Hey, in 1938, how many six packs of Foster's would it take to get you to take off your clothes and pose with your wife's pie plate?
Thanks to Ned Price for sending this to us.
Lest we forget, Leni Reifenstahl got Glenn Morris, the 1936 Olympic decathlon champ, to strike a similar pose for her Olympia film. She was said to be having an affair with him at the time. This chap is probably off some sheep station in the Outback.
Here we are already after briefly noting this morning the lack of action on this blog. Now two postings in one day. We ain't dead yet.
Other musings. I watched the World Relay Championships with feigned interest and was monumentally bored. It was worse than NASCAR, and the mixed events were even worse. Maybe and this is a big maybe, the mixed relays might be a tad more interesting at the end of the Olympics or World Championships when teams are made up from medallists in the individual events with north - south or east - west team competition like the old World Cup. Just doesn't look like that much fun. Maybe if they had to jump over flaming pits of oil or get chased by uncaged tigers? But then that would be like the Roman Colisseum, and that would bring on the final decline and fall of western and eastern and southern civilization. Nothing compares to the college relays which are sadly and rapidly dieing as college dual meets did years ago with the chase for NCAA qualifying times all but taking away the glamour of Texas, Kansas, Mt. Sac, Penn and Drake. The Big 12 and SEC held a relays competition on the same weekend as Penn and Drake and drew many big teams away as did a relays meet in Florida. Conversations from a few friends below show a common sentiment.
And finally How about Matt Boling of Houston Strake Jesuit running 44.74 on a 4x400 in Texas? He also has a 9.98 wind aided 100 meters. The real deal? We think so.