18 Burst results for "Bob Beamon"
The Problem With Track & Field World Records
"What goes into a world record. Obviously it has to be an incredible performance. Everything has to come together just right. They don't happen very often. When bob beamon broke the world's record in the long jump in nineteen sixty eight. See my previous episode about that. The conditions were perfect. He had the maximum allowable. Tailwind it was at a high altitude in mexico city. He had perfect form and he put together his best jump ever at just the right time since the advent of competitive athletics nine thousand nine hundred twelve. The international association of athletic federation's has been keeping world records in every event. There's been a progression of world records. As people of incrementally bested previous performances. Most world records are only broken by less than one percent. The greatest single increase in a world record was the aforementioned bob beamon jump which beat the previous world record by six point five percent so that is sort of the world record of world records. Each event has a very different progression in how frequent and how recent world records get set. And this gets into the real heart of what i wanna talk about. You should expect to see world records being broken at a slower and slower rate over time as humans. Approach the limit of human performance should become harder and harder to break records. Records will require more luck and more people who have the perfect physique in the very peak of their careers. But this isn't quite what happened in some events there hasn't been a new world record set in over thirty years. You're shulte set the world record in the men's discus in one thousand nine hundred eighty six at seventy four point zero eight meters to put that into perspective. The gold medalist in the two thousand nineteen world championships had a distance of sixty seven point. Five nine meters a full six point five meters or twenty one feet short of the world record the men's hammer throw was also said in nineteen eighty-six yuri set up of the soviet union through the hammer. Eighty six point seven meters. The two thousand nineteen world champion through it. Only eighty point five meters that six point two meters less than the world record. The oldest existing world record in track and field is the women's eight hundred meters. Your meal acrostic viola of czechoslovakia set a world's record finishing the eight hundred in one minute. Fifty three point two eight seconds. That's almost five seconds. Faster than the two thousand nineteen world champion. You might have noticed something that all these really old records have in common. They're all held by athletes from former communist countries. If you're thinking that these records might be tainted by performance enhancing drugs. You aren't alone.
"bob beamon" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"With explaining it. Would ever you do? Don't file it. Counted deal I igus, Steph and I knew exactly that law want it would take me. There been no JR in his way. IGGY goes up and dunk ball or at the very worst. He's shooting. Two free throws because he would have gotten foul by Lebron. I'm not sure but Lebron had been loan jumping. That might have been one of the three or four longest jumps in the history of the world now. Mike Powell has the record Bob Beamon Carl Lewis. That might have been a twenty eight foot jokes skill. Skip anything. I would over bowling. The case. He wanted to get speak at the other side. Left to right and. That's called bicycles, pill or to. Driving the bicycle was J are. The Greater. Part of the greatest comeback in NBA history, the greatest blogging NBA history had the greatest playoff run. I'll notice to say about it. So back to the question at hand. I still say it's a huge loss. I mean huge downgrade to go from avery Jr.. Tomorrow is the deadline for for all players to announce opting in opting out. It's possible that Lou Williams will opt out for the clippers if he does. Then we have leveled the playing field once again between Lakers and clippers. In fact, that would be an even worse loss. Obviously than Avery Bradley will be for the Lakers so I'm waiting to hear if Lou Williams who was on the fence about whether he would decide not to participate, because it's not the right time to participate with the coalition, so if there's no Lou Williams. You got me. It's big advantage Lebron, but right now it's big advantage why we've got regardless regardless regardless. Okay it'll be interesting to see like you mentioned. Skip if any other players do opt out today. I'm curious to see how that all plays..
"bob beamon" Discussed on The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
"This is right in your tennis, wheelhouse, of course this time of year. And at the French Open, we had both the expected Rafael Nadal, winning his twelve title, just in Paris, which is obviously insane. Unfathomable. And Ashley Barty as party, the Australian who took off two years from tennis to become, I guess, a professional cricketer, although she had no experience in that sport has returned obviously to the tennis fold has been rising steadily through the ranks last couple years. She wins on the women's side. What did you make Bharti's victory? Why loved it actually? Because I think that this is one of the interesting things when it's almost sometimes you look at these conversations, and I try really hard not to fall into narrative. Just watch the matches and see what's happening. There's nothing better than tennis in that regard as well, because the because the renting's are so dynamic. And so you had all this period where it was like, oh, well, you know, Serena's winning all the time, there's nothing that no competition. But if you watch the women's game there are plenty of different players out there. And I think it's really great to when you come up to you come off the hard court surface at after the AUSSIE open. And after. The two American masters one thousand then you get to clay and all of a sudden McClay on McClay court. She start seeing different players emerge Ashbury has been rising for a while now. And you're wondering when she was going to sort a cry crossover because she's playing so well, and that title is there for the taking and she got ended down on the mid site, as we said, you know, when I was growing up when you were growing up, there was Roy Emerson, who had twelve total grand slam singles titles. That was the most for the men. It seemed unapproachable for longtime six of his titles coming Australian that seem ridiculous. And now we've gotten a Dow who's up to what is it sixteen total eighteen eighteen total? I'm sorry, Roger's got twenty right. And Djokovic got what fifteen. Has has Raphael del ruined, the French Open, or, or is he gives us more reason to appreciate it? Oh, he makes it better. You think? So more reason to appreciate him in makes it better. And here's the reason why I mean because once again, we talk about these things in narrative, and it does feel inevitable. It certainly by the time Rafa got done with Dominic team you were you were thinking, oh my goodness. He just runs through. But he really didn't he he, he was destroyed in the Australian Open by Novak Djokovic. And I don't mean that to be hyperbolic, he got beaten straight-sets, and it was his worst loss at a major major final ever. And you're looking at this until you've got Djokovic has an opportunity to hold all four majors again for the second time in his career. He's already proven that he could crush, though, which he did. He goes into the quake court season. It does not playing particularly well because he had to withdraw at Indian Wells against against Roger so he's his health isn't great. His greatest rival joke had taken care of them. Then he goes to the surfaces where he dominates. And Fabio Fanini takes him out at money Carlo, and he loses to team and loses sits pass and in Madrid and Barcelona. So he's going into he's going into Rome, without a title than twenty eight for