Stay up late, or set your VCR, to watch the "Tonight Show" this evening
(Wednesday, May 14). Long jumpers Savante Stringfellow, Dwight Phillips
and Jenny Adams will appear on the show, along with comedian Jerry
Seinfeld and rock band Third Eye Blind. The "Tonight Show" airs at 11:30
p.m. Eastern Time on NBC.
I couldn't find any mention of long jumpers on the Tonight Show website, so I hope they're not part of the segment titled "Dog Diving Man vs. Beast." We've already seen Jesse Owens (and John Capel) race horses.
>I couldn't find any mention of long jumpers on
>the Tonight Show website, so I hope they're not
>part of the segment titled "Dog Diving Man vs.
>Beast." We've already seen Jesse Owens (and John
>Capel) race horses.
Well, I was right -- that's exactly what it was. Oh well, it was kind of amusing. ("There's no such thing as bad publicity," I keep telling myself.)
Yes, Stringfellow did and the run-up was long enough but Jenny Adams looked pretty lame. She can forget about water jumping. All the folks I talk to in Water Jumping circles always say that it is no good going with the Hitch Kick and that the Hang is way better. Well, Stringfellow may have proved them right but I sure don't get it. The dogs were just so-so althoug one of them clearly got ripped off. These dogs can't hold a candle to the Portuguese water dogs that jump into the cove at Pac Bell Park in their lame attempts to retrieve the balls before the kayakers. But two of them are over 25ft and might go 26 before the All- Star break, but of course no threat to Stringfellow. It gets pretty tired with their constant whining about the waves.
stringfellow seems to be in excellent form
i doubt the measurement was accurate, but it doesn't matter because he beat phillips one of his main competitors by a bunch. the run up was less than half of what he would do in a regular long jump competition. i think sevante will go mid 28 this year.
o remember the line in the one-on-one matchip six years ago "if they want to prostitute the sport, they should at least do it correctly". i think it was more positive this time, as the casual fan and non fan learned a few things about long jumpers and the athletes.