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    Sounds rather far-fetched to me, but in a home-page-linked article:

    Peterson said he was planning on making a run at the Olympics before he injured his knee last year. He had planned on running in a few track meets over the off-season to see how he felt running track again. Peterson said he wants to qualify for the Olympics in the 200- and 400-meter races.
    At 6'1/217 (185/98) he's a little on the 'beefy' side. Were he to lose some weight, he'd been vulnerable in football again.

    I''m guessing that getting under 20.50/46 was nigh on impossible, but more power to him - the publicity, win or lose, would be good for our sport!

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    Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

    Ain't gonna happen. :lol:

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    • #3
      Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

      I can't see Bolt or James being beaten next Olympics if they are fully fit.

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      • #4
        Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

        Originally posted by eldanielfire
        I can't see Bolt or James being beaten next Olympics if they are fully fit.
        Blake will be stronger. Bolt? Probably not. It'll probably be between them.
        James will be better, but someone else can come out of the woodwork by 2016. Seems to happen a lot in the 400.

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          Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

          Originally posted by eldanielfire
          I can't see Bolt or James being beaten next Olympics if they are fully fit.
          Well certainly not by a journeyman (oops, there's that word again) like Peterson.

          Blake perhaps in the 200m, although I doubt it if Bolt is injury free and maintains his motivation.
          Santos in the 400 is probably a bigger threat to James.

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          • #6
            Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

            Originally posted by Marlow
            Originally posted by eldanielfire
            I can't see Bolt or James being beaten next Olympics if they are fully fit.
            Blake will be stronger. Bolt? Probably not. It'll probably be between them.
            James will be better, but someone else can come out of the woodwork by 2016. Seems to happen a lot in the 400.

            Maybe, but James is the best since Michael Johnson and really really young for someone so exceptional.

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            • #7
              Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

              Originally posted by eldanielfire
              James is the best since Michael Johnson and really really young for someone so exceptional.
              Actually, Wariner is the best since MJ

              43.45 3. 5. Jeremy WARINER 84 USA F 1. Osaka (JPN) 31.08.2007
              . . . (43.75 LaShawn Merritt)
              43.94 9. 37. Kirani JAMES 92 GRN F 1. London (GBR) 06.08.2012 1248

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              • #8
                Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                The smart alecks at the House of Run blog just suggested 9 meters as the over/under for Bolt vs Peterson race. I think they set it just about right.

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                • #9
                  Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                  Originally posted by Marlow
                  Originally posted by eldanielfire
                  James is the best since Michael Johnson and really really young for someone so exceptional.
                  Actually, Wariner is the best since MJ

                  43.45 3. 5. Jeremy WARINER 84 USA F 1. Osaka (JPN) 31.08.2007
                  . . . (43.75 LaShawn Merritt)
                  43.94 9. 37. Kirani JAMES 92 GRN F 1. London (GBR) 06.08.2012 1248

                  kirani James is only 20 and is already World Champion and Olympic Champion. Of course Wariner was very young as he hit 400m success but James seems to be not far off Wariner's best already clearly has the potential to exceed Wariner in the not too distant future.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                    Originally posted by eldanielfire
                    Originally posted by Marlow
                    Originally posted by eldanielfire
                    James is the best since Michael Johnson and really really young for someone so exceptional.
                    Actually, Wariner is the best since MJ

                    43.45 3. 5. Jeremy WARINER 84 USA F 1. Osaka (JPN) 31.08.2007
                    . . . (43.75 LaShawn Merritt)
                    43.94 9. 37. Kirani JAMES 92 GRN F 1. London (GBR) 06.08.2012 1248

                    kirani James is only 20 and is already World Champion and Olympic Champion. Of course Wariner was very young as he hit 400m success but James seems to be not far off Wariner's best already clearly has the potential to exceed Wariner in the not too distant future.
                    Wariner was the Olympic champion at age 20 with a best time of 44.00, Steve Lewis was the Olympic champion at age 19 with a best time of 43.87 and Quincy Watts was the Olympic champion at age 22 with a best time of 43.50. Most of history's great 400 runners peaked early, not late like Michael Johnson.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                      Originally posted by Marlow
                      At 6'1/217 (185/98) he's a little on the 'beefy' side. Were he to lose some weight, he'd been vulnerable in football again.

                      I''m guessing that getting under 20.50/46 was nigh on impossible, but more power to him - the publicity, win or lose, would be good for our sport!
                      My guess is that he would have had to lose at least 20 pounds, and probably 30, to even have a chance at making the team. Would Minnesota have been willing to let him miss most of training camp, before eventually reporting in at 190 pounds?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                        I know he'd lose a lot of his power (but not as much as you'd think, James Brooks was a very violent 185+- and Walter Payton, who Peterson reminds me most of, was 202) but I'd love to see how FAST he'd be. He'd be even quicker with his lateral movements, and once he had a little wiggle room...zoom!

                        Anyhow, why mess with near-perfection. The man just ran off 2097 yards ONE YEAR after major surgery. If he trains with a similar focus in the off-season strictly with Dickerson in sight, oh, man, the 2013 season can't come soon enough! Woo!
                        You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                          Originally posted by scottmitchell74
                          I know he'd lose a lot of his power (but not as much as you'd think, James Brooks was a very violent 185+- and Walter Payton, who Peterson reminds me most of, was 202) but I'd love to see how FAST he'd be. He'd be even quicker with his lateral movements, and once he had a little wiggle room...zoom!

                          Anyhow, why mess with near-perfection. The man just ran off 2097 yards ONE YEAR after major surgery. If he trains with a similar focus in the off-season strictly with Dickerson in sight, oh, man, the 2013 season can't come soon enough! Woo!
                          Having followed him since his Sooner days, he is one of the most powerful backs I've ever seen. The guy used to do jumps from the track level to the first stadium step (about 3') while carrying an O-lineman. I've actually seen him do it. I think he'll come back even stronger next year.
                          If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                            If nothing else it would give a more accurate impression of how fast an NFL guy actually is vs what the pundits say.
                            All hail Lord Zanus!

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                              Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                              Originally posted by Marlow
                              Sounds rather far-fetched to me, but in a home-page-linked article:

                              Peterson said he was planning on making a run at the Olympics before he injured his knee last year. He had planned on running in a few track meets over the off-season to see how he felt running track again. Peterson said he wants to qualify for the Olympics in the 200- and 400-meter races.
                              At 6'1/217 (185/98) he's a little on the 'beefy' side. Were he to lose some weight, he'd been vulnerable in football again.

                              I''m guessing that getting under 20.50/46 was nigh on impossible, but more power to him - the publicity, win or lose, would be good for our sport!
                              This delusion happens a lot when guys come back from injury. They run so much, that they feel they are every bit as good on the track as they are on the football field. AP is a tremendous athlete. He certainly has the head for hard work.

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