twenty nineteen. So it's not like this was this was giving. He finally starts to find himself a little bit. He goes out he beats joke bitch in the final in Rome. So now you're starting to think, okay. Maybe RAF is there. And then he turns it on, and that it wasn't a given that he was gonna come into the clay court season come into rolling girls and gives dominate everybody. You have made an argument that, that both joke of his end team. We're playing. Better than Rafa in that tournament. But once that tournament starts, all of a sudden, he turns that light switch on. We're speaking with Howard, Bryant columnist and senior writer for yes, PIN the magazine who's been covering tennis for so long and so well. And I see what you're saying about new Dell but, you know, the fact is, he's won twelve of these things, which is ridiculous. Exactly. Ed Ed, it's a little bit to me like the way that, you know, Bob Beamon kinda ruined the long jump for a long time with when he broke the record by twenty two inches in nineteen sixty eight it's, it's, it's a little bit like Sergei Buca, the poll fault. It's just like when somebody pulls away so far ahead of the rest of the crowd, the peleton, however, you wanna put it. It does it somehow diminish the event or is that silly wave? Look, again it why don't think it chilly. But I, I don't wanna use words like lazy, and I don't wanna I don't wanna talk like that to me. But what it does sound to me is that we, we've become a bit jaded. I think we still do we still enjoy the journey of the games. I mean, for example, this is the exact same arguments, which in gears for a second. This is the exact same argument. We were hearing with the warriors. Oh the ruin the game three into and finals. Yeah. And I'm not saying that they got the straight up because obviously they had in your east. But this is the reason why you watch the game. This is the reason why you play the game. You know, the ROY the warriors one championships when their opponents were injured. They went in twenty fifteen when tire you're having an Kevin love were both hurt. They win six games. Then, of course, you've got the twenty sixteen final which was amazing because dream on get suspended and you had to go through all of those things. And so. To me. I still watch the game. I still find a lot of joy. And in that journey, and how the championships are one and how they're lost. And if you're only focus on the end result, sure it looks boring because the end result can be predictable. However, I remember time and you remember this is well, when people were talking about I the patriots headed dynasty, and then they didn't win for a few years, only because they didn't win the championship. Imitates was supposedly did years, ten years, exactly ten years. But in those ten years, they went to what six AFC title games, and they went to one Super Bowl and Kyushu roles in lost them. Both they left to the giant, so it's not it's not like they weren't a great team. We fall into this idea that if the end result is what we expected. Or if the end result doesn't produce then we can create the labeling them, so saying I like watching the game and seeing what's see what happens. And if you watch that NBA final. Was nothing boring about it. I wanted to see could the Toronto Raptors actually close. And they did. And believe me when you saw that game six after blowing game five at home and limitation game. It wasn't a guarantee that they were gonna I don't know what happens if that thing, though, seven I found it. I still find it to be a really compelling, journey your true fan, you're better. You're better man than I am. I'm not Bob Ryan, not Brian. But I'm but I still love watching the game. Among us is now a he, he goes everyday for those of who are listening, don't know Howard knows this. I know this, but, but Bob Ryan will drive six hours round trip to go to a high school basketball game interest. He, he will not. He'll see hill, watch basketball till the cows come home. But, you know, for me with, with men's tennis now it's part of, it's kind of a microcosm of the larger issue and I was fascinated. You probably were aware of this, but Chris Clarry from the New York Times. Great tennis writer. There tweeted before the French Open that there is only one man in the world, I believe it is under the age of twenty eight who is so much appeared in a grand slam. Singles final, and it was dominant team. And they're still only one man who's under. Maybe it's insane. How the old guys have been dominating? When he pointed at the same time, I believe, for with his eleven and McEnroe right with his eight head one all of their grandson, singles titles, by the age of twenty five both of them, and they were both retired by twenty six. Also, not forget that we're talking about three arguably the three greatest players ever, you can certainly make a case for that. But it's just been going on for so long when you see I mean when when is this going to end when somebody? Big enough and bad enough to beat him. And I don't begrudge those players at all. I mean you, you know, you gotta if you wanna be the best you gotta beat the best, right? And this I don't understand this whole notion that they somehow the sports are being. We watch the game Jeremy dominance. I wanna see the do you wanna see two teams eight and play for championship? Mercy to video Cortines knock the ball around. I don't wanna see that now. I love the grape. I've said I feel like a little turnover is good. You know, little fresh blood is good being. That's what I, I wish there was. I there isn't one. Exactly. Hey, remember, two thousand nine one Martine photo shows up at the US open, crushes Madonna in the semi final, and peace fetter. They're gonna championship. That's how you do it. Looking Novak that Djokovic Novak Djokovic, twenty eleven comes in these Fedor NBC bell windy championship. This is what you're supposed to do. And I think that again, I really don't wanna sort of the labor this, but I do wonder do we watch. Why are we watching these things if we don't want to see the best of the best of the best? I know that for me when this is over, I'm gonna be real sad about it. Because these are the best tennis players, I've ever seen if you like the sport. And if you love how the game is played in respect the excellence. How can you not wanna watch Serena? And how can you not wanna watch joke, a vision federa, and Madonna, and to see them all at the same time this reminds me of what the old time if you say when I was a kid. Oh, well you should've seen as mantle and the do you know you should've seen those teams play together you should've seen will and and Russell. I'm here for dynasties. I'm not here for sort of. I don't I don't wanna see some eighteen plays six seat in the Stanley Cup like the devils and the kings one year. I wanna see the best of the best place Howard before we let you go, who's gonna win Wimbledon. You're gonna tell me right? You're gonna tell me it's could be Serena and Roger. I you know, we used to we used to say when we were on the old sports reporters. Don't ask me those questions. But obviously, you've got Rodgers got eight of them. Joke vicious defending champion. You know, it's a, you know, when you get to grass the big server show up, so you had rounded me, Richard final. You've had truly three two final. You had Kevin Anderson reach a final last year. So you'd know that you're going to some six foot eight guy out there is going to be blasted aces on the on the grass so met her underestimate that I, I have no feel for this. So I'm gonna go with the defending champion. I'm just gonna say after joking vich left the dominant team. I'm gonna say Novak is favorite. And here we go again at the big three controlling everything Howard Bryant. It's always a pleasure, sir. It's been too long. Thank you for coming back on the sporting life, call, again, anytime, I'm Jeremy shop, and you can listen to new editions of the sporting life, every Saturday and Sunday morning on ESPN radio and ESPN app, beginning at six AM eastern time..
