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Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

I dont get it. Usain Bolt might be a fast guy. But he claims to be the "Greatest Athlete Ever"....

I think this is a bit much. He runs in a straight line as fast as he can. But why is it the fastest athletes in the United States never run track?

Oh! Thats because there's better money in real sports. The fastest sport in the United States is American football.

Darrel Green ran a 4.09sec 40 Yard Dash, while the gold medal time clocked only a 4.17sec 40 yard dash.

Guys like Dieon Sanders and Bo Jackson have never trained to run the 100m dash. Yet when ever they have joked around at practice they typically clock times faster than our US Olympic athletes. These are clocked by real professional clock keepers, not some guy with an seiko rist watch.

Im just sick of some one arrogant like Bolt talking so much shiit rather than being humble. There are atleast 20 guys in the NFL faster than him.

No one is unbeatable.

I would love to see some one like Bo Jackson, or Dieon train for a couple of months and put this guy in his place.

The US keeps sending their second string athletes to these Olympic events. Same with Baseball. The basketball team is the only team we send who plays to potential.

We should payout rewards to athletes who can win gold.

Can you imagine Dan Marino or Randy Johnson playing Olympic style handball? They throw the rock like 110mph. No one in Olympic handball is anywhere near close to this. They would be launching shots from halfcourt.

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Old 11.08.2012, 00:38
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Re: Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

Well he is Jamaican for one. But i agree with you that he is an arrogant prick. Especially after his comments about Carl Lewis. Like he never doped

And who will remember Usain whats his name in 10 years time
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Re: Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

The greatest athlete I've ever seen was Bo Jackson. The day he got hurt was one of the saddest days ever.

That said, I don't agree that there are NFLers that could beat Bolt.
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I dont get it. Usain Bolt might be a fast guy. But he claims to be the "Greatest Athlete Ever"....
Did he really say that or is it what others are saying about him?

Either way, much as I admire his speed and capabilities, I don't think he, or anyone else for that matter, can be labelled as THE greatest athlete ever across the board.
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Re: Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

I agree. But the US track and field coachs take what ever comes their way and then take the guy with the fastest time. They dont recruit or look for the best athletes. These coachs should be at the NFL combine every year looking for runners to mold.

Vince Carter is another one. Dont you want that guy to train for 6 months to become an Olympic high jumper? Thats the guy you need to recruit!

Bolts name should be attached to a Bronze if they did things right in the US.

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Re: Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

Statistically, there are several of them.....

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That said, I don't agree that there are NFLers that could beat Bolt.
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Re: Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

Well its all about opinion.

Personally I think its a toss up between Barry Sanders and Michael Jordan. But they played real sports. They didnt compete in a one dimensional contest. They needed every facet of athleticism.


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Did he really say that or is it what others are saying about him?

Either way, much as I admire his speed and capabilities, I don't think he, or anyone else for that matter, can be labelled as THE greatest athlete ever across the board.
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Re: Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

Man, if I wasn't so happy to see you back on the forum I would be handing out groans and red dots all round.
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Re: Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

I thought thats how you greeted people in Switzerland

Where you been?

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Statistically, there are several of them.....
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Re: Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

Meh. Love Bolt so give it a rest. The boy's got personality and talent in bags. I think he even said that in jest but anyway he was buzzing after his run and being injured in the year.

Nevertheless he's iconic like Tyson and Ali. You dont get it, but so what, the rest of the world does. I was at the gym while his semi final heat was on and the place stopped to watch him. The world is full of athletes who don't have any personality. Carry on moping, moper.
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Re: Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

Look, Ive played college and professional sports in the US. I have lots of real actual athletes to compare him with.

He simply has no class.

Its not moping, its making an assessment. If youre some weekend warrior who likes to work out from time to time then you might fantasize about this guy.

But like I said, in the US, the track athletes are our second stringers.

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Meh. Love Bolt so give it a rest. The boy's got personality and talent in bags. I think he even said that in jest but anyway he was buzzing after his run and being injured in the year.

Nevertheless he's iconic like Tyson and Ali. You dont get it, but so what, the rest of the world does. I was at the gym while his semi final heat was on and the place stopped to watch him. The world is full of athletes who don't have any personality. Carry on moping, moper.
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Re: Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

http://speedendurance.com/2011/11/03...deion-sanders/

http://www.gridironstuds.com/blog/th...ard-dash-ever/


These guys train for car accidents and agility. Not so much for speed. If you put these guys in a running program they will also get faster.


