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  • If I had my way.......

    ......we would have seen.

    1932 Oly USA 4x1 team

    leadoff..Frank Wykoff
    second..George Simpson
    third..Eddie Tolan
    anchor..Ralph Metcalfe

    1936 Oly USA 4x1 team

    leadoff..Jesse Owens
    second..Ralph Metcalfe
    third..Mack Robinson
    anchor..Eulace Peacock

    1940 Oly USA 4x1 team

    leadoff..Jesse Owens
    second..Eulace Peacock
    third..Barney Ewell
    anchor..Hal Davis

    1944 Oly 4x1 team

    leadoff..Ed Conwell
    second..Buddy Young
    third..Barney Ewell
    anchor..Hal Davis

    (obviously if I had my way there would be no war. If a 44 Olympics, I see Hal Davis sticking around one more year)

    1952 Oly USA 4x1 team

    leadoff..Lindy Remigino
    second..Jim Golliday
    third..Andy Stanfield
    anchor..Harrison Dilliard

    1956 Oly USA 4x1 team

    leadoff..Ira Murchison
    second..Bobby Morrow
    third..Dave Sime
    anchor..Leamon King

    1960 Oly USA 4x1 team

    leadoff..Frank Budd
    second..Charles Tidwell
    third..Dave Sime
    anchor..Ray Norton

    1964 Oly USA 4x1 team

    leadoff..Mel Pender
    second..Bob Hayes
    third..Trenton Jackson
    anchor..Henry Carr

    1968 Oly USA 4x1 team

    leadoff..Charlie Greene
    second..John Carlos
    third..Jimmy Hines
    anchor..Tommie Smith

  • #2
    you would have been a good coach, but I would not put Sime (tall and ran high) on the third curve, probably the back stretch or the final. Multiple medalist Thane Baker should be in there somewhere.
    ... nothing really ever changes my friend, new lines for old, new lines for old.

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    • #3
      Why no Owens in 40? He would have been all of 26 that summer, and only 11 months older than Peacock.

      Indeed, no reason he wouldn't be on the '44 team either.

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      • #4
        For one thing, Owens had lost his amateur status before 1940. Of course, I suppose if you can wish away World War II, you can certainly ignore a technicality like that.

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        • #5
          we had also already wished away Peacock's injury by putting him on the '36 team.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by paulthefan
            you would have been a good coach, but I would not put Sime (tall and ran high) on the third curve, probably the back stretch or the final. Multiple medalist Thane Baker should be in there somewhere.
            I always looked at Sime as a solid 200m man. Yes I know so was Baker.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gh
              Why no Owens in 40? He would have been all of 26 that summer, and only 11 months older than Peacock.

              Indeed, no reason he wouldn't be on the '44 team either.
              Why didn't I think of that..EL DUHO! Let's put Jesse on the 40 team, not sure about 44.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tandfman
                For one thing, Owens had lost his amateur status before 1940. Of course, I suppose if you can wish away World War II, you can certainly ignore a technicality like that.
                Wars, amateur status...nay! I get what I want :lol:

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                • #9
                  For 1960 you could put Morrow on the third leg - at the OT he was level with Norton coming off the curve in the 200. I'd have put Tidwell on the first leg and Norton on the second (in the unreal world Norton would get it right second time)

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