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  • #16
    Re: Lack of interest from African American men in track

    Originally posted by Pelpa
    Well lets go out on a branch and humor the thought ; "there are less African American Males available these days for track and field because of football and basket ball"

    This argument considers several ideas:
    1. African American Males are best at Track and Field

    2.To another degree if others will allow the thought, males of West african decent living in the western hemisphere are also good at track & Field.

    3.The more African Americans there are, the better the probability of winning.

    4.The pool of African Amercan males needed to make a good national track team is so great that the pool of said ethinicity involved in basketball or football significantly derails recruiting efforts for T&F purposes.

    Lets see:
    To win you compete, which means if AAM are not doing as well as they can then either the AAMs are not as good as they can be or the competition is better or both.

    1. African American Males are best at Track and Field
    Canont be debated as even the man from Mars will say that Martian men are the best.


    2.To another degree if others will allow the thought, males of West african decent living in the western hemisphere are also good at track & Field.
    Also canont be debated as even the man from Mars will say that Martian men are the best.

    3.The more African Americans there are, the better the probability of winning.
    If 1 and 2 are correct then we see USA having 38,919,319 African Americans (Alone- not mixed)
    taking it 50/50 males to females works out to about 19,500,000 AAMs. The competition lets say the Caribbean...last 2001 census shows 6,468,870 persons (perdominantly of West African decent) yields a number of 3,205,700 males of predominantly W.African decent .


    4.The pool of African Amercan males needed to make a good national track team is so great that the pool of said ethinicity involved in basketball or football significantly derails recruiting efforts for T&F purposes.

    19,500,000 AAMs to be shared among football, Basketball and T&F Vs. eg 3,205,700 Caribbean males of west African decent which shall we say exclusively participate in T&F and no other sport.
    This last point kind ignores the fact Cricket and football (soccer) and more popular sports then T&A in the Caribbean. Also Cricket is historically the most important sport culturally.

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    • #17
      Re: Lack of interest from African American men in track

      Originally posted by MissThickBooty
      Is the UST&F doing anything to address this crisis? Not every one can make the NFL, NBA so why not try and scoop up some of those who don't make the cut? African American males are the best athletes in the world and our current crop of black men in track is simply not up to par!!
      hello miss TB

      sure, why not recruit discards from american pro sports?
      for some people, track and field is an acquired taste, so you'd have to motivate prospects to get over the hump, and get addicted. - or maybe you have some ideas on how to inject money into the sport for this purpose?

      sorry to rain on your parade, but soccer has by far the best pool of athletes in this world. that is if you believe that about a billion boys in their youth played and their consensus ambition in life at some point was footballer (not grid-iron)....

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      • #18
        Re: Lack of interest from African American men in track

        All those that cared about track and field, who have the physical and mental ability are there already.

        T&F is the event for loners.

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        • #19
          Re: Lack of interest from African American men in track

          Originally posted by mal
          All those that cared about track and field, who have the physical and mental ability are there already.

          T&F is the event for loners.
          hey! that's us!

          hit the nail on the head - and the thread is dead!

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