"bob beamon" Discussed on The All New Dennis Miller Option
"But I don't know that that horse owes at to anybody to give them a complete shot when he's on a wet track right next to the rail, and he comes around the bend. He feels a little pressure there. And I don't know where it's written that he can't move out anymore, except once again, I think we live in times where people are looking for any sort of thing and thinking it should be overturned because its of its innate unfairness. To me. There are many times in history. That would have just been I've watched horse racing since I was a kid. I never bet bet once at Dell mind and like the feeling, but I've always enjoyed it. I still think one of the greatest athletic feats ever. And I'm not gonna say like he's the greatest utterly because he's a horse. But that's secretary thing. If you think about it still gives you goosebumps that he pushes it out, the thirty one and a half. It's just like, and it's like Bob Beamon going twenty nine four in the long jump. It's crazy. And so I like horse racing. I have watched a lot. I don't know all the rules. But I think they could let that go and people would have been fine with it and said that's just racing. I think now on coin flips what has happened is it used to be you would flip it into of off politico. And now, it's definitely in every aspect of our life that must be answered for. And it seems to me the horse that went one, quite frankly, I read a pretty cool article by can't remember the writers name my bad. But he said always things Jimmy trainee are something he works for Sports Illustrated, and he said, excuse me. But if anything it looked like it helped the guy won, you know, bumped him out a little further. So I I don't know it it's endemic of the times. And I thought it was could win either way. And my feeling is when things can go either way, I'd let them stand. Yeah. I think that you're right. We live in the times where if it can go either way, the default is well, then we have to change it. Sorry, Christian something just flashed on screen about the vendors. And I know you loved it. And I take it face value. I was thinking about that. And I thought for a kid of your age your kid. I don't know. What do you forty now forty three? Yeah. But I mean, this Lindsey just threw up when I said, these are I didn't say inches tall. I said the h. But I could tell it was meaningful to you. And I have read in the interim 'cause doesn't matter to me. I'm not gonna see it. What happens is that out yet? Or is that still verboten we're at the point now where in general people are being told like look it's been out for a week and a half you had two weekends to see it. And honestly, they need to use information from them movie to promote the new Spiderman movie, so I guess if someone's listening and really doesn't wanna hear they can always cover their ears. But in general, we're told that we're allowed to talk about the movie now, and who's Spiderman I knows when I saw spite around was Toby McGuire. Yeah, we're turned into the kid who kind of was not a good suit was Andrew Garfield Garfield. I thought he was a he was a fine Spiderman in a good peer Parker, which is important. But yeah, now his name is Tom Holland. The last two Spiderman of both. In british. Jeez. I only did what would I know Holland from not much they they went for younger, you know, because he'd always sort of been like college eventually in the movie, so he's like fifteen and I think it's a it's a good take on on Spidey. That's the spy designed to do a complete inclusive evanger where everybody's in there because they're type, oh, I mean, they they haven't done a movie like that. But they have they have comics like that. They have. Yeah..
"bob beamon" Discussed on The Adam and Dr. Drew Show
"Dr drew show get it on get the judge Nevin Beckett bed. Do. Yeah. Man. I got two things. I really want to talk about. But you had to talk about the word world's worst. Mom. I let's complication the competition. Yes. Now. My my mom's kind of we know sprint all star. We know we got her kinda the Bob Beamon. Payment UCLA quarterback. Oh, come on. Drew this wheelhouse. Man beaming bond feeling I should know. Bob beamon. Who's the guy? I'm thinking of beep beep beam. Anyway, that's be naming your next book. I don't know what you're talking about. What am I thinking? Yeah. Geez. I don't know. Go on a game show, perennial. All bob. Okay. Take your word board. Now. I mean, Bob Beamon, okay? Bob Beamon, nineteen sixty eight Mexico City. Destroyed. The long jump record. Got it stood for thirty years until I Carlos Pete it literally thirty years. It was a record. I didn't think it could be beat. You know that Bob Beamon could have been the thin air in Mexico City. Uh-huh. They thought like I guess he sinks go up incrementally like two and a half inches further than the current record. But he beat it by four feet. And there was like it'll never repeat again. Yeah. That was the Olympic limit records. Whether it's swimming or bobsledding or running the beat their tenths of seconds. And whoever comes around next year may beat it. Right. Then you beat it by ten minutes. You know, you win the marathon by half an hour off the record people don't think beaten again, right? Bob biman's. He beat beat it. Wait a minute. He beat it by twenty one. Oh and in two third inches. So he he beat the current record by almost two feet in a world where you have a bunch world class guys upping the record three quarters of an inch at a time. So we're beat up by two feet or almost two feet. That's my mom. They didn't think it could be broken. Then there was a contender. Yeah. My buddy, Chris, not the Chris, you know, but the Chris died of mysterious illness when he was like twenty six or something like that. Maybe the we will never know I'll never would have been the nineties. Late eighties. Yeah. Yeah..
"bob beamon" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Dot com on the line with me right now as a colleague and the buddy one of the great great reporters in this business. My colleague at ESPN who's the director of the thirty for thirty documentary on Buster Douglas, and it's upset over Mike Tyson after being the forty two to one odds against them. I'm talking about the great Jeremy shop is on the live with me as we speak. Jeremy good afternoon, sir. How are you? Mr smith. It is a pleasure to be speaking to you as always thanks a lot, buddy. Let's get right to it busted, Douglas. You know, what inspired you to do? It was it just that. It was the forty two to one odds the upset of Mike Tyson, Mike Tyson or was there something else that made this tree it for you to direct. I mean, there's so many things about this story for me. I was twenty years old when it happened. And I still think it's most stunning the most thrilling thing I've ever seen in sports. You know, Mike Tyson was considered invincible in this guy. No, one thought he had a chance very few people even knew who he was outside of the world of boxing, really, even mainstream sports fans were only dimly aware of his existence. And he didn't just go there to Tokyo on February eleven nine thousand nine hundred and get lucky. It wasn't a fluke Buster Douglas kicked, Mike Tyson's. But for ten rounds he pulled off arguably the biggest upset ever in sports. And his incredible backstory. That's what really intrigued me. And and it's a story that I've told to some extent before with Mike Tyson. We'd Buster Douglas. I did stories on the twentieth. Anniversary of the win the twenty fifth anniversary of the win. And yet most people even sports fans real sports fans in real boxing. Aficionados don't know how how rich and deep his story is the complicated relationship with his father was a fighters reputation. The game was the opposite of busters. People might remember that busters mother Lula Pearl. Douglas died twenty three days before the fight. But yet to really explored the impact of that in weren't thinks. It's always fascinating mean sports. I know it has you as well are athletes who find this one moment of transcendence of perfection where they are their absolute best versions of themselves where they tap into all of their potential. They realize all of their talent to me. It's like. Bob Beamon jump in twenty nine feet two and a half inches. Mexico City in nineteen sixty eight and into c. To see this film. Come to fruition to see busters through told them this way. It was really a dream. Come true for me..