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Well its all about opinion...
Indeedy. That can be all it comes down to in the final analysis.

This recent interesting article from The New York Times relates - "Many Medals but No Consensus for Phelps"
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Look, Ive played college and professional sports in the US. I have lots of real actual athletes to compare him with.

He simply has no class.

Its not moping, its making an assessment. If youre some weekend warrior who likes to work out from time to time then you might fantasize about this guy.

But like I said, in the US, the track athletes are our second stringers.
Were Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson second string athletes too? The world hasn't heard of your fantasy athletes. They all know Bolt though. Perhaps they chose the wrong sport?
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Well its all about opinion.

Personally I think its a toss up between Barry Sanders and Michael Jordan. But they played real sports. They didnt compete in a one dimensional contest. They needed every facet of athleticism.
I had to google Barry Sanders thats how well he's known in the world.

Whats the criteria for Best Athlete Ever? Domination of their chosen field? or just assumptions on physical ability?

Domination of their chosen field Jordan will always come up in the conversations all around the world as they (he) won loads of titles and relatively recently.

Bolts the fastest man ever at the moment. You're more than welcome to send your first stringers but until you do...... Im guessing Bolt may not make the next Olympics, think he might want to party now instead of train but they can try and break his record time.

The USA do pay for medals. Its not a lot though in comparison to a pro football, basketball, baseball contract. Given the amount of medals you guys have won if you paid significant cash you might end up with a big bill.
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Re: Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

15 min of fame... Thats fine..... Most US pro athletes make more in one season than bolt will make in his life-time. Ask any former 100m winner how much money he has.

Not much.

Start offering $100mn to win the Olympic gold and you will see some real talent come out.

Im sure he is famous now that the Olympics are on. But give it a few months. Alvin and Calvin Harris both won gold medals in Olympic track and field. I went to the same college as these guys and worked out with them.

Back in 2000 they were famous..... Now?

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/spor...-79007597.html



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15 min of fame... Thats fine..... Most US pro athletes make more in one season than bolt will make in his life-time. Ask any former 100m winner how much money he has.

Not much.

Start offering $100mn to win the Olympic gold and you will see some real talent come out.

Im sure he is famous now that the Olympics are on. But give it a few months. Alvin and Calvin Harris both won gold medals in Olympic track and field. I went to the same college as these guys and worked out with them.

Back in 2000 they were famous..... Now?

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/spor...-79007597.html

I want your crack pipe. Bolt has made the world sit up. Alvin and Harris were good, but not phenomenally better than the rest. Bolt is. He hasnt even tried.


Everyone is talking about him. Even you.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...-Olympics.html
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Re: Usain Bolt The Best Athlete Ever?

False modesty can also be quite wearisome.

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http://speedendurance.com/2011/11/03...deion-sanders/

http://www.gridironstuds.com/blog/th...ard-dash-ever/


These guys train for car accidents and agility. Not so much for speed. If you put these guys in a running program they will also get faster.
Sorry man, too much speculation. The speedendurance guy gives a velly interdasting analysis, but 100m and 40yd are completely different. Let's not forget that Bolt is actually training for the 100m and Primetime was actually training for the 40yd - the only fair comparison is to have both run the same race in close to the same conditions. I agree it would get close if we had a football player like Chris Johnson train for it (and get on similar doping cycles, lolwut) as Bolt, but it's not a slam dunk.

You are right that our top athletes don't compete in track cause there's no money in it. And for Bolt to claim the title of "greatest athlete" is ludicrous, with this I also agree. He's a one trick pony, but he's entertaining as hell and is good for the TV.

For my money, Bo Jackson was the greatest. His combination of speed, quickness, agility, size, and strength is something we only see once in a lifetime.

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Were Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson second string athletes too? The world hasn't heard of your fantasy athletes. They all know Bolt though. Perhaps they chose the wrong sport?
Everyone knows Usain Bolt, but he's dirt poor compared to the top athletes in American football, baseball, and basketball. Sorry, there's no money in track and field compared to other sports, so our best athletes don't give a chit about it. In fact, often you see one trick pony track athletes trying to cross over into American football.
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