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:
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.
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.