"bob beamon" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Athletes jeans? Serena in Venus being sisters is kind of underrated though, it is Serena is probably the greatest woman's athlete of all time. She's. It's actually an interesting topic. But Venus's also probably one of. I don't know the seven or eight best women's tennis players ever in. They were related and sisters every different kinds of tennis player. Holi? Yeah. Completely different. But I I don't think I think a hundred years from now when somebody's looking through assuming we still have a planet at that point somebody like they're like, wow, they were sisters that some believable. But we knew them as the sister. So just kinda grew up with it. Yeah. But like there's no basketball brothers like that were one guy's a four-time MVP in the other person made all NBA four times doesn't happen. We list think about this. What are the greatest sibling pairs when basketball is like nobody was like, the the grant brothers grants. Yes, people. It was like. Abilities. The Casaus gazelles are probably the best version of the best either them when the MVP. Yeah. It'd be like if if powder, Saul was Tim Duncan that would be like the Serena veal say going back to two marriage two marriages, we missed the greatest one of all time, which is Andre Agassi Steffi Graf rate in baseball 'cause Steffi people forget it. But Steffi that she was an amazing runner gags a quota miler at its there's a legit claim that she could have she focused on track could have gone to Olympic track. So we're talking about some ethic jeans her end of coversation. Yeah. I would say if you were going to put the two together, right? And you're trying to figure out. What's the perfect mix? You would want one of the people to have incredible hand-eye? Yeah. And then you would want the other parent to just have the perfect structural now. Now, I got to be a a total kinda grinder like a like one of those which which you want you need to have some unique character if this we're a suit week, we're engaging by the way in the most reprehensible form of genetic generalizations. But nonetheless, no, I'm just thinking what's the best blend to the blend? You have the blend has got to be athletic ability. But you also you won't you want like someone who you want the kind of like stick to it of nece conscientiousness discipline up at six AM kind of. But I don't think that can come from a parent. I think that's actually like luckily lottery or the kid that was why Steph curry why was Steph curry like that. I don't think it was. Because like, I don't know if his parents passed that along, but I think it's parents passed along to crazy hand eye coordination Dell Curry had. Yeah. Somehow that transfer it to staff 'cause he was you know, a great shooter zone. Right. That has there has to be some DNA in that whole good. How good is shoot. It was curry. He was great. He was one of the original great three point shooters. If do we don't imagine that if he was around today, he would be as good as son. Do we we not because they just didn't shoot a lot of threes. But I think his son is by far the greater shooter ever be interesting to ask what's interesting is people know, his the greater should never. I actually think he's by far the greater shooter ever given the anyone's in the conversation. I actually don't even think it's a conversation. I think it's like the Bob Beamon long jump compared to like all the other long jumps for twenty years. That's the kind of distance. He's I actually think he's a legitimate genetic freak with how he with his hand. I the shots. He can make. When he can throw them up like, I actually think he might be a genius without a shoot the angles that he sees in and how fast he can release shots. You can't compare it to anybody Atlanta's like trae young he's gonna be Steph Craig Chan he's been good. I've been impressed. He's not going to be Steph curry like, it's it's not even close Steph curry, they do that drill before the games or not dro-. But like in the pregame warmups. He does that thing. He does this. Crazy hop step. And then he throws the ball up like fifty feet in the air and its swishes allay up the keys, also David Copperfield. He's like David blame crust with Reggie Miller. That's another word about Reggie Miller and Cheryl mower. Yes..
"bob beamon" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"No, when is going to be your turn and the beautiful thing about Bob Beamon is that he took his term. I mean, he, you know, he, he protested and then he wasn't afraid to let the media know right on the spot that this is why did it. And if you wanna send me home, did send me home. You can read lamb Boylan pet story about Bob Beamon when the man who could fly, stood down in the undefeated will post it on our show page Liam. Thank you so much. Thank you for Adam. You really appreciate it. And thanks Louis more socio professor of history, GRANDE valley state, the author of we will win the day, the civil rights movement, the black athlete, and the quest for equality. Thank you very much. And now it is time for after ball. As we discussed Bob Beamon and Ralph, Boston's podium protests echoed the more famous ones by Tommy Smith and John Carlos. But there was no echo when it came to the third athlete on those metal stands. The guy who won silver in the two hundred meters was Peter Norman of Australia, he's well known because he supported Smith and Carlos, and he like others at those Olympics Warren Olympic project for human rights badge on his tracksuit and when Carlos forgot the black gloves that the two American runners plan to wear. It was Norman who suggested that Smith, where one glove on his right hand and Carlos where the other glove on his left hand, the silver medallist in the long jump played no such role in history. His name was Klaus beer. He's a twenty five year old east German. It was a second and final Olympics and online bio notes that in his early years, he was very good. Handball player. So here is my Klaus beer. If you play a team sport as a kid, and I totally support everyone playing a team sport as a kid, you should be lucky enough to be part of a game that you will never forget. I've got three. The first one I've mentioned on the show before my scrappy jets beating the mighty cubs, six to five in little league to avenge our season, opening twenty one to nothing defeat. The second is my Pelham New York, high school, ice hockey team to which my contributions were. Let's just say, limited winning the league championship in sudden death overtime..
"bob beamon" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Fifty years ago last week at the summer Olympics in Mexico City American long jumper. Bob Beamon ran through the air farther than any human had before twenty nine feet two and a half inches in all Biman's jump was insane. Yeah, it was an altitude and on a windy day, but it was almost two feet longer than the previous record. The photo of Biman in full flight mouth, open arms straight muscles. Taut legs wheeling was etched in my mind as a kid, but there's another photo and a story that goes with it. That was not familiar to me. And I suspect to a lot of other people that picture is of beaming on the medal stand two days after Tommie Smith, and John Carlos had made their iconic black gloved power salute protests. And the story is about how beaming grappled with race and image and protests in the turbulent year of nineteen sixty eight. And after Liam Boylan pet told Beeman story in a piece in the undefeated last week, he's. Here now Hailom hey, how's it going? Good and joining us as well as Lewis more and associate professor of history at grand valley state university. And the author of we will win the day, the civil rights movement, the black athlete, and the quest for equality. Welcome back to the show. Lou thanks for having me again, Liam, I really enjoyed your interview with and story about Beaman and his relationship with his remarkable athletic achievement. Let's start with what beaming did on the medal stand for people who aren't familiar with that set the scene tell us what happened. Tell us about the photo. Yes. So it's two days after, as you mentioned Tommy Smith and John Carlos made their statement on a metal stand and Bob Beamon has just about an hour too earlier made the jump that you also spoke about that is still. Ridiculous to this day. You can give some caveats here and there, but it's still just a ridiculous jump and he's on the medal stand and he has rolled up his pants to reveal the black socks that he is wearing insularity with Tommy Smith and John Carlos, and he does not do this during the anthem. But after the anthem he also raised his his fist and he has this photo that you mention. Everybody knows the photo of Bob Beamon lunging through the air. This photo is him on the medal, stand making a statement with Tommy Smith and John Carlos and his fellow medalist. Ralph Boston who was shoeless on that day when he was standing on the medal San and third place. Art Lou. Let's back it up now to where Bob Beamon was at the beginning of one thousand nine hundred sixty eight. Obviously it was one of the most tragic and tumultuous and monumental years in American history, and it reshaped the way that a lot of young black people considered civil rights and race. I think especially people like Beeman. He was an athlete and he began to recognize that he had some power, but at the time, the beginning of sixty eight. He's at the university of Texas El Paso and in February he and his teammates traveled to New York to compete in a meet at the New York athletic club, rat Madison Square Garden to meet sponsored by the New York athletic club. And this is another back story that I was completely unaware of or had forgotten. Lou tells about that and what happened there? Yes. So so beaming, you thought he was going to protest and at any point because at that in Waie see event, the buck athletes were boycotting that event and be being, however was one of the few who who actually went and what be mood said was like, look from New York. This free trip to New York, and also my coach made me, but what was going on is that the y. was racist. They didn't have any black memberships. They didn't have any Jewish memberships members. And so you start to see a protest mounting like early January and this really build up to to see if they could actually do the Olympic protests that the Olympic boycott. They were talking about and you got enough athletes their top star athletes to say, hey, we're not participating in. So you're Giancarlo Carlos you Thomas Smith, they don't go..
