FAT MAN RELAY!!!!!

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Re: FAT MAN RELAY!!!!!

Postby Sportsfan » April 29th, 2009, 4:59 pm

I have always been a fan of the "fat-man relay" or beef relay as my high school liked to call it...i know parents that loved to stay and watch and the throwers themselves loved it. they ran for fun and pride in knowing they beat the other relay. if they screwed up and dropped the baton, it was something for them to talk about and rag on one or two of the guys for. just kids having fun, nothing wrong with that



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Re: FAT MAN RELAY!!!!!

Postby lifeisfootball79 » April 29th, 2009, 9:37 pm

it is actually a trasditional event at the bedford meet
today it was caroll v.s mccort v.s bedford
bedford won (used 2 skinny guys)
mccort 2nd (domination and a snickers bars at teh end)
carroll 3rd (steve greene eve nsaid he came for that event)
its one hell of a time... i love it

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Re: FAT MAN RELAY!!!!!

Postby Bendover12 » May 4th, 2009, 10:45 pm

first place in the fat man 400 BM with a time of 11:59
Second place goes to wastemont with a time of 12:45
Everyone else well thats still being decided
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Re: FAT MAN RELAY!!!!!

Postby sportsfan5 » May 8th, 2009, 2:33 pm

fat man relay is only fun because the real athletes (sprinters) get to laugh at the "big kids" trying to get time on the track to shine..

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Re: FAT MAN RELAY!!!!!

Postby Jolly Green » May 11th, 2009, 1:59 pm

So let me get this straight Sportsfan. You don't consider throwers to be "real" athletes?
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Re: FAT MAN RELAY!!!!!

Postby sportsfan5 » May 11th, 2009, 6:49 pm

im just saying.. they dont practice, and they dont run. they just throw stuff around.

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Re: FAT MAN RELAY!!!!!

Postby bluelightning3 » May 11th, 2009, 9:40 pm

Many big men put in just as much time in the weightroom and condition just as much as the quicker more agile, thing guys do. They still deserve to be recognized as true athletes.

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Re: FAT MAN RELAY!!!!!

Postby Jolly Green » May 12th, 2009, 9:01 am

"They don't practice . . . they just throw stuff around" is an awfully narrow view of the throws. If you are a thrower, by definition, much of your practice time is going to be spent "throwing stuff around." There are very specific techniques that must be learned and then totally ingrained into a thrower in order for him/her to be successful. This can only come through repetition of the throwing motion over and over again. It can be a very intense and frustrating exercise because it is difficult to master any one of the throws, much less two or all three.

I challenge you to look at the top throwers in District 5 (Sheehan, Krupa, Shippey, etc.) or District 6 (Moreau, Gingrich, etc.) and tell me that they are not exceptional athletes.
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Re: FAT MAN RELAY!!!!!

Postby play maker » May 14th, 2009, 9:57 am

like sportsfan said they don't really practice...you even said all they do is technique...i know that if a coach tells sprinters they are going to work on technique and form it makes th sprinters day cuase it is so easy...all they do is stand around and wait for each other ot throw and then throw something themselves
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Re: FAT MAN RELAY!!!!!

Postby LionDad77 » May 14th, 2009, 4:28 pm

OK play maker & sportsfan5 because anyone can do it and runners are more of an athlete this should be easy for both of you. I'll meet you at your school and bring the implements for throwing and we will see if you can do better( you will because your better athletes) than the D5 Champs did in their events. As for the relay it is something that the throwers do to have a little fun and bragging rights with the other throwers. It does not take long to do and usually the coaches are still talking to each other so leaving on the bus is normally not held up.


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