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El Chapulin
Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/29/2012 8:28PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
t94bell
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/29/2012 8:38PM - in reply to El Chapulin Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Oh dear.
tony soprano
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/29/2012 8:44PM - in reply to t94bell Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It sounds like he might go for it.

I love it.

I call - 10.45, 21.00 and 46.75! (which are worlds away from Bolt, obviously.)
My Name Is Judge
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/29/2012 8:52PM - in reply to El Chapulin Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
He'd give Bolt a run for his money...on turf while wearing full pads and carrying a football.
nuggins
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/29/2012 8:59PM - in reply to El Chapulin Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I can't see him in a 400. Why 200/400? That seems odd, unless he is just admitting that there is no way he could compete speed-wise in the 100, but the longer the sprint, the more hard work and desire come into play? Who knows.
AP Speed
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/29/2012 9:02PM - in reply to tony soprano Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think he'd run much faster than those times. Peterson ran 10.66 and 21.29 in high school.
crazy person
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/29/2012 9:12PM - in reply to AP Speed Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

AP Speed wrote:

I think he'd run much faster than those times. Peterson ran 10.66 and 21.29 in high school.


That 100 time would win my state in a bad year, but that 200 time could compete for the state championship every year.

But if you want to be Bolt, you should have been running those times at like age 14.
OKAMI
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/29/2012 10:05PM - in reply to El Chapulin Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I don't care if he can't break 11 seconds for 100m, I'd LOVE to see this.


They should scrap the pro bowl and get all the best athletes in the NFL to a track meet. I heard Vince Wilfork is a beast over the hurdles.
Ho Hum
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/29/2012 10:14PM - in reply to AP Speed Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

AP Speed wrote:

I think he'd run much faster than those times. Peterson ran 10.66 and 21.29 in high school.

Not bad at all, but Bolt was much faster in high school. The guy was a prodigy, whether you think he's a doper or not.
kjlwklrewer
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/30/2012 12:14AM - in reply to El Chapulin Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
They should set-up an exhibition 100 meter dash between Bolt and all of the NFL players that think they can beat him. They can do it around June which will give the football players a few months after the season to train and Bolt will be nearing peak form. The Penn relays would be a good meet to stage the race.
2cents, my
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/30/2012 12:21AM - in reply to El Chapulin Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Uh, no...

Maybe he should start with a retired Maurice Green.
kjlwklrewer
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/30/2012 12:48AM - in reply to 2cents, my Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Doubt Mo G. could go much lower than 10.8, dude is getting old.
Tokyoracer
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/30/2012 6:49AM - in reply to kjlwklrewer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I agree that it is unlikely, due to his age. But the question is, not can he beat Bolt, but could he make the US Olympic team?
In 2012, who knows, he might have. But 2016 is still a long ways (and many vicious hits in football) away.
Sprintgeezer
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/30/2012 10:57AM - in reply to Tokyoracer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
lol, there is no way either Peterson or Greene is going to make any "Olympic team", or beat Bolt, or even be anywhere NEAR Bolt!

There is also no way Greene could run a 10.8 right now. Maybe if he trained seriously and remained uninjured for a year...maybe.

Surin, OTOH, looks to be well-preserved and in pretty good shape, and just might be able to threaten 10.8

Plus, I was as fast as Peterson in high school, and let me tell you, next to elites, that is WOEFULLY SLOW. And with only 2 or 3 exceptions, "elites" are WOEFULLY SLOW compared to Bolt.

Remember, we have all seen Bolt essentially JOG a 9.9x or 9.8x Bolt might be able to run a 10.66 backwards.

I do, however, like the idea of a serious NFL track meet instead of the Pro Bowl. I think they should break it into 2 sections: a running event track meet, and a strongman competition.

track events--100m, 110mH, 200m, LJ

strongman events--whatever, they would all be great.


This I would totally watch, especially if the track events used FAT and real judges in the LJ and sprints, and if the strongman events were performed and judged exactly according to the strongman rules.
kjlwklrewer
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/30/2012 11:06AM - in reply to Sprintgeezer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think they're doing away with the Pro Bowl in a few years anyways. A track meet instead would be awesome. They used to have a 100 meter dash between a few of the fastest NFL players at the Pro Bowl. I recall seeing Darrell Green run, I think they may have gone in the 10.3 - 10.4 range.

They could have all kickers run the mile!
Sprintgeezer
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/30/2012 11:10AM - in reply to kjlwklrewer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The way NFL'ers train, even a 400m would probably be excruciating to watch!

I'd really like to see some of the big guys do Strongman events, too. Much fun!

Also, on the track, it would be pretty cool to have a 4x100 relay, with each NFL team fielding a relay team.
ukathleticscoach
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/30/2012 11:23AM - in reply to My Name Is Judge Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

My Name Is Judge wrote:

He'd give Bolt a run for his money...on turf while wearing full pads and carrying a football.


No, he wouldn't
Lorenzo the Magnificent
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/30/2012 11:25AM - in reply to kjlwklrewer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

kjlwklrewer wrote:

They should set-up an exhibition 100 meter dash between Bolt and all of the NFL players that think they can beat him. They can do it around June which will give the football players a few months after the season to train and Bolt will be nearing peak form. The Penn relays would be a good meet to stage the race.


I like this. Further, since everyone involved would be a millionaire, have each athlete put up $25,000 of his own money, resulting in an 8 lane purse of $200,000, winner take all.
NFL Sprints
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/30/2012 11:40AM - in reply to El Chapulin Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
How likely would you see someone like Bolt agreeing to a race like the one mentioned above with the money involved? Don't you think he has management advising him against it?
cenotaph
RE: Adrian Peterson believes that he can beat Usain Bolt 12/30/2012 11:49AM - in reply to NFL Sprints Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

NFL Sprints wrote:

How likely would you see someone like Bolt agreeing to a race like the one mentioned above with the money involved? Don't you think he has management advising him against it?


my first thought is its ridiculous. thought about it a bit more and i think it would actually be good for bolt. footballers and the public love to think that RBs, CBs, WRs are equal to or faster than the best sprinters. we realize this is hogwash and that it detracts from the legitimacy of our sport. match races like this would dispel these myths/rumors and bring interest to track.
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