"bob beamon" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"We'll also be speaking with Gary Myers longtime pro football journalist whose latest book is about the Dallas Cowboys. But before that we are going to be joined now by a man, I've known virtually my entire life. A man who fashioned one of the greatest moments in the annals of sports fifty years ago this week in Mexico City when he broke the world long jump record by twenty two inches jumping twenty nine feet two and a half inches two and a quarter inches shattering the world Mark that was just over twenty seven feet. I'm speaking, of course of nineteen sixty eight Olympic gold medalist. Bob Beamon, Bob. Thank you for joining us. All right. Thanks a lot. Great to hear from you. And this is a special week for me. I know Bob, I can't believe I mean fifty years. I was actually I was not quite yet alive. But I feel like I was alive because I grew up with stories of of what you chief in Mexico City. My father wrote a book about your biography of you, which he titled the perfect jump. What are my favorite of? My father's thirty three titles, and you guys had a very special relationship, and I feel like to some degree. Anyway, I was fortunate to inherit some of that, but take us back to October eighteenth nineteen sixty eight you had been the silver medallist year before at the pan. Am games in the long jump previously known as the broad jump. And you were certainly one of the favorites for the gold medal, and you're competing against ego. The knees, Ian and Ralph Boston who'd won the golden sixty in the silver and sixty four. How confident to what degree did you think you could emerge the championship in Mexico City? Whoa pan. Am games happened in nineteen sixty seven. And I think that that was probably. The greatest experience that I can have and being in the international arena was getting me ready. The big Olympics that that would be in nineteen sixty eight joke. I was learning what it would take to stay on top or being in the mix of of getting that gold medal in the Olympic Games. Of course. I took second. In the long jump in Winnipeg. But it was a great experience from it kinda approved to help me down the road or sixty. We're speaking with Bob Beamon who fifty years ago this week on October eighteenth nineteen sixty eight set the world long jump record shattered the world long jump record jumping twenty nine feet two and a half inches twenty two inches farther than any human had ever previously jumped and in some ways as many people have said since then, although there was there was some great competition in the eighties early nineties with Carl Lewis in Mike Powell who would eventually break your record in Tokyo at the world championships in one thousand nine hundred ninety one jumping twenty nine feet four and a half inches. You still have the second longest jump of all time. I mean, can you do you ever try to put that into perspective? Bob that here we are half a century later in only Mike Powell and only once in Tokyo is anybody ever jumped farther. Well, I think this week I'm just really visualize. The jump in terms of the fifty years. It has laughed at. In addition to that it. It's the Olympic record Meyer Olympic record still stands. So I I lost a world record. But. I'm in. I was in Mexico City yesterday. They had the lane. The Olympic training center after me. So it just made me just feel so good. Olympic record still stands after fifty years, but also Mexico City, Mexico still has hearted me. My face. Some fifty years ago. Bob Beamon still the Olympic record holder in the long jump at eight point nine meters or twenty nine feet two and a half inches. And Bob bet sixty eight Olympic track and field team. We had a discussion about it on the show few weeks ago with the author of a new book about that remarkable moment in time. And that remarkable team. You could certainly make a case that was the greatest team ever assembled in track would be hard to deny that. The gold medal for you the gold medal for Lee Evans gold medal. Tommy Smith at two hundred meters to go for Jim Hines one hundred meters. Dick Fosbury in the high jump. Bob Seger in in the pole vault. Al order in discus. I mean, we could go on and on the four by one hundred four by four hundred. I think did Randy Matson when the shot put too, right? That's right, Bob. I mean, and then of course, you know, what happened with Smith and Carlos and the black power salute. After the two hundred meters, you yourself had a history going into these games of of standing up. Two big. It's you were suspended would you were in college for refusing to to compete in a segregated event. Can you tell us about that? What happened was there was a movement to human rights? What were you? The boycott would have did, however all the elites blackout. They decided to go ahead on. And compete in. I wasn't going to. Bypass is sixty eight games because you just really never knew if you get hurt or your interest with that goes towards making it a nineteen seventy two. So I said let me take advantage of of of what is going on now. So I decided I said decided I'm gonna go no matter what. So what happened was that John and Tommy? Later protest with the black club. And they got suspended. A rebirth. The head of the International Olympic Committee. So that was pretty alarming and disturbing. To have that happen to to what they actually say. These guys go through just nothing. But. We're speaking with Bob beam in the nineteen sixty eight Olympic gold medalist in fifty years later still the Olympic record holder in the long jump at twenty nine feet two and a half inches. That's eight point nine meters on the metric scale Bob before we let you go. It's just an honor to be speaking to you, particularly this week on the anniversary of one of the great feats ever in sports when you think back about that moment in time in my father was always this moment. Always fascinated him. In one of the things that interested him was. Your personal story, which is so rich. And I I would I would ask our listeners to go look into it more more than we have time for right now. But you you you found this perfect moment. And you were just a kid at the time. You were twenty two years old. Perfect moment. No, one could have even imagined you jumping this farro anyone jumping this far. You kind of destroyed the event for a while. What is it like to achieve a certain kind of perfection at twenty two? And and have that at the center of your life for so long. I'm very happy about it. Dave. Also included in the dictionary. A turn. That they use called beaming. Oh. No. Every every moment chick Yuli right now. I'm just really thankful. That that people remember from fifty years ago? It's certainly been a a a wonderful journey. Bob beamon. It's always a pleasure to speak to you, sir. Congratulations on all the celebrations of the anniversary of that spectacular feed in Mexico City fifty years ago this week still the Olympic record holder still the second longest long jump ever in competition. Official long jump ever in competition. Bob Hope I get a chance to see you soon and speak to you again soon. Thank you for coming on the sporting life. It's my pleasure..
