Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy


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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby Marlow » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:11 am

guru wrote:Jones derides Michigan QB Denard Robinson, stating on ESPN's Gameday Saturday that he couldn't beat her in a race(much less Usain Bolt).

Guru, c'mon now, you know what Smack-Talk is, don't you?! :roll:
[My grandmother can beat you in a race, and she's on a walker!]
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby Marlow » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:14 am

sprintzfan wrote:All I can say is that Lo Lo really doesn't have a clue.

She really does strike me as one of those folks, who couldn't even tell you who is running for President right now.

Like she is some high school athlete being "hated on" by cheerleaders or something.

She doesn't seem to me to have a clue about the history of the country. Femimism. Sexism. Colorism. Or anything else.

I love how people we want to disagree with are always stupid, ignorant, naive, clueless blithering idiots . . . :roll:
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby Tuariki » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:26 am

Shades of Bobby Riggs and Billie-Jean. Lottsa money to be made for Lolo if she can turn her "smack-talk" into a match race. And you gotta admit she is the hottest smack-talker going.
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby aaronk » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:43 am

If Lolo didn't exist, the LameStreamMedia would have to invent her!!
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby guru » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:31 am

Marlow wrote:
guru wrote:Jones derides Michigan QB Denard Robinson, stating on ESPN's Gameday Saturday that he couldn't beat her in a race(much less Usain Bolt).

Guru, c'mon now, you know what Smack-Talk is, don't you?! :roll:



Umm, yeah, but Tim Layden summed it up perfectly

https://twitter.com/SITimLayden/status/ ... 0867677185

Jones said "a race,'' which she does for effect and for Lolo Brand. It's useful to call b.s on her every once in a while.
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby jazzcyclist » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:41 am

guru wrote:Jones derides Michigan QB Denard Robinson, stating on ESPN's Gameday Saturday that he couldn't beat her in a race(much less Usain Bolt).


http://www.nesn.com/2012/11/lolo-jones- ... video.html


Robinson's PR is 10.44...

Don't hate guru!

Anyway, before she made her Michigan-Minnesota pick, Chris Fowler informed her that Robinson was a no-go due to injury, and she said he probably pulled a hamstring trying to race Usain Bolt. :lol:
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby Marlow » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:50 pm

guru wrote:
Marlow wrote:
guru wrote:Jones derides Michigan QB Denard Robinson, stating on ESPN's Gameday Saturday that he couldn't beat her in a race(much less Usain Bolt).

Guru, c'mon now, you know what Smack-Talk is, don't you?! :roll:

Umm, yeah, but Tim Layden summed it up perfectly
Jones said "a race,'' which she does for effect and for Lolo Brand. It's useful to call b.s on her every once in a while.

Ohferheavensake. If we had to call BS on every man's Smack Talk, we'd run out of hours in the day. Let a women do it, and she's a B-yotch??!! Whatever.
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby guru » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:08 pm

Marlow wrote:Ohferheavensake. If we had to call BS on every man's Smack Talk, we'd run out of hours in the day. Let a women do it, and she's a B-yotch??!! Whatever.



Part of the thing with "Smack Talk", is that there's actually a chance in hell you can do what you say you can...
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby decafan » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:36 pm

guru wrote:
Marlow wrote:Ohferheavensake. If we had to call BS on every man's Smack Talk, we'd run out of hours in the day. Let a women do it, and she's a B-yotch??!! Whatever.



Part of the thing with "Smack Talk", is that there's actually a chance in hell you can do what you say you can...


Guru just can't wait to hate on Lolo. You have no shame. If you know Lolo, you know she is one of the smack-talkingest athletes you are ever going to find. If she was a guy it would be no big deal. You smack talk for two reasons; to get into somebody's head and just for the sheer fun of it. This is an obvious example of having fun.

Paul Swangard, Managing Director at the University of Oregon's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, tweeted this about Lolo's smack talking:

https://twitter.com/PaulSwangard

@lolojones appreciate your proactive effort on behalf of track and field. media savvy is rare in TF, explaining the sport's irrelevance.
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby Marlow » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:56 pm

guru wrote:Part of the thing with "Smack Talk", is that there's actually a chance in hell you can do what you say you can...

