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Can anyone in football outrun Usain Bolt?


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I will be the first to doff my hat to man up and say that this may be a silly or a really :anguish: question. However, I was reading this article about Chris Johnson, a running back for the Tennessee Titans who claimed that Ted Ginn, a speedy receiver for the Miami Dolphins backed out of a supposed foot race between Johnson and Ginn last summer. Some reporter asked Johnson if he is faster than the Olympic champion Usain Bolt, and he felt that it is a better question. Hmmm..... :rolleyes:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-j...p&type=lgns

DAVIE, Fla. (AP)—When it came to talking trash about who’s faster, NFL rushing leader Chris Johnson won going away Wednesday.

Johnson said speedy Miami Dolphins receiver Ted Ginn Jr.(notes) stood him up when they agreed to a foot race during a summer pool party on Miami Beach.

“We were going to race down Ocean Drive,” said Johnson, who considers himself the league’s fastest player. “I walked down to the street, and he never showed up.”

The subject arose during a conference call with South Florida media. Johnson and his Tennessee Titans play the Dolphins on Sunday.

Johnson said the race was arranged at a party last offseason attended by Ginn, Dolphins teammate Joey Porter(notes) and other NFL players.

“Him and Joey Porter were talking about how he could beat me,” Johnson said. “When it came down to it, he was a no-show.”

Ginn said the idea for the race didn’t come from him or Johnson.

“It wasn’t anything like I didn’t show up,” Ginn said. “It wasn’t like I went to him to say, ‘Let’s race.’ There were some guys at the party who wanted to say who was faster, so they started the rumor. It’s not like I’m denying it or I’m scared of him.”

So who’s faster?

“I feel like I could beat him,” Ginn said. “He feels like he could beat me.”

Johnson was less diplomatic when asked if he’s faster than Ginn.

“That’s not even a legitimate question,” Johnson said.

Is Johnson faster than Olympic champion Usain Bolt?

“That’s a better question,” Johnson said. “I think I would beat him like in the 50.”

Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder(notes) declined to side with his teammate. He said Johnson would beat Ginn—and perhaps Bolt, too.

“He might roll Bolt in the 100,” Crowder said. “Y’all don’t know how fast that boy is. He is fast, fast, fast. Flat-out FAST—capital letters.”

Johnson has rushed for 1,626 yards this season and could become the sixth player to reach the 2,000 milestone. He had a time of 4.24 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine last year.

Ginn is a former national prep champion in the high hurdles who played at Ohio State.

“He’s pretty fast,” Johnson said. “But a lot of people get it mistaken at the conference he played at. Was it the Big Ten? They’re a slow conference. They don’t have fast guys in that conference. It automatically makes him look like he’s a real fast guy.”

Johnson said he has never taken part in the sort of challenge race arranged with Ginn.

“They say they want to,” he said, “but they end up backing out.”

I have a strong feeling that Usain will still bolt out and roll Chris Johnson.

This just gave me an idea of which footballer do you think who may be faster than Bolt or may be remotely closer to racing him??? Which footballer do you think is the fastest runner?

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the scummy hibs boy from few seasons ago, fluked a hat-trick at ibrox,forget his name - he was FAST.

Ivan Sproule? O'Brien was another fast Hibs player

yes mate (tu)

useless in general, but very fast

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the scummy hibs boy from few seasons ago, fluked a hat-trick at ibrox,forget his name - he was FAST.

Ivan Sproule? O'Brien was another fast Hibs player

yes mate (tu)

useless in general, but very fast

I signed Ivan Sproule in Football Manager.

He was amazing for me :lol:

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I was pretty confused to read of fake football and real football info there, always a bit of of an insult to real football I think to mix the two :mutley:

Interesting story about speed though, 1 year at Arsenal at the speed tests Jermaine Pennant and Henry had the 1st and 2nd spots but perhaps surprisingly Dennis Bergkamp was 3rd and this is but he timed his runs over short distances so intelligently in the last third and didn't run from deep like the other 2 players.

This story came from; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Italian-Job-Gianlu...41015&sr=8-

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Walcott, Agbonlahor, Martins, don't think any of them could beat Bolt but they'd give him a good run for his money.

No they wouldn't :lol:

Bolt would beat them by 10-15m over 100m

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Walcott, Agbonlahor, Martins, don't think any of them could beat Bolt but they'd give him a good run for his money.

No they wouldn't :lol:

Bolt would beat them by 10-15m over 100m

:pierre:

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Walcott, Agbonlahor, Martins, don't think any of them could beat Bolt but they'd give him a good run for his money.

No they wouldn't :lol:

Bolt would beat them by 10-15m over 100m

:pierre:

10-15 m is about 1 second.

They couldn't run the 100m any faster than about 10.5. Agbonlahor is the fastest there.

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