"bob beamon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Of great rivalry. Now. Granted not the season we all hoping for so far. But still the rivalries there the histories are not to mention its Dwight Clark night down there too. So. Or rather? Yeah. Exactly. All right. The hookup has been made on the guests on we're lucky. I we had he's good on once this year. And I was like, oh shoot. I hope that doesn't mean we can't get him again. And we got him again. He's always enjoy the conversation with foreign our wide receiver marquees Goodwin. Who had quite tonight at Lambeau lambofield with his two touchdowns and marquees as we say good morning to you. Brian Murphy, Paul McCaffrey, Bonnie, Jill laflin, March saying good morning to you. I got start with your your long jump endzone celebration. I give you sweet giving you a ten out of ten monkeys. I was gonna ask how y'all rate. I read it pretty high. Now was that organic or did you have that set in your head of? Hey, if I get in I'm doing my long, jump, totally organic. That's you know, you saw me stumble. A little bit coming out of out of the break. You know when he tackled me at the pile on. And I'm like, oh, what am I gonna do? Lonzo lonzo. Well, you know, it's funny because you rarely have that much space. Right. Because there's usually other receivers in the end zone or a linebackers or safeties. But you had a nice a nice open pit, right? It was meant to be by the way. How far do you think you jumped Australia, Australia conditioning goes Ray, right? He told me I jumped eighteen feet. I need to get at least twenty stuff on tape. At your peak. What were you doing? Is twenty seven feet nine and three quarters, man. Wow. Man, how Biman's number in Mexico City guys twenty nine feet four and a half inches. So you knew that right? Twenty nine four and a half. So is that remained to you like one of their sports historians say that's like the most remarkable athletic moment in in in modern sports history. Bob Beamon jump was twenty nine feet even the first guy to go twenty nine feet. But. Mike. Yeah. Mike now has the world record four. But is that in your world is Bob Beamon just considered a deity for that? Oh my goodness. He went from twenty seven to twenty nine. Yes. He is. Well, anyway, it was awesome. I'd love to talk to you about that at length sometime because that was historic, but you're night marquees. I mean, we can talk about how the game ended in a minute. But let's start with you coming back. What was your health situation going into that game? I'm were you playing at one hundred percent or is everybody dinged up because you looked like you were Reverend at full health out there. When in reality a lot of us thought, maybe you might be nursing injury. Man is just the game football. Everybody's dealing with something at this time of the year. And so, yeah, I'm still dealing with a few injuries that I'm trying to recover from. So I'm not even at a hundred percent, but you know, looking forward to getting better on MIR treatment early I was in a hot tub, actually before I got up and got on his interview, but just trying to get healthy. So I can you know help maximize performance on Sunday. Well, listen, we know what you had with Jimmy Garoppolo was so great. And we talked about it. And yet here you go you and CJ now have a little thing. Nice two touchdowns. The first two touchdown game your career that. I mean, I know you guys lost the game. And it's about the wind, but you had to feel something special with you and CJ on Monday night. Despite losing, you know, which I would definitely appreciate a win over anything. Having two touchdowns for I I'm NFL career is unbelievable. Dante Pederson I of which is talking the night before about it. And I was like you know, what I've never done score to says downs in the NFL game. And it's kinda like, you know, we spoken into distance that night. As we were talking about like man, I want to I want to do that. I do too. You know, so we just excited talking about that. And you know, just speaking it into existence. Well, it worked to and talk a little bit about CJ because if you could because he everybody says, well, you Jimmy Johns gone the season's over, and you know, CJ takes too many sacks. And he turns it over. He had a strong game on Monday night. And now that you're in the huddle with him. And you guys are now going forward knowing that Jimmy is not back. What can you tell us about the look and see I or the way he commands is huddle or the chemistry. You might have a little bit about CJ one of the most humble guys. I've been around the love that he that he shows towards his his beautiful daughter man is unbelievable. But his character man, dude is tough as nails. I think he the toughest dude on the team while you can say he takes hits. And it's hard to take hits in the league. Especially big. Guys this coming off the agent in pick line bekker's coming through the middle whether it be pressures, or you know, whether it be whatever it is. I mean, and he takes a right on the fan, but he gives back up and I've been hit. I've gotta hit barklay Matthews on at the line of scrimmage, and he rung my Bill little bit. You know? So I can only imagine a to stain buying them coming full speed and hit and just to have that type occurs to go out there every play regardless of the situation and still having a know what everybody has on the field. He got to know the protection, he has to know the checks he has to know every route every detail all at the same time he have to deliver and perform under pressure. And so you get a young guy like CJ second year in the league coming in came in this year as a backup and now starting and leading this team to where we're trying to go, you know, it takes a lot of courage. To do that. And so I'm I'm so proud of him because I talked to him a lot off the field. I'm just proud of where he said, I'm his his his presence on the field is a lot different this year than it was last year his presence in the locker room in a huddle. Gaza listening to guys are looking at him in his in his mouth, and in his eyes and really keyed in on when he's talking because it's important to him. And and his team as a great breakdown to from both his physical toughness to his mental awareness to his presence. I like that. And that leads us to kind of what you guys have gone into this Sunday. Listen, nobody in the world rates. You guys a chance against the undefeated? Rams which is probably a good place to be you guys can go sneak up on everybody. And you guys probably feel like, hey, listen. We know these guys they're in our division. They're not world-beaters. Hey marquess. I once heard they put their pants on one leg at a time. Like you guys man just like we do. But actually, you know, sometimes I put both legs on at the same time. You put your legs on sometimes you throw them on twice at a time. And then you jumped twenty seven feet. Okay. The flex out Sunday night NBC telling you guys, you guys aren't good enough for national TV is that something you guys use his motivation. I don't really worry about it. Because you know, guys like that. They're just turtles we sharks. We out there playing. We you know, we sniffing are blue where we can get it. So, you know, not to talk down the NBC, but they they never been out there. They don't know what it's like to play on Sundays. Right. And it really don't matter what they say. Really? I don't even know until somebody tells me because I don't pay attention to it. I just focused on positive moments in my life. Positive moments for this team and try to move forward and see how we can build towards winner. Hey, marquees just to build on that last idea because you're so right, man. I mean, Murph it's not out there on Sunday. I'm not out there on Sunday. You guys are out there fighting the fight but on Monday or Tuesday morning in this case, Murph and I flipped the Mike's on. And we were saying stuff like well. We wish the Niners would have run the ball those last two possessions. Maybe they could have killed the clock won the game in your mind marquees when you look at your teammates. I mean, you were so close you're on the doorstep. We wanna see you guys go through the door now. But what what are you guys need to do? Or what do you need to add to just simply finish these games off and turn those L's into ws, we need to in my opinion. We just need to play ball and have a winner mentality. We just got added killer instinct, and you know, when we were going to have, you know, having a young team, you know, it's been proven that is kind of hard to keep your foot on the gas. Because when you're young you feel like all right? The games one. Now is we've got another half. So I feel like what we need to do. A better job at is just keeping up with on the gas. And and just biting the heads off on that last play that CJ through down to you. And it was the guy's name. I think his name's king the cornerback for Green Bay. Can you take us inside that play a little bit? Did you know that ball was coming? Did you you know, I guess he credit the db for making a great play a credit to the DVD for making a great play. You know, we just is one of those situations where we just, you know, didn't get it done. But on that play initially had a shorter route and CJ check it to that. And put me right up the hash, which was a great call. I think because if to complete it we wouldn't have been talking about it. You know, right. Did you think that ball hit the ground? I don't know the call is what the call was. And you know. The rest have a job. Just like I have a job. My job is to not worry about the call. My job is to play ball. So that means I I can't get you to complain about the Richard Sherman illegal contact that they didn't have to throw either. Right. Yeah. Yeah. I'm not complaining. Take my does just like I take my else. Yeah. So by the way, so body Jill laflin, and you you guys have something in common here. Right. Are both horns. Yeah. Are you keep up with the game in watching? How good are long runs are. I'm so proud. I'm walking around. I I started to wear burnt orange this morning. Excellent. Are there any other any Oklahoma Sooners? You can give grief to I'm thinking on top of my head..
