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  • #31
    Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

    Originally posted by mal
    Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler
    Peterson ran about 10,60 and 21.45 in high school.
    Apparenlty 10.33 as a junior, but likely hand timed. In that way high schoolers get timed.
    The 10.33 was definitely auto timed (state champs at UTx), but it was wind-aided (+3.2).

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    • #32
      Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

      all these other sport athletes calling out bolt, but no other sport athletes calling out rudisha in an 800.


      who here thinks peterson will get a worlds/olympics A standard, or even the standard to get in the trials.

      i think there might be a few other sport athletes who can qualify for the trials, but i dont think any will actually run.

      bob hayes, renaldo nehemiah and others went from track to football, but have any athletes with no track background gone from NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, soccer etc. gone to track.

      and if they can beat bolt's times they would make similar if not more than they do in their main sport.

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      • #33
        Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

        Trindon Holliday scored both a punt return and kick return in the Denver vs. Baltimore game today. Denver (the team he's playing for) lost.

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        • #34
          Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

          Originally posted by GDAWG
          Trindon Holliday scored both a punt return and kick return in the Denver vs. Baltimore game today. Denver (the team he's playing for) lost.
          He's the first in the history of the NFL playoffs to accomplish this feat.

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          • #35
            Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

            Originally posted by doug5321
            .....
            who here thinks peterson will get a worlds/olympics A standard, or even the standard to get in the trials....
            better question: who thinks he'll actually even try?

            Given his history of injury, I imagine the Vikings would go batshit should he embark on a fierce off-season regimen of track training/competition. Wouldn't surprise me if they invoked the standard "dangerous outside activities" clause that's surely in his contract.

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            • #36
              Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

              Originally posted by gh
              better question: who thinks he'll actually even try?
              No way. Way too much work for a not-guaranteed outcome, and won't help his his real job.

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              • #37
                Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                Originally posted by gh
                Originally posted by doug5321
                .....
                who here thinks peterson will get a worlds/olympics A standard, or even the standard to get in the trials....
                better question: who thinks he'll actually even try?

                Given his history of injury, I imagine the Vikings would go batshit should he embark on a fierce off-season regimen of track training/competition. Wouldn't surprise me if they invoked the standard "dangerous outside activities" clause that's surely in his contract.
                Even simpler, since Track & Field is now professional, he could get in contract trouble for "moonlighting."
                .

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                • #38
                  Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                  Bob Hayes and Michael Bates had the right idea by pursuing their track dreams right after college and before they became professional football players. I was to young to remember how Hayes handled it, but when Bates was drafted, he had an understanding with the Seahawks that he wouldn't be reporting until after the track season was over.

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                  • #39
                    Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                    Originally posted by doug5321
                    bob hayes, renaldo nehemiah and others went from track to football, but have any athletes with no track background gone from NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, soccer etc. gone to track.
                    Adam Gemili: Soccer -> 100m
                    Donald Thomas: Basketball -> high jump

                    There was another athlete (I don't remember the name or country) from soccer who ran the 400m, and made it to the semifinal or final with less than a year of track-specific training.

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                    • #40
                      Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                      Originally posted by 18.99s
                      Originally posted by doug5321
                      bob hayes, renaldo nehemiah and others went from track to football, but have any athletes with no track background gone from NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, soccer etc. gone to track.
                      Adam Gemili: Soccer -> 100m
                      Donald Thomas: Basketball -> high jump

                      There was another athlete (I don't remember the name or country) from soccer who ran the 400m, and made it to the semifinal or final with less than a year of track-specific training.
                      Marcello Fiasconaro: Soccer -> 800 WR 1:43.7 '73 (after three years of running track)

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                      • #41
                        Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                        Originally posted by 18.99s
                        Originally posted by doug5321
                        bob hayes, renaldo nehemiah and others went from track to football, but have any athletes with no track background gone from NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, soccer etc. gone to track.
                        Adam Gemili: Soccer -> 100m
                        Donald Thomas: Basketball -> high jump
                        I'm not familiar with Gemili but Thomas didn't have elite basketball talent, so I wouldn't put him in the same class with folks like Hayes, Nehemiah and Peterson.

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                        • #42
                          Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                          Originally posted by dj
                          Originally posted by 18.99s
                          Originally posted by doug5321
                          bob hayes, renaldo nehemiah and others went from track to football, but have any athletes with no track background gone from NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, soccer etc. gone to track.
                          Adam Gemili: Soccer -> 100m
                          Donald Thomas: Basketball -> high jump

                          There was another athlete (I don't remember the name or country) from soccer who ran the 400m, and made it to the semifinal or final with less than a year of track-specific training.
                          Marcello Fiasconaro: Soccer -> 800 WR 1:43.7 '73 (after three years of running track)
                          rugby, not soccer

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                          • #43
                            Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                            Also, Marquise Goodwin has chosen to go the NFL route.

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                            • #44
                              Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                              Demps returning to track:

                              http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... -to-track/

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                              • #45
                                Re: Adrian Peterson - Olympic Champion!

                                Originally posted by 18.99s
                                Originally posted by doug5321
                                bob hayes, renaldo nehemiah and others went from track to football, but have any athletes with no track background gone from NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, soccer etc. gone to track.
                                Adam Gemili: Soccer -> 100m
                                Donald Thomas: Basketball -> high jump
                                On the women's side, Aussie Nova Peris won an Olympic field hockey gold in 1996, switched to track, won the 200m at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and was a semi-finalist in the 400m at Sydney Olympics and a member of the 5th placed 4x400m relay...

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