doug5321 wrote:..... who here thinks peterson will get a worlds/olympics A standard, or even the standard to get in the trials....
better question: who thinks he'll actually even try?
Given his history of injury, I imagine the Vikings would go batshit should he embark on a fierce off-season regimen of track training/competition. Wouldn't surprise me if they invoked the standard "dangerous outside activities" clause that's surely in his contract.
Even simpler, since Track & Field is now professional, he could get in contract trouble for "moonlighting." .
Bob Hayes and Michael Bates had the right idea by pursuing their track dreams right after college and before they became professional football players. I was to young to remember how Hayes handled it, but when Bates was drafted, he had an understanding with the Seahawks that he wouldn't be reporting until after the track season was over.
doug5321 wrote:bob hayes, renaldo nehemiah and others went from track to football, but have any athletes with no track background gone from NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, soccer etc. gone to track.
Adam Gemili: Soccer -> 100m Donald Thomas: Basketball -> high jump
On the women's side, Aussie Nova Peris won an Olympic field hockey gold in 1996, switched to track, won the 200m at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and was a semi-finalist in the 400m at Sydney Olympics and a member of the 5th placed 4x400m relay...