"bob beamon" Discussed on The Sports Reporters
"New York Giants, and the way they lost yesterday on a day when they kind of had a chance to to play themselves even closer to what maybe the top of the sketchy division they scored thirty points again. Now you have to be from New York or following the giants. You know, they hadn't scored thirty points in a game since I believe the end of the two thousand fifteen season. So now on this day, Odell Beckham junior who had caused a controversy by kind of thrown his quarterback under the bus, not only catches a touchdown pass. He throws a touchdown, pass to sikwan barklay saquon Barkley. I don't know if you guys saw the highlight look like Bob Beamon on the long jump when he ended up. In the okay, that's all oughta heard himself on that. Well, he thought he hurt himself too. And so everything is set up on the road for the giants to maybe turn their season around going into the eagles game on Thursday night and outcomes. Graham Gano to kick a sixty three yard field goal to win the game for his team, which guys I know you've seen it by now. He not only does, but that kick, I believe, could have been seventy yards if he needed to do it. And the Panthers went thirty three to thirty one. Nothing noth- said. I mean, it was a couldn't believe that he It did. he killed a holy crushed that kick and just the polar opposite of grubs LeBron's kick opposite. Both. They both look, you know, they both looked like a line drive in the box scores, they say, so you know, they should have a split screen and say, yes, kids, this is a game winning field goal. And this is again field goal, right? And then show the lions game and say, this is not how you kick field goals, or I'm gonna talk about Mason Crosby a little later on in the in the show, and we do our parting shots, but you know, I want and then we'll, we're gonna move onto baseball obviously. But you know, as someone who watches the giants from afar and not in their hometown, there. You know, watching Beckham and watching Barclay, their incredible talents that pass which involved all three of the offensive stars there, you know, ended up being, you know, sort of one of those highlights and look what we can do. And yet the look what we can do. Ofensive Lii is one in four and the Atlanta Falcons who are also look what we can do. Authencity are one in four and and the Dallas Cowboys who have a lot of offensive. You know, two and three, I, it's, it's, it doesn't add up. You know, you're not to some of your part. Those are amazing parts that the giants haven't take on Barclay again, too much pressure on him to try to say the franchise running back. Can't do that. But I saw move there yesterday that I have not seen since Barry. Sanders, you know, he, he's got that kind of he's really, really good and Beckham is when he's healthy. He's a nutcase, but he's phenomenal. But one and four is one four. And you know you have you. Have made this point time. And again, since the giants took Barclay with the second pick of the draft and we've talked about this, yes, he might have that kind of town. He might be one of those once a generation running backs. The way Barry Sanders was for the lions, but I, you know, here's the rhetorical question, how many Super Bowls Barry Sanders would. Right. And as I said, Adam, feelings got the five games with one hundred yards plus not a running back. You're not gonna find any running back in the NFL. I don't even have to look by by the way by the way we're talking about Barkley and all the controversy of the giants taking running back and not a quarterback. You did know that the four, the four rookie quarterback's were four, yes. And I don't think it's ever happened before in NFL history guys. We got to pay homage. I think to one thing from college football, the could be we'll do. We'll do a whole thing on college. We will. Okay, great. Yeah, yeah, hang on. Get to that after baseball. Before we get to baseball guys, have you ever looked at your credit card statement and been shocked by the interest rate? Is that a rhetorical question. You know, you.
"bob beamon" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Seesemann right runners is going to be an soft cell is going to be there. So you were just so the two that I jumped on. Yeah, we played the flights off sell this morning. We've played Mickey this morning Mickey. Yeah, national one hit wonder day. There you go. We also made a mistake and played blues traveler. Apparently they had a second blues traveler to second album. Well, who knew John Popper the guys lose it. Really good harmonica player had had songs with other people to guys. That was that was good. Well done. You, you held up. I like it. You make an interesting on me John. There you go. You got good. I'll be sure to listen to the morning show tomorrow morning at six to ten Keyshawn l z travel. I am a big morning. Show guy. Are you now house Travis doing? Is the addition to the morning tradeable? It's like it's like a whole new day has dawned on the morning show. Excellent. Speaking of which you guys fans of the show. No. Let's do the birthday. Okay. So if I now did you right? At least seventeen. So I can. Seventeen seventeen. All right. All right. So your name is? No, no, yeah. You're nine. Nine I got. I clock starts with the first clue. Right up. He played Chachi and Joanie patchy. The boss born in the USA for Springsteen music legend. Jamie Foxx played in the movie Ray Charles leftfielder for the dodgers comeback strap camp year? Yes. Play George Costanza on signed Jason. Alexander created the Muppets Jim Henson head coach of the warriors, Steve Kerr, movie star married to Jada. Pinkett Will Smith. Played Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill. Played alongside Michael Jordan hall of Famer, Patty Piven, married to Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, married to Catherine Zeta Jones. Michael Douglas. Actress? What's UCLA starting dynasty, Melrose play? Yes. Yes, he got the show Atlanta. He's childish Gambino. Glover played opposite John Travolta in grease in grease grease? Yeah. Get skit, physical, physical living. John annoying actress started goop goop website felt her first woman anchored for. You could have gotten more if you have written more. Okay. So now you have to write a Knicks time. You have to write eighteenth. I thought John was gonna, screw us. I kept thinking of a guy you sends it John Travolta angry. Yeah, I go again. What other guy was in? Yeah, that was we did very well. That's that ties the record, right? Yes. Now you don't think we've had room for one more. Did we know you did? Well, if if you didn't know. But now but eighteen is doable. Next week I'll do eighteen to twenty next week is to get you twenty two just Bob Beamon type. Remember how right long to record was like twenty seven feet and he jumped like twenty nine twenty nine to. He just jumped right past twenty eight and twenty nine to by the way we were not alive for that. No, we were alive for it, but we were next to go city Mexico City sixty eight. I don't remember. I don't remember watching those Olympics. I Olympic. So I remember watching were was Munich. I remember watching Munich also. Yeah. Terrible, terrible gap, honorable. That was my introduction to the Olympics joy. Jim McKay was so good though. Howard Cosell was so good to all right. Coming up. Next Sean McVeigh has issued a memo. Do we have Sean McVay coming on today? Yes, at two forty ish to forty eight. Oh, excellent. So we've got Sean McVeigh's memo and then Sean McVeigh himself, Mesa in Ireland ESPN LA I. So since we've been talking about the dodgers the starting lineup is out for tonight. They're facing right hand or Matt coke, who. Is kind of middle the road. I think he's like five hundred is a forty IRA tonight's dodgers lineup, jock Petersen leading off and left JT betting. Second and third munchies plan. I batting third versus a right hander Manny. Machado is in the cleanup spot bellinger's. Now in center Puig is an right Grondahl catching Keith Hernandez at second base and pitching Walker bueller..
