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  • Merner521
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    Originally posted by KDFINE View Post

    Saw Cosby high jump something like 5'10" or 6'0 on the Johnny Carson Show. Fosbury slipped on the surface.
    oh, now that reminds me that Stacy Dragila, possibly the most famous field eventer back in 2000 jumped over a “double Shaq” on Leno.
    what could Ryan Crouser do on TV? Put a bowling ball into the pins without it touching the lane?

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  • gh
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    Mathis is more in the "athlete" quality if you're talking national-class (let alone world)

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  • noone
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    While we're nominating celebrities who also were athletes, Johnny Mathis (HJ) comes to mind
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  • steve
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

    And also this, of 2 pretty good high school javelin throwers

    BradshawLandon.jpg
    I forgot about Michael Landon. Great picture!

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  • KDFINE
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

    Cosby was a field eventer? I thought he ran the 400?
    Saw Cosby high jump something like 5'10" or 6'0 on the Johnny Carson Show. Fosbury slipped on the surface.

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  • scottmitchell74
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

    And also this, of 2 pretty good high school javelin throwers

    BradshawLandon.jpg
    That's awesome! Until my "grandpa" eyes focused I thought that was Roger Maris for two seconds.

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    I have this which I love - got it from Jesse SquireGarth Brooks Javelin.jpg
    And also this, of 2 pretty good high school javelin throwers

    BradshawLandon.jpg

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
    Garth is well known as a musician but I wonder how many people know he threw the javelin at Ok State.
    I have this which I love - got it from Jesse Squire

    Garth Brooks Javelin.jpg

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  • steve
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

    I wouldn't include Fosbury because hardly anyone outside of track and field tell you who Dick Fosbury is. I would say Owens, Lewis and Jenner if we're talking about people whose popularity is based on being a track and field athlete, and I would go with Brooks, Cosby and Jenner on overall popularity.
    What about Terry Bradshaw? HS Javelin record holder for a while.

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  • dukehjsteve
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    I'm totally biased, but for me it's only my all-time Track & Field idol,

    Valery Brumel

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Owens, Beamon, Lewis, Fosbury, and Jenner are names most Americans can identify.
    I would put Fosbury first now, because of the Flop being the way we know people HJ.
    I wouldn't include Fosbury because hardly anyone outside of track and field tell you who Dick Fosbury is. I would say Owens, Lewis and Jenner if we're talking about people whose popularity is based on being a track and field athlete, and I would go with Brooks, Cosby and Jenner on overall popularity.

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  • KevinR
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    My vote goes for Beamon, as his name has entered common vernacular.

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  • gh
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    Beamon

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by Merner521 View Post
    I know we've covered this before, but in no particular order: Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell, Buzz Aldrin, Garth Brooks, Bill Cosby...
    Garth is well known as a musician but I wonder how many people know he threw the javelin at Ok State.

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by Merner521 View Post
    I know we've covered this before, but in no particular order: Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell, Buzz Aldrin, Garth Brooks, Bill Cosby...
    Cosby was a field eventer? I thought he ran the 400?

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