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Rupp not the most famous runner on Oregon's campus

Collapse

Unconfigured Ad Widget

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Originally posted by gm
    Originally posted by tandfman
    Too old.
    And the small matter of being, oh, maybe, I don't know... a professional?
    Didn't stop FSU from getting their twin recruits.

    Comment


    • #17
      Assuming El G still runs it would be quite a treat to be out for a jog on Pre's trail and look up and see the greatest miler who ever lived running towards you.
      phsstt!

      Comment


      • #18
        Originally posted by gh
        His time in the sun has already passed: he'll be unrecognizable to 99.9% of the student body.
        he is still the CURRENT world record holder in the 1500 and mile, he is still famous, sports stars stay famous for a long time, examples, jim thorpe, emil zatopek, roger bannister, john l. sullivan, jack johnson, george mikan etc.

        Comment


        • #19
          Originally posted by doug091463
          Originally posted by gh
          His time in the sun has already passed: he'll be unrecognizable to 99.9% of the student body.
          he is still the CURRENT world record holder in the 1500 and mile, he is still famous, sports stars stay famous for a long time, examples, jim thorpe, emil zatopek, roger bannister, john l. sullivan, jack johnson, george mikan etc.
          Yeah, but you are talking about a non-American T&F star. Granted he will be in Eugene, but if you dropped him into just about any other city in the US his recognition factor couldn't get closer to zero. Even Bolt could walk the streets of any US city today and hardly ever get recognized.

          Comment


          • #20
            Originally posted by bad hammy
            Yeah, but you are talking about a non-American T&F star. Granted he will be in Eugene, but ...
            That's the whole point. It's Eugene, the University of Oregon. He won't be mobbed by fans or anything like that, but there is nowhere else in America where he would be more recognizable.

            Comment

            Working...
            X