"bob beamon" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"There i it's those that platform is owned by the nfl it would be the equivalent of you and i doing a personal protest while we were on the show at espn it's just espn has the right to control their product the nfl has the right to say while you're wearing our uniform and standing on our field we don't want you using it for personal protest and i've had a personal protest don't say that why not well because multiple players did it and it's not for themselves it's not a personal protest it's a it's a it's a okay but if you and i were on the team you would do it and i wouldn't know not pay the fine and i think a lot of players they'll do it anyway and pay the fine it's fine i mean that that's why already the the one of the cones of the jet says he's happy if he's already backpedalled oh has he got goodell yelling and you still have you still have a platform to get your best out you can call a press conference you have your high profile athlete but he's going people are going to listen to you some people won't but a lot of people will listen to you see still have nobody's denying you you to put your message out there whatever you want to talk about well you are in your i'm probably fifties when when tommie smith and john carlos made their protests at the nineteen sixty eight olympic love mexico city love i did you love it then because they were vilnai's i many couldn't come came back to america and get jobs the death threats they had to face back then in the sixties was in the middle of the civil rights movement where blacks weren't allowed to stay in certain hotels couldn't eat in certain restaurants it was a million times worse than it is now so why have any rights would you support that and not this protest well they did it on their own even though they'll member the us olympic team they representatives united states of america and they were told not to do it yes they were they will warned not to do it because they said they were going to protest in some form of fashion bob beamon diddy wore black socks and bowed his head he didn't put his fist up in the air and.
"bob beamon" Discussed on WGN Radio
"That in that exact same fascist through the special effects of this movie and it's played for almost for laughs and i'll tell you i've rarely heard a sneak preview audience go so quiet so quickly at the wrong time now i don't know if that's going to have that same effect in other cities but people here you know you know it just was like what do you do see you know it's one thing it's a cartoon we get all that but just to show it like that and and have all the characters kind of just dust themselves off because one of those movies where you know the rockets shot he gets bitten he gets he gets it he's in a helicopter crash she has to jump out of a plane and he's he might as well be four we often can hurt so we hit the movie already can we even though is homegrown we apologize but maybe next time base it on king kong in this monkey that we all of a sudden we love them we love him yeah exactly you know he will he's got this special bond with george he tries to connect with george george to really going to name a monkey george after george i i like i like toy johnson he's he's got a great onscreen presence but he keeps doing the same movie over and over he's got another one coming out a month skyscraper in the the poster for the movie is him jumping between two buildings that appear to be three hundred feet apart but and if you remember they show the commercial the super bowl but apparently he does that thing where where characters in the movies where they flap their arms and legs when they jumped like a long jumper that might get you an extra eighteen inches if you're bob beamon at the olympics right it's not going to get you from building to building so he can do right.
"bob beamon" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Of diamond heart with lyrics by thailand leader per udt geno cia and vocals by a loyal thai army officer the the right to you all do and gun upon bob beamon who my friend lays the ma who ran milan bland diet he timeconsuming new beaten down how many years have we gone through together there are always new problems the song goes you are the inspiration that makes me fight for you did you know your smile as my happiness many in thailand don't seem to be smiling a u2 version of the song has nine hundred thumbs up and more than twenty two thousand thumbs down the common section has been disabled the song was ripped apart on twitter people with true diamond hearts would not lie day after day and seize power from a woman one user wrote referencing thailand's elected leader you look shen awad who was ousted by general pray you tenenkou in 2014 many in thailand aren't polling for new electronic music from their leader but new elections they've been promised to do that was the bbc's asiapacific editor celia hatton hm coming up next big loving kenya for black panther you're with the world this is kqed public radio that report on the black panther premier in kenya is on the world after the to twenty traffic update good afternoon julie deppish and michelle good afternoon gis cleaning up a little trouble on the peninsula there was a stall the suv and south 101 at south you're poor boulevard on the shoulder now but you do have a backup to the south san francisco exit heads up in oakland on the westbound 580 connector ramp to westbend night eighty in a stolen car in the right lane already a slow traffic guinea through lafayette and twenty four eastbound from eichel unease road at oak hill road julie deppish.
"bob beamon" Discussed on Mickstape: The Barstool Basketball Podcast
"So has is there hand on the climate of racial america like miguel at all miguel quietly makes me laugh leggate with many people forget he also tried to kill that organ when he like power bombed off the tried to go states to stage a macho man therapies what an alltime internet clip like that oic as she survived if like she easily could have been decapitated by miguel's crotch oh easily it made you see them booty harrell head of the greer cleaner they probably came with spurs he took the spurs off he knew he was going to be done in seven is some reckless some shane mack type south korea he had some issues in on the rerun before practice rehearsal he's like i am going no spurs guy i'm getting i'm getting five moriches on my on my long jump with without the spurs organ bob beamon out here did you see a mobile last night i did whoa terrifying is lonely word that comes to mind really i am i'll mbambo man i have my a lot of the top guy as played last night in they all look good but i don't know bomb was only while i was like no no he looks like nothing like the rest of them he was like an alien blair basketball correct yeah he maybe we should talk about big man before the draft that's how trepidation area for us may specifically but we'll get to that sure mohammad down beer.
"bob beamon" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"To for people to rebuild their homes getting situation and so we wanted to take a brief looked at what people were expecting from hurricane rv and adapt dramatic it took will quickly be much worsening bomb at a news conference bob beamon administrator brock wong dead already unglued and ninety five thousand people have applied for assistance there or something like thirty thousand people now in two hundred thirty shelters in texas dole boot numbers expected to grow rates goodness so going back to katrina them i know it doesn't take seven years to build a house that's for sure what what what so look so long for those folks with it was at the on a lack of builders in the area of the sheer volume of home that needed to be rebuild yes it's a problem with volume and a cultural problem with after a hurricane you know everybody needs to fame thing so that you know why would become in short supply drywall becomes in short supply um you have to sort out what needs to be done what is the worst problems problem tried to set priorities and there are a number of different federal agency beta agency that you can apply for funding so it it wind up being a little bit can thing what they are saying in with arbi now that fog going you ought to do check with their actual insurers the private insurers uh a lot of the coq such a broad stormed that the expectation is locked in lots of these people are going to be outside the plug claim to maybe they will how flood insurance so ben you would turn to the federal government there's a you can check out a website gupta after and dot go to put in your name that's one hundred ninety five thousand people already will file bogus applications the agreement thing they are going to set priorities on who to inspect the how much the damages he what aid might be available in terms of the.