So your grandmother CAN outrun him?! :D
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby guru » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:15 pm

decafan wrote:
If you know Lolo, you know she is one of the smack-talkingest athletes you are ever going to find.



So, as the original subject of this thread attests, she can dish it out, but she can't take it.

If you're going to "talk smack", dont whine and complain when someone does it to you.
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby decafan » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:02 pm

guru wrote:
decafan wrote:
If you know Lolo, you know she is one of the smack-talkingest athletes you are ever going to find.



So, as the original subject of this thread attests, she can dish it out, but she can't take it.

If you're going to "talk smack", dont whine and complain when someone does it to you.


Guru, are you being serious right now? Do you have any idea what smack talking is? I don't think you do. The New York Times calling her "the Anna Kournikova of track" is NOT smack talking. Newspapers don't talk smack. Generally, athletes talk smack to each other. Had the New York Times said, "Lolo couldn't even beat Anna Kournikova in a race", I could maybe agree with you. Lolo has no problem taking it and dishing it out with other athletes. She's good at it and it's funny to watch.
The bottom line is; you hate her and have zero sense of humor.
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby guru » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:10 pm

decafan wrote:The bottom line is; you hate her and have zero sense of humor.



Lol
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby guru » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:10 pm

Oh wait, I have no sense of humor. Am I allowed to use lol? :P
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby preston » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:16 pm

Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo!

2nd at World Cup

Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna!

3rd at World Cup
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby aaronk » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:26 pm

preston wrote:Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo!

2nd at World Cup

Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna!

3rd at World Cup


I watched the videos of both of their runs.
Was that THE Elena Meyer, the former (?) South African 5K and 10K star, with Lolo??

OOPS!!
Ignore the above!!
Her name ends with an "S"!!
The South African distance star was just Elena Meyer, no "S"!!
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby guru » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:42 pm

Just so we keep the apples with the apples...

Best US start times for today's world cup race at Lake Placid(overall start placing in parenthesis)

Aja Evans/Greubel 5.49(1)

Tianna Madison/Meyers 5.53(2)

Lolo Jones/Fenlator 5.60(5)


Fenlator had a couple of fabulous drives to rally them to 2nd - usually in the sliding sports early speed determines winners. Looking forward to seeing Evans in the sled with her.
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby odelltrclan » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:52 pm

guru wrote:Jones derides Michigan QB Denard Robinson, stating on ESPN's Gameday Saturday that he couldn't beat her in a race(much less Usain Bolt).


http://www.nesn.com/2012/11/lolo-jones- ... video.html


Robinson's PR is 10.44...


That was pretty funny actually. Track needs all the exposure it can get, so all I can say is good on her!
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby decafan » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:44 pm

guru wrote:Just so we keep the apples with the apples...

Best US start times for today's world cup race at Lake Placid(overall start placing in parenthesis)

Aja Evans/Greubel 5.49(1)

Tianna Madison/Meyers 5.53(2)

Lolo Jones/Fenlator 5.60(5)


Fenlator had a couple of fabulous drives to rally them to 2nd - usually in the sliding sports early speed determines winners. Looking forward to seeing Evans in the sled with her.


It's not really possible to get an apples to apples comparison on those start times. Remember, the driver also pushes. Fenlater is the slowest pusher of the drivers. Meyers is the fastest. Velocity at the load is also very important. You can get away with a slightly slower start time if the velocity is higher. You also have to consider the weight of the sled. Light push athletes put sheets of lead weight in the bottom of their sleds to make up the difference. Bigger athletes (Aja) also benefit at the start by having lighter sleds. But they can be hurt later in the race by having a higher center mass that smaller athletes (not a major concern for women, but still worth noting.)
All that being said, Aja, Tianna and Lolo all did an amazing job in their first races. And Aja is a beast.
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby GDAWG » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:31 pm

Elana Meyers says that everyone on the Women's roster but her and Kate Eberling have track backgrounds:

http://espn.go.com/espnw/blog/post/2323 ... up-here-go
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