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    Quote Originally Posted by beebee View Post
    I don't believe that track has anything to do with a young athlete who seems to have trouble staying healthy on the football field.
    I think that is exactly what I said.
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    Looked like a simple knee-to-knee hit, hopefully just a bruise. Wish he was spared kick return coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleRBar View Post
    He should have quit football last year.
    Yes and stuck with hurdling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merner521 View Post
    Maybe he would have been better prepped for foosball season had be not messed around with track this spring and summer.

    Also, if you guys would quit watching football on tv, we would eventually stop losing athletes to that sport.
    You must be joking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWalsh View Post
    You must be joking!
    Is it the idea that training to run in a straight line might not be the greatest pre-season prep for a chaotic sport like foosball that offends you, or is it the possibility that the laws of supply and demand apply to track fans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merner521 View Post
    Is it the idea that training to run in a straight line might not be the greatest pre-season prep for a chaotic sport like foosball that offends you, or is it the possibility that the laws of supply and demand apply to track fans?
    It might have been the hint that a young US track star should not have run track... and to say it on a track forum, I think that is what stung us.
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    I'd certainly prefer if more of the multiple sport talents would choose track when it comes to making choices.

    It is an interesting case. In this age of specialization where children are pushed to choose a sport earlier and earlier, I very much respect athletes that can handle multiple sports if they have a passion for say, football and hurdling. I think that with dual sports, you need to look at it from both sides. I don't know if skipping part of preseason training helped or hurt. Many of use don't like dual sport types in football due to the inherent dangers of the game. On the flip side, if a sport is dangerous, it may require more attention and preparation than something safer.
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    Fast wide receivers are a dime a dozen in college and the NFL.

    I hope Allen focuses on track before it's too late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merner521 View Post
    Is it the idea that training to run in a straight line might not be the greatest pre-season prep for a chaotic sport like foosball that offends you, or is it the possibility that the laws of supply and demand apply to track fans?
    Hurdling is anything but running in a straight line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebee View Post
    Fast wide receivers are a dime a dozen in college and the NFL.

    I hope Allen focuses on track before it's too late.
    Agreed. Clearly is a talented WR but Allen hasn't shown anything that suggests he is a cut above the top NFL receivers.
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