Maurice Greene's fire extinguisher stunt
05/25/2004 6:34:20 PM
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I have seen some pretty good celebration acts but Maurice Greene had the best one when he slung off his shoes right when he crossed the finish line from running his 9.8 100m and had someone come blow a fire extinguisher all over them. Now that is original.
I have seen some pretty good celebration acts but Maurice Greene had the best one when he slung off his shoes right when he crossed the finish line from running his 9.8 100m and had someone come blow a fire extinguisher all over them. Now that is original.
05/25/2004 7:13:47 PM
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haha...i walked in the room right when that was happening, lol. that was great
haha...i walked in the room right when that was happening, lol. that was great
05/26/2004 8:29:50 AM
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lol
lol
05/26/2004 11:31:26 AM
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It was a creative stunt, about as good as the Sharpie in the sock trick. Has he been running the 200 as well? I still remember Olympic trials 4 years ago when he and Michael Johnson talked trash the whole week...then both pulled hamstrings
It was a creative stunt, about as good as the Sharpie in the sock trick. Has he been running the 200 as well? I still remember Olympic trials 4 years ago when he and Michael Johnson talked trash the whole week...then both pulled hamstrings
05/26/2004 12:19:20 PM
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I saw it. I thought it was a conceited act. Very self serving. A lack of class. Maybe, Randy Johnson should have done it after his perfect game. It looked like a Deion Sanders self serving move. If Allen Webb or someone else had done it, you wouldn\'t think it was cool. You try it at the State meet and see what happens.

Class guys leave their talking for others. If one brags on himself or brings attention to him or herself, it is less effective. He had enough praise for his great time, he didn\'t need to show boat.
I saw it. I thought it was a conceited act. Very self serving. A lack of class. Maybe, Randy Johnson should have done it after his perfect game. It looked like a Deion Sanders self serving move. If Allen Webb or someone else had done it, you wouldn\'t think it was cool. You try it at the State meet and see what happens.

Class guys leave their talking for others. If one brags on himself or brings attention to him or herself, it is less effective. He had enough praise for his great time, he didn\'t need to show boat.
05/26/2004 12:41:57 PM
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alan webb\'s hurdling was a considerably better celebration.
alan webb\'s hurdling was a considerably better celebration.
05/26/2004 2:42:28 PM
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COME ON! it was awesome, everyone actually thought his shoes were on FIRE! Unfortunatly its things like this that get people\'s attention towards track, but still everytime i see the replay i gotta laugh :)
COME ON! it was awesome, everyone actually thought his shoes were on FIRE! Unfortunatly its things like this that get people\'s attention towards track, but still everytime i see the replay i gotta laugh :)
05/26/2004 3:33:22 PM
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I think its good for mo green. he is finally getting some of his confidence/cockiness that he had a few years ago.
I think its good for mo green. he is finally getting some of his confidence/cockiness that he had a few years ago.
05/26/2004 5:08:34 PM
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It may have been a little arrogant but it is great for the sport. It isn\'t to many times you see track and field events in the ESPN top ten plays. He was just having a little fun. I hope he does well in the olympics.
It may have been a little arrogant but it is great for the sport. It isn\'t to many times you see track and field events in the ESPN top ten plays. He was just having a little fun. I hope he does well in the olympics.
05/26/2004 5:21:14 PM
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I don\'t care if he was being conceited, a showboat, etc. It was flat out funny. It made me laugh. It made others laugh. It was funny.
I don\'t care if he was being conceited, a showboat, etc. It was flat out funny. It made me laugh. It made others laugh. It was funny.
06/01/2004 11:58:55 PM
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he\'s an a$$
he\'s an a$$
06/02/2004 8:30:14 AM
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I saw Maurice run last night on ESPN and he smoked everybody. He ran a 9.79 and the next closest was 9.91. He isn\'t cocky, just confident that he will win and that is what he has to do. He will win the Olympics and probably set the world record soon.
I saw Maurice run last night on ESPN and he smoked everybody. He ran a 9.79 and the next closest was 9.91. He isn\'t cocky, just confident that he will win and that is what he has to do. He will win the Olympics and probably set the world record soon.
06/02/2004 10:20:44 AM
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It\'s obnoxious. Why can\'t he just be a gracious winner? I mean, we all know he\'s good, so does he have to shove it in the other athletes\' faces?
It\'s obnoxious. Why can\'t he just be a gracious winner? I mean, we all know he\'s good, so does he have to shove it in the other athletes\' faces?
06/02/2004 11:40:18 AM
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I like to think that what separates Track and Field from others sports (football, basketball, hockey) is the sense of truth of sport. What I mean is running to run and to compete, not to show off or be arrogant. I agree with Doug completely. It was funny yes, it was cool to talk about yes, but as far as being true to the sport of running I think it was an embarrASSment.

Alan Webb did jump over hurdles after he ran, but did he plan that out? No, it was done in the spur of the moment out of celebration, not being cocky like Greene. If Maurice Greene would realize that he is good enough as it is, he would realize that he doesn\'t have to pull that crap to get attention. Beg to differ?
I like to think that what separates Track and Field from others sports (football, basketball, hockey) is the sense of truth of sport. What I mean is running to run and to compete, not to show off or be arrogant. I agree with Doug completely. It was funny yes, it was cool to talk about yes, but as far as being true to the sport of running I think it was an embarrASSment.

Alan Webb did jump over hurdles after he ran, but did he plan that out? No, it was done in the spur of the moment out of celebration, not being cocky like Greene. If Maurice Greene would realize that he is good enough as it is, he would realize that he doesn\'t have to pull that crap to get attention. Beg to differ?

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